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Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse: Scientists Simulate Superintelligence in Video Game and the AI Takes Over

The rise of powerful artificial intelligence, professor Stephen Hawking once warned, will be “either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to …

The Search for Aliens Starts Now—in Antarctica

When you need to recreate the frozen temperatures of Jupiter's Europa, few places on Earth will do.<p>It's hard to get over putting your life's work in harm's way. Britney Schmidt hasn't. The Georgia Tech researcher has tested the limits of underwater robots swimming beneath Antarctic ice shelves, a …

Oxygen Is Disappearing From the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace

Tech & Science Ocean Oxygen Climate Change<p><i>Updated |</i> The ocean is running out of oxygen at a rapid speed—and the depletion could choke to death much …

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Ice Age

How ‘Organs on a Chip’ Will Revolutionize Medicine

Scientists can now do research on live human organs without petri dishes or animal testing.<p>Before, it was inconceivable: risk-free biomedical testing on living human organs. But new “organs-on-chips” technology is emulating the liver, brain, lungs, intestines, and more on a chip the size of a USB …

Microscopes

What we know and don't know about the deadly Niger attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Thursday that the "US military does not leave its troops behind" but did not provide additional details into why the body of Sgt. La David Johnson was recovered nearly 48 hours after his 12-member team was ambushed by 50 ISIS fighters in …

Military

California fires: Almost 6,000 buildings destroyed, 36 people killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Reinforcements from other regions are helping firefighters contain more of the largest wildfires devastating Northern California, though strong winds expected over the weekend could challenge those gains, a fire chief said Friday.<p>Meanwhile, officials are making grim discoveries -- victims …

Natural Disasters

Mexico City earthquake: At least 273 dead as buildings reduced to rubble

Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.<p>The magnitude 7.1 shock killed at least 273 people, …

Mexico City

'This is crazy,' sobs Utah hospital nurse as cop roughs her up, arrests her for doing her job

By all accounts, the head nurse at the University of Utah Hospital’s burn unit was professional and restrained when she told a Salt Lake City police detective he wasn’t allowed to draw blood from a badly injured patient.<p>The detective didn’t have a warrant, first off. And the patient wasn’t …

Law Enforcement

Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will

Big Telecom has little interest in expanding to small towns and farmlands, so rural America is building its own solutions.<p><i>Broadband Land is an ongoing Motherboard series about the digital divide in America. Follow along here.</i><p>Dane Shryock walked over to a map hanging on the wall of the county …

Donald Trump's chaotic Muslim-majority immigration ban: the full story

It began with the simple stroke of a pen. Donald Trump was fresh from lunch with Theresa May. Buoyant in his new role, the president kept the menu card to prove he had eaten with the British Prime Minister.<p>Arriving at the Pentagon, Mr Trump took the seat behind the executive desk, and at 4.42pm on …

Mathematical analysis reveals architecture of the human genome

Mathematical analysis has led researchers in Japan to a formula that can describe the movement of DNA inside living human cells. Using these …

Genetics

Renewable energy: Scientists accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol - Science News - ABC News

A team of scientists has turned a waste product — carbon dioxide — into a fuel — ethanol — in a relatively simple process. And it happened almost by …

Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the drummer and leader of <i>The Tonight Show's</i> house band The Roots, says he's obsessed with the creative process. His new book, s<i>omethingtofoodabout,</i> is a collection of his interviews with chefs about how art and creativity apply to their preparation and presentation of …

Music

Windows 10 will no longer let you Google search from Cortana

Microsoft is closing off one of the easiest ways to Google search in Windows 10. The company has announced in a blog post that starting today, it will block the ability to perform third-party searches through the Cortana digital assistant, as part of an effort to maintain an "integrated search …

The future is a pen and this microwavable notepad

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad.<p>I’ve tried using a whole range of different …

Notepads

Samsung's TabPro S will be available for $899.99 starting tomorrow

Samsung today announced that its TabPro S convertible tablet will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, March 18th. The TabPro S runs Windows 10, comes with a keyboard case, and will cost $899.99. An optional pen will be available later in the year.<p>The TabPro S borrows a lot from Microsoft's …

Electronics Industry

Earth crushed temperature milestones this winter, edging closer to climate guardrail

More all-time global heat records bit the dust this winter than were initially suspected, according to a new and shocking National Oceanic and …

Solar Panels Grown On The Moon Could Power The Earth

A far-out plan to create swarms of self-replicating solar panel satellites<p>"Global warming is the greatest challenge our species will face in the next 100 years," says Justin Lewis-Weber.<p>Currently a high school senior in California, Lewis-Weber has just published a paper in the journal <i>New Space</i> with …

Solar Panels

The Oral History of Alabama Shakes’ ‘Sound & Color’

Brittany Howard, Shawn Everett, Blake Mills, and others tell the inside story of their GRAMMY Album Of The Year nominee<p><b>By Bill Forman</b><p>A<b>labama Shakes’</b></i> …

Microsoft’s Outlook.com now has an overhauled look and features

Microsoft started previewing its new Outlook.com interface back in May, but it's now rolling out broadly today. New users who sign up to the service from the US will immediately access the new interface, and existing users are being migrated each week. Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email …

It's Official: 'Gilmore Girls' Revival Is Coming to Netflix This Year

Fellow "Gilmore Girls" fans, our prayers have been answered: After months of rumors, Netflix finally, officially confirmed that a revival of the beloved series is indeed coming to the streaming service.<p>Netflix made the announcement on social media late on Friday afternoon, posting a photo on …

TV

El Niño is coming

According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's forecast for the 2015-16 winter, <b>El Niño weather conditions are expected to bring</b> <b>cooler, wetter weather to Southern states, and warmer weather to the West and Northern states.</b><p>El Niño is a series of climate changes that occurs every …

Lies, Damned Lies, and Presidential Statements About War

From Bob Woodward's latest book, The Last of the President's Men, we have further confirmation that lies are of three varieties: lies, damn lies, and statements by Presidents of the United States about war.<p>On January 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon pontificated to Dan Rather of CBS News that …

Microsoft's PC partners are rallying for an ad blitz against Apple

The advertising campaign, which will involve TV commercials, print ads, and online ads, will ask a simple question: "PC Does What?"<p>It sounds a lot like the PC industry's belated answer to Apple's famous "Get a Mac" ads than ran from 2006 to 2009. In those ads, John Hodgman and Justin Long played a …

Comic-Con trailer roundup: Star Wars, Superman, and a whole lot of zombies

This past week San Diego Comic-Con attendees got a look at some of the biggest projects Hollywood is working on — and that meant a whole lot of trailers. The behind-the-scenes reel for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and the new <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> trailer were no doubt the biggest hits, …