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Afternoon InquisitionScience

AI: Help Find Extraterrestrial Intelligence?

A project called SETIlive, which is funded in part by SETI astronomer, Jill Tarter’s 2009 TED Prize, crowd-sources some of the detective work to citizen-scientists, armed with uniquely powerful pattern-recognition …

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Afternoon InquisitionScience

AI: Healthy is Hot?

Well men, apparently if you’re sick a lot, you’re also ugly. How’s that for an Afternoon Inquisition opening line? Well, this story suggests the immune system drives male attractiveness, or at …

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Afternoon InquisitionRandom Asides

AI: Future So Bright?

Welcome to the world of tomorrow!!! Okay, so Future Timeline presents a speculative timeline of what is likely to happen in both the near-future and beyond. It takes current technologies and …

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Afternoon InquisitionScience

AI: Cracking the Consensus Question

Just a few weeks ago, our good friends at the National Center for Science Education announced they are stepping into the climate change arena. And that is welcome news. It’s never …

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Afternoon InquisitionSkepticism

AI: The Addiction Flaw?

Drug addicts and their non-addicted siblings share certain features in the brain, suggesting a susceptibility to addiction is inherited but is also a flaw that can be overcome, scientists said …

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Afternoon InquisitionSkepticism

AI: Critical Thinking 101

I can’t recall if we’ve had had this discussion here before — I apologize for the repeat if we have — but as lead organizer for the Houston Skeptic Society, I am …

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Afternoon InquisitionScience

AI: Time Bandits

Every few years, the seldom seen, all-powerful merchants of time realize a surplus in their inventory, and give us an extra day, just as a gift. And we are free …

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Skepticism

NCSE Takes On Climate Change

It’s been in the works for some time, but the National Center for Science Education officially announced today that it is now stepping into the climate change arena. Always a strong …

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