Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story About the Upside of Failure

Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story About the Upside of Failure

THE RADIOACTIVE COCKROACH HICCUPED, AND GRINNED.—@rosiestonies via InstagramHonorable Mentions:Still, the droid’s skin was healing. —David Gerster via Facebook“Upload Failed.” Phew, that was close. —Assa Naveh via FacebookIt exploded, but he looked hot. —Anna Rose McHugh via FacebookShe could see who had stayed. —@pameleen via InstagramHumans. Not my best work. Still … —@gg3_scorpio via InstagramThe worst…

A Radical New Model of the Brain Illuminates Its Wiring

A Radical New Model of the Brain Illuminates Its Wiring

In mid-19th century Europe, a debate was raging among early brain scientists. Strangely, this academic disagreement had its roots in the pseudoscience of phrenology, the practice of measuring bumps on the skull to determine someone’s personality. Phrenology had found purchase at fairs and was quite popular with the general public, but it had been roundly…