Garry Sheppeard

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America Challenges Japan To A Robot Duel Then Decides To Change Their Robot

In a new Kickstarter campaign the American MegaBots team have asked backers to effectively help pay to make an all-new robot to take on the Japanese built Kuratas.<p>The changes to the robot are really quite substantial too (as shown in the above concept) from all new treads for the feet as well as …

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

Amy Schumer Wants a Delicious Sandwich Named After Her

Scientists 'stumped' by odd geologic feature on Pluto's moon Charon

NASA's New Horizons mission has revealed that Pluto's largest moon, Charon, is full of surprises, including a strange feature that scientists are calling "a mountain in a moat."<p>You can see it in the upper left corner of the inset in the image above.<p>"This is a feature that has geologists stunned and …

6 Amazing Pickle Recipes

As if you needed more reasons to enjoy fermented foods, researchers have recently posited that eating pickles just might help you quell anxiety.<p>But enough with the science...let's take it to the kitchen with these six awesome recipes.<p><b>Sweet Potato Bibimbap.</b> <b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Pickled, Poached Eggs.</b> <b>Get</b> …

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Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

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You Don't Always Need to Cook With Stock (Except When You Really Do)

Stock adds flavor, but do you really have to use it? Here's our guide for when you can get away with water, and when you should, um, stock up.<p>Stock adds flavor, color, and richness to your cooking. But it's also time-consuming to make and expensive (well, more expensive than water, anyway). Water, …

Mali declares itself Ebola-free

Mali is free of Ebola, the country's minister of health declared Sunday, saying that 42 days have passed since its last patient tested negative for the virus.<p>In the outbreak afflicting West Africa — infecting more than 21,000 people and killing more than 8,400 of them, according to the World Health …