When Will AI Be Created?
Human-level AI (HLAI) appears to be the topic of the week. Kevin Drum at Mother Jones thinks AIs will...0
Astronauts who have seen the Earth from space have often described the ‘overview effect’ as an experience that has...
Beloved Immortals: Science, Miracles and ‘Jellyfish Time’
What is biological immortality? To be fair, it’s not the promise of a paradisiacal garden. Neither is it the...
Andean Glaciers Melting at Unprecedented Rates
Climate change has shrunk Andean glaciers between 30 and 50% since the 1970s and could melt many of them...
Will the First True ‘Alien Earth’ Be Found in 2013?
The first truly Earth-like alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic discovery that would cause...
Erratic Environment May Be Key to Human Evolution
At Olduvai Gorge in northern Tanzania, where excavations helped to confirm Africa was the cradle of humanity, scientists now...
Deforestation in Amazon Is Bad News for Microbes
Scientists have found that deforestation not only affects the diversity of plants and animals, but is bad news for...
New Map Updates Our Fundamental Understanding of Life on Earth
A new map that divides the world’s vertebrates into 11 biogeographic realms is the biggest update to a 19th century version, and...