They say it’s the human intellect that's separated us from the animals, but this same intellect is responsible for us imagining our stupid cellphones ringing all the time.
Immersive gaming is one thing, but what scientists are achieving with VR headsets is truly mind-bending.
Not to give it all away in the summary, but it says that you're probably shallow.
Soon we'll have to learn how to deal with humanoid robots in stressful situations, but until then there are a few furry test subjects that may offer hints as to how we'll fare under such pressures.
As anyone who has ever been lonely (read: anybody) knows, there's a certain chill to the feeling. Rooms feel colder, and our innards can shiver. Artists have been using this metaphor for years, and it turns out they've got reason.
Science fiction author Phillip K. Dick gave us the notion of precogs, gifted humans used to predict the near future in his short story, "The Minority Report." Now a research group has taken data culled from years testing that indicates human may, in fact, have some natural predictive ability.
Two things men stereotypically love are curves and beer. What is less stereotypical is that curves could influence men (and women) to drink their beer more quickly. Curves in glasses, that is. A new study shows people drink beer from curvy glasses almost twice as fast as they would from straight ones.
If you have big plans this Earth Day, it might feel like the day flew by by the time it ends. But look back in a few weeks, and it'll seem like it lasted for months. This is called the holiday paradox, and we're just now beginning to understand it.
Your average QWERTY keyboard really isn't average. Researchers believe that words containing more letters from the right hand side stir "warmer feelings" than those words on the left.
Lil' Wayne once said, "Off the rat, he won't rat no more." Elegant as Weezy's lyrics were, he might be using "rat" a little incorrectly, since it turns out rats are predisposed toward helping each other (among other things). Rats, long known to be social creatures, will help each other escape from cages, and display actual empathy.