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Brain Simulations Will Take Over the Government, and Our Jobs, within 100 Years

Economist Robin Hanson’s new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” imagines a not-too-distant future when robots are …

The Knowledge - MIT Technology Review

Editor’s note: <i>Conscious of the controversial nature of this article, Technology Review asked Allison Macfarlane, a research associate in the Science,</i> …

Here’s why many in aerospace remain skeptical of the Journey to Mars

Asked about the "plan" for Mars, a senior NASA official can't give a direct answer.<p>On Tuesday, hundreds of Mars enthusiasts are gathering in …

The White Australia Policy

The Immigration Restriction Act of 1901 led to the restriction of non-European migration, which became known as the White Australia Policy.<p>Source:</b> …

Australia

Jennifer Teege, granddaughter of Nazi war criminal, speaks in Vancouver

Jennifer Teege still isn't sure if it was coincidence or fate.<p>Teege, who was adopted at seven years of age after her mother had a brief affair with a …

Steven Spielberg

The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems

“If you’re young, privileged, and interested in creating a life of meaning, of course you’d be attracted to solving problems that seem urgent and …

Idealism

A man who spent $650,000 to have lunch with Warren Buffett says it changed his life in 2 big ways

The highest bidder gets to bring up to seven people to dine with the steak-loving business magnate at Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan.<p>In 2007, Mohnish Pabrai, managing partner of Pabrai Investments, and Guy Spier, author of "The Education of a Value Investor" and manager of Aquamarine …

Three Big Questions About Bitcoins (Beyond The Obvious)

The obvious question about bitcoins is who invented them. The obvious answer – certainly obvious to me – is that it was <i>not</i> Satoshi Nakamoto. For sure the arcane treatise that launched the bitcoin concept was authored by a person of this Japanese-sounding name. But after nearly 27 years watching the …

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Meet The Darpa-Backed Hackers Building A Google For Every Web Weakness

Hacker culture is dying. A scene that used to be replete with anticorporate sentiment and profreedom ideals is being sold out by cybersecurity capitalists more concerned with making a quick buck selling ways to exploit computers, websites and phones than actually protecting Web denizens. That, at …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

'12 Years a Slave' is 'Uncommonly Brutal': Review

Extraordinary performances make this a must-see movie<p>Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as a black man from New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. Also …

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