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Too Hard for Science? Rerunning the Past

History could be reenacted, raising the question of whether we live in a simulation In “Too Hard For Science?” I interview scientists about ideas they would love to explore that they don’t think could be investigated. For instance, they might involve machines beyond the realm of possibility, such as devices as big as galaxies, or [...]

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Tuesday Update: Will Leading Scientists Boycott the Humonguous Human Brain Project?

Scientists don’t usually lodge a protest against projects funded to the tune of 1.2 billion euros. They usually try to make nice with the organizers to get in on the action. No one is taking to the streets this time, but more than 200 people (and climbing), among them prominent scientists, are using the megaphone [...]

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Big Neuroscience: Billions and Billions (Maybe) to Unravel Mysteries of the Brain

The era of Big Neuroscience has arrived. In late January, The Human Brain Project—an attempt to create a computer simulation of the brain at every scale from the nano nano to the macro biotic—announced that it had successfully arranged a billion Euro funding package for a 10-year run. And then on Feb. 18, an article [...]

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