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Facebook unveils a chatbot that can bluff and negotiate

In a new paper, Facebook researchers claim an advance in the capacity of chatbots to conduct sophisticated conversations — the ability to …

Chatbots

What The Sun Looks Like From Other Planets

These starkly beautiful illustrations will transport you to distant worlds.<p>What does the sun look like from Earth? No need to wonder ― we can simply gaze skyward and see its glowing disk from our orbital perch 93 million miles away.<p>What does the sun look like from <i>other</i> planets? Given the vast and …

How the fastest spacecraft ever reached 165,000 miles per hour

It also secured a Guinness World Record. Not bad for a Monday night!<p>Reaching Jupiter and getting into the giant planet's orbit required some complicated physics. In the process of executing the necessary maneuver, the probe became the fastest spacecraft ever, toppling a record that had stood for …

Astronomy

NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system

Days before the Juno spacecraft is scheduled to arrive, astronomers have captured an enormous aurora at the north pole of Jupiter. The imagery, released this week, was taken back on May 19 using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope as part of a program to study how solar wind affects auroras on …

The ozone layer is bouncing back. And our hairstyles will be OK too.

Donald Trump wants his old hairspray back.<p>The presumptive republican presidential nominee thinks his hairspray just hasn’t been the same since manufacturers had to phase out the use of CFC-based propellants a generation ago to help restore the Earth’s protective ozone layer.<p>He also thinks using …

NASA extends the New Horizons mission to fly by another small world beyond Pluto

The spacecraft's new target is 2014 MU69<p>Today, New Horizons team received official confirmation that they will get extra funding from NASA to continue doing science with their faraway spacecraft, which visited Pluto in the summer of 2015. During this extension, which will last to 2021, New Horizons …

One man's incredible plan for humanity to migrate into space

In the early 1970s, Princeton University physicist Gerard O’Neill became a space activist touting plans to build human colonies in outer space. He …

NASA will reach Jupiter on July 4

NASA's Juno spacecraft is going closer to the massive and mysterious planet Jupiter than any spacecraft has ever gone.<p>The ship has flown more than …

Juno is collecting the most amazing sounds as it gets close to Jupiter

NASA spacecraft Juno is just a few days away from getting close enough to Jupiter, hopefully to be swept into its orbit. The goal is for scientists …

Watch Daniel Radcliffe Answer a Bunch of Adorable Kids' Harry Potter Questions

Daniel Radcliffe may be in the midst of his promotional tour for <i>Swiss Army Man</i> — a film in which he stars alongside Paul Dano as a flatulent corpse — …

Bitcoin: What It Is And How It Works

Demystifying the cryptocurrency<p>What Is Bitcoin?<p>In 2008, a programmer issued a white paper in which he argued that we need an Internet currency not subject to the fees and permissions of third-party intermediaries. So he came up with the digital equivalent of cash online, a system that lets …

Christo’s ‘Floating Piers’ Installation in Italy: Pictures

Italy