• A Study Finds Sex Differences in the Brain. Does It Matter?

    And without an obvious medical benefit, Eliot thinks this type of research will simply reinforce the idea that men and women are fundamentally different, or even justify misogyny—although the authors may not intend such an outcome. This research is “far from having medical value,” she says. Instead, it can “validate the fixed, hardwired, God-given—however you want to put it—differences between the sexes, so that we can get over this idea of real equality.”

    Concerns like these are one reason why sex difference research in neuroscience has attracted so much controversy. But worries about consistency have also plagued the discipline. Studies that report sex differences in the sizes of brain regions, or in how strongly some regions are connected to others, often disagree about just where those differences lie. “The longer people have been at it, the muddier it’s gotten,” Eliot says.

    This inconsistency might arise from a bias among scientists

  • Textile shop in India has found the most unique use for a robot to keep customers safe

    I love seeing robots integrating into human life.

    And it’s great because these technological marvels are being used even more due to the coronavirus pandemic for the obvious fact: They can’t be infected.

    Thailand is using robots to check on coronavirus patients, and they even have screens so doctors can talk to the patients. The country is also using robots in shopping malls to give out hand sanitizers to mall-goers.

    Singapore was also using a yellow robot dog to patrol a park, reminding people to adhere to physical distancing rules.

    While all these cases are using robots to help us curb the spread of the virus, this Indian textile shop is giving its robot two jobs at the same time.

    The shop managed to get their

  • Spotify’s desktop apps now work better with Chromecast devices

    Spotify’s Mac and Windows apps can now start streaming to Chromecast devices, 9to5Google reports. Previously these apps have been able to control pre-existing Chromecast streams, but they couldn’t start them directly. Instead, you had to start a Chromecast stream on iOS or Android, before it could be controlled through the desktop app using Spotify Connect.

    You can start a Chromecast stream on the desktop apps the same way as a Spotify Connect stream — by clicking the “Devices Available” button on the bottom right of the interface. From there you can select between your streaming devices, which now include Google Cast as well as Spotify Connect-enabled speakers.

    The functionality, which arrives with version 1.1.38 of the desktop app, is something users have been asking for for years. There are threads in the Spotify Community forums dating back to 2015, the same year Google launched its (now discontinued

  • Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia

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  • The Sly Psychology Behind Magicians’ Card Tricks

    Pick a card, any card. It’s a staple of traditional magic tricks. But if you choose the 3 of diamonds, chances are you may have been “primed” by the magician to pick that card without even being aware of it. That’s because certain subtle verbal and gestural cues can unconsciously influence decisionmaking, according to a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).


    This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast.

    There is a certain degree of well-founded skepticism surrounding studies of visual or verbal priming. There was, for instance, a famous “experiment” in 1957 by a market researcher named James McDonald Vicary, involving subliminal advertising. Vicary claimed to have conducted an experiment in which some 45,000 people attending screenings of the

  • Lockdown is possible for Malaysia as many are starting not to give a sh*t about coronavirus

    Malaysia has done a good job in flattening the coronavirus curve.

    Currently, the cases in the country have dropped too low double digits, but as days go by, the numbers don’t seem to be at zero.

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    In the past few days, there has been a fluctuation in numbers. The end of July, the country saw that numbers are slowly rising. It’s still hovering below 30 cases, but there’s still some worry on whether the country came out of lockdown too early.

    The issue also stems from Malaysians who are returning from overseas. While they are suppose to get a second test done after being quarantined, the Malaysian health-general Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that 2,897 have not come forward and submitted their second coronavirus screening results.

    Some of these people could be potential carriers of the coronavirus.

    Now, the Malaysian government has mentioned that they would consider