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Google's AI Has Learned to Become "Highly Aggressive" in Stressful Situations

Well, that's just great.<p>We've all seen the <i>Terminator</i> movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, Skynet, wrought upon …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch Live: NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Self-Destructs in 'Grand Finale' on Saturn

NASA will bid farewell to its history-making Cassini spacecraft, which has been studying Saturn for more than a dozen years and is slated to …

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again<p>The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food …

University of California

Obama's right: Social media has damaged our democracy

It’s time to burst social media bubbles before they swallow democracy whole.<p>In his presidential farewell address Tuesday night, Barack Obama—the …

Social Media

New Species of Primate Is Named After ‘Star Wars’

The Force is strong with the skywalker hoolock gibbon.<p>Move over, Ewoks—there’s another cute creature swinging through the trees.<p>Scientists announced the discovery of a new species of primate, the skywalker hoolock gibbon (<i>Hoolock tianxing</i>), in the <i>American Journal of Primatology</i> on Tuesday. The …

Luke Skywalker

Check out these awesome clouds, ruined by conspiracy theorists

Sometimes, you really can't win on social media.<p>On Sunday, the airline Virgin Australia posted some photos of a stunning cloud formation on its …

Tarantula Found Eating a Snake in Wild for First Time

The bloody scene, witnessed in Brazil, confirms that tarantulas are hardly picky eaters.<p>Scientists have made a grisly discovery: the first recorded instance of a tarantula eating a snake in the wild.<p>Leandro Malta Borges, a graduate student at Brazil’s Federal University of Santa Maria, stumbled …

Insects

How Did The Moon Form? Study Says Many Small Impacts, Not One Giant Collision, Created Earth's Natural Satellite

According to the widely accepted “giant impact hypothesis,” proposed in the 1970s, the moon formed about 4.5 billion years ago when a Mars-sized …

Smart umbrella always gives you a rain check

'Oombrella' is a smart umbrella that has sensors on its handle that predicts and alerts you about the incoming weather so that you can grab it before …

Omidyar, Hoffman create $27M research fund for AI in the public interest

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are among the backers of a new $27 million fund, announced today, that’s aiming to promote research into artificial intelligence in the public interest.<p>Concern about the societal impact of AI is rising up political agendas as it …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Botany

SpaceX Plan to Fuel Rockets With People Aboard Raises Alarm Bells

A group of space industry experts that advises NASA has told the U.S. space agency there are safety risks in a proposal by Elon Musk’s SpaceX to fuel …

Tennessee family blames an exploding battery – a common occurrence that has led to a mass recall – for setting their million-dollar home on fire<p>It has been nearly a year since the self-balancing scooters known as hoverboards were setting sales charts on fire, but the resulting litigation (from the …

Hoverboards

Neural Networks "Alice," "Bob," and "Eve" Have Secrets

Google’s Deep Brain team has been working on artificial intelligence from a variety of angles. Last May, for example, their Magenta project attempted …

Physicists Have Achieved Superconductivity in a Non-Superconductive Material

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have achieved superconductivity - the phenomenon of electrical conductivity with zero resistance - in a material …

500,000 Baby Turtles Will Be Released To Help Save Vulnerable Species

Armed guards reportedly protect the animals' nesting sites.<p>Conservationists have a reason to shell-abrate.<p>On Saturday, environmental authorities and community caretakers in Peru released almost 17,000 newborn yellow-spotted Amazon River turtles into the wild. The International Union for …

15 science-backed tricks to instantly seem smart

Some people are smarter than others — intelligence, scientists believe, is the result of a combination of complex factors, including everything from …

Psychology

How Doctors Could One Day Use Your DNA To Cure You

<i>By Sarah Zhang for</i> Wired.<p><b>“I don’t mean to be morbid,”</b> Eric Dishman told a friend as he was winding down his job at Intel. “But this may be the last time you see me.” Dishman, a longtime leader of the company’s health research division, was preparing to die. The kidney cancer he’d been diagnosed …

The Deadliest Volcano in the United States Just Got Really Weird

Picture a volcanic eruption: fiery lava and smoke billowing skyward as a towering mountain empties its over-pressurized belly of a hot meal. At …

Here’s How A Woman’s Fart During Surgery Resulted In Her Bursting Into Flames

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the real-life horrors (that kind that could happen to <i>you</i>) have to stop. Today’s reminder that danger lurks around every corner? A medical procedure in Tokyo that went very, very wrong when a patient farted. (Can you imagine both the embarrassment …

Medicine

Scientists Working Outside Their Fields Are More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs

After spending years and significant financial investment to earn a university degree, why do people take jobs outside of their field of study? The lack of jobs in their area of education must have forced these workers into a mismatch, right? At least, that’s what many people assume. But this is …

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

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Many would imagine that the dust has more or less settled in Britain following the vote to leave the EU in June.<p>Divisions and bickering continue in Parliament, but with a new Prime Minister, and the beginnings of a timetable to begin the Brexit process, most of Britain has started to accept reality.<p>…

United Kingdom

Twelve DNA areas 'linked with the age at which we have our first child and family size'

Researchers identify specific areas of DNA sequence that are related with the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children …

NASA's Curiosity rover eyes goofy little meteorite on Mars

Imaginative people have seen everything from fish to Donald Trump's face on Mars. Some Mars scientists took a look at a strange lumpy object seen by NASA's Curiosity rover and dubbed it "Egg Rock." Egg Rock appears to be a small nickel-iron meteorite, estimated to be no larger than 1.6 inches (40 …

Meteorites

Why historians think Amelia Earhart may have died as a castaway

Amelia Earhart continues to capture the world's imagination from beyond the grave.<p>The American aviator, who mysteriously vanished in 1937, was …

Black hole breakthrough found on earth - CNN Video

Haifa-based scientist Jeff Steinhauer has simulated a black hole in his laboratory, and it might be the breakthrough that helps celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking win the Nobel Prize. CNN's Ian lee reports.

The Mainstreaming of Augmented Reality: A Brief History

The launch of Pokémon Go this summer was a huge success—both for the gaming industry and for Augmented Reality (AR). After launching in July 2016, the game hit its peak in August of almost 45 million users. Despite the fact that Niantic, the American software development company that developed …

May to set out vision of Brexit 'success' as some investors fret

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will set out her vision of a successful Brexit on Sunday as investors raise growing concern that the world’s fifth largest economy could face upheaval from a disorderly exit from the European Union.<p>Prime Minister Theresa May passes tanks as she visits …

UK weather: Britain faces FOUR MONTHS of snow as forecaster predicts long winter with sub-zero temperatures

Britain could be plunged into a long, cold Game of Thrones style winter with up to THREE MONTHS of snow.<p>Freezing storms could lock the UK into …