Let there be light: Germans switch on ‘largest artificial sun’

Scientists hope experiment, which can generate temperatures of around 3,500C, will help to develop carbon-neutral fuel German scientists are switching on the worlds largest artificial sun in the hope that intense light sources can be used to generate climate-friendly fuel. The Synlight experiment in Jlich, about 19 miles west of Cologne, consists 149 souped-up film […]

A U.S. senator has done the worst thing in the healthcare debate: Invoke Macklemore

Being a politician in 2017 is a lot like being a brand online in 2017. For peopleto like youor at least not actively hate youyou have to be this almost impossible blend of inoffensively charming, seemingly guileless, as well as hip without looking like you are trying to come across hip. Which is why Sen. […]

Boiling Water Behaves Extremely Weirdly Aboard The ISS

We take boiling for granted. Heat some water up to 100C (212F) and bubbles appear as the water turns into a gas. However, you probably know that boiling water ona mountain happens quicker and at lower temperatures. This is because the atmospheric pressure up there is lower and bubbles can form more easily. So whats […]

Husband Asks Why His Wife Was Fired From A Company She Worked For 11 Years, And Things Escalated Hilariously

Just recently Cracker Barrel fired a woman that had worked for them for 11 years for an unknown reason. And she was fired on her husband’s birthday! Her husband, Brad, went to their Facebook page to ask why but, unfortunately, didn’t get an answer. Now, thousands of Internet users are seeking justice for Brad’s wife […]

To Be a Machine by Mark OConnell review  solving the problem of death

A captivating exploration of transhumanism features cryonics, cyborgs, immortality and the hubris of Silicon Valley Max More runs Alcor, an American company which, in exchange for $200,000, will store your corpse in liquid nitrogen until the science exists to revive you. Tim Cannon is a computer programmer who implanted a device the size of a […]

1-Year-Old Cuddles Arm While Hes Sound Asleep, Then Dad Tries To Move It

If you’re a parent, then you know how precious sleep is within the first few years of your kid’s life. However, you also know how rare a full night’s rest can be. For both you and your baby, finding a moment of sound sleep can sometimes seem impossible before kindergarten age. But that’s why parenting […]

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In the 1970s, Stephen Hawking and Jacob Bekenstein discovered that the properties of black holes depended not on the volume of the black hole but on its area. This idea has been suggested as an explanation for various different phenomena, and for the first time, simulations show that something similar happens in the micro-world. In […]

Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold War, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. […]

You have 20 years until the robots come for you

This week, the Daily Dot’s Phillip Tracy joins us to discuss the future of technology, the(bad) ideas of SXSW, and when exactly robots will start murdering us. Plus, we look back at some key moments from the music portion, like seeing Crazy Town do “Butterfly.” Also: We assessDrake‘s latest record-shattering album. Join us. Subscribeto theUpstream […]

The world’s fastest recorded internet speeds will blow your mind

Roughly 90 percent of data consumed in the entire world today has been created in the last two years alone,according to IBM. That number is only expected to increase when 5G comes along and expands the Internet of Things (IoT), enables smart cities, and allows for augmented and virtual reality applications. Researchers around the world […]

Scientists develop a cheap, smartphone-based test for Zikaand it could be a game-changer

Many a world traveler questioned their tropical vacation plans last year after the mosquito-borne Zika virus started making headlines. To test for the disease, which has been tied to a surge ofmicrocephaly cases in infants, physicians look for flu-like symptoms and your recent travel history. They then confirm a diagnosis by testinga blood or urine […]

Detained on Nauru: ‘This is the most painful part of my story  when you realise no one cares’

In this excerpt from the book They Cannot Take the Sky, Benjamin talks about his years detained on Nauru, and his undying hopes for the future Benjamin was taken to Nauru in 2013 with his family. He told the first part of this story on Christmas Day 2014. He is still on Nauru. You just […]

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Having Babies??? See The GROWING Evidence!

