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A specific gene present in human stem cells appears to be responsible for the evolutionary increase in human brain size.
Google wants to stop the spread of misinformation by changing the way it ranks pages--concentrating more on facts rather than links.
Leading a team of experts to reach creative heights may be the mark of today's genius.
Over the past 11 years as a hotel concierge, Indira Pun has committed thousands of names to memory. Her trick? She exercises this part of her brain like a muscle.
Japanese owners of the Aibo brand of robot dogs revere their electric pets so much they hold funerals for them when they break down.
Plenty of careers previously thought to be untouchable by automation have already experienced robotic disruption.