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Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war<p>Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

8 Websites That Will Help You Learn Coding Basics for Free

So you want to start creating websites of your own? Or maybe you just want to get better at editing your own WordPress theme. Is it possible that you …

LHC Experiment Hints at Possibility of New Particle

The biggest particle accelerator in the world might have found a hint of an entirely new fundamental particle — or it might be seeing ghosts.<p>But even if it turns out to be nothing, particle physicists have written a spate of studies to coincide with the new experimental results, proposing different …

ISIS victims returning home, with thirst for revenge

<b>Snuny, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Sharu Baharu, an 80-year-old with a magnificent handle-bar mustache, is facing his second winter on Mount Sinjar, where a bitter wind kicks up as the sun sets over the barren cliffs.<p>Until last year, he had lived his entire life in the town of Sinjar below.<p>Then, over a few days …

Peak Plutonium-238? U.S. Starts Making Nuclear Fuel For Deep Space Missions

In the next two or three years, the U.S. Department of Energy will begin producing small quantities of a material known as plutonium-238 at refurbished federal nuclear facilities in Idaho and Tennessee.<p>When fully operational, the facilities will be able to produce a little more than three pounds of …

Energy

A Single Neuron May Carry Up To 1000 Genetic Mutations

<b>A single neuron in a normal adult brain likely has more than a thousand genetic mutations that are not present in the cells that surround it,</b> …

Neuroscience

Black hole is 30 times bigger than expected

<b>(CNN) —</b> This shouldn't be possible. Researchers say they've detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that's far bigger than current theories allow.<p>The research was done by astronomers at Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire and will be published …

Black Holes

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Exploration

Japan’s Abe Stops Short of Direct Apology Over World War II

Prime minister expresses ‘condolences’ for Japan’s actions during the war<p>TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stopped short of offering an apology in his own words for Japan’s actions in World War II, issuing a 70th-anniversary statement that mixed remorse with some defiant messages.<p>Mr. Abe, alluding to …

Japan

20 Christian Iraqis who fled ISIS are being detained in California, and no one knows why

The imprisoned Iraqis — known as Chaldeans— are being detained for an unusually long time with no explanation even though they have family members willing to sponsor them in San Diego County, according to Al Jazeera.<p>Mark Arabo, an activist for the Chaldean community in San Diego, told Al Jazeera …

FBI: Data encryption is making it harder to hunt ISIS sympathizers

The testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee marked the latest front in a high-stakes dispute between the Obama administration and some of the world's most influential tech companies, placing squarely before Congress an ongoing discussion that shows no signs of an easy resolution. Senators, …

Cuba Diplomacy Opens With US But Sanctions Remain

Sanctions

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

The Hard Part Is About to Start in U.S.-Cuban Relations

There’s a new flagpole outside the stately Washington D.C. building that will become the Cuban Embassy later this month—and that’s a win to be …

A Self-Balancing, Two-Wheeled Car

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Automotive<p><b>Inventor:</b><p>Daniel Kim<p><b>Company:</b><p>Lit Motors<p><b>Invention:</b><p>C-1<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$3.5 million<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>Inside a three-story warehouse in San Francisco, bicycles stand next to Macintosh-topped …

June 2015

Diversity

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Government

Texas executes inmate as lethal drug supply dwindles

Manuel Vasquez was the fourth man executed in Texas this year<p><b>Texas is down to its final dose of lethal injection drugs after the US state executed a man on Wednesday.</b><p>States across the country have seen their drug inventories dwindle after European manufacturers opposed to capital punishment have …

It's ridiculously easy for teens to buy e-cigs online

Orders failed because of poorly designed websites, not age-verification issues<p>Buying electronic cigarettes online is exceedingly easy for teenagers, according to a study conducted in North Carolina. Despite the state's e-cigarette age-verification law, more than 90 percent of vendors failed to …

Depression makes the sting of rejection linger - Futurity

Getting the brush off from a romantic interest can be hard for anybody. But for people with untreated depression, rejection is especially hard to get …

Google confirms Android Pay: a mobile payments layer 'anybody can build on'

Google has announced that it's working on a new mobile payments framework named Android Pay. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google exec Sundar Pichai confirmed that this would not be a new product for users, but an "API layer" that allows other companies to support secure payments …

ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts

"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you."<p>ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company's frequent blocking of their social media accounts.<p>"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you," reads an online post …

Pyongyang vows 'merciless strikes' against the South and US | DW | 02.03.2015

Military officials in North Korea fired two short-range missiles off their east coast on Monday, the South's military reported.<p>Pyongyang vowed to …

Meet the little girl who’s been 'designed' to help beat Huntington’s disease

Adorable seven-month-old Amelia Queen is a baby with a difference<p>Baby Amelia Queen, aged seven months, was genetically engineered in a laboratory to help beat an incurable disease which has blighted her family.<p>Her birth is one of the first in Britain which is hoped will help eradicate devastating …

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist<p>Barely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans …

Biology

‘Miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis

The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure, and affects around 100,000 people in Britain.<p>A pioneering new stem cell treatment is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again, in results branded ‘miraculous’ by doctors.<p>Patients who have …