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Blue Cross Launches Cat Meditation Class With Soothing Rescue Kitties To Ease Your Stress

We're feline good after this 🐱<p>If nothing makes you smile like a cute cat video, we have a treat for you.<p>Pet charity Blue Cross has created the …

Mindfulness

This Amazing Little Bird Can Fly for Nearly a Year Straight

Bird lovers, let’s hear it for the little guy. Researchers have just discovered evidence that common swifts (a small type of bird) can spend <i>10</i> …

Birds

The Annual Sheep Invasion in Madrid: Pictures

Why playing Dungeons & Dragons has left me feeling empowered in a way Beyoncé never has

“Do you want to be a Gnome, Elf, Half-Orc, Halfling or Dragonborn?”<p>Admittedly, I was a little disenchanted by my friend’s question when I started …

By vowing to leave if Trump wins, Americans threaten democracy, too

<i>Jonathan Zimmerman teaches education and history at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of</i> Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know.<p>At this week's presidential debate, as everyone on Earth now knows, Donald Trump refused to say whether he would accept the results of next month's …

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Stephen Hawking Says Most of Our History Is "The History of Stupidity"

And we're about to make another big mistake.<p>In a lecture at the University of Cambridge this week, Stephen Hawking made the bold claim that the …

Here's What Scientists Think The World Will Be Like in 2045

Still no hoverboards.<p>The world will be a very different place in 2045.<p>Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to …

Google's Neural Network Makes Art in its Dreams

When Google asked its neural network to dream, the machine begin to generating some pretty wild images. They may look odd, but it’s all part of …

Dogs Are Now Parachuting From the Sky to Help Save Wildlife

Wildlife Watch<p>Meet the canines that are training to help take down criminals in Africa.<p>Imagine this: Poachers have just shot an elephant. They’ve begun to saw off its tusks just as a helicopter takes off in the distance. On board is Arrow, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, strapped to his handler, …

Skydiving

The musical AI is now working on its debut album(s)—and wants to do the Beatles better than the Beatles

Researchers at Sony’s computer science laboratory in Paris recently put out a set of pop songs composed by an AI system, which scans songs from a database to compose entirely new pieces in certain musical styles. The final results were, unexpectedly, fairly catchy tunes.<p>Expanding that idea, Sony …

I Really Didn't Expect This Guy to Land Where He Did After He Jumped Off a 129-Foot Roof

I’m totally safe and sitting in front of a computer screen, and yet I’m sweating because watching this guy pull his crazy jumps from buildings is …