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Can Privacy Coexist With Technology That Reads And Changes Brain Activity? by Laura Sanders

Ethicists, scientists and our readers consider the ethics of brain technology. For now, companies have only our behavior — our likes, our clicks, our purchase histories — to build eerily accurate profiles of us and estimate what we’ll do next. And we let them. Predictive algorithms make good guesses, but guesses all the same. “With […]

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Friends Matter: Giraffes That Group With Others Live Longer by University of Zurich

A research team led by Monica Bond, research associate at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies of the University of Zurich (UZH), studied giraffes in Tanzania for five years. The biologists examined the relative effects of sociability, the natural environment, and human factors on survival of the mega-herbivore. They have now shown that […]