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Could Governments Run By Artificial Intelligence Be A Good Thing?

Put Skynet from <i>The Terminator</i> movies to the back of your mind for a minute, and stay with me on this one.<p>Certain political leaders are reminding us of their fragile humanity with increasing frequency these days. Prone to wild acts of emotion, and unable to resist the urge to push their personal …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Finally Found The Ordinary Matter Missing From The Universe

The universe is full of stuff we can't detect. Dark energy and dark matter — named for their mysterious natures — make up most of that stuff, but …

Dark Matter

More evidence that the dinosaurs were super unlucky with regards to that whole asteroid thing

Location matters. Especially to extinction-causing asteroids.<p>66 million years ago, an asteroid about 6 miles wide flamed across the sky and slammed into a sloping continental shelf, just off what is now Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It collided with the force of 10 billion nuclear bombs and dug deep …

Paleontology

Bernie Sanders warns of 'international oligarchy' after Paradise Papers leak

US senator warned that leak of documents exposing offshore tax havens show ‘rapid movement’ toward a group of billionaires controlling the global economy<p>Live updates: billionaires and firms exposed by Paradise Papers<p>Bernie Sanders has warned that the world is rapidly becoming an “international …

Corruption

The Climate Report President Trump Thinks You're Too Stupid to Read

The report refines our understanding of key issues that have huge implications for how we live today and in the future<p>To President Trump, science is …

3 Gene Therapy Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Even risk-averse investors can find exposure to one of the hottest trends in healthcare.<p>The FDA just approved another gene-altering cancer treatment …

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

NASA says evidence for 'Planet Nine' is mounting

We might not actually know how many planets are in our Solar System — and no, this isn’t a trick regarding Pluto’s status. For years, scientists have wondered if there might be a larger, planet-sized body lurking in or around the thick layer of debris called the Kuiper Belt, and now NASA is saying …

See it! Moon passes Venus and Mars

Did you see the moon sweep past the planets this week? Spectacular images from EarthSky friends here. Thanks to all who submitted!<p>Bottom line: Photos …

Astronomy

3 Growth Strategies for Mobile Gaming

Develop quickly, but keep striving for improvements.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are seemingly an infinite number of mobile games in app stores these days. So much so that finding good games is often a struggle for consumers. While ranking charts and app store …

Pokémon Go

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Sleep

32-year-old investor with ties to Elon Musk wants to upend America with a crazy utopian plan for the future

In a not-too-distant future city, superintelligent robots will carry out the majority of vital tasks. Driverless cars will ferry passengers to and from points of interest. Housing and healthcare will be affordable, if not free to all. Political leaders and technologists will speak the same …

Silicon Valley

13 Trump Scandals You Forgot About

Any other year, one of these could have derailed a presidency.<p>The first six months of the Trump presidency have been a whirlwind of Russia-related news, with revelations about the Kremlin’s attempt to sway the election and the Trump campaign’s possible role in the effort surfacing nearly every day. …

Donald Trump

Here's What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two …

7 lies you've been told about your own body

Conventional wisdom. Common knowledge. Whenever you hear something super interesting preceded by “they say,” don’t blindly believe it. Because when it comes to matters of biology, “they” apparently have no clue.<p>As many as 90 to 95 percent of the tales we tell about our bodies just aren’t true, …

Immune System

Are Dark Matter, Dark Energy Real? New Theory Of Gravity Says No

The hunt for dark matter and dark energy — the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe — has so far been …

Copper Pipe As A Camping And Survival Tool

Every person that is into camping and survival looks for equipment that offers a multitude of useful features, and it is quite unfortunate that often …

Elon Musk: To Join SpaceX's First Mission to Mars, You Have to Be "Prepared to Die"

The ultimate commitment.<p>On Tuesday, Elon Musk gave a keynote talk at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he …

I retired at 34, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

<i>In August, Brandon — a former software developer who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — achieved financial independence and retired at age 34. Today, he writes about money and his own financial journey on his blog the Mad Fientist. Here are his seven best pieces of money …

Retirement

10 Books from the Summer to Make You Smarter in the School Year

The problem with school is that it can really cut into your reading time.<p>Gone are the glorious days of lugging hefty historical novels in your beach …

Books

Tesla's new 100kWh battery makes Ludicrous Mode even more ludicrous

0-60 in 2.5 seconds and much as 315 miles of range<p>With a number of new upgrades announced today, Tesla's Model S is now the third-fastest car in the world, going from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds. That's only just slower than the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder — both million-dollar …

Tesla

Central bankers are doing something that hasn't happened in 5,000 years — and drastically changing the world economy

A few years ago, this might have been remarkable. It means banks in the UK can borrow money from the central bank for next to nothing.<p>But in 2016, a "historic low" for interest rates is a superlative repeated so often that it doesn't get much notice anymore.<p>In fact, if the UK's central bank cuts …

Economics

Solar cell sucks up CO2 and spits burnable fuel out the other side

Recreating a plant's ability to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into fuel, something known as artificial photosynthesis, is one of the holy …

The Next Battleground In The War Against Quantum Hacking - MIT Technology Review

Quantum hacking is the latest fear in the world of information security. Not so long ago, physicists were claiming that they could send information …

Quantum Mechanics

White House Gives $55 Million to Build Genetic Database

The Obama Administration is giving out $55 million to a collection of hospitals and companies to uncover links between a person’s genome and disease. …

Health Care

Researchers stored an OK Go music video on strands of DNA

Researchers just figured out how to squeeze 200 MB of data onto some strands of DNA.<p>That's right, the same stuff that's inside all of us, the …

Massive planet found within a triple-star system

It defies what researchers thought was possible<p>More than 340 light years away, a giant planet is trapped in a dance with three stars. It’s a unique world, where suns rise and set three times a day, and where one year lasts more than half a millennium. It’s so bizarre that the existence of such a …

Universe

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Singularity

Two Global Firms Join to Revolutionize Cities as We Know Them

Picture this: Urban condos that offer ride-sharing services instead of parking spots. A decommissioned city-center airport reimagined into a …

Urban Design

How politics could disrupt the SpaceX rocket revolution

Landing rocket boosters on an open-ocean platform has been a massive engineering hurdle for SpaceX.<p>Politics are proving to be a different sort of challenge.<p>As competition in the satellite-launch sector intensifies, the battle between traditional aerospace giants and upstart companies backed by tech …