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Drawing on forty years of peer-reviewed research, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California have generated the world's first "wiring diagram" of a rat's central nervous system. And, as it turns out, their brain structures are uncannily similar to the internet's physical arch...

April 9th 2015 at 6:51pm 0 Comments
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A person is the sum of their memories, so what happens when our personal histories can be deleted at will? That's the ethical dilemma facing researchers over at the University of California, San Diego, who have found that it's possible to delete and recover memories created in the minds of genetic...

June 3rd 2014 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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Some would say the internet already lets us share every minute detail of our thoughts, much to our followers' dismay. Duke University isn't deterred by our behavior -- if anything, it just took oversharing literally by connecting two rats' minds in an experiment, first in a lab and ultimately onli...

March 1st 2013 at 3:53am 0 Comments
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There's a whole sea of jellyfish out there ready to sting indiscriminately. So, why do we keep trying to make them? Scientists from Harvard and Caltech have a pretty good reason for creating fake jellies -- they hope to mend broken hearts by adapting their 'pumping' style of movement. Much like ou...

July 23rd 2012 at 2:59pm 0 Comments
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The general rule of MMOs is pretty simple to understand -- if it moves, either get a quest from it or kill it. Natural critters other than enemy soldiers exist mostly so that you can occasionally kill ten rats rather than killing ten beastmen. But from the chocobos of Final Fantasy XI to the elem...

July 23rd 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Last week I discussed the basics of the "ratting" profession in EVE Online, from picking a good system to three popular ratting strategies. If you're planning to hunt NPCs in nullsec, of course, you'll need to get there first. Pilots who aren't in an alliance with secure access to nullsec will have...

May 30th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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There are plenty of ways to make ISK in EVE Online, from exploration and mission-running to trading or any number of alternative professions. One of the oldest and most popular ways to make a reliable income in EVE is hunting the pirate NPCs that spawn in asteroid belts, an activity known as "ratti...

May 23rd 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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While most of the huge battles we hear about in low and null-sec space in EVE Online are player-versus-player, there are still skirmishes with NPCs in the game to be had. While they may not be the most epic battles, they aren't too bad when it comes to gathering up some ISK. Today's EVE Online One...

March 25th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments