experiments

6.3.19

Watching AI Slowly Forget a Human Face Is Incredibly Creepy

This time lapse of a neural network with the neurons slowly switching off is a haunting experiment in machine learning.

5.8.19

Wasps Are Capable of Basic Logical Reasoning, Study Finds

Paper wasps are the first known insects to perform a key form of deductive logic called transitive inference.

3.15.19

NASA Scientists Created a Super-Hot Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth

A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.

10.24.18

This Guy Is Sealing Himself in a DIY 'Biodome' to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

“Would be happy to make it a full 24 hours, but we'll see,” Kurtis Baute told Motherboard in an email.

9.21.18

Turns Out You Can Put Takis Flavor Crystals on Everything

I opened a bag of Takis to find a giant, magical lump of nitro seasoning awaiting me. Here's what I did with it.

9.6.18

I Tried to Eat Like an Italian Futurist and Learned that Fascism Isn't Delicious

One hundred years ago, an avant-garde group set out to transform meals into performance pieces. Were they any good?

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7.11.18

Is It Possible to Get Drunk on $1 Applebee's Long Island Iced Teas?

I didn't think I'd actually get lit off the $1 L.I.T. I was wrong.

7.9.18

The Conspiracy Behind 'Three Identical Strangers' Is Beyond Messed Up

The triplets from the film spoke with VICE about the shadowy reason they were separated at birth.

6.7.18

Honey Bees Are the First Insect Known to Grasp the Concept of Zero

By giving bees visual math quizzes, scientists discovered that these insects know a null set when they see one.

6.4.18

If Rich People Are the Variables in ‘Westworld,’ No Wonder the Experiment Sucks

Scientists have warned that disproportionate sampling of wealthy people impacts research results. Delos Incorporated didn’t get the memo.

4.17.18

The Depression Treatment That Worked But Got Rejected by the FDA

“My patients tell me these people are wrong. The data tells me they are wrong. This thing isn’t dead.”

10.13.17

Watch Humans Fail at Being Self-Driving Cars

Where are their helmets?

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