Flashback: Stephen Hawking warned that AI could mean the ‘end of the human race’ in the years before his death

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Concha predicts an ‘arms race’ to weaponize AI Fox News contributor Joe Concha joins “Fox & Friends First” to discuss Elon Musk’s warning that artificial intelligence could threaten the election and his concerns about the declining birth rate. Concha also discusses AOC’s response to crime in New York. Long before Elon Musk and Apple co-founder … Read more

China’s Mars rover discovers signs of ‘modern’ water

China's Mars rover discovers signs of 'modern' water

Asia in brief China’s Zhurong rover may have succumbed to dusty solar panels, but while the rover was operational it found potential evidence of water on Mars. The newspaper Scientists progress last week published a paper detailing “crusts, fissures, aggregates and bright polygonal ridges on the surface of hydrated salt-rich dunes” visited by the rover. … Read more

Uncovering the secrets of the human genome: 240 species of mammals shed light on what makes us unique – Neuroscience News

It shows a strand of DNA

Summary: Researchers analyzed DNA sequences from 240 mammalian species, showing how comparative genomics can shed light on how certain species perform extraordinary feats and help scientists better understand functional parts of the human genome. By identifying the most conserved regions of genomes among mammalian species, they pinpointed the genetic basis for uncommon mammalian traits, such … Read more

Climate chaos? Insects will thrive in an ever-warming world, scientists say

A dragonfly sits on the grass by the pond at Glenmere Park in Greeley, Colorado on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Michigan State University (MSU) biologists studied damselflies – which look like dragonflies and are abundant as both predators and prey in wetlands – to understand what happens throughout their life cycle , from nymph to winged insect, as well as what they eat, when summers get warmer and longer, according to MSU Today. Now, a … Read more

Scientists have solved a six-decade mystery about the brightest and most powerful objects in the universe

Scientists have solved a six-decade mystery about the brightest and most powerful objects in the universe

One of the most mysterious objects in the universe just got a little less mysterious. In the sixty years since they were first detected, astronomers have wondered what quasars were. What we did know was this: they are among the brightest and most powerful objects in the entire universe. They are extremely distant from Earth, … Read more

The mammalian tree of life redefined: the genomic time machine traces 100 million years of evolution

New research redefines the mammalian tree of life

Researchers at Texas A&M University have used the largest mammalian genomics dataset to track the evolutionary history of mammals, concluding that mammalian diversification began before and accelerated after the extinction of the dinosaurs. This study, part of the Zoonomia project, could have a significant impact on human medicine and biodiversity conservation by helping to identify … Read more

China’s Mars rover finds signs of recent water in sand dunes

China's Mars rover finds signs of recent water in sand dunes

This August 26, 2003 image made available by NASA shows Mars as it aligns with the Sun and Earth. A new study suggests that water on Mars may be more widespread and newer than previously thought. Scientists reported the discovery of China’s Mars rover in Science Advances on Friday, April 28, 2023. Credit: NASA/J. Bell … Read more

The Voyager 2 scientific mission extended by 3 years

Voyager 2: Spacecraft with a large white satellite dish and long thin antennae.

Artist’s concept of a spaceship Traveling in the dark of space. The Voyagers are identical. NASA has devised a way for Voyager 2 to continue operating despite a dwindling power supply. This new plan will allow Voyager 2 to continue its scientific operations for another 3 years instead of stopping this year. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech. … Read more

MIT professor compares AGI’s ignorance to ‘don’t look up’

MIT professor compares AGI's ignorance to 'don't look up'

Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and AI researcher, is quite stressed about the potential impact of Artificial General Intelligence (AIG) on human society. In a new test for Timeit’s sounding the alarm, painting a pretty dire picture of an AI-determined future that can outsmart us. “Unfortunately, I now feel like we’re living the movie ‘Don’t … Read more