Author Archives: Amy R. Babcock

A.I. Ethics

By Amy R. Babcock It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (A.I.) can aid humanity in several different ways. The more we work on creating better and smarter A.I., the more like us they become in their ability to learn, adapt, and even in the way they look. Some would see this as a great achievement, while others might be frightened.

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The E.T. Dilemma

By Amy R. Babcock As an avid Star Trek fan, I often imagine what it would be like to find life out in the universe other than our own. Would they be like the Vulcans, willing to help humanity out of its technological infancy? Would they be more like those from Independence Day and only try to conquer or destroy

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Mummified Canadian Dinosaur

By Amy R. Babcock Making the rounds again after nearly two years is the story of the mummified dinosaur found accidentally by miners in Canada. Back in 2011, on the afternoon of March 1st, heavy equipment operator, Shawn Funk was carving into the Millennium Mine through sands laced with bitumen. Bitumen are the remains of marine plants and animals that

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El Paso Space Festival

By Amy R. Babcock Recently, Insights organized a week’s worth of events that started with a Rocket Launch out at RC Airstrip on September 28, 2019. The rest of the week was filled with other events such as Family STEM Night, Rocket Science Educator Night, Planetarium Show, Star Party (unfortunately cancelled due to weather), Sci-Fi Science Nerd Night, and finally

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The Human Condition

By Amy R. Babcock One of the main topics of political discussion is that of collusion. We hear about how the Russians allegedly interfered with the 2016 election. But if you really pay attention, this supposed collusion took place in the form of social media posts that made one candidate look bad while simultaneously making the other look good. Some

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