Billions of years in the future, The Time Traveler stands before a black ocean, under a bloated sun.
Category: Academic Papers
In The State of Future 2015-16 report the Millennium Project has provided a framework to assess our prospects, both locally and globally on the 15 Global Challenges.
A major component of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine’s Human Gene-Editing Initiative is an international summit to take place December 1-3 in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the U.K.’s Royal Society,...
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the human cortex. The food supplement version of GABA is widely available online.
Ten years ago, a team lead by Irina Conboy at the University of California at Berkeley showed something remarkable: if you take old cells and put them in a young environment, you effectively rejuvenate them.
I have just returned from the first Monod Conference on the Comparative Biology of Aging.
At Rutgers’ Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, my colleagues and I proposed a novel algorithm that assessed the creativity of any given painting, while taking into account the painting’s context within the scope of art history. The results show that humans are no longer the only judges of creativity. Computers can perform the same task – and may even be more objective.
We believe that aging should be seen as a disease, albeit as a disease that is a universal and multisystemic process.
Do people intuitively favor certain actions over others? In some dual-process research, reaction-time (RT) data have been used to infer that certain choices are intuitive. However, the use of behavioral or biological measures to infer mental function, popularly known as ‘reverse inference’, is problematic because it does not take into account other sources of variability in the data, such as discriminability of the choice options.
Our new pick for a “notable” paper is “The formal darwinism project in outline” by Alan Grafen, published in Biology and Philosophy on 25 January 2014.