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Matrix-style brain stimulation tech being tested to teach real-world skills
Mar 6, 2017

One of the coolest things about The Matrix was the way Neo and the gang could simply download new skills and abilities with the press of a button. Now ... what if that were actually (kind of) possible?

Turn off your brain: Scientists have found the on/off switch for our consciousness
Jul 7, 2014

Yes, we all sleep, but scientists have never actually figured out the exact part of our brains that can turn our consciousness on and off. Until now.

Secret pics of Einstein's brain reveal why he was a genius
Jan 14, 2013

He may have been a little quirky, but mathematician Albert Einstein was a really, really smart dude. And now, thanks to some long-lost posthumous photos of his brain, scientists think they've figured out why he was so bright.