Amir Taghavy

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Company Plans To Resurrect Humans With Artificial Intelligence By 2045

A company has announced its intention to resurrect the dead by storing their memories and using artificial intelligence to return them to life. In …

Artificial Intelligence

Power plants: how scientists could harness energy from flowers

Researchers at Linköping University have shown it was possible to create an electric circuit within a plant<p>Scientists have woven electronics into the vascular system of living plants for the first time in a breakthrough which could allow them to convert photosynthesis into power.<p>A team at Linköping …

Snark is good for you: Science reveals the surprising benefits of sarcasm

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>New research suggests being on the giving and receiving end of a sarcastic exchange actually stimulates creativity<p>Francesca Gino<p>November 22, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of …

Psychology

Three Simple Truths About Terror, Religion, and Islam

<b>One:</b> Terrorism is the illusion of power. It only becomes powerful when people fall for it. Picture a magician who performs a variation on the trick of sawing a person in half. The "victim" screams in agony as the saw appears to slice her in half. The magician then turns to the audience, raises his …

Religion

The DNA of a Boy Sacrificed by The Inca Suggests a Lost, Ancient Lineage

Scientists can only find three modern people that match his DNA.<p>Researchers have sequenced the genome of a young boy who was sacrificed as part of an …

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Scientists Find New Clues In Old Mystery Of How Earth Got Its Water

Water may have been a part of our planet's history since the beginning.<p>About three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water. But how did it get there?<p>While some scientists believe water was delivered by icy space rocks smashing into the planet after it was formed, others have argued …

Solar System

A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does?

In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: It affected mostly people …

How Worried Should We Be About Space Junk Crashing to Earth?

Space debris seen from outside geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO). The two main debris fields are the ring of objects in GEO and the cloud of objects …