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Autonomous is a sharp thriller about robotic freedom and patent piracy

From io9 founding editor Annalee Newitz<p>This spring, genealogy service Ancestry.com was accused of secretly claiming rights to users’ DNA sequences. The company quickly changed its policy, denying any wrongdoing. But it was only the latest reminder of broadly companies can “own” information like …

Robots

Tesla wants to build 'mega supercharging' stops that sell food and coffee

Tesla wants to take the tedium out of the charging experience by turning its stops into convenience stores.<p>Tesla owners already have it pretty good when it comes to juicing up their vehicles. Customers can drive to one of the companies' many Supercharger stations and be back on the road in just 30 …

Tesla

Quantum "Flashes" Could Be What Finally Links Relativity And Quantum Theory

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics

The invention of AI ‘gaydar’ could be the start of something much worse

Researchers claim they can spot gay people from a photo, but critics say we’re revisiting pseudoscience<p>Two weeks ago, a pair of researchers from Stanford University made a startling claim. Using hundreds of thousands of images taken from a dating website, they said they had trained a facial …

LGBTQ

SpaceX Swipes Boeing's Military Space Shuttle Business

So far, Boeing and Lockheed have lost only one X-37B launch contract to SpaceX -- but there could be more.<p>The scoreboard this month reads <b>Boeing</b> …

SpaceX

‘Extremely violent times will come!’: Ominous emergency alert was just a TV test gone awry

It seemed routine at first.<p>An “emergency alert” banner flashed across TV screens in Southern California — a test run monthly across the airwaves.<p>But then suddenly a booming voice followed with an alarming message: “Realize this — that in the last days, extremely violent times will come!”<p>But fear …

Crime

MIT professor warns humanity will hit ‘mass extinction’ event — here’s why

A geophysics professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that he’s run the numbers on humanity facing a “mass extinction event,” and the numbers are not good.<p>According to Digital Trends, a mass extinction event is an event “in which a large number of species become extinct at once …

MIT

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the …

North Korea

New Group of Iranian Hackers Linked to Destructive Malware

For more than five years, Iran has maintained a reputation as one of the most aggressive nations in the global arena of state-sponsored hacking, …

Cybersecurity

Snopes and the Search for Facts in a Post-Fact World

It was early March, not yet two months into the Trump administration, and the new Not-Normal was setting in: It continued to be the administration’s …

Journalism

The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing

To the residents of Donora, Pa., a mill town in a crook of the Monongahela River, the daily haze from nearby zinc and steel plants was the price of …

Environment

Is Trump mentally ill? Or is America? Psychiatrists weigh in.

<b>THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President</b><p><b>By Bandy X. Lee (ed.). Thomas Dunne Books. 360 pp. $27.99</b><p><b>TWILIGHT OF AMERICAN SANITY: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump</b><p><b>By Allen Frances. William Morrow. 326 pp. $27.99</b><p><b>FANTASYLAND: How America</b> …

Donald Trump

Brian Greene: Time Travel is Possible

Is the time we experience in our day-to-day lives real? Here, theoretical physicist Brian Green explores the potential particles of time and why we …

Physics

Researchers may have discovered a new way to kill off cancer cells

Locking on Cancer Cells<p>Since 2011, researchers have been conducting clinical trials involving a modified type of poliovirus as a form of treatment …

Cancer

The Man Show Tribute: One Thousand Frames Per Second

YouTube

The disturbing truth about vitamins

According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, vitamins and dietary supplements are an $122 billion industry. However, most people don't know …

Vitamins

MIT Professor Predicts Earth's Next Mass Extinction To Begin By 2100

Geologists have long been fascinated with past extinction events and now it appears we’re may be headed for another one by the end of the century. This finding is based on a mathematical analysis of the five mass extinction events occurring within the past 540 million years.<p>What do all of these …

Extinction

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Space Science

Military Experts Warn That Climate Change Poses ‘Significant Risk’ To National Security

The U.S. military is constantly facing new threats, but its newest foe may be Mother Nature. A new study from the Center for Climate and Security shows how the effects caused by climate change pose a threat to U.S. military operations and could possibly lead to international conflicts if not …

Climate Change

Are We Really Staring Down A Mass Extinction By 2100?

Climate change is no joke, and even if we have more time on the clock than we thought, there’s still a clock ticking down. But while we focus on land, mathematicians have been looking at the oceans, and have a warning: We’re on track to potentially trigger another mass extinction in the world’s …

Climate Change

KRUGMAN: Jimmy Kimmel has 'done more homework on health than any Republican senator'

Paul Krugman on Thursday charged Republicans have not done their homework on healthcare.<p>The Nobel winning economist and New York Times columnist tweeted Thursday that late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel knows more about the current healthcare debate than GOP lawmakers.<p>"Think about what it means …

Republicans

US Army's Laser Weapon Gives Terrifying Demonstration In New Video

That looks painful.<p>Lockheed Martin has shown off a terrifying new video of it testing its ATHENA laser weapon defence system.<p>While laser cannons are …

Lockheed Martin

Gene editing of human embryos in UK reveals new fertility clue

<b>(CNN) —</b> The DNA of human embryos has been altered and studied for the first time in the UK, offering new insight into the early stages of human development.<p>Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, a medical research center, have identified the role of a key gene that controls how embryos form …

Genetics

Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes.<p>A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible.<p>The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just …

Astrophysics

We Were Kings When Fees Went To Zero

The title was inspired by the 1996 documentary “When We Were Kings” about the heavyweight fight of 1974 between two boxing legends, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. In the not-so-distant future, it will also be a fitting phrase for many in the banking and insurance industries.<p>Readers may ask …

FinTech

This super strong artificial muscle may bring us closer to lifelike robots.

Millennials Aren't Killing Industries. We're Just Broke and Your Business Sucks

A popular trend has emerged in the business world; a trend that, in all its poorly thought-out glory, throws an entire generation under the bus for …

Millennials

The 'Tesla of buses' just set a range record that could spell the end for diesel buses

Silicon Valley-based Proterra just set a new record for its electric bus.<p>Proterra said its Catalyst E2 bus drove 1,101.2 miles on a single charge at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. The record-breaking test shows battery tech has come a long way in allowing heavy-duty vehicles …

Electric Vehicles

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger Are Returning for the New Terminator Film

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are both returning for the sixth <i>Terminator</i> film. James Cameron, director of the first two films, is …

Movies

Retail Apocalypse: 20 big retailers closing stores in 2017

Some of the United States’ most prominent retailers are shuttering stores this year amid sagging sales in the troubled sector.<p>The rise of ecommerce outlets like Amazon has made it harder for traditional retailers to attract customers to their stores and forced companies to change their sales …

eCommerce