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Facial Recognition Technology Is a Burgeoning Threat to Freedom, AI Report Says

If you thought the face of AI oppression was going to take the form of robots going down the street killing people (as Elon Musk...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:30AM

Turning Off One Gene May Allow You to Eat Without Gaining Weight, Scientists Say

When someone says "this new (blank) will allow you to eat anything you want without gaining weight!", it's usually one of two...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:00AM

Lockheed Martin Wins $6.9M Contract to Improve the Military's ONYX Combat Exoskeleton

Looks like the US military is doubling down on its new toys--on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft has won a $480 million...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 1:38PM

New Theory Claims to Uncover the Nature of Dark Matter and Energy: It's a Dark 'Fluid'

Every few months, there seems to be a shocking new discovery or breakthrough theory that promises to finally lay bare the secrets of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 1:12PM

SETI Confirms: 'Oumuamua Asteroid Is NOT Sending Detectable Radio Signals

Since its discovery by Robert Weryk back in October of 2017, the cannoli-shaped asteroid named ʻOumuamua has baffled the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 12:59PM

Scientists To Attempt Dimming the Sun by Simulating a Mini Volcanic Eruption

In the wake of a recent study claiming that filling the atmosphere with a thin cloud of sulfur oxide could block enough of the Sun's...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 12:42PM

New Documentary Explores the Dark Side of China's Massively Popular Livestream Industry

Over the years, we've covered some stuff that seemed straight out of a cyberpunk novel, from technology that may allow you to control...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:45PM

NASA Scientist Suggests Extraterrestrial Life May Take the Form of a 'Tiny Super-Intelligent Entity'

Professor and NASA researcher Silvano Colombano's recent "paper" on alien life has been misrepresented by various news outlets (as...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:09PM

North Carolina Fisherman Catches Mysterious Lights on Video--Is It a UFO?

When it comes to prospective UFO sightings, there are a couple criteria that elevates a video from "probably a lens flare" to "huh,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 12:29PM

Microsoft Developing New HoloLens Headsets for Military After Winning $480M Contract

We've seen some pretty crazy pieces of military hardware over the past few years, from a high-tech 'Boba Fett' helmet used by UK...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 2:17PM

'Minority Report?' New AI Program Aims to Predict Violent Crime Before It Happens

The UK is testing a new system that sounds suspiciously like Minority Report, sans the watery tank full of bald women hooked up to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 1:52PM

NYU Surgeons Just Transplanted an Entire Face – and They're Getting Better at It

If you thought 1997's Face/Off was mostly sci-fi, we have some news for you: a team of surgeons at NYU Langone recently announced...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 1:12PM

Watch CIMON, the ISS' Robotic 'Flying Brain,' Have an Emotional Breakdown

When you think of a friendly, sphere-shaped companion robot for space travel, we wouldn't blame you for imagining something like BB-8...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:49PM

Even Without CRISPR, Parents Can Genetically Tailor Smarter IVF Babies

If you haven't heard yet, a Chinese scientist named He Jiankui recently claimed to have created the first genetically altered...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:05PM

WATCH: Google's New VR Film 'Age of Sail' Is Out, and It's Heartbreaking

If you grew up with Pixar movies, you probably remember those charming little shorts, like Geri's Game and Knick Knack. As short...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 12:12PM

Archaeologists Baffled By Ancient Bones of Child With a Skull in its Mouth

We've heard of bizarre burial practices in 5th century Italy where the dead were laid to rest with rocks in their mouths so that if...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 11:17AM

Watch: NASA Live Streams OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Reaching the Asteroid Bennu

At approximately 12:00 pm EST NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft will initiate its final descent on Bennu, coming within twelve miles of...

Scarlett James
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 11:06AM

A New Study Says We Could Counteract the Effects of Climate Change by Spraying Chemicals Into the Atmosphere

So far, we've seen some pretty wild plans to deal with climate change, ranging from giant, underwater walls to prop up the Antarctic...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:45PM

Would You drink Treated Sewage Water? El Paso Residents Have No Choice Because Of Droughts Cause By Climate Change

A lot of people who read Dune remember the famous line "He who controls the spice controls the universe." Instead, maybe they should...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:10PM

Virgin Galactic Says They'll Fly Their First Astronauts Into Space Before Christmas

With all the recent excitement about colonizing the Moon and visiting Mars, Virgin Galactic's decade-plus experiment with sub-orbital...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 12:45PM