Want to be smarter? More focused? Free of memory problems as you age? If so, don’t count on brain games to help you. That’s the conclusion of an exhaustive evaluation of the scientific literature on brain training games and programs. It was published Monday in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest

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Some 54% of U.S. adults foresee a future where computer chips will routinely be embedded in our bodies. But as with other kinds of potential human enhancements, a recent Pew Research Center survey found that more Americans are worried about the idea of an implanted brain chip (69%) than are enthusiastic (34%). And a minority of U.S. adults – 32% – would want this implanted device for themselves

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Over the last 30 years, the evolutionary status and trajectory of the human species has been brought into question by rapid progress within the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science

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Oooh, it was going to be so good for women. It was going to bring back our flagging mojos en masse, save slumping relationships, and, if that weren’t enough, rectify what some were calling “persistent gender bias” at the FDA

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How To Raise A Genius

September 7, 2016

Lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children. A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century

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Ananyo Bhattacharya looks back at a science-fiction touchstone on the ethics of experimental biology. By the time science-fiction writer Daniel Keyes died in 2014 at the age of 86, he had lived through vast upheavals in biomedical science, from the discovery of the DNA double helix to the sequencing of the human genome

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Trying to gain an advantage over your opponent is as old as sport itself. But what’s considered fair and unfair is often up for debate

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It’s reasonable to believe that any seismic shift toward genetic enhancement will not be centered in Western countries like the U.S. or the U.K., where many modern technologies are pioneered. Instead, genetic enhancement is more likely to emerge out of China

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