Perceived existential threats posed to humanity by artificial intelligence (AI) are "uninformed," a US Department of Defense report has concluded – although some still harbor grave reservations about the technology's potential.
Humans, not climate changes as it was previously assumed, caused the extinction of the giant beasts that once roamed Australia, a new study proves.
A NASA spacecraft managed to obtain close-up images of a moon hidden within one of Saturn’s rings.
The European Space Agency (ESA) director called a human colony on the Moon ‘more or less fact’ in a Wednesday press conference in Paris due to the enormous amount of work being poured into a Moon village by numerous space agencies.
An experimental Alzheimer’s drug may have an unexpected dental application, as it has been shown to repair damage done by tooth decay, according to a team of stem cell researchers with King’s College London.
Six NASA researchers are set to lock themselves on a Hawaiian volcano for the next eight months, to assess the psychological impact of a lengthy stay in isolated, confined conditions similar to an off-planet outpost, in preparation for an eventual scientific colony on Mars.
A conflict between a billionaire and a bunch of islanders desperate to preserve their ancestral land sounds a bit like a Disney movie - but for some residents of Hawaii - it's a reality.
Fraud and cybercrimes in England and Wales have caused the total number of crimes experienced by adults aged 16 and over to nearly double, according to the latest figures released by the UK Office for National Statistics, Sputnik has been told.
Dmitry Geranin, the head of the popular Russian weather service Yandex.Pogoda, has initiated a new project aimed at helping people organize funerals for their friends and loved ones.
While media industry experts hold fierce discussions on the future of the profession and thousands of students from around the world are trained in journalism departments, Chinese robot reporter Xiao Nan made its debut in a Chinese daily on Thursday, churning out a 300-character-long article in just a second.
A team of scientists at the Airbus Defense and Space Center in the UK, have bid farewell to a satellite this week, which will allow for more accurate weather predictions, as it was shipped to France for testing, before being launched into space.
Life on Earth is thought to have emerged about 800 million years ago, but a shocking new study says that advanced animal-like creatures might have flourished on the planet 2.3 billion years ago, before they died out because of a sudden lack of oxygen.
The RT broadcaster should obtain a response from Facebook regarding the partial blocking of its activities on the social media platform, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.
Teenage girls from across the UK are being invited by GCHQ, the organization that defends government systems from cyberthreats, to pit their tech skills against each other in a competition to find the best and brightest candidates to protect the nation from future cyberattacks.
RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said Thursday she was not surprised that RT's Facebook account was partially blocked for the period that covers the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump because of a copyright infringement claim lodged by a Washington-funded broadcaster.
Facebook banning the RT broadcaster from uploading videos, images and links to its page on the social network in the period that covers the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump will give unfair advantage to the other channels covering the event, Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists Timur Shafir said Thursday.
Care to take a peek into the future? An ad campaign for a Swedish trade union confederation (TCO) has become a viral hit due to its imaginative portrayal of the distant future, where life is essentially the same, even if robots have taken over. The personnel keep demanding better working conditions and parental leave - only they are robots.
On Wednesday, RT news network reported that Facebook had blocked the option of posting anything but plain text on their page.
Amazon has secured a patent on a key technology for self-driving cars to manage highways. The technology allows for autonomous vehicles to navigate reversible lanes, lanes where traffic can flow in either direction based on traffic signals that, currently, most self-driving cars cannot read.
South Korean researchers are looking into advanced transport technology to create a capsule that moves at 80 percent of the speed of sound, twice as fast as existing ground-transportation technology.
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