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Atheist minister fighting United Church’s effort to fire her

An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an unprecedented attempt to boot her from the pulpit for her beliefs.<p>In an interview at her West Hill church, Rev. Gretta Vosper said congregants support her view that how you …

How What You Believe Affects What You're Like When You're High

For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that "set and setting"—your state of mind and your environment—influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.<p>Psychedelic connoisseurs are usually well versed in "set and setting," or the the idea that both your state of mind, beliefs, and …

The future of rail travel isn't the Hyperloop

Railways, with their greater capacity for carrying more people, quickly and with greater energy efficiency, are the best bet to become our mobility backbone.<p>Of course, engineers' imaginations have created many alternatives to the original steel-on-steel approach to the railway.<p>Maglev and the …

The end of the assembly line?

A new study has shown that high frequency vibrations can cause bricks to self-assemble into a larger 3D object, a finding that may one day help do …

The Mindlessness of Donald Trump—and What It Reveals About the GOP

The most striking thing about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is how mindless it is. There is no plan behind it, no grand strategy or driving …

Donald Trump

Here's why we should build killer robots

Presented at the 2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the letter features prominent researchers studying artificial intelligence including scientists such as Google director of research Peter Norvig alongside Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and …

Stephen Hawking