Interview: Dr. Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence, Transhumanism and Open Source (Part 2/2)
Some male scientists willing to forsake careers for family
One third of men in academic science are willing to scale back their careers to focus on family life, according to researchers.
Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb
Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity.
After 400 years, mathematicians find a new class of solid shapes
The work of the Greek polymath Plato has kept millions of people busy for millennia. A few among them have been mathematicians who have obsessed about Platonic solids, a class of geometric forms that are ...
Worm-like creature with legs and spikes finds its place in the evolutionary tree of life
One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively ...
Meet the gomphothere: Archaeologists discover bones of elephant ancestor
An animal once believed to have disappeared from North America before humans ever arrived there might actually have roamed the continent longer than previously thought – and it was likely on the list of ...
Does having daughters cause judges to rule for women's issues?
Judges with daughters consistently vote in a more feminist fashion on gender issues than judges who have only sons, and the effect appears to be driven primarily by Republican judges.
Childhood mentors have positive impact on career success
New research from North Carolina State University finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately ...
New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers
A 'chicken from hell' dinosaur: Large feathered dinosaur species discovered in North America
Scientists from Carnegie and Smithsonian museums and the University of Utah today unveiled the discovery, naming and description of a sharp-clawed, 500-pound, bird-like dinosaur that roamed the Dakotas with ...
Rapid UK population growth undermines living standards, but may be necessary for economic growth
The traditional link between population growth and economic growth has been weakened in the UK, according to academics at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).
Scientists find 800,000-year-old footprints in UK (Update)
They were a British family on a day out—almost a million years ago.
Gambling for good can increase low income saving by 25 per cent
Low income households could increase their savings by over 25 per cent if bank accounts with a regular lottery prize for depositors were introduced in Australia, University of Sydney economists have found.
Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.