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Would you change your brain to see in the infrared spectrum? | © Corbis Making Senses

There’s a lot going on around us and most of us are completely oblivious. It’s not that we aren’t paying attention. It’s just that as humans, we have to rely on senses that don’t pick up everything. We get a

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I’m the first to admit that I’m snarky, sarcastic and goofy. But I’m also honestly optimistic about the future. Much of that is because I’ve seen some great stories come out of what was first a tragic set of circumstances.

iStockphoto/Thinkstock Cutting Off Athletes’ Arms: What’s the Big Deal?

I want to return to an idea we discussed briefly last week in the video and the podcast: voluntary amputation. Pretend you’re a baseball player in some kind of simultaneously icky, bright and beautiful Blade Runner future, and you’ve been

© Andrzej Wojcicki/Science Photo Library/Corbis Who Wants to Live Forever?

While writing about transhumanism and rocking out to Queen at my desk, thoughts turn inevitably toward immortality. Now, I’m not saying that we’ll ever live in a future where you’re going to encounter two ancient swordsmen in an epic battle

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Explore the physical science of the Prius v with these videos from HowStuffWorks.

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Read from topics in the driver’s guide to fuel economy at HowStuffWorks.

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Learn how to decode the new EPA fuel economy labels with this interactive infographic.

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Read about car trends and innovations at HowStuffWorks.

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Study for your future with the latest Fw:Thinking videos.

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Listen up for what tomorrow sounds like with the Fw:Thinking audio podcast.

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