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Walking the Line Between Good and Evil: The Common Thread of Heroes and Villains

Mythology, science fiction and comic books are chock full of stories of heroes and their battles against the ills of society—the eternal struggle between good and evil. We are meant to view these two main characters—the Hero and the Villain—as opposites on the spectrum of ethics and morality. But are they really so different when [...]

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Robots Evolve to Look Out for Their Own

robots evolve to learn to share

A robot must protect its own existence. This mid-20th-century dictate to the robotic clade from science fiction author and biochemist Isaac Asimov seems cleanly in step with Darwinian theory and the biological world of survival of the fittest. But as scientists continue to witness animals and other organisms habitually sacrificing themselves for the greater good [...]

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