The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.
Creating human-like consciousness requires just four key ingredients— Far from being a mystical “ghost in the machine”, consciousness evolved as a practical mental tool and we could engineer it in a robot using these simple guidelines
The Gravitational-Wave “Revolution” Is U nderway–As the fourth anniversary of the first detection approaches, the field continues to mature—with a bright future ahead
We keep looking for space aliens. Are they looking for us? –An intelligent species of extraterrestrials might have telescopes far more powerful than ours.
“Ultimate Mystery of the Universe” –Human Consciousness: ‘We’re Like Neanderthals Trying to Understand Astronomy’
Scientists are about to spend a year trapped in Arctic ice –-Hundreds of people have undergone intense preparation for an expedition designed to figure out what a warming Arctic means for us all.
This wormlike robot is made to wriggle through the human brain –Experts say the device could ultimately be a “quantum leap” in treating strokes.
Explorer says he reached the deepest part of the ocean. James Cameron disagrees. –The filmmaker hailed Victor Vescovo’s miles-deep dive but said he had dived just as deep.
Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers’ Hair –Getting sufficient DNA out of a rootless hair has long been considered impossible. A scientist, better known for work with ancient fossils, has figured it out. It’s a game-changer for crime and surveillance