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Learn about a robotic “third thumb”; how measuring time increases entropy; and how to distinguish friends from foes.  People's brains adapted to having a robotic "third thumb" by Steffie Drucker UCL. (2021, May 19). Robotic “Third Thumb” use can alter brain representation of the hand. UCL News.  ‌Kieliba, P., Clode, D., Maimon-Mor, R. O., & Makin, T. R. (2021). Robotic hand augmentation drives changes in neural body representation. Science Robotics, 6(54), eabd7935.  Video: Teen turns prosthetic arm into glitter-shooting unicorn horn [VIDEO]   Measuring time increases the entropy in the universe by Briana Brownell Pearson, A.  N., Guryanova, Y., Erker, P., Laird, E.  A., Briggs, G.  A. D., Huber, M., & Ares, N. (2021). Measuring the Thermodynamic Cost of Timekeeping. Physical Review X, 11(2).  O’Callaghan, J. (2021, May 20). How does time work?; Live Science.  ‌Schirber, M. (2021). Keeping Time on Entropy’s Dime. Physics, 14.  Crane, L. (2020). Measuring time accurately increases the entropy in the universe. New Scientist.  A clock’s accuracy may be tied to the disorder it creates. (2021, April 28). Science News.  To Scope Someone Out, See How They Judge Others by Anna Todd What you say about others says a lot about you, research shows. (2021). ScienceDaily.  Wood, D., Harms, P., & Vazire, S. (2010). Perceiver effects as projective tests: What your perceptions of others say about you. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(1), 174–190.  Schwantes, M. (2017, March 27). Asking This 1 Question Will Instantly Reveal Someone’s Personality.; Inc.  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See for privacy information.
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