Category: Everyday Science

Articles that question the science behind everyday phenomena, such as ‘what makes methanol toxic?’ and ‘why are organic compounds usually white?’

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Creating a Truly Conscious AI – A Novel Approach

At present, artificial intelligence (AI) is only capable of performing very specific tasks such as low-level visual recognition, speech recognition, coordinated motor control and pattern detection. However, the development of truly conscious AI systems will allow us to gain knowledge...

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The Stress Response – Friend or Foe?

Most human beings experience stress during our lifetimes – perhaps from sitting a tough exam, being involved in an accident, or after being fired from a job.  There is no shortage of warnings about what stress can do to our...

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