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The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?

With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?<p>Demis Hassabis has a modest demeanour and an unassuming countenance, but he is deadly serious when he tells me he …

Artificial Intelligence

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S.

Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II.<p>Among the many who tried - and failed - to escape Nazi persecution: Otto Frank and his …

How to Stop Feeling Guilty: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You did something bad. And now you feel terrible. But the feeling won’t go away. It gnaws at you. Even worse, it makes you feel like you’re a <i>bad</i> …

How to Create a Mind

• Liz<br>• 09-24-15<p>Read the Wikipedia article, don't bother with the book<p>Kurzweil spends more time comparing himself to the great minds of humanity than he …

Singularity

Sunrise in the WEST: Scientists warn North could be SOUTH as Earth's magnetic poles SWITCH

GETTYThe sun could rise in the west<p>Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field, which some fear will …

Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about the universe

<b>Between the beautiful supermoon last week and Nasa's announcement that strong evidence of flowing water has been discovered on Mars, many of us have</b> …

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Why are statues of Indian icon Ambedkar being caged?

Soutik Biswas<p><b>He was one of India's tallest leaders: the architect of what is probably the world's longest constitution, a legal scholar, a spiritual leader and, most importantly, the undisputed leader of Dalits, some of the most wretched citizens because of an unforgiving and harsh caste hierarchy</b> …

India

Could the Universe Be Lopsided?

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

Universe

Stanford researchers 'cool' sunlight to improve solar cell efficiency

A team of researchers from Stanford University have devised an ingenious means of boosting the efficiency of solar panels by exploiting a fundamental physics phenomenon. Solar panels lose efficiency as they heat up. Just as the top of your head radiates excess body heat as infrared light, the …

Australian student’s ion space drive reportedly beats NASA’s fuel efficiency record

Space engines might soon become far more resourceful: An Australian PhD student has claimed to have beaten NASA’s fuel efficiency record and …

Hacking sleep: Meet the transhumanists making sleep obsolete

Not everyone wants to sleep in. A growing transhumanism community wants to sleep less, and better, and they’re going to great lengths to make it …

Singularity

What Elon Musk is really like as a boss

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Is It Like To Work With Elon Musk?</i> <i>Answer by Dolly Singh, Former Head of Recruiting, Oculus.</i><p>After working for Elon for over five years at SpaceX as the Head of Talent Acquisition, there are many potential answers to this question. Any answer I might …

Elon Musk

Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place

The paradox of Schroedinger’s Cat famously demonstrates that a quantum cat sealed in a box is both alive and dead at the same time until we look …

3 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Life

Does it ever feel like people are all self-absorbed jerks? Like they’re not listening? Only in it for themselves?<p>You’re not crazy. Empathy is …

We are lucky to live in a universe made for us

To a human, the universe might seem like a very inhospitable place. In the vacuum of space, you would rapidly suffocate, while on the surface of a …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

What happens to objects that enter black holes?

Scientists have long wondered what happens to information that enters black holes. Famed physicist Stephen Hawking thinks he has the answer.<p>Information entering a black hole may not be truly lost, he suggests. Instead, that information could still exist in a sort of hologram on the black hole’s …

Physics

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Who Are We Beyond Our Brain? Science Explores The Answer To The Question

I'm in!<p>While I have never had a true near death or out of body experience, one memory that I have preserved was of a time I fainted while visiting …

General Theory of Relativity explained: The beautiful simplicity (and weird time sags) of Einstein's 100-year-old masterpiece

In his youth, Albert Einstein spent a year loafing aimlessly. You don't get anywhere by not "wasting" time – something, unfortunately, which the …

Physics

Moving From Creation Of The Cosmos To Human Life

Few questions of our time are more perplexing than the transition from non-living to living matter.<p>How did a sample of inorganic chemicals self-organize to become a living creature, capable of absorbing energy from the environment and reproducing? Although the question remains open, there are a few …

Universe

A Tricky Path to Quantum-Safe Encryption

In the drive to safeguard data from future quantum computers, cryptographers have stumbled upon a thin red line between security and efficiency.<p>On …

Quantum Computing

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Peer review, preprints and the speed of science

Peer review is often claimed to be the guarantor of the trustworthiness of scientific papers, but it is a troubled process. Preprints offer a way out<p>A few weeks ago my collaborators and I submitted our latest paper to a scientific journal. We have been investigating how noroviruses subvert the …

Peer Review