Calvin Verdegan

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The Death Of LOL: How Facebook Users Laugh

Whether you use “haha,” “hehe,” or “lol” has more to do with your age and where you live than anything else, the social network finds.<p>Conveying that you find something humorous in real life can be challenging enough. (“Is a smile enough here, or do I need to laugh?” or “Wait, they look hurt. Did I …

NASA's Version of a Life Lesson Involves Blowing Up Students' Experiments Twice

If at first you don't succeed, keep building your experiment until it doesn't blow up on its way to space.<p>It has not been a wonderful couple months for teaching children the joys of spaceflight. On the other hand, we've done a pretty good job of instilling the soul-crushing reality that life is a …

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …

LGBTQI

Let's Quit It with the Introvert/Extrovert Nonsense

Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about the critical differences between introverts and extroverts. We all heaved a collective sigh as we …

What do you do when your pet is dying, and it's a robot?

Sony is no longer producing the Aibo, the company's robotic dog that was released in 1999. There are no replacement parts to be found outside of taking them from existing, functional robots. The company will no longer repair the robot. The remaining "pets" are out in the world, slowly dying.<p>This is …

Watch all the angry monsters of E3 screaming into cameras

Despite <i>Doom</i> kicking things off in all its arm-ripping "glory", E3 2015 has been a surprisingly toned-down affair in terms of overblown violence — at least compared to the neck-stabbing days of yore. And I'm all for that, especially since you can still have scary monsters roaring into the camera. …

That's More Like It: Compilation Of Robots Falling Down At DARPA's Annual Robotics Challenge

<i>ERROR, ERROR, 'DOOR' DOES NOT COMPUTE. INITIATING SELF-DESTRUCT SEQUENCE.</i><p>This is a VERY watchable video compilation of robots falling down while …

Is Interstellar Travel a Reality?

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” So said Carl Sagan. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put these words in the mouth of his character, …

Paranormal