Magnetosphere plays vital role in keeping earth safe from Sun's flares: Study
“Is a magnetosphere a pre-requisite for a planet to support life?”
by Safar Haddad
'Killer robots' pose risks and advantages for military use
Human rights groups to push for ban on lethal autonomous weapons at UN meeting next week.
by Kathleen Harris

UN urged to ban 'killer robots' before they can be developed
Fully autonomous weapons should be banned by international treaty, says a report by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School.
by Owen Bowcott
Gov’t Experts: “Astounding” levels of radiation measured in U.S. from Fukushima
Amount of xenon observed was consistent with one megaton atmospheric detonation.
by ENENews

NASA: We'll find alien life in 10 to 20 years
“We now recognize that habitable zones are not just around stars, they can be around giant planets too…”
by Deborah Netburn
The EMP Threat: All It Would Take Is A Couple Of Explosions To Send America Back To The 1800s
Our entire way of life can be ended in a single day.
by Michael Snyder

Turkish Censorship Order Targets Single Blog Post, Ends Up Blocking Access To 60 Million Wordpress Sites
This is Turkey’s inelegant “solution” to a problem it shouldn’t be trying to solve.
by Tim Cushing
Google Pays $8.5 Million in Illegal Data Sharing Suit
“Illegally divulged users’ search information to third parties.”
by Elizabeth Warmerdam

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with Parallel Universe in Days
Scientists conducting mindbending experiment.
by Paul Baldwin

Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology
Cutting-edge technologies that would enable spacecraft to land at a specific location on Mars.
by Elizabeth Landau
'Billions' of stars in Milky Way have planets that could contain liquid water and life
Using data on “exoplanets” from Nasa’s Kepler telescope, scientists calculate how many stars in Milky Way could have planets in zones where liquid water could exist.
by AFP

Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox: Friday will see three rare celestial events
Eclipses have long been feared as bad omens, but the equinox is celebrated as a time of renewal.
by Andrew Griffin
Age of the AI Gods Is Coming
Techies promote “mind clones.”

23 Places We've Found Water in Our Solar System
There’s even a small amount of water vapor on Venus.
by John Wenz
OSU researchers create fast robot modeled after birds
“When this robot gets up to speed for walking… it will be the fastest bipedal robot in the world.”
by KGW News