MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE

MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE

MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE John McEnroe said that Serena Williams was “the best female player ever” but said her performance on the men’s circuit would be an “entirely different story.” NEW YORK – An unapologetic John McEnroe has proposed competition between men and women players to prove his claim that 23-time grand slam singles winner Serena Williams would be ranked “like 700 in the world” if she competed on the men’s circuit. Three-time Wimbledon champion McEnroe said Williams was “the best female player ever” but said her performance…

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ALIENS ARE ENORMOUS, SCIENCE SUGGESTS

ALIENS ARE ENORMOUS, SCIENCE SUGGESTS

ALIENS ARE ENORMOUS, SCIENCE SUGGESTS A ALIENS : new paper by cosmologist Fergus Simpson suggests other intelligent beings in the universe might be much larger than humans. Aliens, if they exist, are likely huge. At least that’s the conclusion of a new paper by cosmologist Fergus Simpson, who has estimated that the average weight of intelligent extraterrestrials would be 650 pounds (300 kilograms) or more. ET would have paled in comparison to these interstellar behemoths. The argument relies on a mathematical model that assumes organisms on other planets obey the…

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Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree

Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree

Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree The standard dinosaur family tree may soon be just a relic. After examining more than 400 anatomical traits, scientists have proposed a radical reshuffling of the major dinosaur groups. The rewrite, reported in the March 23 Nature, upsets century-old ideas about dinosaur evolution. It lends support to the accepted idea that the earliest dinosaurs were smallish, two-legged creatures. But contrary to current thinking, the new tree suggests that these early dinosaurs had grasping hands and were omnivores, snapping up meat and plant matter…

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Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests Religious people are more likely to have a poorer understanding of the world and are more likely to believe objects like rocks and paper have human qualities, scientists say. Researchers at the University of Helsinki compared believers in God or the paranormal to people with autism after finding they tend to struggle to understand the realities of the world around us. Religious beliefs were linked with a weaker ability to understand physical and biological phenomenon such as volcanoes, flowers, rocks and wind without giving them…

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Pre-Neolithic DNA Suggests Major Late Glacial Population Turnover in Europe

Pre-Neolithic DNA Suggests Major Late Glacial Population Turnover in Europe

Pre-Neolithic DNA Suggests Major Late Glacial Population Turnover in Europe DNA evidence lifted from the bones and teeth of hunter-gatherers who lived in Europe from 35,000 years ago (Late Pleistocene) to 7,000 years ago (early Holocene) shows a major shift in the population around 14,500 years ago during the Late Glacial, a period of climatic instability at the end of the Pleistocene. Neolithic : The study supports a single and rapid dispersal of all non-Africans populations around 50,000 years ago not only across Asia but also into Europe. Image credit:…

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Robots MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required

MEPs vote on robots' legal status - and if a kill switch is required

 Robots MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required MEPs are to vote on the first comprehensive set of rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots*. The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp of a “new industrial” robot* revolution. MEPs will decide whether to give robots* legal status as “electronic persons”. Designers should make sure any robots* have a kill switch, which would allow functions to be shut down if necessary, the report recommends.…

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Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests Religious people are more likely to have a poorer understanding of the world and are more likely to believe objects like rocks and paper have human qualities, scientists say. Researchers at the University of Helsinki compared believers in God or the paranormal to people with autism after finding they tend to struggle to understand the realities of the world around us. Religious beliefs were linked with a weaker ability to understand physical and biological phenomenon such as volcanoes, flowers, rocks and wind without giving them…

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