The evidence is expanding… And no, we don’t mean baby bumps! Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth may or may not have gotten married in secret, but it’s beginning to look like they’re taking that next step either way. Here’s what has fans speculating Miley is ready to pop out a little Aussie demigod: The couple […]

Boy With A Rare Skin Disorder Hates His Looks, Until He Meets His Dog Twin

They’re prayers were answered in the form of a 13-year-old purebred black Lab named Rowdy. The doggie was diagnosed with vitiligo the same year as Carter. His white patches made him Internet famous, and that’s how Carter’s mother discovered him. “I read that Rowdy had vitiligo, and I was blown away… When I showed Carter, […]

10+ Jokes You Will Understand Only If You Live In IKEA

You might’ve just gotten a little overexcited, so take a few moments to collect yourself, and let’s be real about this. IKEA is a wonderful place, and no matter how many times we pay a visit, there always seems to be an endless array of new treasures to discover. Remember that time you went into […]

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Kids Laugh At His Skin, So Mom Takes Him Cross Country To Meet A Dog With The Same Condition

Having a condition or unique physical trait that makes you look a little different can be tough to get used to, especially when you’re younger. Though we always wish it wasn’t this way, fitting in with the other kids seems to be the utmost priority in young minds. So if you have something that makes […]

Elon Musk Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. Birth place: Pretoria, South Africa Birth name: Elon Reeve Musk

Woman Cuts Can Of Pepsi Open And Spoons Kernels Inside To Make Popcorn At Her Desk

Sometimes finding the right food to eat at work can be hard. Ordering out all the time can take a toll on our wallets, but cooking can be such a hassle! One woman, who goes by Office Ono, has perhaps solved the problem. She uses tools from her office and basic ingredients to make delicious […]

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error – BBC News

Media captionMiles Soloman tells Radio 4’s World At One how he discovered something the Nasa experts missed A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data. A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data. […]

Elon Musk Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. Birth place: Pretoria, South Africa Birth name: Elon Reeve Musk

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My name is Nicole Breedlove. My name is not necessarily a culturally specific name. When you speak to me, my voice doesnt sound culturally specific either. In fact, my last employer told me that she did not know I was African American when she spoke with me. She was shocked when I showed up for […]

Grooms Meltdown After Seeing His Bride for the First Time Will Wreck You in the Best Way

@4:33, my heart couldn’t even HANDLE it!! C.J. and Lexi Cesario are what you might call, #Goals. Lexi Elisha The couple, who got married in July 2016, have completely won the Internet with their incredible love storytold by their wedding video. In September of 2013, C.J. made the most important decision he could ever make, […]

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Random man breaks up street fight between teens, becomes internet hero

Finding the courage to saysomething when you see something is easier said than done. But Twitter is applauding one man who did just that, all the while stopping a fight that could have escalated out of control. In a 4-minute video, two kids who look to be in their younger teens start fighting forthe first […]

Can this $199 device stop club tennis cheats? You cannot be serious!

London (CNN)“It’s in!” “No, it was most definitely out.” It’s a scene played out daily on tennis courts the world over. Produces light, loud sound or both for each line call Artificial intelligence software tracks the ball’s spin, speed and movement Stats and video can be downloaded to a phone or tablet Works on all […]

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In CERN’squest to discover the complexity of particle physics, it has just hit aparticularly good spot five new subatomic particles have been found. With this discovery, physicists hope they can unlock the mystery of how the nuclei of atoms are stuck together. These five new particles are just five different versions of Omega-c-zero, c0, a […]

Daddy Eagle Joins Mom In The Nest To Protect Eggs During A Snowstorm

Two bald eagles in Washington, D.C. have gained internet fame after they were caught being adorable parents. Aptly named Mr. President and First Lady, the pair were caught on camera after a winter storm sitting on top of their eggs in the nest to keep them warm. It is typical of bald eagles to use […]

