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How to take a picture of an alien device (enabled) – We don’t know if the intersex object ‘Oumuamua was natural or artificial’ – but a new telescope coming online in a few years could help us identify the next one, reports Avi Loeb for American American ,
The CERN experiment considers nature’s new force, reporting The Guardian. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva have seen an unusual signal in their data that could be the first appearance of a new type of physics.
The oldest meteor fault in the world is not what it seems, reports Harry Baker for Living Science. – A controversial new claim suggests that it is not a meteor crack at all. “Locally known as the Maniitsoq structure, it is located 34 miles (55 km) southeast of the Greenland city of Maniitsoq. The structure is about 62 miles (100 km) in diameter and was formed about 3 billion years ago, although there is controversy about its origin in recent years. ”
How sensible can life be without natural selection ?, asking Arik Kershenbaum for Nautilus. ” It is not unreasonable to have our computer systems in 100 or 200 years in effect: human-like robots, like Star Trek Commander Data. Alien civilizations that are far more advanced than we are likely to be capable of such a creation. The potential – even the appearance of such a robotic life affects our predictions of life on alien planets. ”
Some of the smallest living things on Earth could live on Mars, reports psychologist Caleb Scharf for Popular Science. Bacteria and fungi were introduced into Earth’s central stratosphere, which is similar to much of Mars ’poor condition.
Life Beyond Human must play by the rules, reports David Barash for Nautilus. –A geologist explains why complex life anywhere depends on natural selection.
Horrible Tsunami rocks with hurle on Tiny Island – The large rocks of the Caribbean island were thought to have been deposited by huge waves, reports Katherine Kornei for Scientific America.
An eruption in Iceland may mark the beginning of decades of volcanic activity – The first eruption in the Reykjanes peninsula in about 800 years is not expected to threaten any population centers, but it provides a unique opportunity to explore the geological mysteries of the region.
Magma Ghosts of Ancient Earth found in the Rocks of Greenland, reciting Singularity Hub. – In a new study, published in Science Advances, Cambridge University scientists say they have found evidence of Earth’s magma oceans in 3.7-billion-year-old rocks in Greenland.
The secret auction that postponed the race for AI supremacy, reporting on Cade Metz for Wired. – “How deep learning took shape – and how the business industry went up for sale in Room 731 Harrah, on the shores of Lake Tahoe. …[The auction for Geoff Hinton’s newly formed AI company] it was the beginning of a global arms race, and this race grew rapidly in ways that would have looked unusual in a few years before. “
Scientists have discovered a new pattern in a repetitive signal from space – What astronauts found in the most accurate time measurement of a fast-paced radio explosion ever captured, reports Becky Ferreira for Motherboard / Vice.
Scientists created an early artificial embryo from human skin cells, reciting Singularity Hub. – Last week, two studies in Nature turned into the classic story of the beginning of life. Two independent teams kept normal skin cells into a living body that resembled a fertilized human egg – and the first stages of a developing human embryo.
Scientists grow mouse embryos in a mechanical clump, reports Gina Kolata for The New York Times – Biologists have long argued that a live fetus needs to develop. Probably not anymore.
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