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As scientists search for evidence of life on other worlds in our solar system and beyond, they’re starting to ask how to define life in the first place.
Scientists studying how communication and cooperation evolves are turning towards dogs to shed light on long-standing mysteries.
Your electronics are watching you. The good news is that it’s usually to fix bugs. The bad news is that the data they collect can be abused without some serious oversight.
Tales of long-lost ancient civilizations are nothing new. What is new, is scientists asking how to find such societies on our world and those orbiting other stars…
Unless we tackle the cultural and mental health issues fueling populist train wrecks across the West, any political victory against them will only be temporary.
After decades of exploring space, the orbit around our planet is filled with junk we need to clear as soon as possible. But physics and politics aren’t going to make it easy on us.
Science fiction imagines humans subservient to rows of servers humming in a data centers after losing a world war. In reality, the machines didn’t have to fire a single shot…
While we’re spending more and more time at home, in front of our computers as the COVID pandemic rages on, cults are ready to pounce on a golden opportunity...
Neutron stars’ thunder is usually stolen by black holes, but these bizarre objects living on the edge of physics create plenty of fascinating phenomena all on their own.
We’re told that digital security is a cat and mouse game between computer geniuses, but the reality is a lot less impressive and sadder than we’re led to believe.