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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang thinks way outside the box on climate change, artificial intelligence and more

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang thinks way outside the box on climate change, artificial intelligence and moreAndrew Yang, the entrepreneur turned 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, has thought through issues big and small, and because he has crossed the 65,000 individual donor threshold to participate in the Democratic debates, we’ll likely be hearing more about his ideas in the next year.



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Pope discusses ethics of artificial intelligence with Microsoft chief

Pope discusses ethics of artificial intelligence with Microsoft chiefMicrosoft President Brad Smith met Pope Francis on Wednesday to discuss the ethical use of artificial intelligence and ways to bridge the digital divide between rich and poor nations, the Vatican said. The head of the global tech giant and the 81-year-old Roman Catholic leader, who once said he is a “disaster” when it comes to technology, spoke for about 30 minutes in the pontiff’s residence. The pair discussed “artificial intelligence at the service of the common good and activities aimed at bridging the digital divide that still persists at the global level”, according to a statement.



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Is Stevia Safer or Healthier Than Artificial Sweeteners?

Is Stevia Safer or Healthier Than Artificial Sweeteners?Stevia is a plant-based sweetener—but is it bad for you? Our nutritionist has the verdict on this controversial ingredient.



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NASA created glowing, artificial auroras that looked a whole lot like UFOs

NASA created glowing, artificial auroras that looked a whole lot like UFOsAfter many delays that disappointed space fans around the U.S., NASA finally managed to launch its mission early Thursday to, for the first time, create ephemeral, glowing clouds.  In other words, NASA created human-caused auroras, of sorts. The suborbital sounding rocket took flight at 4:25 a.m. ET Thursday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and released its payload — which consisted of 10 vapor-filled canisters — shortly afterwards.  SEE ALSO: Here's why NASA keeps postponing its really cool mission to make glowing clouds Once at altitude, those canisters produced green-blue and red artificial clouds that should allow scientists to learn more about how particles move through space. The wait is over! The Terrier-Improved Malemute launched this morning, June 29, at 4:25 a.m. An early Independence Day fireworks display!! pic.twitter.com/Y5x6Oz2hu8 — NASA Wallops (@NASA_Wallops) June 29, 2017 The artificial auroras were seen by skywatchers up and down the East Coast of the United States.  "Wallops received nearly 2,000 reports and photos of the cloud sightings from areas as far north as New York, south to North Carolina, and inland throughout Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and points in-between," NASA said in a statement.   If you were out for an early morning stroll and happened to look up as the artificial clouds were created, you could probably be forgiven for thinking that you actually spotted a UFO.  The bright clouds created by this mission look somewhat eerie in video footage. The blinking auroras started off as a bright blue-green color and then fade to a deeper hue of blue in the sky. It took NASA 11 launch attempts to get this mission off the ground, in part because of strict weather requirements. Mission controllers needed totally clear skies for this launch in order to be assured that they would see the colorful vapor when it was released from the canisters.  And luckily, they got it on Thursday. Finally. WATCH: NASA just made a very important step toward getting humans to Mars



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