It was mid-morning when Carol Vincent, the owner of a small marketing firm in Victoria, British Columbia, sat down and swallowed a capsule full of pure, synthesized psilocybin. Many people are familiar with the “natural” version, found in so-called magic…
By Caleb Hellerman
It is not the technology that determines who gets the benefits of major innovations; it is laws that govern technology, which in turn are made by politicians. Specifically, the laws on patents and intellectual property more generally will determine whether…
By Dean Baker
Today’s billionaires regularly channel their wealth into traditional areas of philanthropy like education and public health. But the richest of the rich are also devoting significant resources to futuristic moonshots.
By Vikram Mansharamani
XSTAT, a device designed to staunch bleeding from combat wounds -- when traditional methods are too slow or insufficient -- was successful in its first documented use in the field.
By News Desk
Go is considered the most complicated game in human history. Google has now built an artificial intelligence program that can beat a professional player.
By Nsikan Akpan
These genetically modified monkeys exhibit some of the social deficits and anxiety behaviors observed in human autism and may help uncover new therapies.
From a hoverboard that doubles as your butler to an alarm clock that wakes you up by scent -- here are ten of the most cutting-edge gadgets from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show…
By Joshua Barajas
A new Twitter feature could let users exceed its current 140-character limit.
Smithsonian, Cornell breed the first puppies using in vitro fertilization and cryopreserved embryos…
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