How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising

Robots are poised to eliminate millions of jobs over the coming decades. We have to address the coming epidemic of "technological unemployment" if we're to avoid crippling levels of poverty and societal collapse. Here's how a guaranteed basic income will help — and why it's absolutely inevitable. » 10/31/14 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

Divers Remove 57 Tons Of Junk From Hawaii's Northwestern Islands

A team of 17 divers from the NOAA has returned from a 33-day mission to remove marine debris from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. You're not going to believe the amount of crap they had to pull out. » 10/31/14 9:20am Yesterday 9:20am

Researchers Have Just Found A Better Way To Edit DNA

Sorry CRISPR, but there's a new genomic editor in town — and this one's better than you. It's a new approach to site-specific gene targeting that will allow scientists to safely replace disease-causing genes with functional copies. And they've already used it to relieve the effects of hemophilia in mice. » 10/30/14 12:20pm Thursday 12:20pm

Brain Abnormalities Linked To Chronic Fatigue

People suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome are often told that their condition isn't real — that it's all in their head. It turns out this is true — but in a very literal sense. Researchers have learned that the brains of CFS patients have very specific brain abnormalities, a discovery that will lead to better… » 10/30/14 9:30am Thursday 9:30am

​Even World War III Won't Prevent A Population Bomb, Say Scientists

A new study concludes that strict fertility measures, such as a one-child policy, or even a mass catastrophe like a global plague or a third world war, would not have a significant effect on the human population trajectory this century. » 10/29/14 12:40pm Wednesday 12:40pm

11 Intriguing Ways World War I Could Have Turned Out Differently

The First World War may have have featured static battlefields and attritional strategies, but that doesn't mean the course of events from 1914 to 1918 couldn't have unfolded differently. Here are 11 events that could have changed the outcome of the Great War. » 10/29/14 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

Pope Rails Against Intelligent Design, Says God Isn't "A Magician"

Pope Francis has declared evolution and the Big Bang theory to be real, while adding that God isn't "a magician with a magic wand." The comments, while not completely unprecedented for the Catholic Church, goes against the "pseudo theory" of intelligent design encouraged by the previous pope, Benedict XVI. » 10/29/14 6:30am Wednesday 6:30am

Heat Map Shows Where We Can Build Geothermal Plants in the U.S.

Geothermal power, where energy is generated by drawing heat from the fluid found beneath the Earth's surface, is quickly becoming an appealing option. A new mapping tool from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the country's vast geothermal heat potential. » 10/28/14 2:30pm Tuesday 2:30pm

A Circuit That Breaks Records, Runs At One Trillion Cycles Per Second

The Pentagon's advanced concepts research wing has attained a crucial technological milestone by building the world's fastest integrated circuit. Clocking in at a full one terahertz, it's 150 billion cycles faster than the previous record. The stage is now set for some unprecedented new technologies. » 10/28/14 12:35pm Tuesday 12:35pm

Mixing Meds With Dietary Supplements Could Be a Danger

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that prescription or over-the-counter medications, when taken with a vitamin, mineral, or other dietary supplement, could seriously endanger your health. Here's what you need to know. » 10/28/14 11:20am Tuesday 11:20am

Follow This Lioness As She Hunts With A GoPro On Her Back

Kevin Richardson, the so-called Lion Whisperer of South Africa, is known for his use of GoPros to film intimate videos of himself interacting with lions. But this time he strapped the device onto the back of Meg the lioness, allowing him to capture the intense moments as she took down a wild buck. » 10/28/14 7:30am Tuesday 7:30am