How do our brains decide what we should have for dessert or what car to buy? Anne Churchland, a member of the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain, describes the efforts of the BRAIN Initiative to create a virtual "mega laboratory" to understand decision making.
Researchers say they can train computers to identify sexual orientation and criminality by scanning a person’s face. But critics say it’s bad science.
Ultrasonic energy can be harnessed to alter brain activity and treat disease — but first, scientists need to learn how it works.
Scientists from the Cracking the Glass collaboration have found a way to see molecular re-arrangements in deeply supercooled liquids, which ordinarily can take centuries or even millennia. Along the way, they have also found new physical properties of “aged” supercooled liquids and glasses.
Candès, who holds the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University, was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for "exploring the limits of signal recovery and matrix completion from incomplete data sets with implications for high-impact applications in multiple fields."
A look at the It from Qubit collaboration, which aims to find out if a subtle property of quantum information, measured by qubits, gives rise to the structure of space and gravity.