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Scientists Have Figured Out How Animals Measure Time By Creating VR Simulations

Everyone knows that dogs have no sense of time: whether you've been gone five minutes or two hours, the conventional wisdom is that it...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:03PM

The United States Space Force Will Recruit From The Army, Air Force, And Navy – But Not The Marines

Disappointing news for all the fans of Starship Troopers, Doom, and Warhammer: according to a new, 13-page document created by...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:41PM

Scientists Grew A 3D Model Of The Human Brain Using Stem Cells And Scaffolding

The news has been filled with headlines about neural networks recently, but all of those stories have had to do with artificial...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:14PM

This New Surveillance AI Can Pick You Out Of The Crowd Based On Your Height, Gender, And Shirt Color

Machine learning and neural nets have been adapted to everything from writing fortune cookie messages to developing new drugs, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Alien Altar? NASA Spots a Perfectly Rectangular Antarctic Iceberg

There's something about the perfect right angles of rectangles that evokes human-ness. Our rooms, our phone screens, and even our...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 1:26PM

The VR Game 'Job Simulator' Is a Funny, Smart Take on a Future Where Only Robots Have Jobs

The number of genuine VR gaming 'hits' is surprisingly short, but Owlchemy Games' Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is up there,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:47PM

Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Develop New Drugs Using Anonymous Data

If there's one thing drug companies hate more than unforeseen side effects, it's sharing proprietary information about their drugs....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:09PM

A Mission To Mercury Seeking To Answer Fundamental Questions About Our Solar System's Smallest Planet

When you're watching an Earth-sized mass hurtle into a supermassive black hole a billion light-years away, it's easy to forget...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:22PM

Physicists Created A 'Mysterious Waveform' Matter To Study Gravitational Waves

There was a time when physics experiments could be carried out with two weighted balls and a tower in Pisa (although Galileo's famous...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:51PM

Russia Plays It Cool In The Wake Of Near-Devastating Rocket Failure, But Their Timeline Could Leave The ISS Understaffed

For a space agency that just experienced one of the biggest spacecraft failures in recent memory, Russia's Roscosmos is playing it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:18PM

Scientists Finally Figured Out How The T. Rex Used Its Hilariously Tiny Arms

The Tyrannosaurus rex is generally respected as an apex predator and king of the dinosaurs – but it's those tiny arms that most...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 11:12AM

One of the World's Largest Organisms Is Slowly Dying Due to Humans

Quick, what's the most massive living organism on the planet? It's not the blue whale, or the African elephant. It's not even one of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 1:33PM

Virtual Reality Has the Power to Create Long-Lasting Empathy, New Study Finds

VR has been hailed as a lot of things: the next major video game platform, a new social networking platform, and even a rival to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 1:03PM

How Advanced AI Chatbots Will Become the Next Propaganda Threat

Artificial intelligence is getting better at driving cars and recognizing photos, but one of the things AI still struggles with is...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:25PM

Most Detailed View of Electrons Ever Captured Proves That They Are, In Fact, Round

If someone asked you to draw an electron, what shape would your masterpiece take? Physicists recently used lasers in an experiment to...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 11:13AM

At the Mountains of Madness: Scientists Record Bizarre 'Music' From Antarctic Ice Shelves

You might have heard of the 'Devil's symphony,' the strange, unearthly combination of squeals, shrieks, and thunderous cracks caused...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 1:25PM

It Will Take 3-5 million Years for New Mammals to Evolve and Replace Those Wiped Out by Humans

Whether or not we know it, humans have been in the extinction business for tens of thousands of years, whether wiping out woolly...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:38PM

Can You Tell the Difference Between These AI-Generated Fortune Cookie Messages and the Real Thing?

When people talk about artificial intelligence taking human jobs, we didn't expect one of them to be "fortune cookie writer."...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:01PM

Elon Musk Says It's "Time to Create a Mecha" After Watching Late-Night Anime Movie

No, you haven't stumbled across a mistakenly syndicated article from The Onion. We're apparently living in a timeline where the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:53PM

The Newly Discovered Star CI Tau Challenges Our Current Models for Star Systems

It must be hard to be an astronomer or astrophysicist--every week, a new discovery (like Swift J0243.6+6124) seems to challenge their...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:08PM