3 smart firewalls that will keep hackers from breaking into your home

documents released by WikiLeaksalready patchedInternet of Things securityInternet-connected gadgets and smart home devices continue to churn out vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. general guidelines and practicesAn obvious option would be to completely avoid installing connected gadgets in your home until manufacturers become . An alternative is to get a smart home firewall, devices that enhance […]

People Cant Handle How Cute These Baby Spa Photos Are

Baby Spa Perth in Western Australia offers high-class hydrotherapy and massages exclusively for clients under 6 months old, and they even boast their own patented flotation device, known as the Bubby. Not only are these mini-baths insanely adorable, they’re relaxing for little ones and help prepare them for swimming lessons. Photos from the spa are […]

Daughter Starts Screaming About The Devil In Car, So Mom Hits Record To Catch Her Praying

One little girl’s strong voice is making her a rising star, but it’s how she’s using it that’s surprising people the most! Five-year-old Natalie Green has a big personality and a voice and passion to match. A video of the little girl recently went viral after her family was shocked by the daughter’s prayer. In […]

Mom Calls High School A Dark Place For Teen Daughter  Then She Meets A Special Friend

Teens Tanner Bufton and Abby Smith have a very special friendship unlike any other. Their fondness for one another goes beyond what others see: a student who has taken to a young man with Down Syndrome. While Tanner may have many “girlfriends,” any mention of Abby makes him blush. And she also has a story […]

Beijing Insider Travel Guide

(CNN)Important things happen in Beijing. You can feel this everywhere in the city of nearly 20 million people. In the years before and after the Beijing 2008 Olympics, modern wonders of glass and chrome have appeared. It all makes Beijing’s cityscape a study in superlatives; the grand scale of the city planning a campaign for […]

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords – BBC News

“Children inhabit a world in which every aspect of their lives is mediated through technology: from health to education, from socialising to entertainment. “Yet the recognition that children have different needs to those of adults has not yet been fully accepted in the online world,” say the Lords. Fake news Lord Best added: “There is […]

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers come up with fares

(CNN)Anyone who’s lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random — high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul. It’s called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting fares dynamically and in real time so that airlines can maximize their revenue. And it’s not just […]

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To the Ladies of The View, Then you invited Tomi Lahren. This phenomenon is called normalizing. It is deeply troubling to our civic discourse. Three months ago she was talking about ‘baby killers’ like Lena Dunham. Now, many passionate yet fact-driven citizens (like you and me, Joy!) both know that Lahrens opinions are grounded in […]

The climate change battle dividing Trumps America

Climate change denial and energy conspiracy are high on the presidents agenda, but US scientists are fighting back Ever since Donald Trump became US president, certain sectors of American society have felt particularly embattled. His statements on Muslims are notorious, but there is another community, less heard about, that has also been sent reeling: scientists. […]

All Your Favorite Accidental Penis News Bloopers In 1 Glorious Video

Journalists on live TV cant get too cocky. Events can alway conspire to humble you such as the drawing of an accidental penis. Yeah, like this. YouTube/News Be Funny Like the time last November whenKaci Aitchison of Q13 Fox in Seattle was trying out a new artificial intelligence game that requires players to draw a […]

Women ‘should be told’ sex of foetus in pregnancy scan – BBC News

Parents who want to find out the sex of their foetus can usually do so in a mid-term scan at about 20 weeks but some hospitals have a policy of not telling, according to the NHS Choices website. Some hospitals say they are too short-staffed to establish the sex and there have been concerns that […]

Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts

Vodafone and trio of high street banks take action as industry and UK government ask how their ads became attached to extremist material Google executives are bracing for a two-pronged inquisition from the advertising industry and the government over the companys plans to stop ads being placed next to extremist material. A slew of big-name […]

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March 20, 2017 At America’s largest seaport, it’s not just illegal drugs that U.S. agents are looking for; it’s the machines used to process them. On Monday’s show, get a sense of what it’s like to search for pill presses. We’re also reporting on a frozen pizza recall, the dangers of listeria, and an early […]

