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Aliens? Comets? Alien megastructures in orbit? Unusual star provokes questions.

[DIGEST: Washington Post, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Universe Today, The Atlantic] ...

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Artificial Life Just Got a Little More Real with Robot Mom

[DIGEST: News Daily, The Telegraph, Reuters] Scientists at the University of Cambridge have designed ...

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The Science Behind Vampires: How Blood May Keep You Young.

[DIGEST: Stanford Medicine News, The Guardian] By year’s end, we may learn whether injecting ...

Killer Robots Are Not The Problem: Humans Are.

SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVE A dramatic open letter was unveiled at The International Joint Conference ...

The Largest Structure in Universe Discovered: One Ring to Rule Them All

SECOND NEXUS DIGEST: Royal Astronomical Society, Mother Nature Network, Discovery According to the Royal ...

Cyborgification Part 3: What Uploading Consciousness Will Mean For The World

This article is the third in a series about using technology to overcome the most ...

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The Fermi Paradox, Expanded

In a casual conversation in 1950, among a number of eminent physicists of the time, ...

The New ABCs of Google: Restructuring under Alphabet.

Second Nexus Digest: NYTimes; Wired Silicon Valley is in for a major shake up: ...

Robotic Self-Awareness Is Here. Is Skynet Next?

Dr. Selmer Bringsjord, a researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has programmed Nao robots, simple ...

The Science of Democracy: Are Humans Hard-Wired To Be Stupid Voters?

The next United States Presidential election is just under 16 months away, and already ...