Disagreeing takes up a lot of brain real estate

Yale researchers have devised a way to peer into the brains of two people simultaneously while are engaged in discussion. What they found will not surprise anyone who has found themselves arguing about politics or social issues. When two people agree, their brains exhibit a calm synchronicity of activity focused on sensory areas of the […]

Best computer speakers: Make music, video chats, and more a whole lot clearer

Elevate your audio with these great computer speakers. (Sebastian Bednarek via Unsplash/) Let’s face it: The audio capability of your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone probably isn’t anywhere near powerful enough to get the party started. Sure, many computers deliver sound that might be passable if you’re watching a tutorial, catching the latest viral video, […]

If a planet has a lot of methane in its atmosphere, life is the most likely cause

Artist’s conception of early Earth after several large asteroid impacts, moving magma on to the surface. Credit: Simone Marchi/SwRI The ultra-powerful James Webb Space Telescope will launch soon. Once it’s deployed and in position at the Earth-Sun Lagrange Point 2, it’ll begin work. One of its jobs is to examine the atmospheres of exoplanets and […]

Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem

In the film The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) survives being stranded on the Red Planet by farming potatoes in Martian dirt fertilized with feces. Future Mars astronauts could grow crops in dirt to avoid solely relying on resupply missions, and to grow a greater amount and variety of food than with […]

The 2022 GMC electric Hummer looks a lot different than you might expect

The first Edition 1 model debuts next year with three motors and serious off-road chops. (GMC /) Electric pickup trucks still haven’t quite arrived. Some models are waiting in the wings with lots of hype, including Tesla’s Cyber Truck, as well as other models from upstarts like Bollinger and Rivian. The latest EV pickup to […]