Richard Burgoyne

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Noam Kaiser's answer to Why can't people just live peacefully with each other? Just humanity with respect, allowing each their own beliefs.

Because they don't get THIS:<p>Take 3 minutes to listen to Carl Sagan, explaining what you're looking at.<p>What you see at the end is the actual famous …

Author's journey inside ISIS: They're 'more dangerous than people realize'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- the area they now call their "caliphate" -- visiting Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria, as well as Mosul in Iraq.<p>Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was taken by ISIS …

Man uses mind to control his two new robot arms

Les Baugh has robot arms he controls with his mind.<p>In a historic research project at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory over the summer, Baugh became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and control two robotic arms simultaneously.<p>Baugh, who lost both arms in an …

Why I'm Debating an Anarcho-Primitivist Philosopher About the Future

What happens when two fundamentally opposite philosophies clash.<p><i>Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, journalist, and author of the novel The Transhumanist Wager. He writes an occasional column for Motherboard in which he ruminates on the future beyond natural human ability.</i><p>Imagine if you woke up one …

A Space Game Gets Real

A crowdfunded video game aims for the most realistic spaceflight we've seen yet.<p>The revelation of the hit PC game <i>Star Citizen</i> isn’t that people love space-flight—we knew that. It’s that they like their games as realistic as possible, with a universe obsessively hewing to Newton-ian physics for even …

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