The engineer working on Google's AI, called LaMDA, suffers from what we could call Michelangelo Syndrome. Scientists must beware hubris.
NASA will use energy from Earth's gravity to launch the Lucy spacecraft in October of this year.
The AI test can be done every night at home while the person is asleep, without even touching their body.
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
Nietzsche both wished he was as stupid as a cow so he wouldn’t have to contemplate existence, and pitied cows for being so stupid that they couldn’t contemplate existence.
Humans are already so integrated with technology that the dream of transhumanism is a reality. Can we handle what comes next?
Is science absolute? Its truths and discoveries guide us toward the nature of reality, but we must always remain open-minded to revisions.
Human beings are descendants of these early tetrapods – at least those who made a new life on land.
The simulation gave researchers some of the first concrete data linking climate change to human evolution and speciation.
With its very first deep-field view of the Universe now released, the James Webb Space Telescope has shown us our cosmos as never before.
If there are human-sized creatures walking around on other planets, would we be able to view them directly?
The story of dog domestication is one of converting the wild wolf into man's nicer, smarter, best friend. It might be all wrong.
Remembering Frank Drake, who transformed the search for alien life & extraterrestrial intelligence into a full-fledged scientific endeavor.
Some animals were even assigned their own lawyers.
Short-termism is both rooted in our most primal instincts and encouraged by runaway technological development. How can we fight it?
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
From Amazon to the US Army, everybody wants one (or 150).
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
Our galaxy not only isn’t stationary, but different parts are accelerating at different rates. When we think about the Universe as a whole, the accelerations that objects experience from our […]
The Hubble Space Telescope, 32 years after its launch, broke the all-time record for most distant star. It won't do better.
There are pros and cons to sending interstellar messages to aliens that may or may not exist.
Engineers borrowed the maple tree's "helicopter" to design tiny, flying microchips, which perform various tasks while in whirling free fall.
New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
“The more we understand ourselves and the universe, the more magnificent it is.”
Despite all that we've learned about the Universe, there remain unanswered, and possibly unanswerable, questions. Could "God" be the answer?