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18 March 2015, 08:23 AM ET
The Turing test, a foundational method of AI evaluation, shapes the plot of the sci-fi/psychological thriller "Ex Machina." But real-life systems can already pass the test.
18 March 2015, 07:53 AM ET
A bizarre crystal-like mineral recently found in a meteorite that crashed to Earth 15,000 years ago adds more support for the idea that the fragile structure can survive in nature. But how it formed at the beginning of the solar system is still a mystery.
18 March 2015, 07:45 AM ET
Future wearables may be tiny drones that protect users from pollution, play games, act as scouts and fly long distances on drone superhighways.
18 March 2015, 07:44 AM ET
Future wearables may be tiny drones that protect users from pollution, play games, act as scouts and fly long distances on drone superhighways.
17 March 2015, 10:14 PM ET
A scientific theory is based on careful examination of facts. It is much different from the non-scientific use of the word.
17 March 2015, 10:03 PM ET
A hypothesis is the first step in the scientific method. It begins by asking, 'What if …?'
17 March 2015, 07:02 PM ET
A massive solar storm is bombarding Earth today (March 17), sparking stronger than normal auroras for St. Patrick's Day. The solar storm poses no threat to satellites, but may affect GPS and radio signals.
17 March 2015, 05:29 PM ET
Professional football player Chris Borland, has announced he is leaving the sport, out of concern that the sport would increase his risk of brain disease. But what types of neurological problems have been linked with football?
17 March 2015, 03:20 PM ET
Never mind the outspoken Christian leaders who reject the Big Bang and human evolution; nearly 70 percent of rank-and-file evangelicals in the United States say they don't see religion and science as being totally at odds, a new survey found.
17 March 2015, 02:31 PM ET
A ring with a rose-colored stone constitutes evidence for direct interactions between the Vikings and the Islamic world.
17 March 2015, 12:47 PM ET
A booth at the South by Southwest Interactive festival throws random strangers together to solve a puzzle, and escape a locked Alaskan cabin exposed to the elements.
17 March 2015, 12:31 PM ET
Artificial intelligence like the kind seen in the movies is getting real, as researchers work on robots with feelings like Chappie.
17 March 2015, 07:51 AM ET
A translucent orange gem engraved with an image of a goddess of hunting has been found near a mausoleum built by Herod the Great, the king of Judea who ruled not long before the time of Jesus.
17 March 2015, 07:48 AM ET
Health officials have made tremendous progress in fighting Ebola recently, but there are enough cases still occurring to restart the whole epidemic, experts say.
17 March 2015, 04:19 AM ET
Older adults who drink diet soda may experience greater increases in their waist size than those who do not drink diet soda, according to a new study.
16 March 2015, 09:56 PM ET
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from suicide. It is the third leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, amounting to about 4,600 deaths a year.
16 March 2015, 06:33 PM ET
U.S. authorities turned over more than 60 stolen artifacts to Iraq, including gold-plated items from Saddam Hussein's palace and a limestone sculpture of the head of Sargon II.
16 March 2015, 04:10 PM ET
A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa, a new study finds.
16 March 2015, 03:45 PM ET
Using airborne laser scanners, researchers have discovered ancient fortifications in Italy that make up the oldest known Roman military camp, where soldiers may have fought pirates more than 2,000 years ago.
16 March 2015, 03:27 PM ET
At the Robot Petting Zoo, makers showed off everything from a social robot to an insectlike creature that gazes longingly into your eyes.
16 March 2015, 03:00 PM ET
An ingredient in some cough medicines may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, new findings suggest.
16 March 2015, 01:17 PM ET
This year's El Niño may deliver a quiet tornado season.
16 March 2015, 12:30 PM ET
The yeti, a legendary shaggy, bipedal beast from the Himalayas, made headlines last year when a geneticist said he had solved the mystery of its origins. But now, scientists have found the hair samples used in that study came from a Himalayan brown bear.
16 March 2015, 11:22 AM ET
Low vaccination rates are what's driving the large outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in California last December, a new analysis suggests.
16 March 2015, 07:04 AM ET
Palcohol is a powdered form of alcohol thatl is now legal in the U.S. But how safe is this stuff?
16 March 2015, 07:02 AM ET
Could genetic information that is left on cigarette butts, chewed gum and fingernail clippings be harnessed for nefarious purposes?
15 March 2015, 09:59 AM ET
From technology and how it makes our lives better to forecasting earthquakes in Cali, here are our top ten best articles in Science this week.
15 March 2015, 05:41 AM ET
New technology is blurring the boundaries between life and art, allowing artists to conceive of dystopian futures and strange human-algae hybrids.
14 March 2015, 01:18 PM ET
Check out these photos of the "Pi Day of the Century" event at the 2015 SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.