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After the robot revolution, these may be the only jobs left for human beings

As experts predict millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the coming decades, Michael Deacon wonders what paid work will be left for ordinary people...<p><b>Employment figures are at a record high</b> – but experts predict that the future will be less rosy. As technology and artificial intelligence …

12 of the smartest things Elon Musk has said about the future of our planet

From making electric cars the standard with Tesla to making space travel affordable with SpaceX, Musk is the Thomas Edison of our time.<p>Here are 12 of our favorite things he's said about the future of the planet.

The Tantalizing Quest For Gravity Waves

From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."<p><i>Today, February 11, 2016, LIGO scientists announced they had detected gravitational waves in September 2015—the first direct evidence of the</i> …

Why scientists are so excited over first detection of gravitational waves

Since humans first gazed at the heavens, they have observed the universe primarily through the window of the electromagnetic spectrum, including visible light waves, radio waves, and X-rays.<p>But it turns out that using light in its various forms is not the only way to peer into space.<p>Now, with the …

Gravitational Waves

Watch this spacetime: gravitational wave discovery expected

For decades signs of gravitational waves have been sought without success. On Thursday, scientists believe the first clear evidence will be revealed<p>A decades-long search for gravitational waves is expected to end in triumph this week when scientists declare they have discovered ripples in the …

Gravitational Waves

Is our Milky Way galaxy a zombie?

An astrophysicist says our Milky Way may already be dead, but is still going. Why do galaxies stop forming stars, change their shape and fade …

There's Something Very Ominous Going On Near This Supermassive Black Hole

What’s this, you ask? Oh, it’s nothing. Just a supermassive black hole blasting a giant x-ray beam over a 300,000 light year-wide gulf of …

Astronomical milestones of 2015

The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists …

Everything you know is a lie: Earth might actually be 2 planets smashed together

Did you always figure that Earth was created when the sun made love to the moon? Me too. It seems we were slightly off base, and we weren’t alone — …

Kurzweil Responds: Don't Underestimate the Singularity - MIT Technology Review

Although Paul Allen paraphrases my 2005 book, <i>The Singularity Is Near</i>, in the title of his essay (cowritten with his colleague Mark Greaves), it …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

NASA transports its Mars crew capsule in the belly of a really weird cargo plane

Too bad this is the only flying the spacecraft will do all year<p>NASA's Orion capsule — the spacecraft that could one day take humans to Mars — is going on an important flight today. Unfortunately it's not into space. Instead, the main structure of the vehicle is being transported from the Michoud …