Human Brains Take Longer to Wire Up Than Simian Ones


Human brains make synaptic connections throughout much of childhood, and the brain’s plasticity enables humans to slowly wire them based upon experiences, contrary to how chimpanzees develop. Humans and chimpanzees share 98.8% of the same genes, but scientists have been looking for what drives the unique cognitive and social skills of humans.

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iPad 2 vs. Xoom vs. Samsung Sliding PC vs. Notion Ink Adam Infographic

The iPad 2 was just announced this week and it’s interesting to see it compared to the other tablets that are currently on the market. GeeksAreSexy compares the iPad 2 to the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Sliding PC 7, and the Notion Ink Adam.

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LED Bulbs vs. CFLs: Worth It In the Long Run?

111910_rg_LEDVsCFL_01.jpgLED lighting technology is improving by leaps and bounds. It was hard to find any 35,000-hour LED bulbs last year, but this year, you can easily find 50,000-hour bulbs. What does this mean for the green consumer? Are LEDs finally becoming the obvious choice when it comes to energy efficient lighting?

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Web Browsers Illustrated

Caldwell Tanner is a cartoonist for College Humor and he made this great little cartoon comparing the different browsers to their equivalent modes of transportation.


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Are You Wondering Which Ebook Reader to Get?

092409_rg_ebookreader_01.jpgFall is here and students are back in school. Ebook readers are here to stay and they embody the modern reinterpretation of books The Kindle isn’t the only good ebook reader available anymore. Sony and iRex are about to get into the market as well with their own products. How does the Kindle compare to them? What are the features that set each of them apart? Read on to find out more.

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