This 17-year-old could be the first human on Mars in 2033

When asked if she'll be ready for the 2033 mission, she replied, "Definitely."

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Alyssa Carson is a name people will remember. She’s currently training to be one of the first people to go to Mars, specifically to build a colony there in a planned 2033 mission.


U.S. Navy controls inventions that claim to change "fabric of reality"

Inventions with revolutionary potential made by a mysterious aerospace engineer for the U.S. Navy come to light.

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Surprising Science
  • U.S. Navy holds patents for enigmatic inventions by aerospace engineer Dr. Salvatore Pais.
  • Pais came up with technology that can "engineer" reality, devising an ultrafast craft, a fusion reactor, and more.
  • While mostly theoretical at this point, the inventions could transform energy, space, and military sectors.
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You are suffering from “tab overload”

Our love-hate relationship with browser tabs drives all of us crazy. There is a solution.

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Technology & Innovation
  • A new study suggests that tabs can cause people to be flustered as they try to keep track of every website.
  • The reason is that tabs are unable to properly organize information.
  • The researchers are plugging a browser extension that aims to fix the problem.
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    Epicurus and the atheist's guide to happiness

    Seek pleasure and avoid pain. Why make it more complicated?

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    Personal Growth
    • The Epicureans were some of the world's first materialists and argued that there is neither God, nor gods, nor spirits, but only atoms and the physical world.
    • They believed that life was about finding pleasure and avoiding pain and that both were achieved by minimizing our desires for things.
    • The Epicurean Four Step Remedy is advice on how we can face the world, achieve happiness, and not worry as much as we do.
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    Are we in an AI summer or AI winter?

    Neither. We are entering an AI autumn.

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