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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

The Last Living Astronaut to Walk on the Moon Claims Climate Change Isn't Caused by Humans

Considering NASA has one of the most extensive carbon dioxide-monitoring programs on the planet and an entire website devoted to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 12:26PM

A Dutch Artist/Engineer Is Using Giant Green Lasers to Track Space Junk Orbiting the Earth

We may think of space as a vast, untouched frontier, but the truth is that there's already about 18 million pounds of junk floating...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 1:04PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Book Warns About the Rise of Genetically Engineered Superhumans

There were a lot of things keeping Stephen Hawking awake at night, but among the top three were the imminent AI revolution, the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Google's AI Can Now Detect Breast Cancer Better Than Humans Do

When it's not teaching AI how to create fake photos that look totally real, Google and its associated companies are taking big strides...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 11:46AM

New Study Says Enough People Have Sequenced Their DNA to Endanger Others' Privacy

Sending your DNA off to a genealogy company like 23 and Me and filling the gaps in your family tree has become a fascinating little...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:53PM

DARPA Is Working to Create Cyborgs and Meta-Humans – Even if They Won't Admit It

If you thought the announcement of the first air-to-air drone kill or the unveiling of Russia's new bipedal military mech was cause...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:07PM

DARPA Says the Biggest Obstacle to Effective Artificial Intelligence Is Common Sense

If you went through public school in the last fifteen years, odds are that your math tests included a space for an answer and a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 12:35PM

Two Astronauts Just Had to Make an Emergency Escape from a Malfunctioning Rocket Headed to the ISS

At around 4:40 AM today, two astronauts set out to the ISS aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Less than two minutes into that flight,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 1:35PM

A Landmark Scientific Panel Just Published a New Guide to Finding Life in the Universe

Astrobiology has always been at the fringes of NASA's science programs, and the last time it tried to break into the big-time with the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:58PM

Italy's Mount Etna Is Preparing for a 'Catastrophic' Collapse That May Cause a Tsunami

Mount Etna may not spew out as much lava as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (which has been erupting for months), but it's not an eruption...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:29PM

Collection of Lunar Rocks Called "The Moon Puzzle" Expected to Fetch $500,000 At Auction

If you're not rich enough to buy a trip around the Moon with SpaceX (like Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa), the next best thing is...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 11:57AM