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Our Lives Are Full Of Listening Devices Like Samsung's Smart TV

But "listening" doesn't always mean "spying"<p>We're surrounded by eavesdroppers these days--and I don't mean the NSA tapping phones. Our electronic gadgets and gizmos increasingly try to cater to our every whim, including those expressed by voice. It makes sense: Talking is a natural way for people …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

How far is Betelgeuse?

Finding star distances isn’t easy. Here’s how it’s done, and why astronomers modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.<p>Not long …

Universe

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling …

The invisible network that keeps the world running

One of the world’s most dazzling engineering feats is largely hidden from view. Travelling with a group called Unknown Fields, Tim Maughan stepped on board a container ship to investigate the humungous, algorithmically-controlled network that supplies most of what you own.<p>It’s been just over 45 …

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Project Blue Book And Rising UFO Sightings

Reports have recently been released by the United States Air Force, which detail UFO sightings across the United States. Nearly 130,000 pages of …

Senate votes 98 to 1 that climate change is a thing

<b>Dozens of demonstrators rally in support of Obama's pledge to veto any legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, outside the White House in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. (AP/Jose Luis Magana)</b><p>Thanks for clearing that up, guys<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>January 21, 2015 10:20pm (UTC)<p>Wednesday …

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Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

How Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Will Revolutionize Healthcare

During last night's State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama called for a new initiative to fund precision medicine. Here's what the …

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