What I learned from 2 nights of partying with ASAP Mob

As South By Southwest scales back this year on the outdoor pop-up festivals that litter itsofficial performances, lavish private parties with hip-hop’s biggest names are all the rage. The annual conference in Austin, Texas, is a notorious snipe hunt for celebrities, and so ASAP Mob threw two parties this week to build up that social […]

Pakistan asks Facebook and Twitter to help identify blasphemers

Companies approached in effort to locate Pakistanis at home or abroad so they can be prosecuted or potentially extradited Pakistan has asked Facebook and Twitter to help identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under the countrys described one possible solution to the difficulty: combine creating a large-scale […]

The alt-right is spamming Amy Schumer’s Netflix special with 1-star ratings

s latest comedy special, , debuted on earlier this month to from critics, but its since been targeted with a barrage of 1-star ratings and negative reviews, some of which appear to be from a targeted online campaign from the alt-right. accusedstealing jokesquick digging from SplitsiderDonald TrumpAmy Schumer: The Leather Special is on Netflix, . […]

Does Netflix changing its rating system matter? No, because people are still awful

Star ratings are out and thumbs going up and down are in yet deciding whether to watch London has Fallen should still be a personal decision Its been clear for some time that Netflixs star-based user rating system is essentially hopeless. It operates on the assumption that all of its 94 million subscribers share an […]

Donald Trump’s Most Awkward Press Conference Yet  The Internet Can’t Help But Feel Bad For Angela Merkel!

Donald Trump had his most awful, most awkward press conference Friday morning, this time with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Holy shit, where to begin with this one?? Let’s start with the first thing most people will notice the President lacks: common courtesy. Video: Trump Is *Still* Talking About Alec Baldwin’s Portrayal Of Him On SNL! […]

Engineer Creates Sex Robot That Needs To Be Romanced First

Sergi Santos is a man with a mission: He wants to make sure robotic sex dolls that enjoy the sex as much as the humans or at least act like they do. As the video above demonstrates, Samantha responds when the user touches her hands and hips by saying positive statements like I love this […]

Man Walks Outside Building, Then Notices Strange Bird Staring Intently Through The Window

Generally, animals seem like they are the least self-obsessedcreatures. Whether they are focused on survival, or getting love from their owners, animals usually are preoccupied with anything other than how they look. Take dogs for example.There is plenty of evidence out there that proves pups will do almost anything to show us how much they […]

College’s Break With Climate Change Deniers Riles Debate Over Divestment Strategies

Barnard Colleges Board of Trustees announced earlier this month that it had made a unique climate decision. After months of deliberation and mounting pressure from students, faculty and activists, Barnard, like hundreds of other institutions and colleges, had decided to divest from fossil fuels. Unlike some institutions that have opted for full divestment from the […]

Can we humanize artificial intelligencebefore it kills us?

For the last 15 years weve had to stare at screens to interact with the magic inside. But machine learning is changing the way we communicate with our devices, and our relationship with them is becoming more real, and downright emotional. Before you shrug off the notion of a humanized machine, or shake your head […]

The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

“Whether it will happen I don’t know. Gladiator was 2000, so Russell’s changed a little bit. He’s doing something right now but I’m trying to get him back down here.” Sequels often make a lot of money at the box office – but aren’t always a good idea creatively. Here are just a few of […]

Mountain man: The bank boss who reached the top aged 33 – BBC News

Met by the boss It is Joe himself who greets us at the reception of First Direct’s steely grey office block in Leeds. Born: Leeds Age: 33 Status: Father-to-be Education: Degree in Business Management from Lancaster University Previous jobs: Sainsbury’s management trainee, BT fast-track scheme ‘You’re on the carrots, mate’ Joe’s formative experience was in […]

