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Scientists built the most powerful physics machine on earth to study the fate of our universe — and it may break the laws of physics

Right now, the most powerful physics machine ever constructed by man is running at maximum power after a major upgrade that took two years to complete.<p>And recently, two different experiments reported that they may have discovered a particle that behaves in ways that cannot be explained with any …

Researchers say the Turing Test is almost worthless

But AI scientists say the test is basically worthless and distracts people from the real AI science.<p>"Almost nobody in AI is working on passing the Turing Test, except maybe as a hobby," Stuart Russell, an AI researcher at University of California, Berkeley, told Tech Insider in an interview. "The …

Turing Test

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the ISS and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

This is how super smart octopuses are

<b>The cephalopod’s genome reveals how the creatures evolved intelligence to rival the brightest vertebrates.</b><p>We humans think we’re so fancy with our …

University of Chicago

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Fantasy Football Sleepers 2015: Underrated Players to Target in Early Drafts

The key to a successful fantasy football draft isn't the early rounds. Every contending team is going to need terrific production from its star players in order to make a run toward the title. Drafts are won in the latter stages by walking away with a few steals.<p>Hitting on a couple of sleepers is …

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and most of us – …

Peaceloving aliens stopped nuclear war on earth, says retired astronaut

Edgar Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the moon and long claimed to have evidence of extra terrestrial visitors<p>Aliens flew to earth on peace missions to prevent nuclear war between America and the Soviet Union at the start of the Cold War, according to a former Nasa astronaut.<p>Dr Edgar Mitchell …

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Robin Williams

This map shows the stark difference between states that have embraced Obamacare — and those rejecting it

The number of Americans without health insurance has been dropping dramatically in the last two years.<p>A new Gallup survey asking Americans if they have health insurance shows that in every state except Wyoming, the proportion of residents without health insurance has dropped since the major …

17 things that prove Dubai is the most over-the-top place on earth

And while many know that the aptly named City of Gold is awash in opulence, said opulence is so extreme it's often hard to fathom.<p>We've found 17 things that prove just how decadent Dubai is.<p><b>1.</b><b>Dubai's police drive $1.79 million supercars</b><p>Dubai's police force drives cars most people can only dream of, …

Burj Al Arab

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness

Don't Panic, But Our Universe Is Dying

Don't get too attached to the universe. It won't be around much longer.<p>The universe will long outlast Earth. However, in the cosmic sense, it is slowly dying -- something scientists have believed to be the case since the 1990s, but recently confirmed in a new study.<p>A team of international …

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Faith

HTC Is Now Essentially Worthless (And Insecure)

Internet hyperbole (and financial analysis) have rendered HTC, a once high-flying mobile brand, essentially valueless. In short, the company is trading below cash on hand. So if you bought all HTC stock, the company would have to pay you, the buyer, to take it over. This means the company’s …

6 apps for people who are easily distracted at work (a.k.a., everyone)

How often do you feel distracted at work? All the time, right? I bet those distractions keep you from getting a lot of stuff accomplished on a …

Time Management

French students ‘tried to dissolve body of murder victim in acid’

French students ‘inspired by Breaking Bad’ are accused of murdering a fellow-student over a drugs debt and attempting to dissolve her body in acid<p>Three French students were charged at the weekend over the murder of a fellow student after an attempt to dissolve her body in acid inspired by the TV …

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> …

The growing wealth gap that nobody is talking about

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>What are your odds of being a millionaire, do you think? One in 10? One in 50? One in 100?<p>If you’re over 62, your odds of having at least $1 million in net wealth (your total assets minus your total debt) are relatively achievable -- about 1 in 7. But if …

Income Inequality

The best 10 pizza places in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor

It's hot, delicious and cheesy. It brings people together. Americans have adopted the Italian delicacy as their own.<p>You might have your favorite …

Italian Food

This Is the Single Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men. Are You Doing It?

Add this one-move workout to your routine for a bigger, stronger, and more athletic body<p>Ask me for an upper-body workout, and I’ll give you one exercise: the standing single-arm overhead press.<p>Here’s why: It works the deltoids, biceps, triceps, lats, and pecs, as well as all of the stabilizing …

Radiation. Government conspiracy. Mass hysteria. There are plenty of theories as to why the residents of a tiny Kazakh mining region keep falling asleep for days at a time, but no answers. BuzzFeed News spends a week there and tries to stay awake.

<b>It was a crisp April morning in 2010</b> when the first person in town fell ill. The handful of women who manned the market in Krasnogorsk, a town in northwestern Kazakhstan, were exchanging the usual gossip over morning tea — how everyone had slept, whose children were causing trouble, what was …

Medicine

Porn site sponsoring free Google Cardboard headsets – get yours now (US only)

Sometimes I don’t know if porn revolves around the internet or if the internet revolves around porn. What we do know is us smartphone users seem to love this form of entertainment, and as tech enthusiasts we are glad to have the pornography industry being so involved technology. Not only for the …

Slender 'Alien' Recorded Watching Family In Mexico

This report was sent to me via Twitter and I have to admit its interesting. Mexico is the most active country in the world for UFO and alien …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …