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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race  |   

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

University Of Lisbon Scientists Solve Pendulum Clock Mystery  |   

Two professors at the University of Lisbon say they have discovered why the pendulums of clocks set on the same surface will eventually swing together in opposing directions.

Crews Scramble To Contain 3,000-Acre Fire In Glacier National Park  |   

The more than 3,000-acre fire in Glacier National Park in Montana is forcing evacuations and road closures. The fire comes at peak tourist season for park area businesses.

Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash, Investigators Say  |   

SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship's tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist  |   

In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.