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'Diamond-age' of power generation as nuclear batteries developed

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists …

Does Religious Thinking Beget Violence?

In his final tweet before going on a shooting spree in Baton Rouge, which left three police officers dead, Gavin Long wrote,<p>Just bc you wake up every …

Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …

Psychedelia

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing<p>You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.<p>The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device …

Virtual Reality

How to Thrive in the Live Streaming Revolution

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this year, at its corporate headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, Adidas inked a sponsorship extension with Real Madrid’s wunderkind, James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup. Sealing a contract like this would …

Google DeepMind Researchers Develop AI Kill Switch

Breathe easy.<p>Artificial intelligence doesn't have to include murderous, sentient super-intelligence to be dangerous. It's dangerous right now, albeit in generally more primitive terms. If a machine can learn based on real-world inputs and adjust its behaviors accordingly, there exists the potential …

AI that picked Oscar winners could predict the next US president

There's strength -- and intelligence -- in numbers. Unanimous A.I., a Silicon Valley startup, has built a platform that taps into the collective knowledge of a group of people to form its own opinions, preferences and surprisingly accurate predictions. The software, dubbed UNU, successfully guessed …

March 2015

FBI: Apple, Google data encryption goes too far

The FBI isn’t too happy with Apple right now. They’re lumping Google in for good measure, too. Director James Comey says he is “very concerned” about …