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Joseph Ledoux
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Joseph Ledoux

When it comes to the study of memory, we might be living in something of a golden age.

Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna
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Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna

As he puts it in the subtitle of his memoir, "Neanderthal Man," Svante Paabo goes in search of lost genomes.

The Beautiful, Invisible Game
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The Beautiful, Invisible Game

The first goal of the 2014 World Cup was Brazilian, and it was an own goal.

How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You
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How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company—and...

Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile
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Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Samsung introduced new software for its tablets, called the Magazine UX.

The Case That Might Cripple Facebook
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The Case That Might Cripple Facebook

An Irish judge has rendered a preliminary judgment that may have sweeping consequences for U.S. e-commerce firms.

These Psychedelic Images Find Order Amid Chaos
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These Psychedelic Images Find Order Amid Chaos

What do you see when you look at these images?

Nypd Commissioner Bill Bratton Advocates For Security Cameras to Be Added to All City Subway Cars
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Nypd Commissioner Bill Bratton Advocates For Security Cameras to Be Added to All City Subway Cars

The NYPD could have dozens of new eyes in the transit system—without a cop setting foot on a train—if a plan to put surveillance cameras in subway cars gets the...

Three Questions with Amazon's Technology Chief, Werner Vogels
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Three Questions with Amazon's Technology Chief, Werner Vogels

In the eight years since Amazon.com rolled out its cloud-computing business, Amazon Web Services, this has grown from a side project that took advantage of the...

Former Nsa Chief Mike Mcconnell Says Culture, Not Tech, Is Key to Cyber Defense
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Former Nsa Chief Mike Mcconnell Says Culture, Not Tech, Is Key to Cyber Defense

John M. (Mike) McConnell says that technology alone isn't enough to secure corporate networks from pervasive and increasingly damaging cyberattacks.

Quantum Chaos: After a Failed Speed Test, the D-Wave Debate Continues
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Quantum Chaos: After a Failed Speed Test, the D-Wave Debate Continues

How hard can it be to determine whether a computer works as promised?

What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality
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What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality

Even Sunday night HBO watchers are worried the Federal Communications Commission will soon put an end to net neutrality.

Why I'm Not in a Hurry For a 'smart Home'
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Why I'm Not in a Hurry For a 'smart Home'

Here's what it's like to wake up in America's smartest home.

When Is It Ok to Check a Smartphone at the Dinner Table?
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When Is It Ok to Check a Smartphone at the Dinner Table?

Not long ago, I went to a nice restaurant with five friends. Good food. Better cocktails.

Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'real Danger'
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Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'real Danger'

I don't want to frighten you.

Google's Eyes in the Sky
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Google's Eyes in the Sky

When Sergey Brin and Larry Page built the search engine that would become Google, they started by making maps.

Dobby, Pikachu, and Kermit Are My Robots' Role Models
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Dobby, Pikachu, and Kermit Are My Robots' Role Models

Humanoid robots aren't very charismatic yet.

The Turing Test Is Not What You Think It Is
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The Turing Test Is Not What You Think It Is

Whether or not you caught wind of the excited announcement that "Eugene Goostman," a computer program ("chatbot") devised by Vladimir Veselov, Eugene Demchenko,...

The Eccentric Genius Whose Time May Have Finally Come (again)
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The Eccentric Genius Whose Time May Have Finally Come (again)

I've been preoccupied lately with thoughts of marauding broomsticks, genies in bottles, and monkey's paws.

The Nightmare on Connected Home Street
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The Nightmare on Connected Home Street

I wake up at four to some old-timey dubstep spewing from my pillows.
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