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Researchers Find Missing Link to Make Computers That Mimic the Brain

The key to a new era of computer.<p>Computer scientists have long tried to figure out just how to make machines mimic the incredible efficiency of the …

Artificial Intelligence

‘Assassin’ spiders impale their victims on a venomous pike, then watch as they die

Spiders are horrific creatures. Most of them are tiny and easy to deal with, yet they’re so scary. Spiders are just as afraid of you as you are of …

Zoology

What the Hell Is Going on With This Comet?

There’s already a strange story behind comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák, or just 41P: It took almost 100 years to identify and occasionally flares. …

Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder

Oxon Hill, Maryland<p>Astronomers are transfixed by twisted waves seen coming from an odd object three billion light-years away.<p>There’s a new twist in the tale of one of the strangest objects in the sky.<p>About three billion light-years away, that mysterious object continually hurls humongous blasts of …

In a Historical Agreement, Several Sharks Just Received Major Worldwide Protection

Yes!<p>Three species of sharks and three species of rays will now have extra protection wherever they go, thanks to a conservation agreement signed by …

Extinction

If You Tear a Knee Ligament, Arthritis Is Likely to Follow in 10 Years

When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine as soon as he had his knee repaired. As a soccer player who competed through college and then on recreational teams, he knew that A.C.L. injuries could be debilitating but also that orthopedists could …

Teens

After fatal 14-vehicle pileup, OPP commissioner tells trucking industry it’s time for action

TORONTO — The trucking industry needs to take a close look at the way it conducts business in the aftermath of a deadly multi-vehicle crash that …

Scientists find secret chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid, the first such discovery since 19th century

CAIRO — Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and …

Get Ready for the 'Reaper' Botnet: It's Already Infected Over a Million Devices

Just in time for Halloween, a growing hacked device botnet named "Reaper" could put the internet in the dark.<p>Over a million internet-connected cameras and routers have already been infected, researchers with the Israeli-based firm Check Point says — and the number is growing.<p>"Our research suggests …

Cybersecurity