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    • An open letter to the world

      An open letter to the world

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    • The Sun's core rotates four times faster than its surface – here's why it matters

      The Sun's core rotates four times faster than its surface – here's why it matters

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    • Genetics and the origin of ancient Indian civilization

      Genetics and the origin of ancient Indian civilization

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    • Google has started adding imagination to its DeepMind

      Google has started adding imagination to its DeepMind

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    • Unknown origin of Fast Radio Bursts "Could be evidence of advanced alien technology"

      Unknown origin of Fast Radio Bursts "Could be evidence of advanced alien technology"

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    • Strict rules around contamination hamper exploration for life beyond Earth

      Strict rules around contamination hamper exploration for life beyond Earth

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    • Elon Musk wants to make everybody a superhero

      Elon Musk wants to make everybody a superhero

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    • Has the "American Century" ended?

      Has the "American Century" ended?

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    • This quantum theory predicts that the future might be influencing the past

      This quantum theory predicts that the future might be influencing the past

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    The Ishango bone: 22.000 year old calculator

    The Ishango bone

    Most histories of mathematics devote only a few pages to Ancient Egypt and to northern Africa during the 'Middle Ages'. They generally ignore the history of mathematics in Africa south of the Sahara and give the impression that this history either is not knowable, traceable, or, that there was no mathematics at all south of the Sahara. In history, to Europeans, even the Africanity of Egyptian mathematics is often denied.

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    Xiaoice, the coolest chatbot on Earth

    Xiaoice the coolest chatbot on Earth

    Microsoft is conducting what one senior researcher says "could be the largest Turing test in history" in China.

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    Make love, not war

    Make love not war

    A campaign, clearly mirrored on the existing campaign to stop killer robots, has been launched calling for a ban on the development of robots that can be used for sex.

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    The human brain can create structures in up to 11 dimensions

    The human brain can create structures in up to 11 dimensions

    Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of our brains. What they've discovered is that the brain is full of multi-dimensional geometrical structures operating in as many as 11 dimensions.

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