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First human ancestors to leave Africa died out in Java, scientists say

First human ancestors to leave Africa died out in Java, scientists say

The last known resting place of Homo erectus, one of the most successful human ancestors and the first to walk fully upright, has been traced to a floodplain near the longest river on the Indonesian island of Java. A dozen partial skulls and two shinbones, discovered in a bonebed near the Solo river in the…
80% of US accepts that there’s a human role in climate change

80% of US accepts that there’s a human role in climate change

Welcome to reality — Partisan gap on climate change is mostly due to older male conservatives. John Timmer - Nov 25, 2019 5:42 pm UTC One of the stranger aspects of the post-factual era is that basic aspects of reality have become partisan issues. Exhibit A of that problem is climate change. In the US…
Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time

Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time

The technique is officially called "emergency preservation and resuscitation" (EPR) and is being tested at the University of Maryland Medical Center on patients that arrive with acute trauma, such as a stab wound or gunshot. Given the nature of their injuries, these patients would normally have a survival rate of less than five percent.With EPR,…
Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

The Uber self-driving car crash that killed a pedestrian in March 2018 was the fault of the vehicle’s operator, who wasn’t paying attention at the time and was likely looking at her cell phone, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined. But the safety watchdog didn’t end the blame game there. At a board meeting…
Human Head Studios is closing, but everyone’s been offered jobs at Bethesda – PC Gamer

Human Head Studios is closing, but everyone’s been offered jobs at Bethesda – PC...

Home News RPG Rune 2 (Image credit: Human Head) Human Head Studios, the developer of the original Prey, is shutting down. It's been around since the late '90s, but action RPG Rune 2, which launched on the Epic Games Store yesterday and was meant to be due out on Steam next year, will be its…

Human Readable Magazine

The use of the right data structure that is adequately suited for the complexity of a problem is one of the attributes that distinguishes experienced developers from the rest. After several years of plying my trade as a software engineer, I assumed I had at least encountered most of the consequential data structures in the…

Human Readable Magazine

You know, the C++ standard is amazing sometimes. It contains hidden gifts for the most careful readers. One of these gifts is buried in the definition of unevaluated operands, both succinct and important: In some contexts, unevaluated operands appear [...]. An unevaluated operand is not evaluated. Let's try to dissect it and understand what the…
Human Employees Are Viewing Clips from Amazon’s Home Surveillance Service – Gizmodo

Human Employees Are Viewing Clips from Amazon’s Home Surveillance Service – Gizmodo

Recordings from yet another Amazon-owned smart home device are being reviewed by a team of human workers, again raising concerns that audio and video captured by such devices may not be as private as some customers might assume.Citing sources familiar with the program, Bloomberg reported Thursday that “dozens” of workers for the e-commerce giant who…
“Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before it’s too late

“Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before it’s too late

Dr. Stuart Russell, a distinguished AI researcher and computer scientist at UC Berkeley, believes there is a fundamental and potentially civilization-ending shortcoming in the “standard model” of AI, which is taught (and Dr. Russell wrote the main textbook) and applied virtually everywhere. Dr. Russell’s new book, Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control,…
The Traces of Human Activity in the Burning Man Void

The Traces of Human Activity in the Burning Man Void

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Read more about how this works.Burning Man bills itself as the biggest "Leave No Trace" event in the world. This means that after revelers have dismantled the geodesic domes, giant duckies, and steampunk ships that form their…

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Nokia 2.3 is official with Android One and a very economical...

Nokia 2.3 is official with Android One and a very economical price3 (60%) 8 votesIt seemed a quiet day in the presentation market but Nokia has decided to make a new device official. This is the new Nokia 2.3, a mid-range / low-end device that comes with a very low budget and modest features. Of…

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