We are here by the skin of our teeth. Evolution could well have turned out differently, and the fact that it did not may well be down to freak, chance events. Life on Earth has faced a string of accidents,
A new study has found that, for some people, a pet in the bedroom can help them feel 'secure, content, and relaxed ' Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, sharing your bed with a cat or dog could help.
We’ve tied all sorts of ills to a failure to sit down to a hearty breakfast. But research and history show that skipping our granola bowl does not, in fact, harm our health Until very recently, common
Reports of a new space race tell of NASA’s plan to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk’s ambition to get private explorers there first. This race, however, can’t won
New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do
The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial
A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body. I was sitting in
There’s a huge buzz around the marvels of machine learning, but computers are only as good as the biased data we feed them The tech craze du jour is machine learning (ML). Billions of dollars of venture
It’s a classic human v. machine scenario: as AI gets better at teaching and providing educational assistance, the question inevitably turns to whether and when human teachers will be replaced by computers.
(CNN) — Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life -- if you pick the right destination. It's no secret that certain populations around the world live longer and produce
SpaceX founder tells meeting of astronautical experts that his only purpose is to ‘make life interplanetary’, revealing plans for reusable ship to Mars SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly
One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — it's
And it's giving Einstein a run for his money A beautiful thing about science is that it’s constantly revised. In 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe was expanding. This means that the galaxies
When Ray Kurzweil published The Singularity Is Near in 2006, many scoffed at his outlandish predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, Kurzweil imagined a world in which humans and computers
The Transhuman Future Are you ready for the future? A Transhumanist future? One where everyone around you--friends, family, and neighbors--has dipped into the transhumanist punch bowl. A future of contact
Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling