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Screwing Up Artificial Intelligence Could Be Disastrous, Experts Say

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:43
From smartphone apps like Siri to features like facial recognition in photos, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a part of everyday life. But humanity should take more care in developing AI than with other technologies, experts say.

Giant Atom Smasher Revs up: Physicists Reveal What They're Looking For

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:30
From particles from another dimension to twins of the Higgs Boson, here are the exotic particles scientists are most hopeful of finding at the Large Hadron Collider.

Brown Rice: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:24
Brown rice is a highly nutritious grain. It is good for the heart, aids digestion and may reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Discovered in UK Cathedral

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:24
The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.

Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 22:33
We search high and low for interesting stories in Science and this week we found dozens of tombs holding mummies in Peru, ghostly face hiding in an ancient manuscript and even the key to longevity, as advised by the world's oldest person. Check these out!

Yes, Dead Batteries Do Bounce

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 18:42
One rumoured and simple test to determine a flat battery from a good one is the dead battery bounce – drop them on the floor, and the flat ones bounce.

Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 16:14
Ancient evidence of dinosaur throw downs, cavernous sinkholes at the Dead sea and goldfish overtaking a lake are just a sample of our favorite images in Science this week.

A Few of the Amazing Spiders I've Met (Photos)

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:33
If spiders make your hair crawl, what do you think about hairy spiders?

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found in Italian Skeleton

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:27
The oldest Neanderthal DNA was extracted from a human skeleton discovered buried in an Italian cave and may be up to 170,000 years old. The finding suggests the mysterious "Altamura Man" was indeed a Neanderthal.

Earthquake! Your Smartphone Could Give an Early Warning

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:08
Scientists have shown that jiggling GPS-equipped phones could someday deliver early warnings of earthquakes.

Treating Troops' Sleep Problems May Reduce PTSD

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:57
Sleep problems are common in members of the military, and treating sleep issues early may reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.

Woman's 'Burning Mouth Syndrome' Had Strange Cause

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:57
A healthy woman developed a relentless burning feeling in her mouth that stumped doctors and dentists for months before its strange cause was found.

Amazon Wins Approval to Test Delivery Drones in US

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:40
Amazon has won approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin testing delivery drones in the United States.

Why Gay Conversion Therapy Is Harmful

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:51
President Obama has thrown his support behind a proposed bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy. But why is this treatment considered harmful?

200 Years After Tambora, Indonesia Most at Risk of Deadly Volcanic Blast

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:51
Two hundred years after the biggest volcanic blast in recorded history, scientists have ranked the countries most at risk of another deadly eruption.

10 Most Hazardous Countries For Volcanoes (Photos)

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:45
Here are the countries most at risk of a deadly volcanic eruption, according to an international team of experts known as the Global Volcano Model network.

Nature-Inspired Factories Are the Future of Manufacturing (Op-Ed)

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:53
The factories of the future got their start in a petri dish.

Land Bridge Linking Americas Rose Earlier Than Thought

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:26
New geologic evidence suggests the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the sea up to 15 million years ago, millions of years earlier than thought.

NSF Thinks Anthropomorphic Robot Is Cute | Video

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:58
DARwIn-OP, which stands for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform, recently visited the National Science Foundation to participate in a video interview while he was in town for a National Robotics Week event.

Photos: The Bone Boxes of the 'Jesus Family Tomb'

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:32
A new geological analysis strengthens the case that Jesus of Nazareth's bones may have once been buried in a Jerusalem tomb, though historians are skeptical.