Scientists look beyond the individual brain to study the collective mind

In a new paper, scientists suggest that efforts to understand human cognition should expand beyond the study of individual brains. They call on neuroscientists to incorporate evidence from social science disciplines to better understand how people think. “Accumulating evidence indicates that memory, reasoning, decision-making and other higher-level functions take place across people,” the researchers wrote […]

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Australian Company Works to Make Energy From Nuclear Fusion – But Without the Fiery Ball of Plasma

Nuclear fusion promises unlimited renewable energy, but technological and physical challenges have not allowed humans to harness the power of the sun just yet. Now using super-powerful lasers, there’s a chance fusion reactors could power our cities without many of the Marvel Universe-style science requirements—such as heating plasma to above 100 million Kelvin, or building […]

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Snap shares plunge 25% as Apple privacy changes hit ads business

Shares of Snap Inc (SNAP.N)plummeted 25% on Thursday after the owner of photo messaging app Snapchat said privacy changes implemented by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on iOS devices hurt the company’s ability to target and measure its digital advertising. The Santa Monica, California-based company, which earns the vast majority of its revenue from selling digital advertising […]

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