Stephen Hawking

We Should Upload Human Minds on Stephen Hawking's Interstellar Mission

This is how humans might finally reach another star system.<p><i>Giulio Prisco</i> <i>is a futurist, theoretical physicist, and computer scientist. He writes about science, technology, and the future. He's also a cofounder of</i> <i>Space Cooperative</i><i>.</i><p>Last year, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen …

Space Travel

3 The Big Bang Theory Easter Eggs You May Have Missed in Young Sheldon

<i>Young Sheldon</i> premiered Monday night and fans of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> finally got to see how the 9-year-old version of Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) …

TV

Hitting the Mother Lode: The Oscar Race Embraces Its Maternal Side

Brie Larson in “Room.” Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side.” Halle Berry in “Monster’s Ball.” Shirley MacLaine in “Terms of Endearment.” Meryl Streep …

Sandra Bullock

Scarlett Moffatt's time travel theory could be right, admits Stephen Hawking

Scarlett Moffatt has received support for her wacky time travel theory from none other than Stephen Hawking<p>Yes, this is no joke – while we wouldn't …

Physics

Sex robots are coming this January and could kill you, surprising no one

Harmony has a charming Scottish lilt, albeit a bit staccato and canny. Her eyes dart around the room, her chin dips as her eyebrows raise in …

Robots

'Big Bang Theory' Season 11 premiere recap: Did Amy say 'yes'?

At long last, we finally have the answers to the year’s biggest proposal. After Sheldon popped the question in the Season 10 finale, Season 11 picked up right where the big moment left off.<p><b>[Spoiler Alert: The remainder of this article will disuss Season 11, Episode 1 of "The Big Bang …

Entertainment

The Big Bang Theory Season Premiere Recap: He Put a Ring on It

The Big Bang Theory<p>The Proposal Proposal Season 11 Episode 1<p>Editor's Rating 4 stars<p>“<i>Is this thing still on?</i>” you’re probably asking yourself right …

Entertainment

Black Holes and the True Nature of Space

These are my greetings from one hologram to another. No really, according to science there’s a strong possibility that you and I are nothing more but …

Astrophysics

Stephen Hawking has flawed ideas about alien life, according to former SETI scientist

Calling All Aliens<p>As autumn brings with it cooler temperatures and clearer night skies, Douglas Vakoch, president of Messaging Extraterrestrial …

Aliens

The world is definitely going to end — just probably not Saturday

First the bad news: The world is going to end one day and there is nothing we can do about it. The good news: We could have a billion years to enjoy ourselves here before that happens.<p>Humans have long been obsessed with "The End." Since the dawn of civilization, people claiming to know when the big …

News (U.S.)

This Is What Happens When a Robot Assassin Goes to Therapy

Computers are getting good at a lot of things they didn’t used to be able to do at all. They can drive cars, diagnose patients, and understand …

Emerging Technology

The Reality Of 3 Under 3 (Yes, I Have My Hands Full)

I didn’t even make it to the parking garage after finding out I was pregnant with twins before hearing the phrase that would follow me for the next …

Babies

12 AI Quotes Everyone Should Read

Artificial Intelligence began as a philosophical conundrum in ancient times, developed into a science fiction forecast (and warning) in the Modern Era and is a practical reality today. This shows that from the earliest known period of human history to the present day it has been a subject of …

Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking, take heart: Revalesio’s ALS drug gets regulatory boost from FDA

Revalesio, a biomedical company headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., says it’s been cleared to benefit from federal incentives for the development of a …

Medicine

New Antarctic farm will grow produce despite temperatures of -100 degrees F

Imagine having to go months without an adequate supply of fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables. Scientists based in Antarctica know this struggle, …

Climate Change

These Inspiring Movies Will Lift You Up

We all look for inspiration in different ways. Some people turn to religion; some turn to the self-help section at the local Barnes & Noble. Some …

What’s your favourite science book?

Here at <i>Cosmos</i> we’re keen to find out which science or tech themed book, if push comes to shove, you would nominate as your all-time favourite.

Books

Brainiac schoolboy 'as smart as Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein'

School work is child's play for this baby-faced brainbox - who has the same IQ as Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.<p>And now maths genius Toby Liu …

Birmingham, UK

Stephen Hawking popped in for a Sunday roast at a Welsh restaurant

Sir Stephen Hawking popped into an Abergavenny restaurant for a Sunday roast this weekend.<p>The author of A Brief History of Time visited the Regency …

Sunday Roast

How Robots, IoT And Artificial Intelligence Are Transforming The Police

It’s happened. Arrests have been made thanks to the evidence collected from connected digital devices such as the Amazon dot and a Fitbit. This is just the tip of the transformation that law enforcement will experience because of the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and robots. …

Internet of Things

AI: This Decade’s Worst Buzz Word

In hacker circles, the “Internet of Things” is often the object of derision. Do we really need the IoT toaster? But there’s one phrase that — while …

Artificial Intelligence

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Benedict Cumberbatch ('The Current War')

One of the most exciting actors of his generation, who made his name on TV as a 21st century Sherlock Holmes and in films ranging from 'The Imitation …

Benedict Cumberbatch

An MC Hawking Song Is My First Email

"Is B.o.B. nerdcore?"<p><i>My First Email is a series of chat interviews about digital archaeology. Today we are talking to Motherboard contributing editor Sarah Emerson. -Jason Koebler</i><p><b>JASON: Here are the rules. Go into Gmail, sort reverse chronologically, and open the first email you see. Sarah, what</b> …

Encryption

Stephen Hawking Wants To Colonize Moon After North Korea’s Nuclear Threats

The world has not seen a great war ever since the developed countries decided to use their nuclear energy for the prosperity of human civilization. …

North Korea

Galileo's Lament: The Rejection Of Science Hurts The Economy

Wild speculation based on tidbits of scientific evidence, unwarranted extrapolations of scientific theories, and ridiculous conspiracy theories about …

Business

Think You Have Your Career All Figured Out? Think Again

Shutterstock<p>As you’re probably aware, the industry you’re currently working in could be at risk due to the future of technology.<p>These technological advancements will change job descriptions and roles in the workplace, and some positions may become obsolete. However, nothing will happen overnight. …

Intelligence

China to become artificial intelligence ‘world leader’ by 2030, sparks attention from experts and global giants

<b>Artificial intelligence (AI)</b> is recognised to be the future of mankind, experts say, and China is said to be in the lead in years to come, by 2030, …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook launches artificial intelligence lab in Montreal

Montreal has quickly developed a concentration of expertise in the area of artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence

Astronomers Plan To Send Messages To Extraterrestrials In 2018, Some Fear Alien Attack

Some astronomers are growing tired of waiting for intelligent alien life to reach out to the human race. While many alien hunters think contact will …

Aliens

Stephen Hawking Reportedly Working On Juicy Tell-All Formula

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM—Suggesting that the revelatory new work would “completely shake things up” and “get everyone talking,” Cambridge University …

Humor