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These intimate portraits of same-sex couples were taken nearly 30 years before gay marriage was legalized across the US

But in the late 1980s, it was a different story. The gay community was not widely accepted, and couples had to keep their relationships mostly secret.<p>It was during this period that photographer Sage Sohier set out across America with her Fuji camera to capture gay couples in their homes.<p>"Viewers …


Pluto the dog can, like, totally be seen on Pluto the dwarf planet

Legend has it that on the evening of September 14th, 1928, a 26-year-old Walt Disney looked up in the sky and observed a glow unlike he had ever seen before. It was faint, but Disney was a known visionary — one with superhuman sight. Disney squinted, and through that squint he saw a planet. …

Solar System

Cute Nao robot exhibits a moment of self-awareness

See that Nao robot waving its hand up there? It's not starting a dance routine: it just had a light-bulb moment, so it's trying to catch a human's attention. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Selmer Bringsjord programmed the three robots to think that two of them were given a "dumbing …


4 Reasons to Hold Off on Buying a New PC This Year

"I need to get a new computer," you or someone you know may be saying these days, and it might seem to make sense to buy one later this month, when …

Microsoft Office

I am a Christian. You Are Something Else.

We both go to church. We both believe in Jesus. I am a Christian. You are something else.<p>Such is the message I often hear from organized religion, and as a gay man and ex-fundamentalist, I find it divisive and presumptuous. Just recently, I read the following post on Facebook:<p>"My family and I are …

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Physics and Chemistry Teachers

July 11, 2015<br>Science in general is all about understanding how the world around us functions. It investigates the laws governing the internal …

Here's what the nightmarish images from Google's AI can actually teach us about the brain

Here we have freakish fusions of dogs and knights (as in the image above), dumbbells with arms attached (see below) and a menagerie of Hieronymus Bosch-ian creatures:<p>Digging deep<p>Artificial neural networks, or "deep learning", have enabled terrific progress in the field of machine learning, …

Deep Learning
Time Management

USDA Admits Exterminating Birds, Crops, and Bees

( USDA has been under fire recently for its admitted assault against nature, after multiple investigations have uncovered its …

Obama to Jon Stewart: 'I'm sure the Republicans are enjoying Mr. Trump's current dominance'

"You're always going to fall short, because if you're hitting your marks, that means you didn't set them high enough," Obama said. "We don't score a touchdown every time, but we move the ball forward."<p>Last year, the president, a sports fan, used the national pastime to describe his approach to …

Barack Obama

Oldest Quran Fragments Found at Birmingham University: Experts

Birmingham, UK