Young Yahoo hacking suspect showed off the good life

Ancaster, Ontario (CNN)A few years before there was Karim Baratov, the guy who parked expensive cars in his driveway and posted sketches showing the very good life — complete with money bags, women and a swimming pool — there was Karim Baratov, the high school student who got into a little trouble. Baratov, who has […]

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3D printing is becoming fairly common today. You can be benevolently or malevolently inventive with it, depending on your predilections from grenade launchers to human hearts, its all now perfectly printable. A curious team of scientists from Irelands University College, Cork were clearly feeling a little hungry the day they set eyes on their own […]

These 10 useful Mac apps will help you get your life together

What Apple user doesn’t love a visit to the App Store? You can find a whole treasure trove of apps to add extra functionality to an already impressive piece of machinery. But just like wandering into an actual library, the App Store can be difficult to navigate. And now with get The World’s First Lifetime […]

BBC Dad’s Daughter Becomes An Unlikely Fashion Icon!

Move over Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid! THIS girl is the newest fashionista on the block! As we reported, the Internet went crazy when political science professor Robert E. Kelly was hilariously interrupted by his kids — James and Marion — during an interview with BBC News. Related:

Sorry, BBC Dad  THIS Is How A Working Mom Would Handle Her Kids Interrupting A Live Interview!

The Internet can’t get enough of “BBC dad” AKA the political analyst who was New Zealand comedy show Jono and Ben uploaded the parody to Facebook on Thursday after the HIGHlarious original went viral, and shows the momma sharing her insight on South Korea’s ousting of president Park Geun-hye… All while juggling her two kiddos, […]

Fluffy Jack Russell Runs Onto Floor At Dog Show, Then Adorably Messes Up Every Move

A sweet Jack Russell terrier is winning hearts on the internet after his adorable performance on the agility course at the Crufts Dog Show 2017. He doesn’t have the smoothest moves, but he is pretty darn cute! And he’s in good company man’s best friend is a very talented creature. There are dogs out there […]

15 Important Life Skills Kids Should Be Taught By The Time Theyre 15

As parents, caregivers, and teachers, it’s only natural that we want to protect and help our children in order to make their experiences in life as painless and enjoyable as possible. Whether they’re 5 months, 5 years, or 15 years old, we want to spare our precious little people from hurt and protect them from […]

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When Pedro Viloria was working the drive-through at a McDonald’s in Florida, he noticed that his customer was having trouble breathing. Just as he was about to serve the woman, who was an off-duty police officer, her SUV started moving away. Her foot had gone off of the brake, and the vehicle stopped up against […]

20,000 lbs of frozen pizza recalled over listeria fears

(CNN)More than 21,000 pounds of frozen pizzas are being recalled due to possible listeria contamination, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday. RBR Meat Company Inc. recalled its Marketside supreme frozen pizza, which may have been “adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes,” according to FSIS. The pizzas were sold at select Walmart […]

Explosion At Mount Etna Nearly Kills BBC Film Crew

Sicilys Mount Etna began erupting a decent amount of lava peppered with the occasional ash column towards the end of February of this year, and plenty have gathered around it to watch the fireworks. A BBC News team happened to get a little bit too close to it today, though, and a sudden explosion almost […]

GCHQ denies White House claim that UK spy agency helped wiretap Trump

A spokesperson said allegations repeated by press secretary Sean Spicer that it helped Barack Obama spy on Trump were utterly ridiculous In a highly unusual move, GCHQ has denied an allegation repeated by the White House press secretary on Thursday that the British spy agency had helped former president Barack Obama wiretap Donald Trump during […]

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A bunch of beaches on the Australian island of Tasmania are sparkling with a strange electric-blue glow, perhapsfurther proof that all of Australasia’s nature is absolutely insane. The sight can be seen around certain parts of the shores on the northern coast of Tasmania, ranging from Preservation Bay, Rocky Cape, Hobart, and the East coast […]

