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A killer machine-learning algorithm guiding the U.S. drone program has killed thousands of innocent people according to some reports. What’s the truth?<p>A killer AI has gone on a rampage through Pakistan, slaughtering perhaps thousands of people. At least that’s the impression you’d get if you read …

Machine Learning

This Scholar Says She's Unlocked The Secrets Of The Pyramid Texts

Susan Brind Morrow has developed a new translation of the world's oldest sacred texts.<p>For years, scholars thought that the Pyramid Texts were merely a series of funeral prayers and magic spells intended to protect Egyptian royalty in the afterlife.<p>But renowned classicist and linguist Susan Brind …

Problem with Parmesan cheese is symbolic of broader issue in American food industry

In the 1950s, the Food and Drug Administration established an official definition for Parmesan cheese. According to these requirements, it cannot contain more than 32 percent moisture, while it must have a "granular texture," come with a "hard and brittle rind," grate "readily," and be made from …

Scientists Have Found a Mysterious Boiling River Straight Out of Amazonian Legend

Truth really is stranger than fiction.<p>For centuries, Peruvian locals have talked about a river in the Amazon that burns so hot it can kill. According …

The biggest thing preventing humans from interstellar space travel

She sees something far more fallible getting in the way: humanity itself.<p>Jemison is the lead researcher on the 100 Year Starship project, a US government-funded study whose main task is drawing up the blueprint for the next 100 years of interstellar travel. It asks tomorrow's most pressing …

IBM To Hold $5 Million Watson Artificial Intelligence Contest

IBM has a new plan to popularize its Watson cognitive computing technology.<p>The business technology giant said on Tuesday at the TED conference in …

Missing nuclear materials in Iraq found dumped near petrol station

Recovery of missing Iridium-192 ends fears that it could be used in a dirty bomb if it fell into hands of Isil terrorirts<p>Radioactive material that went missing in Iraq has been found dumped near a petrol station in the southern town of Zubair, officials said on Sunday, ending speculation it could …

Islam

What ACTUALLY Makes You Tired During Exercise

<i>Whether you've pushed your limits in a HIIT class or during a marathon, you probably already know that having a strong mental game is just as</i> …

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Was Einstein Wrong?

Last week's announcement of the direct detection of gravitational waves proved, once again, the enduring power of Albert Einstein's scientific vision. Once again, Einstein was right in that this theory accurately predicted the behavior of the world.<p>But with last week's triumph, a deep and …

Physics

Scientists Successfully Transplanted 3D Printed Human Body Parts Into Rats

Scientists are inching closer to printing a solution for the overwhelming number of people who need organ transplants, more than 123,000 in the US alone, as well as those who have lost body parts such as ears.<p>Bioprinting—the process of using 3D printers to create biological tissue—has been around …

Star Wars: Episode VIII Announces New Cast

As C-3PO would say: “Thank the maker!” <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> is officially underway.<p>Disney and Lucasfilm made the announcement on Monday with a new …

Where Is the Tipping Point for Consciousness?

A funny thing happened on the way to cosmic mind. There was a vision of it that captivated some of the greatest thinkers in the last century, but then the vision faded. In the current atmosphere of science, the notion of a conscious universe has been marginalized -- you won't see it mentioned in …

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

Homo floresiensis 'were not Homo sapiens' according to researchers<p>Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.<p>Fossils of Homo …

'Narconomics': How The Drug Cartels Operate Like Wal-Mart And McDonald's

When Tom Wainwright became the Mexico correspondent for <i>The Economist</i> in 2010, he found himself covering the country's biggest businesses, including the tequila trade, the oil industry and the commerce of illegal drugs.<p>"I found that one week I'd be writing about the car business, and the next week …

Mexico

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

Does the discovery of gravitational waves foretell the end of physics?

It took us 100 years to confirm the last big puzzle of Einstein’s theory of relativity. On Feb. 11, scientists announced that they have detected gravitational waves, which are created when two accelerating masses generate “ripples” in the curvature of spacetime—just like frolicking children on a …

7 Motivational Ways To Get Over Your Past And Focus On The Present And To Embrace The Art Of Mindfulness

To be exceptionally good at everything you do, it’s essential to live in the moment. The art of mindfulness is all about leaving the past behind and …

Dark matter scientists on brink of discovering elusive particles

Technological advances are ushering in a new era of understanding in the search for fundamental physical particles - including dark matter - …

Gravity Waves and ET

The other shoe has dropped.<p>After a century of speculation and a half-century of searching, science teams using instruments built by Caltech and MIT have made a discovery that will take up permanent residency in physics textbooks from now to the end of textbooks. They've found the gravity waves that …

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago. Here’s what it took to prove him right.

The “chirp” is bright and bird-like, its pitch rising at the end as though it’s asking a question. To an untrained ear, it resembles a sound effect from a video game more than the faint, billion-year-old echo of the collision of two black holes.<p>But to the trained ear of experimental physicist, it …

Physics

FBI arrests nearly all of the top officials of Crystal City, Texas

Joel Barajas was the only Crystal City council member to show up to the office Friday.<p>That's because everyone else he works with is facing felony charges.<p>Five top officials in Crystal City, Texas, were arrested Thursday under a federal indictment accusing them of taking tens of thousands of dollars …

Corruption

Here's how an unsolvable physics problem could lead to an alien invasion

<i>This article contains spoilers for Cixin Liu's novel "The Three-Body Problem".</i><p>Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" is a fascinating science fiction …

A small asteroid will fly by Earth on March 5 — here's what you need to know

As part Apollo group this 30 meter (100 ft) rock is one of many Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) that periodically crosses Earth's orbit and passes close to our planet.<p>A few years ago, it did just that, flying by our planet at a safe distance of about 2 million km (1.3 million miles).<p>And according to …

Why retirement is a myth

It’s easy to feel woefully inadequate when it comes to your retirement savings plan.<p>And you’re not alone: Fidelity Investments puts 55% of Americans …

How the British and Americans started listening in

<b>A secret visit to Bletchley Park 75 years ago gave birth to an alliance between two British and US intelligence agencies which continues today.</b><p>It was late on 8 February 1941 when four Americans arrived at Bletchley Park. Black-out curtains made the mansion appear even darker. The journey of the …

JP MORGAN: US recession risk is growing

Unemployment fell to just 4.9%, the first time it has started with a four-handle since February 2008, while average hourly workings rose by 0.5%, leaving the annual acceleration at 2.5%, ahead of expectations.<p>It was another bumper result.<p>However, while the official labor market data continues to …

An Incredible (Yet Rare) Buddha Story Guaranteed to Inspire You

The concept of Inner Peace is at the very core of Buddhist doctrine. Only when we have achieved inner peace can we hope to achieve world peace. This …

Mysterious 'Floating Hills' Of Pluto Revealed In New NASA Images

The hills of ice appear to be drifting in a sea of frozen nitrogen.<p>Pluto just keeps getting weirder.<p>NASA released new images last week of what the space agency described as "floating hills," essentially massive icebergs drifting in a sea of frozen nitrogen.<p>These hills, which can be several miles …