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Why did we stop walking on the moon?

Astronaut Gene Cernan has died at the age of 82. One of only three men to go to the moon twice, his 1972 moonwalk as commander of Apollo 17 turned …

Space Science

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

Neuroscience and Buddhism Agree: Consciousness is Everywhere

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity.<p>The theory, called Integrated …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

The 15 smartest sci-fi movies of all time

Viewers are praising the film's stunning cinematography, the commanding performance of Amy Adams, and off-the-charts entertainment value, but mostly, they are praising the film's intelligence.<p>What's funny about most of the praise for the movie's smarts is that it's usually accompanied by just a …

Blade Runner

Here's What 150 Experts Say About the Future of Robotics

A new paper advises the U.S. government on what's coming and where to invest.<p>Some of the top minds in the field have some advice for the next presidential administration on how to proceed with robotics.<p>Last week, a group of 150 experts from Google, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, UPenn, Yale, Georgia …

Robotics

Meet Sofia, the Robot That Looks, Thinks, and Talks Like a Human

The latest robot from Hanson Robotics took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, displaying simple emotions, humanlike facial expressions. and bad jokes<p>Right now, artificially intelligent robots are part of the workforce, from hotel butlers to factory workers. But this is just the …

Singularity

7 Ways You Stress Yourself Out

Experts gave us insight into practices you may think are harmless—but are in fact disrupting your peace of mind.<p>Robin Hilmantel, <i>Life by Daily Burn</i><p>I …

​Studies Show I'm Worse Than I Thought

I thought I was only moderately depressed. Then I took four different online depression tests, and they all said I have "severe depression."<p>I thought I was only moderately depressed. Then I took four different online depression tests— Psychology Today, Mental Health America, Psych Central, and …

Mental Health
Artificial Intelligence

A song composed by artificial intelligence in the style of the Beatles

Enjoy this song by the Pre-Fab Four!<p>Scientists at SONY CSL Research Laboratory have created the first-ever entire songs composed by Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Graban por primera vez una conversación entre delfines

• Ciencia<p>Dos delfines han sido grabados sosteniendo una “conversación” por primera vez, usando un micrófono submarino que puede distinguir las “voces” …

Listen to New Google AI Program Talk Like a Human and Write Music

Google-owned artificial intelligence company <b>DeepMind</b> presented a deep neural network that generates amazingly human-like speech. Called <b>WaveNet</b>, this …

Los enigmáticos sonidos de Júpiter captados por la sonda Juno de la NASA

<b>¿</b><b>Cómo suena el planeta gigante del Sistema Solar?</b><p>Luego de completar su viaje épico de <b>cinco años</b> hacia Júpiter , la <b>sonda Juno de la NASA</b> comenzó a explorar los secretos del quinto planeta desde el Sol y el de mayor tamaño.<p>Todo en Júpiter se presta a superlativos.<p>Media playback is unsupported on your …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Medicine

10 películas con estructuras narrativas complejas

La complejidad cinematográfica muchas veces viene acompañada por una gran calidad tanto argumental como visual. Este es el caso en todas las …

Modern life is killing our children: Cancer rate in young people up 40 per cent in 16 years

Modern life is killing children with the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer rising 40 per cent in the past 16 years because of air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and radiation, scientists have warned.<p>New analysis of government statistics by researchers at the charity Children with Cancer …

Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1986

The amount of new anime released every year is staggering. It's now the norm in the 2010s that every few months there are at least thirty new series …

50 libros para geeks indispensables en las repisas de todo nerd

Leer un libro siempre será una de las mejores formas de cultivarse y ocupar tiempo de ocio al mismo tiempo; son capaces de expandir horizontes, …

Scientists confirm your dog knows what you're saying

The next time you want to praise your dog, use a positive word or phrase it knows— and say it in a praising way. That’s the finding of new research that reveals that both words and tone matter when humans communicate with canines.<p>Researchers studied 13 trained dogs in Hungary. The canines were …

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The French sci-fi comic that inspired Blade Runner and Akira

A huge chunk of the modern sci-fi canon owes its existence to one thing: a psychedelic, avant-garde, and frequently X-rated mindfuck of a French comics anthology from the 70s and 80s called <i>Metal Hurlant</i>. Literally ‘Howling Metal’ in French, its influence has been cited by everyone from Ridley Scott …

Así utiliza Pixar la música para hacerte llorar

La mayoría de nosotros hemos sido víctimas de Pixar a la hora de ver sus películas. Muchos necesitamos una caja de pañuelos o por lo menos <b>limpiar con</b> …

The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes gets a peppy, Devo-style theme song

In 1980, when Devo released its signature hit, “Whip It,” the band considered the galloping new wave tune to be a message of encouragement to …

Rick Grimes