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Robotics: Ethics of artificial intelligence : Nature News & Comment

Four leading researchers share their concerns and solutions for reducing societal risks from intelligent machines.

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Killer robots will leave humans 'utterly defenceless' warns professor - Telegraph

Robots, called LAWS – lethal autonomous weapons systems – will be able to kill without human intervention

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Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world? - Telegraph

An explosion in artificial intelligence has sent us hurtling towards a post-human future, warns Martin Rees

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More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think - NYTimes.com

A review of studies shows that coffee’s reputation as being unhealthy is undeserved, with the potential health benefits surprisingly large.

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New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists - The Washington Post

Four U.S. hospitals are using the Sedasys machine, which is limited to simple screenings in healthy patients.

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Why Pi Matters - The New Yorker

Yes, Pi Day is again upon us. And not just any Pi Day. They’re calling this the Pi Day of the century: 3.14.15. Pi to five digits.

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Why processed foods make you fat: two common food additives linked to obesity and gut inflammation

A new study suggests that two very common emulsifiers - chemicals that stabilize foods and stop products like mayo from separating - could increase the risk of obesity and irritable bowel syndrome.

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What if the universe had no beginning? | Science Wire | EarthSky

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a beginning

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Nano-Coated Steel Is 10 Times Stronger | MIT Technology Review

A new way to produce metals could have wide-ranging effects.

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The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever - Telegraph

New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming

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Asteroids Had Magnetic Fields That Could Have Protected Hitchhiking Lifeforms

New research that shows that the rubble of our solar system, asteroids and meteoroids, once had long-lasting magnetic fields that perhaps could have protected life stowing away on them.

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Thorium Power Is the Safer Future of Nuclear Energy

There’s another kind of nuclear energy that’s been waiting in the wings for decades – and it may just demand a recalibration of our thoughts on nuclear.

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First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough - Telegraph

The discovery of Teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered.