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10+ Facts Scientists Have Learned About The Health Effects of Marijuana

Happy 4/20.<p>In 2017, some Americans could buy legal marijuana almost as easily as they could order a pizza.<p>Pot shops outnumber Starbucks stores in …

Cannabis

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience | John Naughton

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Artificial Intelligence

Human-robot hybrid babies are possible, AI expert claims - IBTimes India

Dr David Levy says that humans and robots will soon make babies, given the 'recent progress in stem cell research and artificial chromosomes.'<p>The …

Massive Sunspots and Solar Flares: The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why

<b>This article was originally published on The Conversation as "Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth."​</b> <b>Read</b> …

11 House Plants So Good for You They’re Approved by NASA

Adding some green to a space can do a lot of good — both for your health and your style. Although we’ve been loving 2016’s trending house plants (we’ve even DIYed a Sharpie watercolor planter to keep them looking fresh in our office), we almost lost it when we heard that space plants (yes, space …

Gardens: living flypaper

Carnivorous plants to take down insect pests<p>My houseplant collection is ever-expanding. Pots of cacti jostle for space on the windowsills of my tiny flat with scented tropical herbs like lemongrass, kaffir limes and curry leaves. That’s before we get on to the gardenias, little eucalypts and a …

Is everything in the Universe the same age?

Or can moving at relativistic speeds through a general relativistic Universe change everything?<p><i>“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once</i> …

Our Galaxy Has a Twin, and It's Made Almost Entirely of Dark Matter

Dragonfly 44, a galaxy in the Coma constellation, is made almost entirely of dark matter.<p>There are billions of galaxies out there besides our own, so it's something of a given that the Milky Way might have a few "twins," roughly mirroring its mass and size. And now, scientists think they've found …

The AI Bots Are About To Get Emotional

Straight out of science fiction, artificially intelligent machines could soon learn to mimic and manipulate human feelings<p>We already interact with artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Furby and Clippy were early forms; driverless cars and Facebook's chatbots pick up the mantle today. But if …

Artificial Intelligence

AI expert says that Russia is on the verge of a ‘major breakthrough’ in artificial intelligence

At an artificial intelligence conference in New York City last week, Professor Alexi Samsonovich from the Moscow-based National Research Nuclear …

Your Smart Robot Is Coming in Five Years, But It Might Get Hacked and Kill You

However, it's the cars you really have to worry about.<p>A new report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security forecasts that autonomous artificially intelligent robots are just five to 10 years away from hitting the mainstream—but there's a catch.<p>The new breed of smart robots will be …

Congress Could Nix Asteroid Mission -- and Cost Boeing Billions

NASA has a new space rocket -- the Space Launch System, or SLS -- built cooperatively by such leading aerospace lights as <b>Boeing</b> and <b>Lockheed Martin</b> , <b>Orbital ATK</b> and <b>Aerojet Rocketdyne</b> .<p>Sometime in the next decade, NASA intends to send up SLS to lasso an asteroid from the Van Allen Belt and put itin …

Physicists Send 'Twisted Light' 143 Kilometers, a New Record

A recent experiment could open new doors in space-based quantum communication.<p>In considering a beam of light traveling through space, whether in the form of a flashlight or high-powered laser or dusty sunlight creeping around a curtain's edge, it's easiest and most intuitive to imagine the …

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Overwatch beta runs well on consoles and PC alike - ExtremeTech

By on May 11, 2016 at 9:40 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Blizzard has a long history of …

Drones Are Already Delivering Packages in Germany

In the Bavarian alps, an orange drone waits to serve you.<p>It may have been a while since DHL made headlines here in the States, but it's been focusing on shipping, shipping, and shipping. Now, it's sent over a hundred packages with drones—beating mammoths like Amazon to the punch—and has no plans to …

Scientists have detected oxygen on Mars — and it could reveal something fascinating about the planet's past

But don't get carried away too quickly — <i>atomic</i> oxygen is very different from the stuff we breathe.<p>But it does affect how easily gases escape the Martian atmosphere, so these measurements will likely help uncover more about why and how the protective gases enveloping Mars eroded over the last few …

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Plants

NASA's Making a Major Kepler Announcement Tomorrow!

Aliens?<p>Get the popcorn ready. NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 pm EDT Tuesday, May 10 (5pm UTC, 3am AEST on Wednesday), to announce the …

Exoplanets

NASA Says It Will Help SpaceX With Mars 2018 Mission

While cutting funding for its own Mars programs<p>SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.<p>According to a blog post today from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava …

Space Exploration

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Quantum Mechanics

A Dozen Black Holes Are Mysteriously Spewing Energy In the Same Direction

Something strange is going on in a distant corner of our universe. About a dozen supermassive black holes are all shooting enormous jets of energy in …

Dark Matter + Black Hole = Wormhole?

Maybe.<p>According to a paper posted to the arXiv pre-print server last week, the difference between an everyday supermassive black hole and a space-time tunneling wormhole may be a lacing of dark matter. While it sounds like crank fodder of the sort that not infrequently winds up on arXiv, the idea …

Kepler spacecraft in trouble 75 million miles from Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA's Kepler spacecraft is in trouble -- far, far away.<p>The telescope that searches for habitable planets in outer space went into emergency mode 75 million miles away from home, leaving engineers scrambling.<p>Mission engineers discovered Kepler was in distress during a scheduled contact …

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A monster black hole was found in an unexpected part of the universe

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy in a "sparsely populated" area of the universe, NASA announced yesterday. The finding is important because black holes that size were believed to exist only at the core of very large galaxy clusters. The newly found black …

This 3D Printer Makes Robots That Can Walk Away as Soon as They're Done

Bringing the world one step closer to having real-life replicators like <i>Star Trek</i> promised, researchers at MIT’s CSAIL lab have developed a new 3D …

Alien Planets With Super Salty Oceans Could Be Habitable

Polar opposites of Earth<p>Imagine a world that's just like Earth, except for the salt content of the oceans. That tiny change could cause the poles of the planet to warm up, and its equator to cool, potentially making an uninhabitable planet habitable after all.<p>In a study published today in <i>PNAS</i>, …