How people name sensations depends on those sensations’ salience
Humans have no difficulty putting names to colours but are notoriously bad at putting names to odours.
Using thought to control machines
Brain-computer interfaces may change what it means to be human
Military robots are getting smaller and more capable
Soon, they will travel in swarms
Game over for virtual reality?
Unimpressed, consumers embrace the relevance of augmented reality instead
A bird’s alarm calls do not always come out of its beak
In one species its feathers whistle instead
The first data from a repository of living human brain cells
Profitably recycling waste is always a good idea. And the Allen Institute for Brain Science, in Seattle, has found a way to recycle what is perhaps the most valuable waste of all—living human brain tissue.
Pollution from ships is changing maritime weather
Lighting strikes are double the average in shipping lanes
Research suggests students are biased against female lecturers
How long does that prejudice last?
Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools
How the science of learning can get the best out of edtech