Could machines that think someday pose an existential threat to humanity? Some big names in science and tech seem to think so--Stephen Hawking, for one--and they've issued grave warnings about the looming
Designed and constructed in the 1770s, this extraordinary little doll is actually a self-operating machine that’s believed by some to be one of the oldest examples of a computer. Known as “The Writer,”
Standing on a large tripod and lurking conspicuously in the window of Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s dining room is an enormous telescope. At face value, it is hardly surprising. As a leading space scientist
Changing Planet Glancing down into a tourmaline mine in a lavaka. Photo: Alizé Carrère National Geographic Young Explorer Alizé Carrère is researching an innovative method of agricultural adaptation in
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