If you’re a chess player and you can figure out how to play this particular board set to a draw or even a win, the scientists at the Penrose Institute want to talk to you. It’s a chess problem which exceeds the capabilities of all existing computational power, but CAN be solved by a human player. Here’s your chance to beat the AI’s and help define human consciousness.
This is a serious breakthrough in the manufactured meat space. Memphis Meats has synthesized chicken from self-reproducing cells, though you probably won’t see it on grocery store shelves for another five years or so. At the moment it costs about $9,000 a pound to produce.
This was the most fascinating story I read all week. Who among us hasn’t fantasized at some point about walking into the woods and leaving everything behind? Christopher Knight did just that at age 20, and spent the next 27 years in total isolation.
The caves of Western Europe are a veritable treasure trove for anthropologists. This half skull discovered in a cave in Portugal points to a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals we didn’t know even existed.
You might not have realized this, but every banana you’ve ever eaten has been a clone. Which is great, because we all love that particular banana. The problem is that it’s easy to wipe out an entire species when that species consists of only one member. We may be at the end of days for bananas.