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Spider Legs Build Webs without the Brain’s Help

Spider Legs Build Webs without the Brain’s Help

Spider Legs Build Webs without the Brain’s Help Rachel Nuwer Spider legs seem to have minds of their own. According to findings published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, each leg functions as a semi-independent “computer,” with sensors that read the immediate environment and trigger movements accordingly. This autonomy helps the arachnids quickly…

Does Failure Make Victory Seem Sweeter?

Does Failure Make Victory Seem Sweeter?

Does Failure Make Victory Seem Sweeter? Hallgeir Sjåstad We’ve all encountered failure. Perhaps, it’s blowing a job interview, failing a final exam, or getting rejected from your dream school. Whether we like it or not, failure is part of life. But eventually, we’re told, overcoming difficult obstacles will make a future success taste so much…

The Most Confused of the Scientific Branches

The Most Confused of the Scientific Branches Andrea Gawrylewski Quantum researchers seem to have more theories than they know what to do with. Of the handful of options, take, for example, the many-worlds view, which posits that when a quantum observation is made, reality splits into parallel universes, each representing all potential outcomes. Or there…