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  • Omniviolence Is Coming and the World Isn’t Ready

    Emerging bio-, nano-, and cyber-technologies are enabling criminals to target anyone anywhere and, due to democratization,...

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    The Implant That Can Control Your Brain - Issue 77: Underworlds  - Nautilus

    Shaun Patel has such a tranquil voice that it’s easy to see how he convinces patients...

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    The Dreams of the Man Who Discovered Neurons - Issue 77: Underworlds  - Nautilus

    Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish histologist and anatomist known today as the father of modern...

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    Why You Keep Dreaming About Being Naked - Issue 77: Underworlds  - Nautilus

    I was naked. So was Laura,” begins one dream of the more than 20,000 collected in...

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    Reason Won’t Save Us - Issue 77: Underworlds  - Nautilus

    In wondering what can be done to steer civilization away from the abyss, I confess to...

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    Physicists Say Google’s Quantum Computer Is Still Far From Practical - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Google and company claim that their quantum computer can do in 200 seconds what it would...

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    The Problem with the Frozen Poop Knife Study - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    In an experiment designed to test whether a tool forged by the cold from human waste...

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    Why We’re Drawn Into Darkness - Issue 77: Underworlds  - Nautilus

    Robert Macfarlane grew up obsessed twith climbing mountains and nearly died on several occasions as he...

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    Is the Search for Dark Matter an Act of Faith? - Issue 77: Underworlds  - Nautilus

    The young physicist sits at his computer, watching for signals from Cygnus. His name is Christopher...

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    The Lightning Beneath Our Feet - Issue 77: Underworlds  - Nautilus

    An earthquake shook the central Italian city of L’Aquila in the early morning of April 6,...

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    The Strange Physics of How Babies Talk - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Different arrangements of words can be likened to microstates in statistical mechanics—the total set of ways...

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    Why Campaigns to Change Language Often Backfire - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    How much evidence is there for the notion that attitudes and behavior can be shaped by...

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    How Freedom Divides - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    As a biologist who studies animal behavior, particularly the long-term stability of the societies of different...

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    Why Red Means Red in Almost Every Language - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    When Paul Kay, then an anthropology graduate student at Harvard University, arrived in Tahiti in 1959...

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    You Won’t Survive a Merger with AI - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    The idea that humans should merge with AI is very much in the air these days....

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    Making a Future Among the Stars - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Elon Musk has helped to advance self-driving electric cars and an implantable brain-machine interface, but when...

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    Consciousness Doesn’t Depend on Language - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    The contrast could not have been starker—here was one of the world’s most revered figures, His...

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    Language Is the Scaffold of the Mind - Issue 76: Language - Nautilus

    Can you imagine a mind without language? More specifically, can you imagine your mind without language?...