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Information may not seem like something physical, yet it has become a central concern for physicists. A wonderful new book explores the importance of the "dataome" for the physical, biological, and human worlds.
Having trouble learning? A PhD engineering professor gives you one key tip.
What if your best friend was an informant?
Reading classic books can inform you as much about the present as the past.
The DARPA-funded memory prosthesis helps the brain retain new information.
Your sexual education was probably inadequate. Here’s the information you always needed.
Apart from the energy needed to flip the switch, no other energy is needed to transmit the information.
How do we deal with information overload and unlock creativity? Build a second brain.
Vanadium dioxide is a strange material that "remembers" information and when it was stored. This is akin to biological memory.
The information we have in the Universe is finite and limited, but our curiosity and wonder is forever insatiable. And always will be.
Scientific journals, which are supposed to be the sacred scriptures of academia, are often full of shoddy research and misinformation.
You can lead an overconfident chatbot to expert knowledge, but can it actually learn and assimilate new information?
The answer to the age-old philosophical question of whether there is meaning in the Universe may ultimately rest upon the power of information.
In all mammals, there are two brain pathways for processing information from the eyes: an evolutionarily ancient one and a more modern one.
This network physicist is mapping the world's most significant data to create the most beautiful visualizations of information we have ever seen.
Evidence shows that information is transmitted via “complex contagion.”
The ability to decode acoustic information from brain activity aids the development of brain-computer interfaces that restore communication in patients who suffer paralysis.
When constructed well, post-training survey questions can provide a wealth of information that helps guide future design decisions.
“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
We'll never be able to extract any information about what's inside a black hole's event horizon. Here's why a singularity is inevitable.
Holograms preserve all of an object's 3D information, but on a 2D surface. Could the holographic Universe idea lead us to higher dimensions?
From time-traveling billiard balls to information-destroying black holes, the world's got plenty of puzzles that are hard to wrap your head around.
Since our arrival, humans have driven a seven-fold drop in the mass of wild land mammals.
Meconium contains a wealth of information.
Like humans, stars die. The James Webb Space Telescope's early images already give us a lot of information about how this happens.
A thought experiment from 1867 leads scientists to design a groundbreaking information engine.
Dedicated circuits evaluate uncertainty in the brain, preventing it from using unreliable information to make decisions.
A new study suggests that hunting dogs' barks convey emotional information about the animals they see.
From honing the art of perception to checking cognitive biases, here are a few techniques employees can learn in critical thinking training.