Fresh fears about the singularity have prompted new critiques of what it will mean for humanity. Artificial Intelligence has always been hyped by its often-charismatic enthusiasts; lately it seems that
America's constitutional democracy is going to collapse. Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a new life in outer-space colonies
Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest. Europe’s population is shifting to the Northwest. The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to
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In this eye-opening poster series, Nick Barclay depicts the effects of depression with simple geometric designs and solid colors. The six powerful posters highlight individual symptoms of the often-misidentified
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Even in the era of declining television audiences, President Obama's State of the Union address is still the biggest audience he'll have all year. Historically, seventh-year State of the Union speeches
One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out
He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics. President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop hints
The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department. In a speech scheduled