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The Universe has been caught speeding, according to top NASA scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope - which in this case might be described as the ultimate speed camera.


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As you dash outdoors in the middle of winter, you might make it halfway down the street before realising that your ears are freezing because you forgot your hat.  

Now, scientists have shown that even though you've had an apparent memory lapse, your brain never forgot what you should have done.

By Bjorn Carey 

Eminent physicist John Wheeler says he has only enough time left to work on one idea: that human consciousness shapes not only the present but the past as well.

by Tim Folger

Machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029, leading US inventor Ray Kurzweil has predicted.


'Ultimately these computers will be in our bodies and it really is one civilization.'

By Helen Briggs

Cutting-edge thought is being fostered in the unlikely setting of a medieval Italian village, writes Phil Becque.



The Pari Center for New Learning fosters an interdisciplinary approach linking science, the arts, ethics and spirituality.  Based in the medieval village of Pari, located some 25 km south of Siena in Tuscany, the Center is dedicated to the principle of 'the spirit of place'. 

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