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UC Berkeley professor’s ‘slaughterbots’ video on killer drones goes viral

A UC Berkeley computer science professor helped to create a video that imagined a world where nuclear weapons were replaced by swarms of autonomous tiny drones that could kill half a city and are virtually unstoppable.<p>Stuart Russell, the professor, said these drones are already a reality.<p>The video …

Understanding the "Schrodinger's Cat" Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrodinger was one of the key figures in quantum physics, even before his famous "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment. He had created the …

Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that's up to 99% accurate - ExtremeTech

Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that’s up to 99% accurate<p>By on November 2, 2016 at 9:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

No Excuses: 3 Intense Workouts You Can Do in 10 Minutes

Here’s a hard truth: Sometimes you just won’t be able to fit in an hour-long, balls-to-the-wall workout at the gym. But don’t let an all-or-nothing …

Workouts

The Magnificent 7 Yoga Poses for Lower Back Relief

<b>You may already know this, and you probably certainly feel it, lower back pain seems to impact 8 out of every 10 people.</b><p><b>If you have lower back pain</b> …

For scientists and students: Why the mobile DNA kit Bento Lab is not just for Christmas

A mobile DNA lab for remote regions is one thing, but a chemistry kit for kids at Christmas is another altogether. Bento Lab co-founder Bethan …

The ultimate deep sea explorer

Robot explorers that can feel their surroundings – and translate those physical feelings back to their controllers – could change the way we delve into the deep.<p>For decades, TV cameras mounted in exploration robots, especially in the ocean deep, have been mounted with cameras that can relay a view …

Robotics

The Viruses That Made Us Human — NOVA Next | PBS

The rise of the mammals may be feel like a familiar tale, but there’s a twist you likely don’t know about: If it wasn’t for a virus, it might not …

Researcher Uses CRISPR To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos In Controversial World First

Should we edit human DNA? This is one of the most controversial questions of our time, and an intense and sometimes acrimonious debate has raged over …

Israel’s BioBee To Ship 500 Million ‘Predatory Bugs’ To Russia

Israeli company BioBee Biological Systems will ship 500 million “predatory bugs” to Russia to help its farmers get rid of pests – the natural way.<p>By …

Genetically enhancing our children could raise interest rates

With embryo selection, a woman produces many embryos that are examined by a fertility clinic, and then the clinic implants in her one of the embryos that happens to be free of the harmful gene. Once we understand how DNA can influence human intelligence, fertility clinics could also base their …

6 ways American fathers are doing better than their dads before them

It might be time to give your dad some credit.<p>Because, according to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, chances are he's doing a pretty good job.<p>While experiences and cultural standards about fatherhood vary, it's still one of the hardest jobs a man can have in his lifetime.<p>The …

Parenting

A biologist has a radical plan to save the Earth

<i>The following is an excerpt from "Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight For Life," by Edward O. Wilson.</i><p>The global conservation movement has temporarily …