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Scientists are detecting strange radio waves from deep space — but they're probably not from aliens

Since 2007, scientists have been picking up mysterious radio blips, or fast radio bursts (FRBS), that originated somewhere in deep space. Nobody …

2 months later, anti-Semitic graffiti remains at Polish Jewish cemetery

Over two months after anti-Semitic and pro-Islamic State graffiti was spray-painted at a Jewish cemetery in central Poland, the offensive …

Researchers Want to Teach Robots Right From Wrong

Can a robot weigh the consequences of its decisions -- and the consequences of those consequences?<p>Researchers from Tufts, Brown and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are exploring the possibility of developing technology to help robots make moral decisions, through a project funded by the Office of …

Many Child Refugees Travel All Alone. Here Are Their Stories.

"If things were like before, nobody would leave," said one young Syrian.<p>LESBOS, Greece -- Among the flood of migrants and refugees arriving in Greece this year from war-torn countries in the Middle East are thousands of unaccompanied minors. These children made the difficult journey alone.<p>Some of …

Imagination, your best asset

When I was younger, long before I read Stephen King’s IT, I remember holding my mums hand (I must have been five) and walking through a sun dappled …

A perfectly normal psychological effect is messing with your perception of the world

Why do we endure hard breakups just to think fondly of them later?<p>And why do we loathe serial killers but revere Al Capone?<p>The answer to all those questions is a built-in mechanism of the mind called "psychological distance."<p>Normally, adults can do a reasonably good job of putting themselves inside …

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