Expert chess players run the gamut of feelings when solving chess problems, according to a study with significant implications for machine intelligence

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Prolonged social isolation can do severe, long-lasting damage to the brain

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New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine

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Anyone who came of age in the 1990s remembers the “Friends” episode where Phoebe and Rachel venture out to get tattoos. Spoiler alert: Rachel gets a tattoo and Phoebe ends up with a black ink dot because she couldn’t take the pain

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That people would generally prefer to minimize casualties in a hypothetical autonomous car crash has been found to be true in past research, but what happens when people are presented with more complex scenarios?

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A simulation lets autonomous cars experience situations that are too dangerous to try in reality

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Imagine a future in which you could tell your spouse about your day by simply transferring the memory to them, or one in which you could pass your memories on even after your death. These scenarios may seem far ahead in the future, but steps are definitely being taken towards this development

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Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system

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