University College London

Weed

I Got an MRI While Stoned to See What My Brain Looked Like

I inhaled marijuana vapor to help a research team at University College London study the impact of cannabis on the brain.
Hatti Rex
7.1.19
Scunthorpe Problem

Life on the Internet Is Hard When Your Last Name is 'Butts'

The “Scunthorpe problem” has never really been solved and for people with "offensive" last names, this can be a real pain in the ass.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.29.18
Despite all my rage

A Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Built an Invisible Maze for Rats

The honeycomb maze is better than the alternative, both ethically and scientifically.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.25.18
Drugs

Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say

It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.
Victoria Chan
11.24.17
Judge

This AI Can Accurately Predict the Outcome of Human Rights Trials

But replacing human judges is “impossible” right now, researchers say.
Jordan Pearson
10.24.16
alcohol

This App Will Stop You From Going to the Pub

A team of liver specialists at University College London has developed a new smartphone app to help alcoholic liver disease patients cut down on drinking.
Daisy Meager
6.17.16
robots

The Neuroscientist Studying How Our Brains Control Our Hands

And what it means for robots.
Kate Lunau
3.10.16
Internet

Researchers Set a New Data Transfer Record: 1.125 Tb/Second

It bodes well for data transfer between cities and the digital economy.
Emiko Jozuka
2.11.16
earth

Physicists Are Turning to Pancake Batter To Combat Loss of Vision

Creating the perfect pancake batter offers new insights into glaucoma.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.6.16
Sex

Apparently Men’s Brains Are Hardwired to Choose Sex Over Food

Studying the brain cells of nematode worms, researchers from University College London concluded that neurons in male brains may be programmed to prioritise sex over the desire to eat food.
Phoebe Hurst
10.15.15
Health

Sitting on Your Ass Might Not Be a Death Sentence

Maybe this will put an end to the standing desk craze.
Rachel Pick
10.14.15
wine

Computer Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict The Price of Fine Wine

Wine investors can now use more modern, computer-based models for predicting the future price of wine, just like the so-called “flash boys” do on Wall Street.
Alex Swerdloff
8.6.15
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