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Returning To The Moon Is Ten Times Cheaper Than Thought, And It Could Lead To Mars

Traveling to the Moon just got a whole lot cheaper. A NASA-funded study (PDF) has found that the cost of lunar missions could be reduced by a factor of 10 using a number of techniques – and it could also have implications for getting humans to Mars. The extensive NexGen ...

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China hopes to find alien life with world’s largest radio telescope, now being built in Guizhou

The world’s largest radio telescope, with a dish that could fit 30 football fields, is currently being assembled in the mountains of Guizhou province. Once complete, the single-aperture spherical telescope, called FAST, will surpass the Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico to become the biggest in the world. FAST’s reflector ...

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Video: Robots manage to pass self-awareness test

We’re a long way off from having robots with an artificial intelligence close to what is seen in movies such as Her or Ex Machina. But for the first time, three humanoid robots showed a glimmer of self-consciousness by solving a classic philosophical problem. The robotic trio was composed of ...

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DNA Reveals These Red-Haired Chinese Mummies Come From Europe And Asia

SOURCE: Kristina Killgrove – Contributor – FORBES Within a nondescript Bronze Age cemetery first discovered by Swedish archaeologists in 1934 and rediscovered by the Xinjiang Archaeological Institute in 2000, researchers have found the oldest and best-preserved mummies in the Tarim Basin area of China. Their skeletal remains, along with unprecedented ...

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Video – Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

SOURCE: Johann Hari Journalist – TED What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat ...

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VIDEO: Why are GMOs bad? They aren’t

They just aren’t, not intrinsically, and certainly not for your health. We’ve been eating them for decades with no ill effects, which makes sense, because a genetically modified organism is simply an organism, like every other organism, produces hundreds of thousands of proteins, but one or two of them are ...

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Video: Winter is coming: Earth awaits ‘mini ice age’ in 15 years, solar cycle study suggests

Earth is facing the prospect of a ‘mini ice age’ this century, with our sun’s activity projected to fall 60 percent in the 2030s, British astrophysicists say, based on the results of new research that they claim allows exact predictions of solar cycles. Our planet is just 15 years from ...

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Video: What is Paradism?

Paradism is a political system that is similar to communism but has no “proletariat.” In a paradist system, robots, nanobots and computers take the place of the proletariat or workforce. Paradism is based on new technologies, such as robotics, genetic engineering and nanotechnologies. All production, tools, services and resources that ...

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Video: Carbon-14-dated dinosaur bones are less than 40,000 years old

Researchers have found a reason for the puzzling survival of soft tissue and collagen in dinosaur bones – the bones are younger than anyone ever guessed. Carbon-14 (C-14) dating of multiple samples of bone from 8 dinosaurs found in Texas, Alaska, Colorado, and Montana revealed that they are only 22,000 ...

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