We’ve Found The Part of The Brain That Helps Us Say Words How We Intend To

While it might feel as though we do it without thinking, getting words from our brain and out of our mouths in an intelligible way is actually an incredibly complex process – and scientists just made a new discovery about a key part of it.   Our brains are always adjusting what we’re saying based … Read more

In the wild, robot vacuum cleaners have no natural predators

Josie Ford Va va vacuum Like many people who have difficulty distinguishing science fact from fiction, Feedback is anticipating with trepidation the rise of the sentient machines. We see the story recently reported by the BBC, “Robot vacuum cleaner escapes from Cambridge Travelodge”, as a kind of low-budget prequel. “The automated cleaner failed to stop … Read more

Zero-gravity beds and flame-grilled “truth”: The 2021 Feedback awards

Feedback is our weekly column of bizarre stories, implausible advertising claims, confusing instructions and more Humans 15 December 2021 Josie Ford 2021, eh? While undertaking the end-of-year reordering of our extensive piling system, we are tempted to file the past 12 months under “see 2020”. But leafing through our leaves with moistened forefinger, we find … Read more