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What if a Computer Passed the Turing Test?

You know, if a computer passes the Turing test, which is this test that Alan Turing devised, 1950 actually, he was very forward looking, basically if …

All of Technology Conspires to Give Us a Richer Life, and That Won't Change

Technology is always surprising. I have no idea whether in 2016 or 2020 Facebook is still going to be what it is. Maybe it will be even bigger. Who …

Is Genius in Your Genes?

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Those who believe genius is more hereditary than environmental can now point to new research completed at Washington …

Genetics

Why It's Good to Think Cynically

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Opposition to the ideas of others is too often framed in terms of cynicism, resulting in the objector being labeled as …

The Brain

Think Owning a Home Will Bring Happiness? Think Again.

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Homeownership has long been thought of as a cornerstone of the American Dream, that route to happiness in a country of …

Lie Detectors: The return of trial by ordeal

Up until 800 years ago, guilt and innocence in the UK was regularly determined not by judge and jury but through a process known as trial by</i> …

Will the UK Legalize Same-Sex Marriage?

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>In 2004, the UK thought it had found a suitable compromise to legalizing same-sex marriage. But civil partnerships, …

Same-sex Marriage

Why Homo Sapiens Still Can't "Have It All"

<i>"Homer was wrong," wrote Heracleitus of Ephesus. "Homer was wrong in saying: 'Would that strife might perish from among gods and men!' He did not see</i> …