Google’s DeepMind says it is close to achieving ‘human-level’ artificial intelligence

DeepMind, a British company owned by Google, may be on the verge of achieving human-level artificial intelligence (AI). Nando de Freitas, a research scientist at DeepMind and machine learning professor at Oxford University, has said ‘the game is over’ in regards to solving the hardest challenges in the race to achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI). … Read more

Tonga eruption on a par with Krakatoa, study says

Tonga’s volcanic eruption in January produced the strongest recorded waves from a volcano since the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, scientists say. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, an underwater volcano in the South Pacific, created sound waves heard as far as Alaska 6,200 miles away when it erupted on January 15. Researchers say the eruption was ‘on … Read more

Some Antarctic ice shelves have GROWN in the last 20 years despite global warming

Parts of Antarctica have actually gained ice during the last 20 years, new research reveals, despite the continent suffering significant loss due to global warming. Researchers say that sea ice, pushed against ice shelves by a change in regional wind patterns, may have helped to protect these ice shelves from losses. Ice shelves are floating … Read more

Astronomers see a new explosion on a white dwarf for the first time

Astronomers in Germany have spotted a fiery ‘nova explosion’ from a white dwarf for the very first time. Researchers observed the event, thanks to data from the joint German-Russian eROSITA X-ray telescope, which is stationed in space about 900,000 miles away. The X-ray flash – dubbed YZ Reticuli – completely overexposed the center of eROSITA’s … Read more

Incredibly crisp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope

Incredibly crisp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new $ 10 billion James Webb Space Telescope demonstrates huge leap in space photography NASA shared side-by-side images captured by its Webb and Spitzer telescopes Both show the Large Magellanic Cloud – a galaxy that orbits the Milky Way But the Webb image captures the … Read more

Moon may have been siphoning water from Earth’s atmosphere for billions of years

The moon may have been siphoning water from Earth’s atmosphere for billions of years, storing it up as ice deep inside craters, a new study has found. Research by the University of Alaska Fairbanks suggests that ions making up water are pulled in by the moon as it passes through part of Earth’s magnetosphere. This … Read more

Get ready for the Big Crunch! Scientists predict the universe will start SHRINKING ‘remarkably’ soon

The Big Bang is widely accepted as being the start of everything we see around us. But a new study suggests the beginning of the end could come ‘remarkably’ soon, when the universe’s 13.8 billion years of expansion comes to an abrupt halt. Researchers believe it could then enter an era of slow contraction that … Read more

TOM LEONARD: Could life on Earth have arrived on an asteroid 3.8 billion years ago?

Could life on Earth have arrived on an asteroid 3.8 billion years ago? As scientists discover intriguing new DNA on meteorite samples, TOM LEONARD examines the mind-blowing possibilities Published: 18:53 EDT, 28 April 2022 | Updated: 19:00 EDT, 28 April 2022 From rocks found in Native American burial sites to the sacred stone that ‘fell … Read more

Enormous MEGARAPTOR was 33ft-long and weighed 5 TONS when it stalked Argentina 70 million years ago

With their sickle-claws and agile movements, raptors were without a doubt one of the most ferocious dinosaurs when they roamed the Earth. Now, scientists have discovered the remains of a new species of megaraptor that measured 33ft long and weighed five tons, which stalked the forests of Argentina 70 million years ago. Researchers from the … Read more