Category: Science Magazine

Seeing hallucinations in the brain

Scientists induced auditory hallucinations in the brains of people in MRI machines to learn more about how they happen. Learn more: http://scim.ag/2uGL1yp Read the paper (free): http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6351/596 Video Rating: / 5 A look at artificial intelligence. If we build computers that are smarter than us, they could be humanity’s greatest friend – or the greatest

Forest health in a changing world

Today’s forests have been greatly altered by human activity and face increasing threats from drought, insect infestations and fire. A Special Section in Science this week examines forest health from the tropics to the boreal forests of the north. Read more: http://scim.ag/1EFrk8I Video Rating: / 5 This image processing system acts like our eyes–collecting the

Laser printer makes colors without ink

Scientists notch an advance in creating structural colors. Learn more – http://scim.ag/2qZFWzE Read the paper – http://scim.ag/2q2QC33 Video Rating: / 5 When I saw Popular Science magazine publishing a picture of an alleged ISIS attack drone I could not believe my eyes. I have exactly the same “drone”, except mine is probably a whole lot

A new 9th planet for the solar system?

Observations of the orbits of six small objects have led researchers to propose a very large 9th planet–100s of astronomical units (AU) away from the sun. Far enough away that this Neptune-sized planet takes ~15,000 years to complete one orbit. Read more: http://scim.ag/1Ownvti Video Rating: / 5 First mirror image molecule spotted in interstellar space.