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Science news at the speed of thought
Science news at the speed of thought

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Can the passage of time be measured precisely, always and everywhere? The answer will upset many watchmakers.

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Wednesday might be a good day to call in sick and go cross something off your bucket list, you know, just in case it's your last chance.

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Flying cars, hoverboards and video chat - a very futuristic vision for the year 2015 was presented in the movie "Back to the Future Part II", released in 1989. Now, shortly before "Back to the Future Day" on October 21st, 2015, it is time to check whether reality has indeed kept up with the daring predictions of the 80s.

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The United Nations has been warned that its protracted negotiations over the future of lethal autonomous weapons – or “killer robots” – are moving too slowly to stop robot wars becoming a reality.

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Nails. Hair. Makeup. Heels. Dresses. These are all items women usually change when they go out to the town, or to a bar.

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Information about the brain is not the same as information in the brain; yet in discussions of mind uploading, brain simulation, and mind reading the two are quite often conflated or confused.

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Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward.

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Scientists have long theorized that the long neck of modern-day giraffes evolved to enable them to find more vegetation or to develop a specialized method of fighting.

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Researchers at Chapman University have proposed a strategic approach for information spreading via Facebook using cancer screenings as a health intervention.

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A new study shows that iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen. The only logical source for that oxygen is the earliest known example of photosynthesis by living organisms, say University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientists.
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