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Inside ALS: The neurons behind the disease

amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis Shortened to Als is a neurodegenerative disease Which usually begins in adulthood and Advances rapidly? It’s characterized by the deterioration and loss of both upper and lower motor Neurons as the motor Neurons stop sending signals the Muscles weaken leading to Paralysis When the muscles in the diaphragm are paralyzed this can […]

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The Einstein myth: Why the cult of personality is bad for science | Michelle Thaller

So Jonathan you ask a question that actually gets to the heart of a lot of my ideas about science and culture. And you ask about the celebrity culture. We hear about these famous scientists, it goes Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking or Neil deGrasse Tyson; we know of these wonderful kind of larger than […]

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How These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

I think there’s a valid concern that maybe we’re giving machines too much power. Maybe we don’t want machines to be self-aware. In my opinion, everybody should understand that this technology is around the corner. Your children, your grandchildren are going to be living in a world where there are machines  that are on par and possibly […]

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How Scientists Are Making ‘Sonic’ Black Holes in a Lab

Hawking radiation, which is particles predicted by Stephen Hawking that are emitted by black holes, are at the center of a huge debate among physicists. Unfortunately, we’ve only recently been able to take a black hole’s picture, let alone study the quantum particles it might be giving off. So for clues on how real black […]

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