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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> …

Singularity

Everyone wants NASA to send its Mars rover back for another look at this 'giant space crab alien'

Spotting aliens and bits of spacecraft on Mars has been a full-time occupation for believers in the nearly 40 years since humans first started …

World Economy

What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.<p>Autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow<p>Future of Life Institute

Artificial Intelligence

Finally, humanity gets the tools needed to find life on other planets

In the "Star Trek" universe, humans made contact with aliens in 2063. In the real world, scientists could beat that mark by decades, at least when it comes to detecting signs of life beyond this rock.<p>Exactly four centuries ago this year, Galileo sent a letter to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany to …

Universe

A robot is going to 3D print a bridge in Amsterdam

There are 3D printers that can print metals, and 3D printers that can “draw” shapes in the air. But there aren’t many 3D printers capable of doing this:<p>Dutch 3D printing company MX3D, which has developed robots that can print plastic and metal in all kinds of shapes, is going to use a robotic 3D …

Autodesk

'Love drugs' could make people more tolerant and improve relationships, but the ethical benefits are murky

Society is already used to the idea of mood-altering drugs, both in the form of prescription medicines such anti-depressants and illicit substances such as MDMA (ecstacy). Using both human and non-human subjects, researchers are now beginning to sketch a neurological picture of the brain's …

The right’s big history lie: Reagan, Disney, Vietnam and the war to redefine America

The battle over history is the battle to define America’s story. This Memorial Day, it is more important than ever<p>History was all the rage for late-twentieth-century Americans. Genealogical research became increasingly common, museum and monument construction boomed, and Civil War reenactment …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

The Coming Merge of Human and Machine Intelligence

For most of the past two million years, the human brain has been growing steadily. But something has recently changed. In a surprising reversal, …

Does Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 predict the terrifying future of warfare?

Last year, the international affairs thinktank Atlantic Council made an interesting new hire. Keen to draw on ideas about the future of war from various areas of speculative fiction, the organisation – which advises on global security policy and holds meetings for heads of state and military …

Remote Controls

Proper Meal Timing for Muscle Growth

When you’ve been in bodybuilding awhile, you learn to make all the right moves. This is not only in weight training, but also in fine-tuning a …

Quantum computing is about to overturn cybersecurity’s balance of power

“Spooky action at a distance” is how Albert Einstein described one of the key principles of quantum mechanics: entanglement. Entanglement occurs when two particles become related such that they can coordinate their properties instantly even across a galaxy. Think of wormholes in space or Star Trek …

Quantum Computing

One step closer to artificial intelligence: Scientists create cells replicating human brain processes

Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say …