Danny Therkildsen

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This Spider Disguises Itself As Bird Poo To Avoid Getting Eaten

Animals have evolved lots of creative ways to blend in with their environments, developing colors or body types that help them hide from predators. But sometimes, camouflage isn’t enough, and a creature has to masquerade as something else. Some creatures pretend to be an object that no animal would …

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Study reveals rats show regret, a cognitive behavior once thought to be uniquely human

New research from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota reveals that rats show regret, a cognitive behavior once thought to …

Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision

David Redish and his graduate student Adam Steiner of the University of Minnesota didn't set out to study if rats experience regret.<p>They were looking …

This Microscope Is Made Largely From Paper

If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Benchtop microscopes have remained essentially unchanged since the 19th century--their shape a cartoonist's cliché of science akin to alchemical glassware and Bunsen burners.<p>That lack of change has costs. Microscopes are expensive …

College Turns Cow Poop Into Clean Water, And It Could Be Great For The Environment

When life gives you lemons, the saying goes, make lemonade. When a cow gives you manure... make clean water?<p>That's the result of new technology that extracts nutrients and pollutants from cow poop and produces water clean enough to dispose of safely or for livestock to drink. The McLanahan Nutrient …

Weird 'Worm Lizard' Fossil Discovered In Spain

They look like snakes, but don't be fooled: Legless, slithering amphisbaenians are more closely related to lizards than to boa constrictors.<p>Now, the first complete skull of the ancestor of today's bizarre "worm lizards" reveals that these strange reptiles have been largely unchanged for at least 11 …

Computer allegedly passes Turing Test for first time by convincing judges it is a 13-year-old boy

Eugene Goostman seems like a typical 13-year-old Ukrainian boy — at least, that's what a third of judges at a Turing Test competition this Saturday thought. Goostman says that he likes hamburgers and candy and that his father is a gynecologist, but it's all a lie. This boy is a program created by …

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human

A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say<p>A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts …

Hubble Telescope Unveils Most Colorful View of the Universe Yet

Changing Planet<p>Composite visible and near infrared light collected from Hubble over a nine-year period.<br>Courtesy of NASA/ESA<p>NASA’s Hubble space telescope has unveiled its most colorful window into the universe yet, a glimpse of some 10,000 galaxies spread across space. Some of those universes date …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

The 20 photographs of the week

Photography,Art and design,Culture,Maria Sharapova,Tennis,French Open 2014,Central African Republic,Bullfighting,D-day,British Army,Palestinian territories,Israel,Syria,Rihanna,Music<p>The D-day anniversary, the continuing unrest in the Central African Republic, the French Open, a bear in a hammock – …

Fragments of Dreams: Street Photography by Marie Laigneau

The exhibit <i>Fragments of Dreams</i> is on display June 6 to July 18 in the 8th floor north upright and flat exhibit cases at the Harold Washington Library …

For the First Time Ever, a Computer Passed Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges …