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Chief Scientist at Baidu,Andrew Ng, Explains if Artificial Intelligence Is A Threat To Humanity

Quora | Posted 02.08.2016 | Technology
Quora

Is AI an existential threat to humanity? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peopl...

Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

The Conversation US | Posted 02.07.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

As a researcher in artificial intelligence, I realize how impressive it is to have a computer beat a top Go player, a much tougher technical challenge than winning at chess. Yet it's still not a big step toward the type of artificial intelligence used by the thinking machines we see in the movies. For that, we need new approaches to developing A.I.

New Artist Reviews: Daniel Grinberg

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.05.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Folk music evokes a feeling of warmth and introspection through its meaningful lyrics and sweeping soundscapes. It is constantly reinventing its sound without compromising its soul.

I Love You...Actually I Love Your Microbiome

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science
Dr. Bill Miller

What determines chemistry between two people? Who has not said, "They have good chemistry together?" We hear it so often that it seems trite. Typicall...

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Future Transhumanist City -- Image by Sam Howzit Transhumanism--the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the h...

How Television (and Plays) Can Change the Religion/Science Discussion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Can drama change the way we talk about religion and science? A fan of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" and a former theater professional believe so. As pa...

7 Awesome Images of Light from 2015

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

We are intimately connected with light in countless ways. From the practical (think of life without photosynthesis or heat from the Sun) to the convenient (modern technologies ranging from communication to health), light is part of our every day lives in a host of different ways.

Awakening The Hero Within

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Steven and Michael Meloan

"The call to adventure is the point in a person's life when they are first given notice that everything is going to change, whether they know it or no...

Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu, Explains the Future of Work

Quora | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Quora

How will work and jobs change over the next 10-20 years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are a...

The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want to Befriend Gay Men

The Conversation US | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Artist, Noah Buchanan, Proves that Knowledge is Power with His Immaculate Body of Work

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

If there is one thing that connects members of humanity to each other, it is the undeniable fact that we are composed of bones, muscle and skin. Taking this overlooked and underappreciated detail of our existence, artist, Noah Buchanan, is bringing intellect, classical training and anatomy back into the art scene.

Science Explains Why The 5-Second Rule Is Actually True

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science

You may not want to pick up and eat food once you've dropped it on the ground. But the five-second rule is actually a real thing when the item...

From Sleeping Positions to Healing Musicians: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the perils of sleeping on your left side, the healing power of music, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.

7 Adaptation Rules from the Screenwriter of Dracula and Contact

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Artificial Intelligence: Stop or Go?

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Robert Rosenkranz

In this historic moment, many are skeptical, if not outright afraid of what is next. Remarkable innovations like AlphaGo scare enough people that there is a legitimate debate about whether the risks of artificial intelligence could outweigh the rewards.

Headline Hangover: Rappers in Plight; Trigger Finger Trump

Alex Iosiovich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Comedy
Alex Iosiovich

Welcome to Headline Hangover - our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here's a look back at some of the headlines that caught the world's attention this week.

Scientific Literacy, Religion and the Fate of the World

Mike Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science
Mike Sandler

The election year of 2016 will present opportunities to bring scientific literacy into the debates around climate change and more. The future of our democracy may depend on raising the level of scientific literacy, not only among the population of voters, but among the candidates.

Porn and Critical Thinking: The Importance of Using Your Head When Looking at Scientific Results

Jodie Baer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science
Jodie Baer

Although limited in its scope, and never really intended for public consumption, our findings, which surprised many people (including us to some extent), captured media attention for a few weeks, and appear to have briefly rekindled public interest in porn research.

5 Science-Backed Ways to Manage Cravings

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

The new year is a popular time to curb post-holiday temptations -- and often it's our self-control that lets us down. These five tips will help you sit through cravings, whether it's reaching for an extra helping or the office cookie jar.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

Why Do Rapid Eye Movements Occur While We Sleep?

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 01.26.2016 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

We have all heard of REM sleep but what exactly are rapid eye movements and why do they occur?

Science and Mysticism

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Dave Pruett

"We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are between stories." -- Father Thomas Berry Our species -- Homo sapiens -- is ...

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

The Theory That Can Change Everything

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.25.2016 | Science
Dr. Carmen Harra

Dmitry Dyudkin, a professor at Donetsk Technical University, has developed a theory that states that all processes that happen on our planet are directly correlated to the energy and activity of the sun.