Einstein Might Have Been Wrong About Gravity… Here’s Why

Einstein Might Have Been Wrong About Gravity… Here’s Why

The universe is expanding, and that expansion is speeding up… which is the opposite of what we expected.  We haven’t been able to figure out exactly why, but we have thought it might have something to do with dark energy. And a certain paradigm-shifting hypothesis may just resolve all of these uncertainties, and if it’s true? That […]

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Does artificial intelligence need ethics?

Does artificial intelligence need ethics?

Artificial intelligence. The world faces what some call ‘technophobia’ and some call it ‘techno-utopia’. Where is the role of ethics? How do we gareentee a human community, a world where human beings are not driven by technology and the products of their hand work rather that they imbue this products with values and ethics. This […]

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What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19

What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19

On day 1, no one you know is sick. It feels like a normal day. It may stay like this for a long time, until one day, a few people you know are sick. And suddenly a few days later, it will seem like everyone is sick, and it will feel like it happened instantly. […]

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Did This New Coronavirus Come From Bats? Here’s What We Know

By now, you’ve probably heard of the coronavirus that’s traveling the globe. The disease it’s causing, known as COVID-19, and the virus itself, known as SARS-COV-2, know no borders. And we’re still trying to grasp where it will end up next. So far, we know that the outbreak originated in Wuhan, China—but as of yet, […]

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AlphaGo – The Movie | Full Documentary

[heartbeat thumping] [stones rattling] [stones clacking] [tense music] [stones rattling] [Frank]It’s intensely contemplative.It is almost hypnotic.[rattling]It’s like putting your hand on the third rail of the universe.If you play Go seriously, there is a chance that you will get exposed to this experience that…is kind of like nothing else on the planet.[Frank]Go is putting you […]

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DNA – Nifty Assignments – SIGCSE 2020

DNA – Nifty Assignments – SIGCSE 2020

Hi, everyone. My name is Brian Yu, and sorry I couldn’t be there in person. But I’m here to present DNA to a programming problem written by myself and David Malan that we use at CS50, Harvard’s introductory class in computer science. And with CS50, we draw a lot of students from a number of […]

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Fipronil: Chemistry in its Element podcast

Fipronil: Chemistry in its Element podcast

The Chemistry in its Element podcast: curious tales of chemical compounds This week, Harriet Brewerton on the household pest killer that may be threatening our friendly pollinators. In the 1990’s, there were alarming reports of healthy bee colonies failing in France. The ground near beehives was said to be carpeted with dead bees. Similar incidences […]

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Graphene ‘Wonder Material’ Can Now Be Made Using TRASH

Graphene is cool stuff. The single-atom thick layer of carbon has a number of properties that make it almost endlessly useful. Because of all the neat tricks it can do, it’s popularly dubbed a “wonder material,” but over a decade and a half after it was first isolated, the only thing I’m wondering is: where […]

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