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Marvin Minsky, the Man Who Built the First Artificial Brain, Dead at 88

Minsky, an MIT professor, was the inventor of the first neural network, the first graphical headset, one of the first programmable robots, and so much more.<p>Isaac Asimov, a scientist turned hard sci-fi writer, once remarked that the only people he ever felt overshadowed him in intelligence were Carl …

Are the aliens extinct?

Australian astrobiologists say an early Armageddon on most distant worlds makes advanced lifeforms unlikely. If true, our Milky Way galaxy is a …

Round On The Ground: Camping Doughnut Tent System

This is the conceptual Camping Doughnut tent system designed by Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim. Instead of traditional tents, it consists of …

Doughnuts

A Man's Fitbit Captured The Exact Moment He Felt Heartbreak

Getting dumped can feel physically excruciating — and this man has the data to back it up.<p>A Fitbit can constantly track your steps, heart rate, and burned calories — but in the process, it can also inadvertently capture life events, like heartbreak, as one Israeli man recently learned.<p>Saturday …

Wearable Tech

Watch: SpaceX Rocket Lands, Breaks a Leg, and Explodes

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully placed an ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit on Sunday, but its attempted landing of the first rocket stage …

Follow a live planet hunt at Proxima Centauri

ESO invites you to follow its Pale Red Dot campaign, the hunt for an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting the next-nearest star.<p>The European Southern …

Three Russians Detained on Suspicion of ISIS Links After Istanbul Bombing

Turkey detained three Russians on suspicion of links to ISIS on Wednesday, following a bomb attack that killed 10 foreign tourists in Istanbul, according to a senior courthouse source and local media reports.<p>The trio were taken into custody near the southwestern resort city of Antalya and were …

Extremism

How Pranking An Online Calendar Almost Sent This Student To Prison

Georgia Tech student Ryan Pickren shares his story on Facebook<p>It began, as these stories tend to, with an enthusiastic prankster and a little knowledge of the internet. It ended, fortunately, with a modest legal battle and a lenient judge. In the middle, it put a kid in jail on Christmas eve, 2014. …

Mass graves, missing children: Evidence of brutality in Iraqi town of Sinjar

<b>Sinjar, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Sinjar is yielding up its secrets -- the whispers of those who prayed as they were killed. Grief for those captured and never seen again.<p>Mahama al-Shangali is the mayor of this town of fewer than 90,000 people in northern Iraq, in the heart of Yazidi country.<p>When ISIS swept …

Yazidis

American held in North Korea is Christian missionary – defector

Prisoner who confessed to spying for South Korea was actually ‘helping the poor’<p>A US citizen reportedly detained by North Korea on spying charges is a Christian pastor who was on a humanitarian mission to the country, said a defector.<p>Ma Young-ae said she had met the man identified as Kim Dong-chul …

North Korea

AT&T's unlimited mobile data plan is back

After discontinuing its unlimited mobile data plans back in 2010, AT&T has brought them back as a bundle with its U-Verse TV and new DirecTV services. If you're a subscriber on either of those, the plan costs $100 for a single smartphone, with additional lines at $40 each. That's a far cry from the …