Xavier Chavez

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Here's why it would be 'unintelligent' to build brain-like computer intelligence

The surest strategy might seem like emulating human intelligence or even mimicking brain structure.<p>But creating an intelligent machine based on the human mind might be impossible, unnecessary, or even counterproductive.<p>In fact, many researchers believe what's inside our heads is just one example of …

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Want to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence? Here Is the Quality You Need to Improve

This trait is often misunderstood.<p>Few people truly understand it, and even fewer demonstrate it effectively. It's missing in the disconnected team leader, in the dysfunctional family as well.<p>What is "it"? The quality of empathy.<p>Oxford defines empathy as "the ability to understand and share the …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

The Village That Will Be Swept Away

Residents of Newtok, Alaska, voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part.<p>NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms with what had become increasingly obvious: They could no longer fight back the rising waters.<p>Their homes perched on a …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

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Microwave breakfast: Make a 3-minute huevos rancheros recipe in a mug

Eggs are a great, protein-rich breakfast, but many of us tend to only serve them on the weekends, opting for ready-made cereals and muffins on hectic weekday mornings. The next time you tell yourself that you're too busy to cook eggs, remember this speedy, Mexican-inflected recipe from <i>Mug Meals</i> by …

Kombucha Sent to Space Could Help Search for Alien Life

Kombucha, a fizzy, fermented tea and trendy new favorite of hipsters and health nuts everywhere, has reached stellar heights as part of an experiment on the International Space Station.<p>Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) have placed the same bacteria and yeasts used to make Kombucha tea …

Solar device shatters records for splitting water

A new “artificial leaf” system that uses solar energy to split water can safely and efficiently create hydrogen fuel.<p>“This new system shatters all of …

NASA Chief to Congress: 'Don't Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia'

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is tired of relying on the Russians to carry American astronauts into space.<p>Currently, the United States pays for spots on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, which carry people and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting Earth. The White House decided to …

A Mushroom Cloud Made From Coffee Creamer

Don't try this at home<p>In the early-morning hours of July 16, 1945, a team of scientists at the Trinity site in New Mexico fretted over a large sphere of steel and electrical cables they called the “Gadget.” A few hours later, the device exploded in the first test of an atomic bomb. It created a …

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From relationships to revolutions: seven ways Facebook has changed the world

Photograph: Alamy<p>Woman is touching the like button. Facebook has brought a new weighting to the term.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/b7c3868de9ba3edae2d6a22ee0ea4912f857b45b/0_182_4008_2404/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters<p>People are more willing to share private …

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10 Drinks You Should Never Have After Dinner, And Why

<i>Photo Credit: Flickr / Steve Snodgrass / CC BY 4.0</i><p>Avoid these late at night and you'll sleep like a baby<p>Thankfully, many drink myths have been put to rest, and consumers are getting better at knowing which beverages are healthy. Whether it be your favorite store-bought fruit juice or a tasty can of …

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Why we haven't discovered life on other planets - and why it hasn't discovered us (yet)

The Night Sky in September: If other planets share Earth's history of ice ages, why would aliens have found us? That, and news about this month's Blood Moon, in our monthly astronomy column<p>The Nasa image by Niccolo Bonfadini shows columns of ice driven by wind into giant towers in Finnish Lapland, …

Google 'makes people think they are smarter than they are'

Searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence, Yale psychologists believe<p>Search engines like Google or Yahoo make people think they are smarter than they actually are because they have the world's knowledge at their fingertips, …

Apple-a-day keeps pharmacist away...but not the doctor

Apple munchers were 27 per cent less likely to need to visit the pharmacist for drugs, a study found<p>Eating an apple each day does not prevent visits to the doctor but it does dramatically cut the need for prescription medication, a study has found.<p>Researchers discovered that people who ate a daily …