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SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk speaks during a press conference after the launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019

Inside the science behind Elon Musk’s crazy plan to put chips in people’s brains and create human-AI hybrids

Elon Musk has said he wants his neural tech company Neuralink to facilitate human "symbiosis with artificial intelligence."

Elon Musk finally took the wraps off his new brain microchip company that plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year

Elon Musk's secretive brain microchip company held an event on Tuesday night detailing the work it's been doing. Here's everything we learned!

This optical illusion will break your brain — but only for 15 milliseconds

This optical illusion exposes a flaw in our brains by proving that there's a delay in how we perceive it — but it's only 15 milliseconds.

14 ways sex is good for the body and brain

Sex is not only good for your mental wellbeing, but it will probably have a positive impact on your general health too. Several studies over the years have shown the effects of having sex. Here are 14 of the main findings so far.
Stress could be harming your brain.

People who are more stressed may have smaller brains and worse memories, according to a new study

It's common knowledge that stress is bad for your body, but it could also be having a bad impact on your brain. A new study has shown the stress hormone cortisol might be linked with a smaller brain and worse memory.

Brain stimulation could zap out violent and criminal thoughts, according to new research

A lot of how the brain controls our impulses remains a mystery. But there are some areas, such as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which have been linked to antisocial behaviour. Scientists they shown stimulating this area to boost its activity could reduce people's violent tendencies.

We stop discovering new music at age 30, a new survey suggests — here are the scientific reasons why this could be

A survey from music streaming service Deezer suggests we stop listening to new music at the age of 30 years and 6 months — a time when we are likely to be feeling overwhelmed by musical choice, and busy with work and children.

Constantly imagining the worst case scenario is called ‘catastrophising’ — here’s how to stop your mind from doing it

Catastrophising is when you let your mind constantly jump to the worst possible conclusions, and it's a very difficult habit to break. Here's why it's so common and how to stop yourself doing it.

Exercising more could reduce those times where you can’t think of the right word, according to a new study

It's really annoying when you can't remember the right word, even though you feel like it's on the tip of your tongue. According to a new study, exercising more could make you better at recalling words as you get older.
It's one of the oddest sensations.

What science says about why we get déjà vu

There have been a few different theories over the years.