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Microsoft's latest change to the Windows 10 upgrade dialogue sends users into a rage

To say the launch of Windows has been plagued with controversy would be an understatement. Most of the complaints until now have revolved around …

Food Gadgets: Past, Present and Future

For generations, inventors have been striving to develop labor-saving gizmos that will make our culinary efforts more pleasant and enjoyable. Some of their inspirations became popular, while others proved impractical or unwanted. Here’s a look at some of the cleverest, most innovative and/or …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

'Destiny' Isn't Too Small, It's Just Too Empty

Right around the time of the beta, there was a lot of fuss being made that Destiny seemed like it wasn’t shaping up to be as “epic” in scope as many believed. Some fans had visions in their head of a whole galaxy full of planets to explore, and instead they were told they’d have four or five worlds …

Singularity, transhumanism, humanity+: What word should we use to discuss the future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…

Near-Earth Object To Come 25,000 Miles Close

An asteroid named Pitbull will barely miss Earth on Sunday. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Paul Cox of the citizen astronomer group Slooh about why it's so difficult to keep track of these space rocks.<p>Transcript<p>LYNN NEARY, HOST:<p>At 2:18 this afternoon, Eastern Time, an asteroid nicknamed Pitbull will zip …

Jupiter's Moon Europa Just Got Even Cooler

The more they look at other worlds in the Solar System, the more scientists discover that Earth isn’t as special as we earthlings like to think. Our …

Astronomy

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

Scientists regenerate rat muscle tissue, with an eye toward human applications

Muscle lost through traumatic injury, congenital defect, or tumor ablation may soon be regenerated from within. A team of researchers at Wake Forest …

Wake Forest University

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that aliens might destroy us, but he's also been worrying that artificial intelligence might do the same.<p>Now he's perceiving a threat that might not merely put an end to …

Physics