This Short Video Explains Why You've Never Met An Alien

Given the extreme age of the Galaxy, extraterrestrial civilizations should have occupied every corner of it by now. Yet we see no signs of this. A short new video produced by New Scientist beautifully explains why the Fermi Paradox is a very real scientific problem and why it should be taken more seriously. » 12/16/14 10:40am Tuesday 10:40am

12 Reasons Robots Will Always Have An Advantage Over Humans

We puny humans can be depressingly fragile and flawed, a realization that's all the more discouraging when we consider the incredible potential for robots. Here are 12 reasons why machines will always have the edge over us meatbags. » 12/16/14 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

Conservation Scientists Sign Global Treaty To Recognize Animal Culture

Last month, delegates at the UN Convention on Migratory Species passed an unprecedented resolution acknowledging that some social animals have culture, and that conservation scientists need to be sensitive to this if their efforts are to be effective. » 12/15/14 2:20pm Monday 2:20pm

For The First Time In 3,200 Years, This Colossal Statue Stands Again 

Archaeologists working in the Egyptian city of Luxor have completed their restoration of a statue of ancient Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Along with its twin effigy, they're considered the highest statues of a pharaoh in a walking position. » 12/15/14 9:20am Monday 9:20am