It’s time for “Nerd News,” covering the most important news for your brain you may have missed over the last few days. Here’s a quick rundown of this week in science . . .
1. NASA announced they’re going to crash a refrigerator-sized spacecraft into an asteroid to DEFLECT it. They want to know how feasible it is, in case we ever need to change the path of one that’s on a collision course with Earth.
2. A study in the journal “Nature” found that an ancient worm from 550 million years ago may have been the first animal to move on its own and make decisions.
3. Genetic researchers identified the genes associated with left-handedness for the first time. And the results suggest left-handed people tend to have better verbal skills.
4. An A.I. system passed an eighth-grade test for the first time and got over 90% of the answers right. And it got over 80% of answers right on a 12th-grade test.
5. And a scientist who’s been looking into linking our brains with computers says the military could start controlling drones TELEPATHICALLY in about five years.