"I've made the case that we will have both the hardware and the software to achieve human level artificial intelligence with the broad suppleness of human intelligence including our emotional intelligence by 2029,"
One opponent is an executive member of the National Pure Water Assoc., which has helped keep fluoride out of England's water since 1960. "It's a fundamental human rights question. It's medication without individual consent."
Crocodiles are ferocious creatures that will eat snakes, buffalo, cattle and even people. New research explains crocodiles' spectacular method of digesting large whole meals that lets them eat 23 percent of their body weight at once, bones and al
Our gift of the gab is all due to a small horseshoe-shaped bone suspended in the muscles of our neck, like a piece of fruit trapped in Jell-O. The hyoid bone, is the only bone not connected to any other, is found only in humans and Neanderthals.
So while any baby born through this method would have genetic elements from three people, the nuclear DNA that influences appearance and other characteristics would not come from the woman providing the donor egg.
The Centers for Disease Control updated its investigation of an outbreak of a paralyzing condition that is affecting certain meat processing plant workers who use compressed air to remove the brains from the heads of pig carcases.
In 2003, NASA deliberately directed its still-functioning Galileo spacecraft to make a 108,000 mph suicidal plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere. Thus ended the successful eight-year NASA Galileo mission in a literal, most fitting “blaze of glory.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA probe that shot past Mercury this month detected a puzzling geological feature...
Dr. J. Craig Venter announced that his laboratory has constructed the world's first completely synthetic genome.
He imagines a time when anyone from police to identity thieves to stalkers might scan locked car trunks, garages or home offices from a distance. "Think of it as a high-tech form of Dumpster diving," says Rasch,
A US team reports in Science magazine how it built the entire DNA code of a common bacterium in the laboratory using blocks of genetic material.
Scientists today announced that they have crafted a bacterial genome from scratch, moving one step closer to creating entirely synthetic life forms (Are we smart enough to mess with the foundations of life? What will Bad Guys do with this info?)
An ambitious plan to sequence and compare the genomes of 1,000 people promises to provide scientists with the most detailed picture yet of human genetic variation.
Mrs F. wears the SenseCam on a lanyard around her neck when she does an activity. The SenseCam will take hundreds of images with its wide-angle view. Then Mrs. F reviews the images. "At the end she has a fantastic recollection of the event,
This is the first time transplanted embryonic stem cells have been shown to restore defective muscles in mice models of the wasting disease, according to the study.
"The deliberate blurring of the boundaries between humans and other species is wrong and strikes at the heart of what makes us human."
A California company announced Thursday that it has created cloned human embryos from adult skin cells, a breakthrough which could ultimately lead to the development of cures for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's....
New fossilized evidence proves that 2-ton rats "big as a Cadillac" once walked upon the Earth.
The fossilised skull of the largest rodent ever recorded has been described by scientists for the first time.
The last thing on one's mind, when they meet and fall is love, is whether their new love could be a biological sibling. What happened to one test tube couple in the U.K.
A drug used for arthritis can reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's "in minutes". It appears to tackle one of the main features of the disease - inflammation in the brain.
[gotta love that title] A new study provides more proof that childhood vaccines with mercury as a preservative -- no longer on the market -- did not cause autism, researchers reported.
He was in a coma for weeks after the horrifying 500-foot fall that killed his brother, but window washer Alcides Moreno is awake, talking and likely to walk again, his doctors said.
The military, for example, administers amphetamines to pilots flying long distances, and has funded research into new drugs like orexin A in an effort to help troops stay awake with the fewest side effects.
A "universe in a test tube" that could be used to assess theories of everything has been created by physicists.
The gigantic ocean-dwelling whale may have evolved from a land animal the size of a small raccoon. What might be the missing evolutionary link between whales and land animals is an odd animal that looks like a long-tailed deer without antlers
Synthetic DNA to produce a fuel alternative from a diet of corn syrup and sugar cane. So efficient are the bugs' synthetic metabolisms that LS9 predicts it will be able to sell the fuel for just $1.25 a gallon.
"The body must change in dramatic ways to accommodate the baby, and these changes affect a woman's stability and posture."
The Israel Diamond Exchange this week said it will ...use hi-tech methods to fight off the infiltration of synthetic and treated stones...
..new idea suggests that a large space rock exploded over North America 13,000 years ago.