DNA synthesis method generates ‘true random numbers’

From slot machines to data encryption, many fields need true random numbers. Now researchers have generated them using DNA synthesis for the first time.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~5 min

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Dog brains process numbers a bit like ours do

Dogs process numerical quantities in a brain region similar to the one humans use, which could shed light on the evolution of "numerosity."

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Dec. 18, 2019 ~5 min

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Babies get counting words way before we thought

Babies may understand counting words far before they can actually count themselves.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Oct. 24, 2019 ~3 min

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