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Brains and Ethics

Revived pig brains, memory backups and ethical questions have been in the news. It sounds like a B movie scenario, but the research is quite real. So are the questions. I’ll be talking about research, technology, and why I’m glad … Continue reading

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Evolution and Tools

Finding stone tools isn’t remarkable. Folks have been making, and occasionally losing, tools for a long time. Scientists think folks upgraded their tech to deal with a changing climate. Or maybe someone else who had done so moved in. That … Continue reading

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Miami Bridge Collapse

My wife noted that yesterday’s bridge collapse near Miami, Florida was “horrible.” I think she’s right. What is certain at this point, Friday afternoon, a bit over 24 hours after the incident, is that a structure collapsed and people died. … Continue reading

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Coming: Robots

The Texas University robot football squad probably won’t go pro, replacing the Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans. They’re too small, for starters. But they’re helping researchers develop robot office assistants. Smart ones. Maybe as effective as today’s human office gofers. … Continue reading

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