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Obama Signs Bill Protecting Atheists And Humanists From Persecution 

Throughout the world, many minority religious groups are forced to live in fear because of their beliefs. Christians face persecution in Myanmar, …

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says: There is just no such thing as God, or ghosts, or human souls that reside outside …

The US ‘War on Terror’ Is Playing Right Into ISIS’s Hands

[<i>This piece, the second of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book,</i> Who Rules the World? <i>(Metro</i><i>politan Books). Part 1 can be found by</i> …

Benchmade Crooked River Knife

There is a certain charm about classic hunting knives, but most of them tend to fall short in everyday use. The new Crooked River Folding Hunting …

NTU researchers make breakthrough to tackle growing concern of antibiotic resistance

Behind the Scenes of the MINUS-8 Layer Watch

San Francisco-based watch brand, MINUS-8, has been working to put a new spin on classic watch designs for the past two years. The design vision for …

Breaking: SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time

It’s also the second time the company has pulled off a landing<p>SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. It's the first time the company has been able to pull off an ocean landing, after four previous attempts ended …

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Renewable energy like solar and wind is booming across the country as the costs of production have come down. But the sun doesn't always shine, and the wind doesn't blow when we need it to.<p>This challenge has sparked a technology race to store energy — one that goes beyond your typical battery.<p><b>Heat</b> …

Clean Energy

Defending Darwin, humanists hit back at pastor's sermons

<b>by Yen Feng</b><p>A CASE of Darwinists versus Goliath? A small group of atheists are taking on the pastor of one of Singapore’s largest churches over an …

Research Hints at Graphene’s Photovoltaic Potential - MIT Technology Review

Researchers have demonstrated that graphene is highly efficient at generating electrons upon absorbing light, which suggests that the material could …

16 Tweets About The Robot Uprising That Will Make You Laugh And Then Fear For Your Life

Please have mercy on us.

Robotics

Americans are in denial about robots coming to take their jobs

Americans can see the robot-job apocalypse coming, but they choose to be in deep denial about it.<p>About two-thirds of Americans expect that in 50 …

Pew Research Center

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

Robotics

Scientists Warn that Robots and Artificial Intelligence Could Eliminate Work

Robots and artificial intelligence have long posed a threat to humans’ jobs, but a group of scientists on Sunday issued an especially dire warning …

Robots could push unemployment to 50% in 30 years, prof says

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>This is the weekend to fully appreciate love.<p>Not just love for your lover, but love for the basics of what you call life.<p>In the near future, you see, the situation will be very different. You might soon be …

Artificial Intelligence

Climate Scientists Grade the Candidates, and Ted Cruz Flunks

President Obama is in Paris this week, hunkered down with world leaders in hopes of hammering out a deal to curb carbon emissions worldwide. The …

In Theory: Recent study questions religion's role in altruism

Children raised in nonreligious households are more generous than those from religious families, according to a study published this month in the journal Current Biology.<p>In a test involving 1,170 children from various religious backgrounds and from seven cities around the world, nonreligious …