Robert Bell

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19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

How Is American Money Being Spent on Afghan Security Forces? It’s Classified

<b>(Update: The U.S. command in Afghanistan has partially reversed its decision to classify certain data. You can read our story about the reversal</b> …

Motorist caught driving at 107mph: ‘Can you let me off? My mum will go mad’

A motorist who was caught driving at 107mph pleaded for mercy from the officers, reasoning that her mother will be angry if she is booked for …

Artificial Intelligence as Socio-Cognitive Pollution

.Eric Schwitzgebel over at the always excellent <i>Splintered Minds</i>, has been debating the question of how robots—or AI’s more generally—can be squared …

Sam Harris: Searching for spirituality without religion

<i>I first met Sam Harris, the American writer, neuroscientist and proponent of “New Atheism”, nearly four years ago, when he was in London to promote</i> …

Carbon Fibre - A New Arrival In Automobile Technology

Carbon fibre’s properties provides better handling by reducing the size of the car’s body. Visit CarTrade Blog for more details.

What Can Supporters Do for Transhumanism?

<i>So many possibilities: A future transhumanist space habitat -- Drawing by Don Davis</i><p>Transhumanism has recently grown from a smallish group of scientists, futurists, and technologists to an international movement of supporters that fields people from all different walks of life. Everyone from …

Doctor of Climbology: 33 Must

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>2040<p>2K<p>SHARES<p><b>Doctor of Climbology is your shortcut to becoming cultured in climbing. An imperfect, unscientific guide</b> …

5 Courses & 65 Hours of Workout, Yoga, Parkour & Dieting Techniques That'll Get You into Shape

<b>Essential Parkour Techniques</b><p>Get In Shape, No Equipment Needed<p>This step-by-step 7+ hour course on the art of parkour will have you busting moves in no …

Space 2020: What does the future hold?

What will our space ambitions actually look like a decade from now? Three experts tell Richard Hollingham.<p>Space has not been this exciting since the 1960s.<p>Nasa recently launched Orion, its first new spacecraft to carry astronauts since the Space Shuttle, and is developing a massive new rocket to …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

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Have a scientific problem? Steal an answer from nature

From submarines to algorithms, nature's optimality hands researchers design inspiration.<p>The Cold War has been over for decades, but in the dark, …

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

Building Robots With Better Morals Than Humans

Bill Gates says he's concerned about the decisions machines of the near future will make once they outsmart humans.<p>The age of artificial intelligence may be very nearly upon us—which is, on one hand, great news. Machines have long helped humans do things better and faster and more safely and …

Safecracking the Brain - Issue 6: Secret Codes

It’s hard to imagine an encryption machine more sophisticated than the human brain. This three-pound blob of tissue holds an estimated 86 billion …

What's Better For Hiking? Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes

You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the …

Data Driven: Automatic Car Adapter And App Revolutionizes Driving Experience

<b>An Automatic that’s not a transmission</b><p>These days, the innovation around cars is exploding. That’s a good thing given that addressing car emissions is …

Why Lane-Merging A-Holes Are Actually Heroes

You might want to read this before making your morning commute. Especially if you're one of those conscientious drivers who pays attention to "merge ahead" signs<p>Your drive to work is going smoothly. Almost <i>too</i> smoothly. And then you see it. There's a merge ahead. Traffic is building, and you have to …

Mercedes-AMG Winter Academy: Driving AMGs in Sweden in the Dead of Winter

Where else would you want to drive a 507-hp C63 AMG?<p>But contact with the snowbank doesn’t have to throw the emergency brake on the fun. During one drawn-out incident, your narrator slides wide and broadsides a deep drift. As snow explodes over the windshield, we stay in the throttle and fight with …

Machine Intelligence Progress is Accelerating

I don’t (yet) worry about a Terminator or Matrix like scenario where machines take over the world and subjugate humans. But it is useful to remind …

A Secular Satanist’s Approach Towards Technoprogressive Transhumanism

new 1lluminati (CC BY 2.0)<p>The world is shifting in more ways than one. With the advent of our Transhumanist journey into the future, everything we …

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

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Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence - MIT Technology Review

Years ago I had coffee with a friend who ran a startup. He had just turned 40. His father was ill, his back was sore, and he found himself …

The Big Bang never happened, suggests a new theory

<b>Washington</b>: The Big Bang never happened and our universe may have no beginning and no end, suggests a new theory by physicists, including one of …

Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better

The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber<p>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Bill Gates to the A.I. panic of 2015.<p>During an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit this past Wednesday, a user by the name of beastcoin asked the founder of Microsoft a rather …

Discuss: Will AI Spell The Death Of Capitalism?

If artificial general intelligence can be achieved, it will change just about everything in our world. But could it kill capitalism?Read more...

Windows 10's Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be …