Facebook Shuts Down Robots After They Invent Their Own Language

Facebook shut down a pair of its artificial intelligence robots after they invented their own, creepy language. Researchers at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research built a chatbot earlier this year that was meant to learn how to negotiate by mimicking human trading and bartering.  But when the social network paired two of the programs, nicknamed Alice and Bob, to trade against…Read more Facebook Shuts Down Robots After They Invent Their Own Language

Five Most Bizarre Planets Outside Our Solar System

Over two thousand confirmed exoplanets have been revealed largely in part by NASA's Kepler space telescope. New ones are discovered constantly and they come with an amazing variety of characteristics, although these top five are the strangest by far. msn.com: Five most bizarre planets outside our solar system

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely) | Space.com

On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. Here's what you need to know about this rare celestial show. Space.com: Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely) REMEMBER: Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can…Read more Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely) | Space.com

Videos | What’s Up – July 2017, NASA At Mars, and Three Years of NEOWISE Asteroid Data

  Prepare for the August eclipse by observing the moon phases this month. Plus, two meteor showers peak at the end of the month. jpl.nasa.gov: Videos | What's Up - July 2017

The Collaborative Concept Album ‘Planetarium’ Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

Four talented musicians — Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister and Bryce Dessner — joined forces to create a constellation of sound dedicated to the planets, black holes and comets. npr.org: The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation https://www.npr.org/player/embed/534585099/535408647

The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week! and Stratolaunch Images: Paul Allen’s Giant Rocket-Launching Plane

via Space.com See the best photos on Space.com this week, including amazing images of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasting off, a greenish comet gleaming in the heavens and an Indian space plane prototype launching for the first time. Space.com: The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!   Stratolaunch Images: Paul Allen's Giant Rocket-Launching Plane -…Read more The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week! and Stratolaunch Images: Paul Allen’s Giant Rocket-Launching Plane

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

The Cassini spacecraft is plunging through Saturn's faint D ring in its most daring ring dive yet.  The spacecraft, which is a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, will turn its broad, high-gain antenna dish to rest in front of it as a shield during the crossing, for the…Read more Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet