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7 Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Language

By Elaine Wilson | Off the Shelf<p>I am fascinated by language. Whether diagramming sentences, reciting the appropriate participle in my Catholic school days, or delving into the case systems of Latin and Russian, I've always been uncommonly excited by the rules and regulations of the written word. I …

Linguistics

12 awesome jobs for people who love science

If so, you might have a thing for science.<p>To find the top 12 jobs for science lovers, we used data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on almost 1,000 occupations.<p>One of the many things O*NET analyzes is how important …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in …

Demonstration

My weekend with Pepper, the world's first humanoid robot with emotions

An ambitious first step towards a new generation of household robots, Pepper talks, dances and feels. Danielle Demetriou took him home for a stay with her family<p>My house guest is not happy. This may be because my three-year-old is looping purple plastic necklaces around his neck while ordering him …

Robotics

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

8 Things Your Boomer Parents Could Afford That You Can't

Many of us have probably been subjected to the judgement of our Baby Boomer parents, who wonder why younger generations are facing more debt and …

Bell playing politics with your Internet bill by appealing CRTC ruling

<i>William Sandiford is chair of the board and president of Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.</i><p>In July, after a long public proceeding in which thousands of pages of economic evidence were submitted and an oral hearing was held, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission …

The real lesson in Joe Biden’s decision not to run: Our elections have become interminable, money-soaked disgraces

<b>(AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>The VP says he didn’t have the time to mount a winning campaign. He’s right, but that’s a dismaying commentary<p>Sean Illing<p>October 21, 2015 6:33pm (UTC)<p>Confirming what many predicted, Joe Biden will not run for president. There are several reasons why his decision makes sense: He’s …

If the Party That Loses Can Impose Its Will, Why Bother Having Elections?

What's the point of elections? Seriously, think about it for a minute. In the most practical terms, elections are how we, the people select the leaders who -- within the boundaries set by the Constitution -- will make the laws and determine the policies by which we live. For better or worse, our …

Republicans

Notice anything odd about this Japanese schoolgirl?

Click to reveal<p><b>As real as she may seem this schoolgirl is not flesh and bone – she is a computer generated image.</b><p>Saya the virtual schoolgirl was …