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Japan's Erica android isn't as creepy as other talking robots

Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, who has delivered creepily real androids in past years, is back with a new hyper-realistic robot called …

Robotics

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

Mystery radio signals that baffled astronomers for years came from the staff microwave

A telescope started picking up the signals in 1998<p>Beginning in the late '90s, once or twice a year, astronomers operating the telescope at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia would pick up mysterious radio signals. These signals were known as perytons, described in a recent report …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

British summertime starts this weekend, which means it’s time to update your wardrobe. It’s time to ditch the plaid shirt and Nike Roshe – here’s what you should get instead<p>The only thing worse than misjudging an outfit is holding on to a trend too long. What was once an on-point ensemble now looks …

Men's Fashion

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

The Alien Essence Of New York City, Captured From Above

Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Vincent Laforet has captured many amazing and heart wrenching scenes over the course of his career, including numerous aerial collections of New York City. The latest batch from Laforet are perhaps the most amazing he’s ever taken. This series, <i>Gotham 7.5k</i>, are …

PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Are Down, And The Notorious Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Is Taking Credit

Hours after Microsoft's Xbox Live went down Wednesday, Sony's PlayStation Network went down, too.<p>These are two giant networks that console gamers access to play their games online. It's especially bad timing since a lot of people are probably getting new PlayStations and Xboxes for Christmas.<p>Since …

Breaking the Ice

Since 2003, documentary photographer Camille Seaman has made many visits to the Arctic regions of Svalbard, Greenland and Antarctica for her series, …