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A new institute at the University of Pennsylvania is spending millions to get inside the creative brain.
A supercomputer passed the Turing Test for the first time! Except it’s not a supercomputer. And it wasn’t the first time. Getting to the bottom of things with Eugene Goostman, the chatbot himself …
You may be surprised to learn that, in recent research, men were somewhat superior at sorting virtual shirts while pacifying a virtual baby.
When social scientists want to know if people are happy, they ask them. Is there a better way?
Walking makes you more creative. Trees improve your memory. What if you combined them? New research from Stanford suggests the existence of a mind-foot connection.
The idea that the language we speak fundamentally alters our view of the world is appealing but also condescending and misguided, says John McWhorter in a new book.
This week two new papers are proclaiming advances in the science of virality–of Twitter hashtags and Facebook photos.
Despite the rise of modern medicine and technology, evolution is still happening. But debate persists over its sources and potential future.
What do infants, tiny automobiles, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They appeal to something deep within us that we don’t fully understand.
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