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7 potential doomsday scenarios and the tech that will make them possible

The tech-pocalypse<p>It's best not to put too much stock in doomsday theories. There are probably thousands of freak phenomena that, at any second, …

8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

Just as ATMs changed banking and computers took over the home and workplace, robots and artificial intelligence are going to transform a bunch of industries over the next decade.<p>By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could …

How Much Longer Until Humanity Becomes A Hive Mind?

Last month, researchers created an electronic link between the brains of two rats separated by thousands of miles. This was just another reminder …

For Soldiers of the Future, Brain Training May Be as Vital as Pushups

The controversial idea that you can “train” a human brain to get smarter or faster has spread through the worlds of elite athletics and brain-trauma …

Encouraging News from Monitoring the Future

Revealing the results of the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use and attitudes among American middle- and high-school students is an annual mid-December ritual at NIDA. It is often an unveiling of interesting and sometimes surprising data and trends. For 41 years now, the MTF …

Time to See the Future

The scariest change on your horizon is the one that you don't see coming. The problem for most of us is that we are so busy taking care of the seemingly urgent stuff on our calendars that we don't stay on top of the changes that will transform our lives.<p>For instance, did you know that agriculture …

This is the only number that truly matters for the future of our planet

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Project Syndicate.</i><p>The world has reached an historic agreement on climate change. The deal concluded …

Five reasons why DIY is the future of computing and will get kids into coding

Call it a counter movement, call it what you will. But kids - and adults - want to make things, including computers. Falling prices for components …

Is the future of music a chip in your brain?

The year is 2040, and as you wait for a drone to deliver your pizza, you decide to throw on some tunes. Once a commodity bought and sold in stores, …

DARPA: Here’s what 2045 will look like

Three DARPA experts give their vision of the world in 2045<p>Personally, I struggle to predict what will happen next week, let alone in 30 years’ time. …

The Turing Church Preaches the Religion of the Future

It doesn't bode well that Skype keeps crashing during my first attempt to speak with Giulio Prisco. Despite the marvels of modern technology, I can't seem to find a way to talk with the Italian theoretical physicist and computer scientist about his latest, and, to some, most quixotic endeavor: the …

Alan Turing

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

New Injectable Brain Implants Take Us One Step Closer To A Cyborg Future

Harvard scientists have developed an electrical scaffold that can be injected directly into the brain with a syringe. By using the technique to …

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2015

It’s time to reflect on the most futuristic breakthroughs and developments of the past year. This year’s crop features a slew of remarkable …

Who is Banking on a Digital Future?

“Digital banking will reach a tipping point by 2020,” concluded the attendees of the Banking on the Future member event Innovate Finance co-hosted …

A Series Of Unfortunate Tech Predictions - Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Holograms

There’s no denying that we are entering a renaissance period for certain trends we’ve all seen before, and virtual, augmented and holographic technologies this is certainly true. With the likes of Oculus Rift, Samsung, Valve, HTC, Microsoft, Magic Leap, Sony all eager to ship the latest release of …

Augmented Reality

Let's Prepare for a Future of Natural Disasters

Don't be fooled by the possibility of success following the climate summit in Paris in December. Even if all countries make commitments that could limit global warming to 1.5 degrees this century, this will still mean profound changes to the world we know.<p>There are the slow but serious changes to …

Sea Level

Wells Fargo Conversations

Important considerations for parents, grandparents, and children about funding the college experience.<p>The answers can help you make a sound decision …

Wells Fargo

‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Secrets of Outrageous Holiday Light Shows

If you’ve got deep pockets and time on your hands, you can turn your ho-hum Christmas lights display into a dazzler with only 400,000 bulbs, 70 extra …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

China’s ‘Monkey King’ Satellite Is Looking for Dark Matter in Space

The Monkey King satellite launch ushered in new era of space science for the country.<p>One of the longest standing conundrums in cosmology is accounting for dark matter, a theoretical material that emits neither energy nor light and accounts for approximately 80 percent of the universe's mass. It was …

Move Over, Graphene: Borophene Could Be the Strongest Material Ever

Graphene is the best-known two-dimensional material, with its atom-thick layers proving plenty of fascinating material properties. But now a team of …

Here Are the 9 Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home

To borrow a famous political slogan, it's morning again for the American housing industry. Indeed, the recovery in housing and construction activity …

Crash Course Astronomy Episode 43: Dark energy.

One of my favorite things to do as a science communicator is melt peoples’ brains*. There isn’t a better playing field for that than cosmology, the …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

Star Wars: how future world conflicts will be decided in space

The next world conflict will begin in space with superpowers or terrorists blasting communications and spy satellites out of orbit, defence experts predict<p>Future conflicts will be fought in space as rival nations compete to plunge each other into a 'technological Dark Ages' by destroying …

Space Exploration

Who Owns the Federal Reserve Bank—and Why is It Shrouded in Myths and Mysteries? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution</i> …