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I scratch, you scratch: A study of contagious itching in mice

We begin to recognize emotions in others at an early age and copy what we see. The urge to mimic the emotional behavior of others — called emotional contagion — continues throughout life. But itching, or pruritus, is much more...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Facebook wants a direct line into your brain. As Recode reports, the company's secretive R&D lab — known as Building 8 — is creating a "'brain-computer speech-to-text interface,' technology that's supposed to translate...

source: Vox

Serial entrepreneur Bryan Johnson has committed $100 million of his own money to develop a wildly ambitious "neural prosthetic" that would essentially be able to reprogram the brain, believes that making humans smarter is...

source: Fast Company

Tim Berners-Lee — British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web and the web browser — laid out a future doomsday scenario in which humans are rendered completely moot in the business world. Speaking...

source: Inc.

Companies and composers have begun using software to make music customized to your brainwaves. Soon you will be able to plug in your headphones, lean back in your chair, and relax to a playlist so synchronized with your brain's...

source: Quartz

We humans are social animals. Most of us interact with others on a daily basis, and form complex social groups containing dozens of friends, relatives and peers. Maintaining such a network involves tracking our own relationships to individuals within it, and also requires...

source: Scientific American

Convening on Washington D.C. last weekend, 300 Mensans persevered through 42 hours of nonstop tabletop action to winnow down a list of 74 new-to-market games to just five — our 2017 Mensa Select winners. Find out which five blew our judges away.

source: American Mensa


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