This issue is about stuff that's happening out there, in the big black emptiness we call space, and strange science projects happening here on Earth. Potential aliens, parallel worlds, and robots galore!
i wonder what the escape velocity on that is [blastr.com]
NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever
Hint: it's the Geth. (Just kidding.) NASA scientists assure us that it won't have any effect on our part of the universe. Sure, NASA. Sure.
by taking every precaution [bbc.com]
How SpaceX and Boeing plan to keep Nasa astronauts safe
Name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake. Wait, that's not right… is it?
do with less - so we'll have more [theatlantic.com]
Why Solving Climate Change Will Be Like Mobilizing for War
Interesting look at the actual logistics (and people) that will be involved in saving our sorry butts from premature heat death.
I'm not prepared to answer this question [qz.com]
Should driverless cars kill their own passengers to save a pedestrian?
I mostly want to not think about this problem and have smart people tell me the answer, so here's one I particularly liked: "Former UCLA philosophy professor Warren Quinn explicitly rejected the utilitarian idea that morality should maximize happiness. Instead, he argued that humans have a duty to respect other persons, and so an action that directly and intentionally causes harm is ethically worse than an indirect action that happens to lead to harm."
robots being bad [youtube.com]
The Breakfast Machine
Simone Giertz, robotics maker, makes a terrible(-y funny) robot that makes her breakfast. 30 second clip.