• Ord_HERO

    Superintelligent, Amoral, and Out of Control

    AI is no longer playing games. Are we prepared?

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    The Case Against Thinking Outside of the Box

    Social, cultural, economic, spiritual, psychological, emotional, intellectual: Everything is outside the box. And this new sheltered-in-place experience won’t fit into old containers.Photo Illustration by Africa Studio / Shutterstock Many of us are stuck now, sheltered in our messy dwellings. A daily walk lets me appreciate the urban landscaping; but I can’t stop to smell anything […]

  • Denworth_HERO

    Friendship Is a Lifesaver

    Science is showing us the best remedy for aging is friends.

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    Why False Claims About COVID-19 Refuse to Die

    Tracking the information zombie apocalypse.

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    How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters

    You get comfortable being uncomfortable.

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    Summer Won’t Save Us from COVID-19

    Why SARS-CoV-2 will threaten us for months to come.

  • Bazell_HERO

    Can a Battery of New COVID Tests Stem the US Debacle?

    Medical testing has been a Pearl Harbor. But the war could be won.

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    The Pandemic Can’t Lock Down Nature

    The wilderness offers not just escape but reassurance.

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    Prayer in the Time of COVID-19

    In a recent viral news segment on CNN, cars are shown exiting what a narrator says is a church parking lot—dozens of people, including children, had just attended an evening service. A reporter asks a woman in her car why, when the COVID-19 pandemic has convinced many to stay home, she went anyway. “I wouldn’t […]

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    It’s the End of the World and This Physicist Feels Fine

    I promise I have no intention to propose a quantum-model for disease spread, but like everyone else I have been wondering if I can make myself somewhat more useful in these difficult times.Screengrab via Sabine Hossenfelder / YouTube It’s week three of COVID lockdown here in Germany. Schools are closed, my institute is closed, my […]