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BY MONDAY, SPACEX WILL DOUBLE LAST YEAR’S LAUNCH RECORD
If SpaceX's 16th launch this year is successful on Monday, the space company will have doubled its previous annual launch record. Even more launches are likely to occur before the end of the year.
HOW A WEEKLY GLASS OF RED COULD BOOST A WOMAN'S CHANCES OF BECOMING PREGNANT
Drinking red wine at least once a week may improve women’s chances of becoming pregnant, a controversial new study has found.
ANTARCTIC ADÉLIE PENGUIN COLONY IN JEOPARDY AS MARINE PROTECTION AREA IS REJECTED
A huge colony of Adélie penguins in Antarctica is at risk after an international commission founded to preserve wildlife at the South Pole refused to establish a Marine Protection Area, despite pleas from conservationists.
SOFTBANK CEO PROMISES “SUPER ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCES” WITH IQ OF 10,000 IN 30 YEARS
SoftBank CEO and Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son spoke at the Future Investment Initiative on Wednesday. Son, who's known for his almost obsessive pursuit of the technological singularity, said that robots will soon be 100 times smarter than us.
BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENT RESTORES VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT TO PARALYZED MAN’S LEGS
A new type of implant helped a patient who became paralyzed after a spinal cord injury recover movement in his legs. The new method uses electric stimulation through an implant on the spine, combined with traditional rehabilitation techniques for patients with spinal cord injuries.
HIM TOO: WHO ARE THE SEXUAL HARASSERS?
In the wake of the allegations that movie producer Harvey Weinstein harassed and assaulted multiple women over several decades, the hashtag #metoo began trending.
THE RIGHTS OF SYNTHETIC LIFEFORMS IS THE NEXT GREAT CIVIL RIGHTS CONTROVERSY
With artificial intelligence technology advancing rapidly, the world must consider how the law should apply to synthetic beings. Experts from the fields of AI, ethics, and government weigh in on the best path forward as we enter the age of self-aware robots.
PUERTO RICO: GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND OTHER FACTS
Puerto Rico is an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea consisting of a main island and a handful of smaller ones.
TRUMP ORDERS RELEASE OF 2,800 JFK ASSASSINATION FILES, HOLDS BACK OTHERS
Updated at 6:51 p.m. ET.
In a long-awaited declassification of files related to the 1963 assassination of John F.
THE AIR FORCE GAVE SPACEX AN EXTRA $40 MILLION TO DEVELOP THEIR RAPTOR ENGINE
The US Air Force has awarded SpaceX with a further $40.7 million toward its Raptor engine project. The hardware will hopefully reduce the service's reliance on parts manufactured in Russia.