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According to science, octopuses (it’s not octopi) respond to MDMA, or ecstasy as it is commonly known, in a similar manner to humans. Neuroscientists at…View More Octopuses, Ecstasy, and the Evolution of Intelligence
Among the many threads, whispers, and rumors surrounding the election of US President Donald Trump, one in particular has caught the attention of the media…View More Privacy, Democracy, and Cambridge Analytica: Red Herring or Weapon of Mass Manipulation?
The value of one bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, recently surpassed six thousand US dollars, a new high, raising the question as to why,…View More Bitcoin: A Better Way to Pay
Imagine for a moment you are in an airplane at cruising speed (about 878-926 km/h). That airplane is moving fast. Now imagine something that is…View More Racing Towards the Future of War: Cometh the Hypersonic Missiles