Archive for category Science
A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times. Read the rest of this entry »
Let me speak for gray. Not black or white. Good or evil. Truth or falsity. Yes or no. Let me speak for maybe. Sort of. More or less. I think so. Read the rest of this entry »
The $2.5 billion that it cost to launch Curiosity Rover may sounds like a lot, but a Facebook group noted, that’s pocket change compared to the cost of the London Olympics. The group compared Curiosity’s $2.5 billion number from The New York Times and the Olympic’s $15 billion estimate from Forbes in a pie chart.
Without memories, we would be lost. Yet, in an extract from his new book,the psychologist Charles Fernyhough reveals that some of our most precious recollections are perhaps not ours at all. Read the rest of this entry »
Evolution might underlie the different processing of female vs. male bodies. Both genders do it. Read the rest of this entry »
Willpower is a mental muscle that you can train. Those who do so are more likely to lead happy and successful lives. Read the rest of this entry »