SciFriday: Artificial News

March 1, 2019

Open AI, a non-profit research group that’s trying to develop “safe” artificial intelligence, recently announced that it would not share its research behind a new text generator because it’s too dangerous.

Russia Names Nuke Targets

February 26, 2019

Russian state television Sunday night named a number of targets inside the U.S. for hypersonic missiles in the event of a nuclear exchange.

Babies are Human

February 18, 2019

Bills have been introduced into the South Carolina legislature to define preborn children as “persons,” which would effectively outlaw abortion in the state.

SciFriday: Robot Love

January 25, 2019

Researchers have noticed a growing trend—people identifying as “digisexual” or “cybersexual.” What does it mean for society when people are trading human contact for love with a cyborg?

Venezuela Burning

January 24, 2019

The Trump administration has recognized the opposition leader in Venezuela as the lawful head of government, while Russia is warning of “catastrophic” consequences for intervention.

SciFriday: Petra, Sodom, and Science

January 11, 2019

Modern archaeological science is revealing startling things about the role of Petra in the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and may have pinpointed the location of the biblical city of Sodom.

SciFriday: Werewolves

October 5, 2018

We begin our special series for October with a look at the biology, mythology, and theology of the werewolf. Here’s the link to Derek’s article that discusses the “lionlike men of Moab.”

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