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AI Is Developing Faster Than Experts Imagined. Do We Need a Speed Limit

<i>Pixabay</i><p>by Patrick Caughill<p>IN BRIEF<p>Artificial intelligence is developing at a rate that’s faster than many experts have imagined. Some are calling for …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Ignorance Bliss?

Ignorance is defined as the state of lacking knowledge or lacking information. With the internet today, we are flooded with so much information that …

Happiness

Better, Faster, Taller – How Big Can Buildings Really Get?

Kingdom Tower above the clouds<p>The race for the tallest structure in the world has been with us since humans built structures, and today it is going …

Construction

‘Hi Stranger’, a Relaxing Yet Unnerving Claymation Video

A butt-naked humanoid creep is the internet’s worst new viral star. The main character in a video known only as “Hi Stranger” has been described as …

Fish

Harvard Researchers May Have Located the Source of Human Consciousness

<b>“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking inside a radio for the announcer.</b><br>– Nassim Haramein<p>What is human consciousness and where does …

Consciousness

So You Want to Live Forever?

The dream of immortality is an enduring one. It’s haunted the human imagination for millennia—just ask Ponce de León.<p>Infographic by Futurism<p>Post …

Immortality

Stunning Footage Highlights of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

NASA researchers nationwide, along with Americans from coast to coast, looked to the sky August 21 to observe a rare total solar eclipse over the …

Solar Eclipse

How Dark Will It Get During the Solar Eclipse 2017?

by<p>Solar eclipse 2017 arrives on August 21. What should you expect? How dark is it going to get?<p>That depends on where you live, of course, but here …

Jerry Lewis, Legendary Comedian, Has Died at 91

Jerry Lewis, right, and Dean Martin in a publicity still from the 1955 movie “Artists and Models.”<p>The rubber-faced comedian and Dean Martin became …

If Nuclear Armageddon Comes, Whatever You Do, Don’t Use Hair Conditioner

by Peter Dockrill<p>If the absolute worst were to happen and a nuclear conflict erupted close to where you live, it’s vital to know what to do. And what …

The Five Best Ways to Travel in Time, According to Science

(Photo: Alessio Lin)<p>The probability to travel through time and space is a question of physics and it’s amazing how many theories actually circulate …

The Blackout of 1977: What a Family Lost

by Arthur Nersesian<p>The New York City blackout of 1977 left most of the city without electricity, dark and powerless, from July 13–14. Some imagine …

How Is Google Using Their Secret Algorithms to Shape the World We Know?

Pete Hamill: Cursing the darkness in the blackout of 1977

<i>(Originally published by the Daily News on July 15, 1977. This story was written by Pete Hamill.)</i><p>This time it wasn’t as much fun.<p>This time it …

Awkward Robots That Make Mistakes Are More Likeable to Foolish Humans

I, for one, welcome our clumsy overlords.<p>Humans prefer interacting with robots that are flawed and make mistakes, according to new research, which …

Awkward Robots That Make Mistakes Are More Likeable to Foolish Humans

I, for one, welcome our clumsy overlords.<p>Humans prefer interacting with robots that are flawed and make mistakes, according to new research, which …

Want to Protect Planet Earth? NASA Is Hiring a Planetary Protection Officer

by Karla Lant<p>August 3, 2017<p>IN BRIEF<p>Interested in working for NASA and protecting Earth? Apply for NASA’s new Planetary Protection Officer role to …

Is It O.K. to Tinker with the Environment to Fight Climate Change?

Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a …

This Is What Humans Will Look Like in 1,000 Years

About 10,000 years ago, humans evolved a tolerance to cow’s milk; over the past 150 years, we’ve added 10 centimetres to our average height; and over …

A Week Without Facebook Brought Me Back to Actual Reality

by<p>Going off Facebook isn’t easy. Like a lot of people these days, I suffer from an addiction to social media. And for many of us, Facebook is a very …

Famous Personality Types

Chances are, your personality is similar to one of the sixteen types defined by Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers. Their test, often referred to as …

Bill Gates’ New Population Control Microchip Due for Launch in 2018

<i>Remote-controlled contraceptive designed to control fertility remotely</i><p>by Jay Greenberg<p>July 17, 2017<p>He was a seemingly nice guy in the first half of …

Tech Billionaires Secretly Planning to Free the Human Race from Matrix

by Jake Anderson<p>On the southwestern edge of Lake Titicaca, Peru, there is an ancient 23-foot doorway known as the Aramu Muru. Local natives call it …

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?<br>by Tad Friend<p>One approach to defeating aging suggests replacing …

Your Phone Is Trying to Control Your Life

A Former Google Employee on How Your Phone Is Designed to Control Your Life<p>Whether you’re killing time in line at Starbucks or scrolling through an …

Scientists Assert They Will Soon Be Able to Edit Human Memories

Scientists Now Believe the Universe Itself May Be Conscious

<i>by</i> Philip Perry<p>What consciousness is and where it emanates from has stymied great minds in societies across the globe since the dawn of …

The Purpose of Life Is to Be a Nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this …

Brain’s Deepest Architectural Secrets: New Study Has Discovered A Multi-Dimensional Universe In Brain Networks

For most people, it is a stretch of the imagination to understand the world in four dimensions but a new study has discovered structures in the brain …

The Brain