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OK Go Weightless: Science, Art And Joy

On Aug. 6, 1974, Philippe Petit mesmerized the world by spending 45 minutes a quarter mile above the ground, walking a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. When he finally came down and was promptly arrested, waiting reporters jammed microphones in his face and asked: …

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 …

Scientists debate ethics of human gene editing at international summit

‘Deep and disturbing questions’ surrounding diseases and designer babies examined at summit as experiments get closer to altering human heredity<p>Alternating the promise of cures for intractable diseases with anxiety about designer babies and eugenics, hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around …

NBC Reporter Touts Network's Ethics Before Broadcasting Live From Inside San Bernardino Suspects' Apartment

NEW YORK -- NBC News correspondent Kerry Sanders drew criticism Friday for showing close-up images of photographs and identification cards live on MSNBC, as he found them, in the home of San Bernardino shooting suspects Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik.<p>"We regret that we briefly showed images of …

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

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Google and NASA are getting a new quantum computer

The famous Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is getting some powerful new hardware. A joint project between Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association, the Quantum AI Lab today announced a multiyear agreement to install a D-Wave 2X, a state-of-the-art quantum processor released …

Inside the original pitch for Uncharted

Before there was <i>Uncharted</i>, there was Project Big.<p>In 2005 Naughty Dog was a game studio best known for charming, cartoonish action adventures like <i>Crash Bandicoot</i> and <i>Jak and Daxter</i>. But the studio had bigger ambitions, and wanted to create a more sophisticated blockbuster, something with human leads …

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Researchers say discovery of stains from summertime flows down cliffs and crater walls increases chance of finding life on red planet<p>Water on the red planet - in pictures Water on Mars - an interactive guide<p>Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to …