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Are two heads better than one? The psychology of Pacific Rim

In Pacific Rim, pilots drive giant robots using the power of their minds. How far away from science reality is the science fiction? What is it like to be a bat? That was the question posed in 1974 by the noted American philosopher Thomas Nagel. Nagel argued that if you…

‘Mini Lisa’: Georgia Tech researchers create world’s tiniest da Vinci reproduction

Georgia Tech researchers have created the “Mini Lisa” on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width. The image demonstrates a technique that could potentially be used to achieve nano-manufacturing of devices because the team was able to vary…  …

40 percent of white Americans have no friends who belong to a different race

About 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll. The figures highlight how segregated the United States remains in the wake of a debate on race sparked by last month’s acquittal…

Tons of radioactive water pouring out of crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

By Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO (Reuters) – Highly radioactive water from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tons a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The…

Long-lost Orson Welles film ‘Too Much Johnson’ turns up in Italy

A long-lost silent film directed by Orson Welles in 1938 has been recovered from a warehouse in northeastern Italy, where it will be screened in public for the first time in October. “Too Much Johnson” was originally intended to be shown as a prologue to a slapstick comedy at the…

Manhunt widens for man suspected in California murder-abduction case

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Police and federal agents in Southern California widened their manhunt on Wednesday for a computer technician who is suspected in the slaying of a longtime friend, the disappearance of her two children and the arson fire of his own home. The fugitive, James…

Russian journalists face charges over ‘negative’ Winter Olympics stories

Journalists and bloggers are among several groups that have been harassed and threatened by authorities in the Russian city of Sochi in the build-up to next year’s Winter Olympics, reports Human Rights Watch (HRW). Two journalists and a newspaper director are said to be facing criminal charges after reporting stories…

Jurassic-era furry beast called Megaconus provides clues to the evolution of mammals

The discovery of a small furry beast from the Jurassic era has given scientists fresh insights into the evolution of the first mammals on Earth. The fossilised remains of the squirrel-sized animal that plodded rather than scampered, came from rock dated to 165m years ago, when feathered dinosaurs shared the…

Walmart agrees to pay $190,000 fine after inspectors find ‘repeat and serious’ health and safety violations

Walmart has agreed to improve safety conditions at more than 2,800 stores in 28 US states after inspectors discovered “repeat and serious” health and safety violations at a store in Rochester, New York. The agreement, which included a $190,000 fine, was negotiated by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health…

This is your brain on Burning Man

No need for psychedelic substances: The cultural milieu at the week-long annual art festival known as Burning Man is enough to alter your mind. Research published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Emotion Science in July found that an individual’s social and cultural environment influenced how they controlled their emotional…

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