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Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

It was man 1, machine 1 in the first live, public debate between an artificial intelligence system developed by IBM and two human debaters.<p>The AI, called Project Debater, appeared on stage in a packed conference room at IBM’s San Francisco office embodied in a 6ft tall black panel with a blue, …

Artificial Intelligence

The US has a point leaving the UN Human Rights Council, even if Donald Trump's reasoning is flawed

Talk about doubling-down. As the world expresses horror at Trump’s family separation policy on America’s southern border, the US decides that now is …

Human Rights

Russia's Push for Militarization of the Arctic Continues

In 2015, speaking before the Federation Council (the upper chamber of the Russian parliament), Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin accused the West …

Military

Free agent T.J. Ward: I wasn’t allowed to be player I wanted to be last year

Getty Images<p>T.J. Ward apparently didn’t enjoy his one season in Tampa.<p>The safety started only five games for the Buccaneers, making 30 tackles with …

NFL

Report: Jameis Winston braces for a suspension

Getty Images<p>The investigation regarding Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston remains open. Whenever it closes, the final decision could indeed be a …

Football (U.S.)

We Know 135 More Facts About Anthem

BioWare's new shared-world, science-fantasy shooter was the biggest game coming out of E3 2018. Now that we know much more about Anthem and its …

PS4 Pro

Why the Raiders are worse off with Jon Gruden in charge

Coming off a stunningly disappointing 6-10 season in which no other AFC team took a further step backward, the Oakland Raiders demonstrated this …

Football (U.S.)

The Rise of Russia's Military

After feeling betrayed at the end of the Cold War, the Kremlin is using the military as its premier tool to achieve policy goals and weaken the …

Geopolitics

Russia's Defense – Tsargrad.tv: The Russian Fleet Rehearsed A Massive Nuclear Strike Against The U.S.

<i>On May 22, 2018, the Russian Navy launched a salvo of four Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles from the nuclear powered submarine "Yuri</i> …

Military

From Freshman To Resident: BS/MD Programs You Can Complete In Only 6 Years

How would you like to earn your medical degree in just six years? Thanks to accelerated direct medical programs (also called combined BS/MD or BA/MD programs), this could be your reality.<p>Direct medical programs target high-achieving high school students who are committed to entering the medical …

College & University

Russia may have upgraded nuclear bunker in Kaliningrad, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia may have significantly modernized a nuclear weapons storage bunker in Kaliningrad, a sensitive exclave of Russian territory sandwiched between Poland and the Baltics, as tensions between Russia and the West continue to rise, according to a new report.<p>On Monday, the Federation of …

Russia

Here's what we learned about 'Cyberpunk 2077' from the 50-minute demonstration at E3 where no cameras were allowed

Fans finally got to see the latest trailer for "Cyberpunk 2077" at Microsoft's E3 press conference on Sunday — after a 5-year wait since the last trailer — and it was one of the highlights of the whole multi-day expo.<p>But unless you were physically in Los Angeles and attending E3, you didn't get to …

Cyberpunk 2077

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Could Be "A Few More Years" Away

We recently got a chance to sit down and witness an entire glorious hour of <i>Cyberpunk 2077</i> during E3 2018, and the team over at CD Projekt RED …

Cyberpunk 2077

Trump poised to get new low-yield nuclear weapons

The new low-yield nuclear warheads that President Trump wants to add to the American arsenal look poised to receive backing from Congress, despite an outcry from anti-nuclear advocates and attempts by Democratic lawmakers to defund or limit their introduction.<p>The addition of the warheads to …

North Korea

Russia, China Are Outmaneuvering US: Generals Recommend New Authorities, Doctrine

China and Russia are outmaneuvering the US, using aggressive actions that fall short of war, a group of generals and admirals have concluded. To …

Geopolitics

Jeff Fisher could’ve been the Dolphins head coach — and he’d still be haunting the NFL today

The NFL could look a lot different today if Fisher had brought his special brand of mediocrity to Miami.<p><i>What follows is a purely fictional account, a horror story of sorts about a league where Jeff Fisher is still a head coach, the</i> <i>Browns</i> <i>are almost a dynasty, and the</i> <i>Rams</i> <i>briefly taste success with</i> <i>Sam</i> …

NFL

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ preview

<i>Cyberpunk 2077</i> feels like a larger, more complete simulation than any game I’ve ever seen.<p><i>Cyberpunk 2077</i> makes you feel like you can do whatever you …

Cyberpunk 2077

Research suggests that humans could one day regrow limbs

Planaria flatworm (credit: Holger Brandl et al./Wikipedia)In the June 14, 2018, issue of the journal <i>Cell</i>, researchers at Stowers Institute for …

Regenerative Medicine

Ace Combat 7's E3 trailer unveils a visually stunning danger zone

Namco Bandai have released an expanded E3 trailer spotlighting the adrenaline-pumping, high-flying action of upcoming sequel <i>Ace Combat 7: Skies</i> …

Gaming Industry

‘Anthem’ hands-on preview

What <i>do</i> you play <i>Anthem</i> for? Guns and graphics, of course.<p>There isn’t much of a barrier to keep you from playing with different classes as situation or …

BioWare

The Elder Scrolls VI Isn’t Playable Yet, But Starfield Is

Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference was capped by not one, but two massive surprises.<p>The first one was the announcement of <i>Starfield</i>, a brand-new IP …

Gaming Industry

What’s the Minimum Number of People you Should Send in a Generational Ship to Proxima Centauri?

Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight became a reality. And with the discovery of thousands …

Space Travel

AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses - MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are the crown jewel of the AI boom. They gorge on data and do things like transcribe speech or describe images with near-perfect …

Deep Learning

Maybe we can afford to suck CO2 out of the sky after all - MIT Technology Review

While avoiding the worst dangers of climate change will likely require sucking carbon dioxide out of the sky, prominent scientists have long …

Carbon Dioxide

Will we ever colonise an asteroid?

The asteroid belt is rich with precious metals. There are already plans for asteroid mining but could we ever build a colony on one?<p>The science-fiction series The Expanse is set 200 years in the future: humans have established colonies on the Moon and Mars, and have begun colonising the asteroid …

Asteroids

What's Next After 'Avengers 4'? 'Different Incarnations of Characters You Know'

We've already been warned that "Avengers 4" will be a game-changer.<p>Marvel Studios big cheese Kevin Feige previously told Vanity Fair the 2019 film will feature "things you've never seen in superhero films: a finale." Original Avengers cast members have been waxing nostalgic about passing the torch …

Marvel Universe

Internal Documents: Purdue Pharma Knew OxyContin’s Risks, Pushed It Anyway

Marketing records made public for the first time show the opioid maker was repeatedly warned about addiction and fatalities—but focused on telling …

Medicine

Trump Could Transform the U.S.–North Korea Relationship

In pursuing peace with North Korea, the U.S. president has the chance to do what Ronald Reagan tried to do with the Soviet Union.<p>Donald Trump is an ignorant, egotistical man. And in his summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, those character defects may be America—and the …

North Korea

New York City, the Perfect Setting for a Fictional Cold War Strike

On August 5, 1950, the popular weekly magazine <i>Collier’s</i><i></i> featured a chilling story titled “Hiroshima, USA: Can Anything Be Done About It?” Styled as a …

Manhattan