We now have brain-to-brain interfaces that work between two humans

You may never become Xavier from the X-Men, able to read and control people's minds. But one day, using a computer interface, you could control somebody else's behavior and possibly even communicate using thought. The technology you see demonstrated in this video is the first step. » 8/29/13 11:07am 8/29/13 11:07am

Could You Create a Mind-Controlled Minion in Real Life?

Mind control is a favorite plot device in science fiction. It typically calls for a powerful manipulator to turn other people into drones using some extremely complicated-sounding, but often unexplained, process. It's a neutral power, used by heroes (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and villains (The Riddler) alike. Moral ambiguities… » 9/01/11 7:00am 9/01/11 7:00am

Your dinnerware may be sabotaging your diet

Most people make upwards of 250 food-related decisions a day. Sound high? That's because researchers believe the majority of these decisions are made unconsciously, and that many of our eating habits are actually driven by subtle environmental cues. How we manipulate these cues can have a huge impact on our eating… » 8/31/11 11:38am 8/31/11 11:38am