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Ransomware Attacks Halts Shipping Giant Maersk in Its Tracks

Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, owner of the world’s largest container shipper Maersk Line, has been hit by the global Petya cyber attack, preventing …

Hacking the human brain—lab-made synapses for artificial intelligence

One of the greatest challenges facing artificial intelligence development is understanding the human brain and figuring out how to mimic it. Now, one …

Treasury chief says UK wants economy 'anchored' in Europe

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief told a German audience on Tuesday that his country wants to keep its economy "anchored" in the European …

REPORT: There are hundreds of judges in New York who do not have law degrees

Many of the announcements note that the judges, as part of their agreement with the commission, pledge to never seek or accept a job as a judge again.<p>And some of the announcements include a fact that still packs a 21st century punch of surprise: The judges being disciplined are not, and never have …

Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas.<p>Trump cited a …

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness