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Is Life an Illusion?

Seth Shostak | Posted 10.10.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Do you ever wonder about the meaning of life, and in particular your life? Well, of course you do, but maybe you should ease up on the angst. There are academics who say you don't have a life. You're just an app.

Visionary Medicine: Neurosurgery Simulation and the Potential to Save Lives

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Traci L. Slatton

Successful outcomes depend on an almost fantastic synthesis of psychomotor control, excellent visual discrimination, years of training, and meticulous planning. How can surgeons reach this peak more efficiently, perhaps more quickly?

Simulations Suggest Surprising Benefit Of Warfare

natureheader | Laura Spinney | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

War drove the formation of complex social institutions such as religions and bureaucracies, a study suggests. The institutions would have helped to ma...

REVEALED: Surprising Physics Of Sandstorms

| Kelly Servick | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science

Midair collisions of sand particles can double the strength of a sandstorm, according to new computer simulations. The work—among the first analyses...

'Re-Fleshed' Dinosaur Reveals Peculiar Way Creature Ate

Posted 05.22.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/21/2013 02:32 PM EDT on LiveScience A smaller cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex, called Allo...

Has Missing Galaxy Mystery Finally Been Solved?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 03/20/2013 07:00 AM EDT on SPACE.com Some dwarf galaxies in the early universe travelled so fast that their gas wa...

Our Congressmen Should Play Civilization

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Yesterday I was playing Sid Meier's popular computer game, Civilization V, when I realized my economy was floundering. And by "floundering," I mean I couldn't afford to buy a toothpick. Why? Because for decades, my government had been spending too much and making too little.

Cara Santa Maria

WHOA: Do We Live In A Simulated Universe?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.24.2012 | Science

Have you ever wondered whether all this--you, your life, the universe--is just a sophisticated computer simulation? Martin Savage, a physicist at t...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Are We Characters In A Video Game?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.24.2012 | Science

I recently joined actor Horatio Sanz to discuss some mind-warping science topics on G4's tech culture program 'Attack of the Show.' Among them: German...

Could You Survive Below The Poverty Line?

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Your name is Divya Patel. You are a 26-year-old woman living in India with your four children. You are a bricklayer and you make $1.25 a day. In order...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Living in Sim

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Just because you're in a computer simulation doesn't mean that your feelings are any less than real and even if life is only pixel-deep, it could have meaning anyway.