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Oh Man, Someone Is Finally Going Inside NASA's Inflatable Space House

No need to panic, just because a frail human body—made up of eminently breakable bone, skin, and sinew—is about to step into the vacuum of space, …

Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Characters in Some Advanced Civilisation's Video Game

Halp.<p>I don’t want to freak you out here, but there’s a chance you’re not the only 'you' in existence.<p>I'm not talking about the possibility that you …

Singularity

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

InfiniteUSB | One USB port, unlimited plugs

INFINITE<p>It’s time to bring elegance back to your desk<p>ANY DEVICES<p>Having your mobile phone or tablet stay connected to your laptop as long as you want, …

The sad unraveling of Richard Dawkins

<b>Richard Dawkins (Comedy Central)</b><p>The once-lauded scientist and atheist has become a cautionary tale for aging intellectuals navigating social media<p>Valerie Tarico<p>February 8, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In history books, Oxford zoologist Richard Dawkins will be known …

Social Media

Lifestyle | Lincoln School “Girls Who Code” Team Takes 3rd Place in Samsung Mobile App Challenge

Sasse<p>"Provide a state constitutional guarantee that all children will have access to an education that will prepare them to meet high performance …

The plight of the bitter nerd: Why so many awkward, shy guys end up hating feminism

<b>Scott Aaronson (YouTube/TEDx Talks)</b><p>MIT professor Scott Aaronson wrote a post about how feminism makes him feel like a monster. Here’s what he meant<p>Arthur Chu<p>January 10, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>I feel your pain, bitter, lonely, nerdy guys. I really do.<br>It sounds corny to say it like that, but I don’t know …

#Gamergate Trolls Aren't Ethics Crusaders; They're a Hate Group

The #Gamergate community is a hate group. Let me explain why.<p>My name is Jennifer Allaway. I'm a social researcher whose primary body of work consists …

The Potato-Salad Guy Should Keep Every Penny

First, the plain, strange facts (which you may already know): on Thursday, July 3rd, a young man in Columbus, Ohio, by the name Zack (Danger) Brown launched a campaign on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding Web site, to raise money to make potato salad. He offered no business plan or proof of concept. …

Dashlane Passes 2M Users, Collects $22M For Its Client-Based Password Manager

Dashlane came to life in 2011 as a somewhat stealthy startup out of Paris that promised a smart approach to the sometimes-frustrating art of consumers managing multiple passwords. Nearly three years on, with some key product iterations under its belt, the company is announcing a couple of …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

UN debates a preemptive ban on killer robots

Killer robots are at the heart of popcorn fare like the <i>Matrix</i> and <i>Terminator</i> movies, but there's a serious debate underlying it all: do we want to trust fully autonomous machines with lethal weapons? Some would argue that it's just too risky, and the United Nations has accordingly held its first …

How personal genomics solved a family's tragic health mystery

Laura and Rob Sheppard lost three children the same way — all were born with brains that stopped developing a little less than halfway through …

Robot symposium at UC Berkeley (Friday!)

Tomorrow, Friday (April 4), UC Berkeley is hosting a free symposium about "Robots and New Media." Organized by BB pal and Cal professor Eric Paulos, …

When it comes to learning computers, play is seriously important

Game on? Or game over? [PDF], a brief research report from the U Washington Information School, summarizes some of the findings from the TASCHA …