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Are Asimov's Laws of Robotics still good enough in 2018?

It’s been 76 years since renowned science fiction author Isaac Asimov penned his Laws of Robotics. At the time, they must have seemed future-proof. But just how well do those rules hold up in a world where AI has permeated society so deeply we don’t even see it anymore?<p>Originally published in the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Struggle to Predict—and Prevent—Toxic Masculinity

Terrie Moffitt has been trying to figure out why men are terrible for more than 25 years. Or, to calibrate: Why <i>some</i> men are really terrible—violent, …

Helen Mirren Says Men Exposed Themselves to Her ‘Once a Week’ When She Was in Her Teens and Early 20s — Watch

She thinks the #MeToo moment is long overdue.<p>Helen Mirren has added her voice to the Me Too/Time’s Up movement, suggesting that the current moment is …

Deathblow Dealt to Dark Matter Disks

New data tracking the movements of millions of Milky Way stars have effectively ruled out the presence of a “dark disk” that could have offered …

'To Donald Trump,' by Leland Melvin, former NASA Astronaut and NFL Player

<i>Leland Melvin is the astronaut in that fabulous NASA photo with his two dogs. He is an engineer and former NASA education leader, and the author of</i> …

Donald Trump

Another U.S. Government Website Has Removed References to Climate Change

Loose Change<p>According to a report from the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), several references to climate change have been …

Climate

'Countdown': Apollo 10, a Mission That Almost Ended in Catastrophe

Space does not wish you well. It has no shortage of ways to kill you, and in the fifty years humans have been flying spacecraft around the Earth and …

Apollo Missions

10 Amazing Images of Jupiter from the Juno Mission

01<p>of 10<p>Before Juno got There: Voyager's View View of Jupiter<p>Many spacecraft have visited the giant planet Jupiter over the years, returning many …

Astronomy

Experts Weigh in on AI and the Singularity

AI Visionaries<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing so fast that there are new developments in the field almost every week. The tendrils of AI …

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

Electric Vehicles

Here’s why scientists think our entire universe could be a hologram

Scientists have come up with the sort of idea that’s normally only found by exploring ‘inner space’ with the aid of hard drugs.<p>Is our entire universe …

Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

A new study confirms that cannabinoids, which are a class of active chemicals in cannabis, can successfully kill leukemia cells. They also find that …

Science says your dog is preventing you from getting sick, proves they're your hero

Our pets are magical creatures that can heal pretty much any emotional ailment we might be experiencing. But science claims that your dog is doing …

The Launch was Successful. SpaceX Just Made History.

History in the Making<p>SpaceX is wasting no time on their mission to reinvent and revitalize space travel. The company has once again made history by …

Space Travel

New exoskeleton stops elderly from falling over

Researchers at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy and EPFL in Switzerland have developed a very unique type of exoskeleton: Instead of granting the user Iron Man-like super strength, their exoskeleton stops elderly people from falling over. This might sound like a somewhat trivial super power to grant, but …

Solving the puzzle of when the first humans arrived in the Americas

A Newcastle University expert is leading a new study which aims to resolve a longstanding debate about how and when people first came to the Americas.<p>…

Beta blockers may not help many heart attack victims, research claims

Study finds 95% of patients who had heart attack but not heart failure saw no benefit, suggesting drugs are overprescribed<p>Many patients given beta blockers after a heart attack may not benefit from being on the drugs, suggesting they may be being overprescribed, researchers have said.<p>UK medical …

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

NASA's Juno Reported Back, and Things Are Getting Weird

Juno’s Revelations<p>NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just revealed a wealth of new information about our Solar System’s biggest resident, Jupiter, and it’s …

Astronomy

Could an AI Ever Be Elected President?

Robot President<p>The president. A highly coveted and highly controversial role, one traditionally held by humans. The use of “traditionally” is a …

Artificial Intelligence

California Grid Smashes Record, Gets 67% of Energy From Renewables

California Leading The Way<p>On May 13, 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, controlled by the …

Renewable Energy

The scientific breakthrough that enabled physicists to solve the puzzle of infinity

During the mid 20th century, physicists were grappling with a perplexing puzzle. It seemed that every time they applied equations to explain fundamental properties we see and experience around us — like the mass of a particle or what happens when two particles interact with each other — they always …

Mini Reactors Could Make Affordable Fusion Power a Reality by 2030

“Years, Not Decades”<p>Earlier this month the newest fusion reactor in the U.K., Tokamak Energy’s ST40, achieved first plasma. This milestone event on …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

Watch This Cool Explanation of How Telescopes Work

Here's the science and mechanics behind how telescopes produce their incredible images.<p>For thousands of years, humans observed the stars with nothing but our own eyes. But eyes can only get us so far, and to see all the way to the ends of the universe we needed to invent some tools.<p>The tools we use …

Physicists Have Discovered a Gigantic Magnetic Bridge Spanning Galaxies

Magnets, Magnets Everywhere<p>If Magneto was capable of surviving in space, he’d probably be the most powerful mutant in comic book history. That’s …

Academics can't change the world when they're distrusted and discredited

There have been persistent calls for academics and scientists to venture forth from academia’s ivory towers to engage with a wider audience on the …

Political Science

Did this other human species overlap with our ancestors?

Scientists have discovered additional remains of a new human species, <i>Homo naledi</i>, in a series of caves northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.<p>The …

Anthropology

The human universe: Does consciousness create reality?

Samuel Johnson thought the idea was so preposterous that kicking a rock was enough to silence discussion. “I refute it thus,” he cried as his foot …

AIRS

Like many business leaders, Donovan Neale-May routinely seeks out information on business innovation and management trends. He reads reports from …