The real reason why self-driving cars won’t be on the roads anytime soon

Ten years ago, the autonomous car was science fiction. Now, its adoption is inevitable. Jeff Klei, president of Continental AG’s North American region, predicts that 54 million autonomous vehicles (AVs) will be on the road by 2035, and Boston Consulting Group estimates12 million fully autonomous units will be sold annually by that time. But the […]

This LEGO Tape Lets You Turn Anything Into Lego-Compatible Surface, And Heres What You Can Do

It’s flexible, it’s cuttable, and it comes with an adhesive backing so you can attach it to walls, other toys, and even yourself if you want! It also allows you to make curvy shapes such as hills, rivers, and roads, and the best part is that it’s actually surprisingly cheap. Two rolls will cost you […]

Mom Becomes Internet Sensation With Her Dollar Store Baby Photo Shoots

Isabel Moutran is getting fame for stunning photos of her 5-month-old daughter, Egypt. Each month she creates an elaborate photo shoot for Egypt, hoping to create a commemorative calendar for her by the end of the year. In the future,Egypt will be able to look back ona time in her life that she won’t be […]

Mom Gives Her Son Up For Adoption, 19 Years Later She Finds Him During A Google Search

The internethas allowed us to do some pretty amazing things. Available to almost everyone with a computer, it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and learn more about important topics. It’s also a great resource for starting like-minded groups or helping complete strangers, likethis 8-year-old boy did for a wedded couple who’d […]

Baby Tasmanian Devil Falls In Love With His Keeper And Wont Stop Chasing After Him

When you hear Tasmanian devil, you probably think of Taz from Looney Tunes zipping through a room and destroying the place. Which is totally understandable, no matter how old you are, you’ve most likely seen a least one episode of the cartoon hit and might have even been a little obsessed! Though personally, I was […]

Baby Is Born Covered In Over 500 Birthmarks. 16 Years Later, She Posts Her Photo Online

Almost everyone has experienced bullying at some point in their life, most often as a child or a teen. Unfortunately, dealing with bullying as a kid or a young adult can be extremely traumatizing. People who are on the receiving end of these words have to deal with the consequences, however, and that can often […]

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Black holes are the sharks of the universe. Theres a lot of unjustified fear of them and it’s difficult to actually encounter one. Space is very big and stellar black holes are not much larger than a small island, so to study them youre gonna need a bigger telescope. When we talk about black holes […]

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Disabled Goldfish Gets Its Own Wheelchair And The Internet Cheers

Life is now going swimmingly for a goldfish in San Antonio that just got its own underwater wheelchair. swim bladder disease, also known as flipover, a condition that keeps it from holding itself upright. The bottom weight is almost equal to the pull on top so it works quite well for him, Derek told BuzzFeed.com. […]

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An international group of astronomers havediscovered a distinct lack of dark matter in the disks of spiral galaxies 10 billion years ago. The observation, reported in Nature, suggests that dark matter did not condense as quickly as the gas, leaving the core of galaxies spinning much faster than the edge of the disk. Early galaxies […]

More Than 50 Tech Companies Take On Trump’s New Travel Ban

Nearly five dozen technology companies have filed an amicus brief against President Donald Trumps revised executive order banning travel from six majority-Muslim countries, which is set to go into effect on Thursday. The technological and scientific breakthroughs that fuel the economic engine of the country search, cloud computing, social media, artificial intelligence, faster and faster […]

Mom Records Garbageman Picking Up Baby Boy, Then Posts The Video On Facebook

Shelley Guidry posted a video of her 16-month-old son, Gray, on Facebook that has the internet’s heart melting. The mother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, wanted to share her son’s special relationship with “Mr. Anthony.” Mr. Anthony works in sanitation and is Gray’s best friend. In fact, the entire neighborhood seems to adore him. However, Gray […]

