Bryan Connors

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Here's How A Newborn Baby Sees The World

How do newborn infants see the people around them?<p>For the first time ever, scientists in Sweden and Norway have simulated how our emotional expressions appear to the dewy eyes of a newborn -- and their finding may lay to rest a longstanding debate.<p>"We have for many years known that newborn babies …

Self-Aware Robot Shows Progress of AI

A Small Self-Aware Robot Showed Minimal Intelligence During a Test<p>We’re a long way off from having a self-aware robot with an artificial intelligence close to what is seen in movies such as <i>Her</i> or <i>Ex Machina</i>. But for the first time, three humanoid robots showed a glimmer of self-consciousness by …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Stanford University

Why Metaphors Beat The Snot Out Of Facts When It Comes To Motivating Action

By Douglas Van Praet5 minute Read<p>Metaphors have long permeated creative expression from cave paintings to commercials. And there’s a good reason that …

Project Ara has been delayed until 2016

Google is delaying the launch of Project Ara, its modular smartphone concept, until next year.<p>Originally slated to soft-launch as a beta program in Puerto Rico later this year, Google decided it would rather delay Ara while it looks for locations to test it stateside.<p>There’s no word yet on where …

QVC To Buy Zulily, Flash Sales Site Aimed At Millennial Moms, For $2.4 Billion

The parent company of home shopping network QVC has agreed to buy flash sales site Zulily Inc. for $2.4 billion in cash and stock.<p>Liberty Interactive Corp. is set to pay $18.75 a share for the online retailer, which sells maternity gear, baby clothes and other products aimed at “millennial moms”, …

eCommerce

A Bush Has a New Theory on Who Lost Iraq

Jeb Bush had the effrontery or the obtuseness (I like to think the latter) to accuse the Obama administration (read Hillary Clinton) of turning a blind eye to the spread of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. In a speech on August 11, Mr. Bush said, "ISIS grew while the U.S. disengaged from the Middle East and …

Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AP) — Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones …