Tag: Technology

Even self-driving cars need driver education

Just like teenagers, robot drivers need lots of practice. iurii/Shutterstock.comWhat do self-driving cars and teenage drivers have in common? Experience. Or, more accurately, a lack...

Could human cancer treatments be the key to saving sea turtles from a disfiguring...

Soft tumors make life hard for sea turtles. Jessica Farrell, CC BY-NDSea turtles’ reality is very different than the fun-loving, playful way they’re depicted...

To improve digital well-being, put your phone down and talk to people

They're missing out. puhhha/Shutterstock.comApple and Google recently announced features in their forthcoming mobile operating systems designed to “reduce interruptions and manage screen time.” Android...

A novel ‘smart’ antibiotic may target most common bacterial infection contracted in US hospitals

_Clostridium difficile_ bacteria causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. By Kateryna Kon/shutterstock.comThe most common health care-associated bacterial infection in hospitals in the...

What is it about yawning?

You can't resist the yawn. Chayanin Wongpracha/Shutterstock.comYou know the feeling. It’s impossible resist. You just need to yawn. A yawn consists of an extended gaping...

Feasting rituals – and the cooperation they require – are a crucial step toward...

Coming together for a solstice feast in ancient Peru. Robert Gutierrez, Author provided“The Epic of Gilgamesh” is one of the earliest texts known in...

Observing the universe with a camera traveling near the speed of light

What could a 'relativistic camera' capture on the way to Alpha Centauri? ESA/NASA, CC BYAstronomers strive to observe the universe via ever more advanced...

Math explains why your bus route seems so unreliable

The tricky math behind your bus route. Monkey Business Images/shutterstock.comHave you ever waited for your bus at a bus stop for a very long...

Why your brain never runs out of problems to find

Why do people constantly 'move the goalposts' when making judgments? JoeNattapon/Shutterstock.com Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around,...

Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study

US F/A-18 footage of a UFO (circled in red). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Parzival191919, CC BY-NC-SAAre we alone? Unfortunately, neither of...
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