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At the Tierney Lab, John Tierney wonders if the Singularity -- that point when computers have consciousness and people can upload their minds to avoid death -- is approaching. In a previous column in the New York Times by Tierney, futurist Ray Kurzweil wagered that a computer would pass the Turing Test by 2029.

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A new report offers ways for small, society publishers to transition to Plan S standards, ScienceInsider says.

A gas explosion sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory that stores dangerous pathogens, the Guardian reports.

Researchers turn to protein analysis to examine an ancient rhino sample, Smithsonian.com reports.

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