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News So Foreign It’s Out of This World: Scientists Discover Seven New Potentially Habitable Planets

Hopefully a few of the planets have oil so we can invade them.

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Is AI Sexist?

In the not-so-distant future, artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans. But as the technology develops, absorbing cultural norms from its creators and the internet, it will also be more racist, sexist, and unfriendly to women.

Dispatch

Putin’s Great Patriotic Pseudoscience

Russia has a proud history of scientific inquiry and advancement. Now the Kremlin is investing in academic kooks and conspiracies.

Sightlines

Innovations: Can China’s Super-Sensitive New Telescope Talk to E.T.?

Plus, a sub that stays dry, a B2-inspired battery, and a DNA scanner that catches poachers red-handed.

Observation Deck

How Not to Be a Civilization

Mother Nature is using her words. Are we smart enough to heed them?

Sightlines

Innovations: Why the Future of War Might Look Like Vegas

A naval laser light show, a cactus-inspired hydrogen car, and a new way to keep space clean.

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