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How Japan's Radically Different Approach to AI Could Lead to Wild New Tech

Thanks to artificial intelligence, the automobile — that most American of possessions — is being remade. Self-driving cars from Google’s new Waymo …

China teen killing sparks internet boot camp debate

<b>A murder case in China, in which a teenager reportedly tied up and killed her mother after being sent to an internet addiction treatment centre, has sparked shock across the country.</b><p>The teenager, from the northern province of Heilongjiang, had "tied the victim up in a chair until she died" on 16 …

China

Obama used a pseudonym when emailing Hillary Clinton while she was at the US State Department

President Barack Obama used a fake name while communicating with Hillary Clinton while she used a private email server during her time as US secretary of state, FBI documents released Friday revealed.<p>The documents offer some details about the agency's investigation into Clinton's use of a private …

Hillary Clinton

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

Air show displays North Korea's flight skills, new airport

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — North Korea opened an air festival featuring sky diving, air force demonstrations and lots of beer Saturday to promote a …

North Korea

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

New Bee Species Drills Nests Out of Solid Rock

Even when softer earth is available for home-building, these bees prefer the hard stuff.<p>Photo: The bee species Anthophora pueblo excavates its nests …

Ingestible Tiny Robots Can Now Save Your Life

Scientists make robots in all sizes, but did you know some are so small we can ingest them? Just how small can robots get?<p>"Take two robots and call …

Evolution Uproar: What To Do When A Famous Author Dismisses Darwin

<i>The Kingdom of Speech</i>by Tom Wolfe is a book situated at the intersection of inflammatory and ignorant.<p>Best known for, perhaps, <i>The Right Stuff</i> and <i>Bonfire of the Vanities</i> --which were both made into major films — Wolfe offers his readers a non-fiction account of the evolution of speech in his latest …

Air China Tweeted an Apology for a Racist In-Flight Magazine Article, Then Deleted the Tweet

Air China issued an apology Wednesday after a storm of criticism over an article in its in-flight magazine warning London visitors to be cautious in …

Charles Barkley visited Craig Sager in the hospital, against doctor’s orders

By Matt Bonesteel<p>, Reporter<p>Charles Barkley had hip surgery a few weeks ago, and his doctors told him he shouldn’t travel until they gave him the all-clear. But Barkley being Barkley, he promptly ignored that order so he could travel to TNT broadcaster Craig Sager’s bedside as he recovers from a …

Charles Barkley

We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.<p>Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation …

Losing weight comes down to overcoming 3 main hurdles

Still, while most of us know the basics of healthy living, getting trim is hard work.<p>That's why we recently talked to exercise scientist Philip Stanforth, executive director of the Fitness Institute of Texas and a professor of exercise science at the University of Texas, to find out more about what …

Exercise Science

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking