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As artificial intelligence grows, so do ethical concerns

Now that Google is delving even deeper into artificial intelligence, the minds behind "Don't be evil" might face real questions of right and wrong.<p>This week the Mountain View search titan snatched up DeepMind, which develops artificial intelligence software. The price tag and the specifics of the …

America's Orchestras are in Crisis

<i>Before 2014, catch up on the best of 2013. For the next few weeks, we'll be re-posting a selection of our most thought-provoking pieces of the …

Flute

Life expectancy history: Public health and medical advances that lead to long lives.

The most important difference between the world today and 150 years ago isn’t airplane flight or nuclear weapons or the Internet. It’s lifespan. We …

Barack Obama’s logic for bombing Syria: The United States will seek to put an end to Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons.

It seems likely that President Obama will bomb Syria sometime in the coming weeks.<p>Fred Kaplan is the author of <i>Dark Territory: The Secret History of</i> …

We may be causing animals to evolve bigger brains

<b>(vladimir salman/Flickr)</b><p>A new study suggests that manmade changes to the environment are making some animals smarter<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 22, 2013 4:34pm (UTC)<p>Animals have to be really smart to survive in the rapidly changing world humans have wrought upon them. And in fact, a new study from the …