Memory prosthesis, and rising nuclear plant risks

newsA unique form of brain stimulation that appears to enhance people’s ability to remember new information — by mimicking the way our brains create memories. A “memory prosthesis,” which involves inserting an electrode deep into the brain, also appears to work in people with memory disorders — and is most effective in people with initially … Read more

Carbon capture subsidies, and Japan’s nuclear U-turn

The Inflation Reduction Act, which US President Joe Biden signed into law last week, will allocate tens of billions of dollars in projects designed to capture carbon dioxide that would otherwise be released from power plants and industrial facilities. This provision has proven to be one of the most controversial climate clauses in the overall … Read more