James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction –ALIENS –Season 1, Episode 1 PREMIERES TONIGHT 10/9C (WATCH Video)


From its earliest days, science fiction has asked whether or not we're alone in the universe. Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver and others ponder the question: What can aliens teach us about ourselves?


Gaia Mission –“Something Sent Powerful Ripples Through Our Galaxy 300-900 Million Years Ago”




Since the Gaia Spacecraft's second massive data drop last week, scientists have released over 30 new research papers in just two days following the announcement. One especially intriguing paper describes the possibility that a powerful gravitational force sent ripples through our galaxy, like a stone into a pond, between 300 million and 900 million years ago that might have been due to a close approach from the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy orbiting the Milky Way around 70,000 light years away.


Star Creation –“May Not Be the Same Everywhere in the Milky Way”



The mass distribution of young stars may not be the same everywhere in our Galaxy, contrary to what is currently assumed. If this turns out to be the case, the scientific community will be forced to re-examine its calculations about star formation and, eventually, any estimates that depend on the number of massive stars, such as the chemical enrichment of the interstellar medium, and the numbers of black holes and supernovas.


Today’s “Planet Earth Report” –Technology’s ‘Golden Future’ –Superhuman Intelligence or Immense Human Suffering?


Technology evangelists dream about a future where we’re all liberated from the more mundane aspects of our jobs by artificial intelligence. Other futurists go further, imagining AI will enable us to become superhuman, enhancing our intelligence, abandoning our mortal bodies, and uploading ourselves to the cloud.


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