David Haigh

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The Future of AI is a Coin Flip: Immortality or Human Extinction?

Elon Musk isn't the only genius afraid of the future.<p><b>Elon Musk has joined everyone</b> from the Unabomber to James Cameron (sometimes) to grandfathers worldwide in their fear of future technology. The difference is that Ted Kaczynski is a crazy murderer, whereas Musk is a sane philanthropist and …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Beauties of the Night Sky Get the Royal Treatment - NBC News

Using Smartphones to Track Our Everyday Moral Judgments

Our lives are surprisingly packed with morally loaded experiences. We see others behaving badly (or well), and we behave well (or badly) ourselves. …

Burger King Japan Has A Murdered Out Cheeseburger

If Burger King Japan’s goal was to make a burger as unappetizing as possible, they succeeded. The all-black cheeseburger looks pretty cool, but we’re …

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Spacecraft Snaps Casual Selfie With Passing Comet

The Mars Curiosity Rover isn’t the only lunar explorer that knows how to take a selfie these days.<p>The first of its kind—the Rosetta Spacecraft was …

Scientists Develop Printable Solar Cells

Scientists in Australia say they are close to bringing a new form of solar power to the market. The Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) has developed a way to print solar cells directly onto plastic or other materials.<p>VICOSC is composed of scientists from Australia’s national science …

Mark Romanek set to direct The Shining prequel Overlook Hotel

Mark Romanek, director of Never Let Me Go, is Warner Bros pick to direct Overlook Hotel, the studio's prequel to the classic Stanley Kubrick horror film The Shining.<p>Variety reports that Romanek, who previously wrote and directed the Robin Williams thriller One Hour Photo, has entered negotiations …

NASA thinks the moon's underground caves could house astronauts

The moon's surface isn’t just full of craters — it’s also full of holes. And according to NASA, these holes, and the underground caves to which they connect, could one day provide shelter to the space agency’s astronauts.<p>The moon’s more than 200 holes, or "lunar pits," were discovered by NASA’s …

VideoFromSpace - YouTube

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Why Apple's Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming

Chris Lattner spent a year and a half creating a new programming language—a new way of designing, building, and running computer software—and he …

What would happen if satellites fell from the sky?

Stock markets, the internet, cashpoint machines and mobile phones would all stop working<p>Today, every one of us lives well and truly in the <b>space</b> age. We may not yet be taking holidays on the Moon, but our day-to-day lives are becoming more and more reliant on satellite technology. Military …

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Anatomy of a Big Fat Lie - Mail Online

Last night on the BBC’s 'Question Time' I faced two attempts to smear me. One came from a member of the audience who accused me of ‘blaming …

PETER HITCHENS: It's not a Muslim issue. In our modern nation you're an extremist, too - Mail Online

<i>This is Peter Hitchens's Mail on Sunday column</i><p>I think we would be a happier country if we had never encouraged mass immigration in the post-war era. …

How Stephen Wolfram plans to reinvent data science & make wearables useful (interview)

The Wolfram Language will become publicly available in the next few weeks, Wolfram Research founder Stephen Wolfram promised in a recent keynote at SXSW.<p>In that keynote, he demonstrated a few of the Wolfram Language’s amazing powers: In response to nearly natural-language queries, it’s able to …

India’s Animal Kingdom: Portraits of Wild Beasts In Ornate Palaces

Breathtaking and surreal, Karen Knorr‘s work is more than just lush images of animals and colorful architecture, but a celebration and musing of …

Before, During, and After the Big Bang

Neatorma is proud to bring you an excerpt from the book <b>NOTHING: Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion,</b> from the magazine <i>New Scientist.</i> …

The Still Of The Night In New Orleans

New Orleans is a mysterious city full of dark folklore, a shadowy past, and yearly events full of drunken debauchery and things you cannot unsee, but …

Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Salsa. (& you can totally preorder my book!)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> April 28, 2014 227<p>Alternate title: the one where …

Did Bashar Assad Gas His 'Own People'? - Mail Online

I mentioned on Saturday an astonishing article by the American reporter Seymour Hersh. This article, if correct, blows apart most of the assumptions …

Colour-tinted photographs of North America – in pictures

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is immense and diverse. Lakes as great as seas, forests towering to the sky, windswept plains, sweltering deserts, tumbling waterfalls, marshy swamps, rushing rivers, a legendary canyon … the …

Robert Frost's answer to Why doesn't India have any involvement on the ISS despite ISRO being one of the top space agencies?

I don't think there are any significant political barriers and it would be a good symbol of international cooperation. The question is what does ISRO …

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Growing up poor makes kids' DNA look old

Children who grow up in underprivileged households show signs of premature chromosomal aging, reports <i>New Scientist.</i> Moreover, this form of genetic aging might explain why adults who grow up in poor or otherwise stressful environments are more likely to develop serious health problems, such as …

YouNoodle Raises $1.1M To Build A Business From Startup Competitions And Data

Remember YouNoodle? The startup attracted some controversy all the way back in 2008 for saying it could algorithmically predict the success of startups. Since then, the business and the product may have changed, but YouNoodle is still around, and it’s announcing today that it has raised $1.1 …