Report: New Study Fuels Fear of 'Bugpocalypse'

Insects are disappearing from the national forest in Puerto Rico, according to a new report published Monday — the latest indication of an alarming “bugpocalypse” around the world, The Washington Post reported. In the new study posted by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers implicate climate change More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Bezos Touts Plans to Help Populate Solar System

Mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos is predicting a population explosion of 1 trillion humans in the solar system one day — and says his rocket company, Blue Origin, will help pave the way. In remarks at the 25th More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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AI Can Analyze Facebook Posts, Detect Depression Earlier

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University have created an algorithm that can help diagnose depression at least three months earlier than health services by analyzing Facebook More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Report: Administration Moves to Boost Ethanol Use

The Trump administration is plowing ahead with plans to promote the use of ethanol — a move likely to rally Midwest Republicans, but rile independent oil refiners and a group of bipartisan lawmakers, The More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Drunk Birds Cause Trouble in Minnesota Town

A police department in Minnesota warned the town's residents this week about young, drunk birds flying into windows and acting "tipsy." The Gilbert Police Department posted a message to its Facebook More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Have Astronomers Found 1st Moon outside Our Solar System?

Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system, a gas behemoth the size of Neptune. Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Man Who Invented Web Disgusted, Creating New Version

The man who created the world wide web — and gave it away for free — Tim Berners-Lee, is now starting a project to take back personal data from big tech and protect it for the individual, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Bye Bye Bugs? Scientists Fear Non-Pest Insects Are Declining

A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Report: First 1,000-Year-Old Human Might Already Be Alive

The world's first 1,000-year-old human might already be alive, according to researcher Aubrey de Grey, and artificial intelligence firm SingularityNET CEO Ben Goertzel agrees, Inverse reported. The belief is More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Google Brings Back AI Expert With Military, Defense Ties

Andrew Moore, the new chief of Google Cloud AI, has spoken about military and other Department of Defense applications of artificial intelligence, including drones. According to Business Insider, Moore currently More...