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The Secret to a Long, Healthy Life Is in the Genes of the Oldest Humans Alive
August 10, 2020

The Secret to a Long, Healthy Life Is in the Genes of the Oldest Humans Alive . The first time I heard nematode worms can teach us something about human longevity, I balked at the idea. How the hell can a worm with an average lifespan of only 15 days have

The Deck Is Not Rigged: Poker and the Limits of AI
August 07, 2020

The Deck Is Not Rigged: Poker and the Limits of AI . Tuomas Sandholm, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, is not a poker player—or much of a poker fan, in fact—but he is fascinated by the game for much the same reason as the great game th.

The Global Work Crisis: Automation, the Case Against Jobs, and What to Do About It
August 06, 2020

The Global Work Crisis: Automation, the Case Against Jobs, and What to Do About It . The alarm bell rings. You open your eyes, come to your senses, and slide from dream state to consciousness. You hit the snooze button, and eventually crawl out of bed to

These Scientists Just Completed a 3D ‘Google Earth’ for the Brain
August 05, 2020

These Scientists Just Completed a 3D ‘Google Earth’ for the Brain . Human brain maps are a dime a dozen these days. Maps that detail neurons in a certain region. Maps that draw out functional connections between those cells. Maps that dive deeper into gen

These Scientists Just Completed a 3D ‘Google Earth’ for the Brain
August 05, 2020

These Scientists Just Completed a 3D ‘Google Earth’ for the Brain . Human brain maps are a dime a dozen these days. Maps that detail neurons in a certain region. Maps that draw out functional connections between those cells. Maps that dive deeper into gen

Airships Are No Longer a Relic of the Past; You Could Ride in One by 2023
August 04, 2020

Airships Are No Longer a Relic of the Past; You Could Ride in One by 2023 . As concern over climate change and rising temperatures grows, the airline industry is taking heat (pun intended). Flying accounts for 2.5 percent of global carbon dioxide emission

Airships Are No Longer a Relic of the Past; You Could Ride in One by 2023
August 04, 2020

Airships Are No Longer a Relic of the Past; You Could Ride in One by 2023 . As concern over climate change and rising temperatures grows, the airline industry is taking heat (pun intended). Flying accounts for 2.5 percent of global carbon dioxide emission

Construction of the World's Biggest Nuclear Fusion Plant Just Started in France
August 03, 2020

Construction of the World's Biggest Nuclear Fusion Plant Just Started in France . Fusion power promises to provide limitless green energy using cheap and abundant fuel, but it’s a long-running joke that it’s always 20 years away. Last week, though, constr

Construction of the World's Biggest Nuclear Fusion Plant Just Started in France
August 03, 2020

Construction of the World's Biggest Nuclear Fusion Plant Just Started in France . Fusion power promises to provide limitless green energy using cheap and abundant fuel, but it’s a long-running joke that it’s always 20 years away. Last week, though, constr

This AI Could Bring Us Computers That Can Write Their Own Software
August 02, 2020

This AI Could Bring Us Computers That Can Write Their Own Software . When OpenAI first published a paper on their new language generation AI, GPT-3, the hype was slow to build. The paper indicated GPT-3, the biggest natural language AI model yet, was adva