Google’s AI Is Now Creating Its Own AI

Google’s pretty good when it comes to designing artificial intelligence. Its most famous neural network, DeepMind, is both able to “dream” and understand the benefits of betrayal. It’s also better than any living human at the infinitely complex game, Go. As impressive as this is, Google is determined to show the world it’s not just […]

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“Alien Megastructure” Star

Here we go again. That misbehaving, mysterious star – the one people want to believe is surrounded by an alien megastructure – is dimming again, and the sci-curious on the Twittersphere and Reddit has gone veritably crazy. Those with telescopes have trained them on the star, code-named KIC 8462852, hoping to catch a record of […]

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A Creationist Is About To Sue The Grand Canyon

Andrew Snelling has been attempting to gather rock samples from this particular National Park and, being prevented from doing so, he’s decided to sue the Grand Canyon’s guardians. Andrew Snelling is actually a scientist; he has a doctorate in geology from the University of Sydney and has published peer-reviewed research in academic journals. He is […]

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World’s Hottest Chili

Rather charmingly, the creator of this spicy beast didn’t even set out to break records. Mike Smith, a fruit grower and competitive show-gardener from Denbighshire in Wales, was aiming for an aesthetically pleasing chili tree to enter into the UK’s famous Chelsea Flower Show, where it is now in the running for Plant of the […]

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Mutilated Banjo Sharks

Australia has some of the most fascinating wildlife in the world, but for some reason people seem intent on harming it in cruel and unusual ways. Last month saw the bizarre killings of three platypuses. Now divers have revealed the brutal stabbings and mutilations of fiddler rays off Australia’s Victoria coast. Learn more: Mutilated Banjo […]

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World’s Fastest Camera

Scientists at the Lund University in Sweden have created what they say is the fastest camera ever, able to capture an astonishing 5 trillion frames a second – fast enough to capture light itself. Discover more: World’s Fastest Camera

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‘Oldest Man’ Dies At Age 146

The supercentenarian, who was known as Mbah Ghoto (Grandpa Ghoto) to his family, outlived four wives before eventually sucumbing to old age at his home in Central Java on Sunday. Unfortunately his claim to fame as the world’s oldest human being cannot be verified because Indonesia only started keeping official birth records in 1900. According […]

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Why Did Agatha Christie Disappear in 1926?

Famous for creating fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels are overshadowed by one particularly enduring mystery about her own life. On December 3, 1926, Christie, who was 36 at the time, left her home in Sunningdale and drove towards Surrey. Her car was found abandoned the next morning with […]

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Haul of Early Human Skeletons

Researchers have unveiled details of their latest findings at an important cave site in South Africa. When its discovery was first revealed back in 2015, Homo naledi was big news. The bones from a total of 15 individuals had been found inside a cave near Johannesburg, South Africa, alongside thousands of bone fragments – the […]

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Feral Girl Found With Monkeys In A Forest In India

A girl unable to speak or walk properly has been found in a forest in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, in Bahraich, northern India. She is just eight years old, and at the moment is unnamed with no identified family. She was found with three monkeys by police officers while on a routine patrol. When she […]

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