A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
Science doesn't fit neatly into ideology.
The 'People Map of the United States' zooms in on America's obsession with celebrity
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
There is no one answer. But there are 10.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Physicists create quantum entanglement, making two distant objects behave as one.
In an excerpt from her recent book, the behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden carefully explores a topic that's often considered taboo: how genetics affect life outcomes.
"Such studies will lead to a better understanding of brain development in both autistic and typical individuals."
Techshot's 3D BioFabrication Facility successfully printed human heart tissue aboard the International Space Station.
Even the most unorthodox posthumous plans have their own historical, spiritual, and scientific significance.
New research shows that neurons in autistic brains begin to developmentally diverge in early prenatal stages.
In his new book, "American Rule," Jared Yates Sexton hopes to overturn a centuries-long myth.
An elephant at the Bronx Zoo has become a cause célèbre for animal rights activists.
Even though no human has stepped foot on the Moon's surface in 50 years, the evidence of our presence there remains unambiguous.
How can you "touch the Sun" if you've always been inside the solar corona, yet will never reach the Sun's photosphere?
A new NASA report shakes up lunar geology.
In 1919, Woodrow Wilson attempted to rally the U.S. behind the League of Nations. His failure suggested the way forward.
It’s the largest, most massive planet in the Solar System. But what’s the real story behind all the impacts on Jupiter? One of the most terrifying prospects here on Earth is […]
His book warns us of the dangers of mass media, passivity, and how even an intelligent population can be driven to gladly choose dictatorship over freedom.
50 years ago the city of Chicago erupted in a legendary police riot.
Being an American president is a powerful but dangerous job, a fact shown by many assassination attempts.
Apollo 11 brought humans onto the surface of the Moon for the first time in 1969. Shown here is Buzz Aldrin setting up the Solar Wind experiment as part of […]
This year’s prize represents not just a single example of brilliant work, but generations of advancements that led to it. Every year, the most prestigious prize in the most fundamental of […]
Did you hear the story about how a 100 petawatt laser will finally ‘break the quantum vacuum’? Get the facts. Empty space, as it turns out, isn’t so empty. The fluctuations […]
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