Driverless cars ‘could lead to complacency’ – BBC News

California mulls driver-free car tests Vehicles can be split into different levels of automation, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Level 0 is a vehicle with no automation, while level 5 is fully automated. There is a “very dangerous” problem that lies with vehicles on the midway point of […]

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From general relativity, we know that mass bends spacetime. However, if the object is rotating, then that also drags spacetime. This phenomenon, known as frame-dragging or the Lense-Thirring effect, is very important in relativity, and it was only proven a few years ago. Now, a new experiment plansto study frame-dragging with higher precision, but it […]

Googles DeepMind makes AI program that can learn like a human

Program brings artificial general intelligence a step closer by using previous knowledge to solve fresh problems Researchers have overcome one of the major stumbling blocks in artificial intelligence with a program that can learn one task after another using skills it acquires on the way. Developed by Googles AI company, DeepMind, the program has taken […]

Kesha at SXSW: ‘The internet is not a healthy place for me’

Singer whose case against her former producer Dr Luke exposed her to online abuse said she avoids the web and wants to raise awareness of eating disorders Pop star Kesha spoke about the internet abuse she has suffered, which has seen the singer pare back her online presence dramatically, and her struggles with eating disorders […]

Humans Can Solve This Chess Puzzle, But A Supercomputer Can’t

They can kick our ass at games of Go, poker, and (most of the time) chess. But there are one or two occasions where artificial intelligence can never match up to human intelligence. The world-renowned mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose has drawn up a chess puzzle to demonstrate just that. The puzzle also highlights the […]

Video Game Study Suggests Humans Get More Peaceful As The World Ends

Worried that all the volcanoes in the world will be set off by some nefarious supervillain? Concerned that we might be nearing a time of nuclear apocalypse? Well, if you are fretting to the extreme, then a brand new study currently sitting on the pre-print server arXiv has some additional information for you specifically, how […]

Acting Federal Trade Commission head: internet of things should self-regulate

Maureen Ohlhausen, the commissions sole Republican and its acting chair under Trump, defended using big data to alter pricing from consumer to consumer The acting head of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under Donald Trump said that the agency is not primarily a regulator in a conversation with the Guardian on Monday. Maureen Ohlhausen, […]

Gabourey Sidibe Says She’s Been Sent Scripts That Describe Her As A ‘Hippo’!

This is so ridiculous! At SXSW on Saturday, the Empire actress spoke on Glamour‘s Powered By Women initiative panel, getting candid about some very hurtful, body shaming comments. No, not from anonymous Internet trolls — from screenwriters! She explained: “I get a lot of scripts and offers where someone has to make mention of my […]

10 Emergency Supplies You Need To Keep In Your Home At All Times

In the event of an emergency, do you have everything you need to keep your family safe? It’s incredibly important to have some kind of disaster survival kit in your home to help protect everyone you love if something terrible happens. From natural disaster to disease outbreak,its always a good idea to have emergency supplies […]

NASCAR Brawl Leaves Driver Bloody — And The Butt Of Internet Jokes

In NASCAR races, usually its the cars that come out battered and bruised not the drivers. Instead, Busch, 31, was seen being dragged away from his 26-year-old adversary with a bloody forehead. Video showing him flailing around in the arms of two men was later compared online to a child throwing a tantrum. Fox Sports […]

I Went To Turkey To Interview The President And (Almost) All I Got Was A Meeting With A Conspiracy Theorist

ISIS is actually the successor organization of al Qaeda in Iraq soured Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania who is accused by Ankara of plotting the failed coup in Turkey last year. Turkish officials are adamant that Gulen, now living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, is to blame for the coup. […]

The fossil fuel industry’s invisible colonization of academia | Benjamin Franta and Geoffrey Supran

Benjamin Franta and Geoffrey Supran: Corporate capture of academic research by the fossil fuel industry is an elephant in the room and a threat to tackling climate change. On February 16, the Harvard Kennedy Schools Belfer Center Vice President of a family-owned oil and gas company, and has taken $3.75 million from Shell. And the […]

