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New images reveal Pluto's mysterious spots

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has returned new colour images of Pluto, showing two very different faces -- and uniform spots along the equator.

By July 2, 2015

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Elon Musk-backed group gives $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks

The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.

By July 1, 2015

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Professor warns robots could keep us in coffins on heroin drips

Technically Incorrect: Citing an extreme example, an Oxford University professor says the biggest fear is that robots will be smarter than us, and by misinterpreting our commands, might have very different definitions of happiness.

By June 29, 2015

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Even Apple and Facebook can suffer from a bad rep, report says

It's not just products and services that can color a company's reputation. How it handles sensitive issues can also affect public perception.

By June 30, 2015

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Birth month may correlate to some diseases (bad news, October)

Columbia University scientists find correlations between certain birth months and the risk of contracting 55 diseases. Because birthdays aren't depressing enough on their own.

By June 8, 2015

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AI learns how to build Super Mario levels by watching YouTube

Georgia Tech creates a form of artificial intelligence that learns how to build Super Mario Bros. levels by watching gameplay videos. Because computers need lower productivity levels too.

By June 25, 2015

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Facebook reworks diversity programs amid modest gains

The world's largest social network says it's made progress hiring more women and minorities into its ranks, but still isn't "where we want to be."

By June 25, 2015

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Mind-controlled telepresence robots could restore mobility to the disabled

A brain-computer interface used in conjunction with telepresence robots could one day help the disabled find a measure of independence.

By June 24, 2015

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Saturn's moon Dione gets a craggy NASA close-up

NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms in on the fractured surface of Dione, one of Saturn's many intriguing moons, and delivers a crater-packed close-up.

By June 19, 2015

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This glowing door handle zaps itself free of icky bathroom germs

A self-powering door handle that kills germs dead could make bathrooms less of a breeding ground for yuck, and it comes from the minds of two teenage inventors.

By June 19, 2015