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21 Family-Friendly Water Parks and Pools in Illinois

Now that the snow has finally melted away and the summer heat beats down on Illinois, you might be looking for a place to take a dip in the pool or take your family on a day-trip. Although there are more pools and water parks in Illinois than someone can probably visit in a lifetime, here are 21, …

Movies ask: Should we be afraid of artificial intelligence?

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” some egghead told the BBC in December.<p>That Stephen Hawking, what does he know? He’s the guy who said that if extraterrestrials come to Earth, they might be here to, you know, reap us or something. Wait ... …

Artificial Intelligence

Intelligent Machines -- On Earth and Beyond

Stephen Hawking famously warned in 2010 that based on the history of humankind, an alien, more-advanced civilization would probably destroy us. "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet," he said. Hawking expressed a similar …

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Prevented The Germanwings Crash

No level of security screening short of mind-reading could have prevented the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But what can be done? The <i>New York Times</i> editorial today calls for the American standard that requires two crew members be in the cockpit at all times to be adopted by “all airlines.” This …

The big bang: are we in a ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ type situation?

Scientists at Cern are suggesting they could soon detect miniature black holes, proving the existence of parallel universes and disproving the big bang theory of the creation of the universe. Or something

Boko Haram swears allegiance to Isil

Declaration by deadly militant group means Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's black flag now flies over tens of thousands of square miles in northern Nigeria<p>The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram on Saturday announced it was joining the <b>Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil) by apparently releasing an …

How Much Sleep Should You Get? New Guidelines Break It Down By Age

This is the first time the National Sleep Foundation’s recommendations have been age-specific.<p>If you’re anything like me, you agonize over sleep: How little is <i>too</i> little? Is there something wrong with you if you need a full 10 hours in order to be a functioning human?<p>Fortunately, the National Sleep …

Sleep

Here come the climate trolls: Why the descending blizzard doesn’t disprove global warming

<b>(kmichal/Shutterstock)</b><p>Climate deniers are arguing that Blizzard 2015 proves climate change is a hoax. Here’s why they’re wrong.<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 26, 2015 4:04pm (UTC)<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that, as snow begins to fall on their little corner of the world, Twitter trolls (and …

Climate Change

To Keep Airplanes On The Map, Track Them From Space

The technology exists, but will airlines use it?<p>Two commercial airplanes vanished from radar in 2014. Although the wreckage of AirAsia QZ8501 has been recovered, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is still missing, with and search-and-rescue efforts coming up short.<p>With all the tracking technology at our …

Blackbox

MH370: Malaysia officially declares disappearance of plane an accident

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370,Malaysia,Asia Pacific,World news,Air transport,Plane crashes<p>Officials declare search for survivors over but underwater hunt for missing plane to continue

Airplanes

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Planets