Aggretsuko: Hello Kitty’s beer swilling, heavy metal-loving angry sister

Hong Kong (CNN)It’s a situation that most stressed office workers can all relate to: Long commutes, odd co-workers and a never-ending task list. But on this occasion, it’s not your average city dweller who’s confronting the harsher aspects of adult life. Meet Aggretsuko or Aggressive Retsuko, a 25-year-old cartoon red panda that slogs away in […]

How the internet found a better way than illegible squiggles to prove you’re not a robot

Captcha has evolved from identifying mangled letters to web users unwittingly training Googles AI. Now, finally, you wont have to do anything The experience of squinting at distorted text, puzzling over small images, or even simply clicking on a checkbox to prove you arent a robot could soon be over, if a new Google service […]

Washington state seeks to expand travel ban injunction to cover revised order

Motion filed two days before federal court hears Hawaiis challenge argues that previous block should cover new ban, as Democratic legislators attempt repeal The state of Washington has asked a federal court to extend a national injunction so that it halts Donald Trumps upheld by a federal appeals court in February. Also on Monday, Senator […]

Artificial intelligence is ripe for abuse, tech executive warns: ‘a fascist’s dream’

Microsofts Kate Crawford tells SXSW session society must prepare for authoritarian movements to test the power without accountability of artificial intelligence As artificial intelligence becomes more powerful, people need to make sure its not used by authoritarian regimes to centralize power and target certain populations, Microsoft Researchs Kate Crawford warned on Sunday. In her SXSW […]

Boris Johnson: Russia has ability to disrupt UK politics with hacking

Foreign secretary accuses Russia of dirty tricks as GCHQ is reported to have written to political parties with advice on hacking The foreign secretary has said there is plenty of evidence that Russia has the ability to disrupt British politics with cyber-attacks following reports that intelligence officials are to brief political parties on how to […]

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You dont have to be a winner to go home a champion, as one rescue dog proves. Entertaining video captured the pooch enthusiastically giving it his all as he dashed and leaped in the air as part of the programs Rescue Dog Agility, as a woman with the Blue Cross tried to keep up. Ollys […]

What you can do if someone posts an explicit image of you online

(CNN)Maybe you’ve taken a naked selfie for your significant other, or you’ve let someone take a photo of you in the nude. Once that kind of photo exists, it’s all too easy for someone to send or post it without the subject’s consent. That’s what appears to have happened to hundreds of female service members, […]

This Dog Has Been Through More Pain Than You Can Imagine, But Look At Him Now

When Meri first saw Zhile in Macedonia over three years ago, she knew that she needed to help him. For months and months, he lived in the mountains close to a popular ski resort, and it’s thought that he managed to survive multiple altercations with wolves in the area. After that, on February 23, 2013, […]

How to make slime: The sticky world of teen slimers

Slime Time LiveSlime-making accounts, run by slimers, have seen a massive since the tail end of 2016. It’s both visually satisfying and auditorily satisfying, but it’s the combination of these senses that make slime what it is, says Grace, one half of the teen girl duo behind the Instagram account . It’s great for relaxation. […]

Chrissy Teigen Says What We Are All Thinking About Those Shitty Internet Commenters

You go, Teigen started it off with the pic tweet itself, showing just a hint of all the bull shit celebs go through on the daily from a faceless, nameless group of angry Internet trolls (below): Imagine being this miserable. We are fine, thanks. pic.twitter.com/NNmlJWxKE6 christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 10, 2017 Those comments… goodness gracious!! […]

Facebook policy chief: social media must step up fight against extremism

Speaking at SXSW, Monika Bickert calls for social networks to build counter-speech, responding to extremism and hate speech with broad opposition Social networks such as Facebook need a more proactive approach to countering extremism and hate speech than simply deleting extremist posts, the tech giants head of policy said at SXSW on Saturday night. Even […]