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Artificial Intelligence And Human Emotion: Why The 'Frampton Test' Matters

Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test. Let me explain why rock legend Peter Frampton enters the debate on AI.


Four Scientific Ways To Stay Awake Without Caffeine

When your day is starting to drag, and you don’t want to drink any more coffee, there’s still a few things you can do to help you stay awake. This video explains four methods, supported by science, to keep the Z’s away.


From Science Fiction To Reality: The Dawn Of The Biofabricator

Over the past few years, the once-fantastical concept of the “bionic man” has become a reality as 3D-printed body parts inch into the mainstream. Biofabrication isn’t science-fiction any longer; instead it’s a viable career choice for biology-loving engineers. Here’s what you need to know about this intriguing job opportunity.


10 Myths About Sleep Busted

Sleep is a mysterious process, and that means it’s the subject of many untruths and much ill-informed wishful thinking. If you’re trying to improve your quality or quantity of sleep, don’t fall for these myths and you’ll be well on the way.


Briefly: Saturn Close Up, Cheap Wine, DNA HDDs

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The most spectacular photo of Saturn ever taken, get up to 60% off wines from Vinomofo, how DNA could replace hard dives.


Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Botanist

Plants are such a ubiquitous aspect of life — its very foundation, really — that you may rarely think about their scientific research. Botany has the potential to bear fruit in so many fields that affect our day to day lives, from medicine to agriculture to environmental sciences.


Ladies, We Need To Talk About Your Vaginas

Over the past few years, there has been a marked increase in the number of Australian women undergoing cosmetic genital surgery in a quest for “normal” vaginas. But what exactly is normal? Despite what porn would have you believe, vaginal appearance is just as diverse as any other body part. GPs need to discourage women from undergoing unnecessary and painful procedures stemming from genital-related anxiety. In short, your junk is fine the way it is — embrace it.


Put Down The Acai Juice: Antioxidants Are Not A Miracle Cure

Antioxidants are the master of the health halo: put them in a yogurt, and that yogurt is now a health food. Marketers took that idea and ran, but the science was slim — and the more they research the more scientists find out that antioxidants aren’t the magical disease-shield we’ve been led to believe.


Unravelling The Mysteries Of Sleep: How The Brain 'Sees' Dreams

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of dreams are? Or why our eyes move around when deep in sleep? The latest scientific research has revealed some new insights into the nature of dreams and how the human brain “sees” them. Read on for the science!


How To Treat The Three Most Common Types Of Headache

We all get headaches from time to time. In fact, nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.


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