Underwater Pop: Whales Dig New Tunes


About five years ago, researchers discovered that whales have brain cells of a type only found in humans and other great apes. Spindle neurons were previously believed to be the thing that “set us apart” from other species because they’re involved in the process of emotion and social interaction. Specifically, “[t]he cells occur in parts […]

Use Your Mind to Dial the Phone


In yet another thought-controlled technology breakthrough, researchers from the University of California in San Diego have developed a Bluetooth device that allows the wearer to dial a phone by concentrating on the numbers they would normally just input manually. The days of the old-fashioned “actually touch the phone” method of dialing are not gone, however. It’s […]