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Watching this soft robotic hand move is strangely hypnotic

March 10th, 2019

Robotic technology had come a long way in the past couple of decades, with more intelligent machines capable of superhuman feats that were once thought impossible. Robots are great at doing things humans can’t, but giving machines the ability to mimic humans instead of surpassing us has proven to be challenging in some very interesting …

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The Doomsday Clock remains two minutes from midnight, which is bad

January 24th, 2019

The Doomsday Clock, which was bumped up to just two minutes from midnight in early 2018, remains at the same setting for 2019. It’s the closest the clock has ever been to midnight, matching the same setting it achieved in the 1950s during the height of the Cold War. Mankind has a nasty self-destructive streak …

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City frogs are sexier than country frogs according to lady frogs

December 11th, 2018

Attraction is, at its most basic level, a pretty mysterious thing. What makes one person attracted to another, and why are certain qualities more sought after than others? We often find it hard to explain, but it’s forever programmed into our minds and, in the case of a pint-sized amphibian species called the túngara frog it’s …

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Chinese scientists who created gene-edited babies may now be missing

December 3rd, 2018

The scientific community was rocked last week after a Chinese scientists named He Jiankui claimed to have successfully modified human embryos using the CRISPR tool. Two of those babies, He claimed, were already born, with more potentially on the way. It was an unexpected revelation and it sent He’s peers in the genetics field scrambling …

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NASA’s director really wants Elon Musk to stop smoking weed in public

November 30th, 2018

It was revealed last week that NASA will be conducting an investigation into the company culture of SpaceX after concerns over Elon Musk’s behavior began to grow within NASA’s upper management. NASA has remained relatively silent as far as public statements against Musk’s stunts are concerned but that appears to be changing ever so slightly. …