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Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tip

Your hotel's newest bellhop may be a robot.<p>A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up and its "autonomous robot helpers" received $15 million in new financing last month. Savioke's goal is to put robots in hotels across the country, building on its current stable of 12, including one near Los Angeles …

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How Google’s logo has evolved through the years

Google launched a new logo yesterday, its first refresh in two years.<p>While the Google logo has evolved over its seventeen-year history, it has largely stayed faithful to the original concept. However, yesterday saw Google go sans-serif, though it kept the same “flat” look it took on back in …

Finally! The Full List of Everyone Who's Competing This Season on Dancing With the Stars

After what seemed like an eternity, we finally have the full cast list of the celebs and pros competing on <i>Dancing With the Stars</i> season 21. And there are a lot of changes this season: Peta Murgatroyd was originally paired with singer Andy Grammer, but had to pull out a few days ago due to an ankle …

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Rocks' Balancing Act Gives New Insight Into Earthquakes

Precariously balanced rocks: a different kind of PBR<p>Conventional wisdom in a large earthquake is that large unstable objects tend to fall down in the midst of all the shaking. But not always. In one area of California, close to the famous San Andreas fault, there are a few delicate geological …

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Astronomers catch a galaxy being born, fed by a strand of cosmic web

It's not every day scientists get to watch a galaxy being born. But thanks in part to the bright light of a quasar, astronomers say they've identified a swirling disk of gas that's a galaxy in the making — as well as the strand of the universe's cosmic web that's been feeding it.<p>The protogalactic …

Why haven’t earthquakes toppled these balancing rocks?

Scientists say they’ve solved the riddle of why a collection of balancing rocks near the San Andreas fault has never been knocked over by earthquakes.<p>…

Apple Music has 11 million members after one month

Apple Music is off to a good start.<p>The service has 11 million trial members one month after it was launched, Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president …

It Took A Musician's Ear To Decode The Complex Song In Whale Calls

<i>Humpback whales don't just sing songs — they compose</i> <i>with the whales around them, singing a song that evolves over time. Scientists didn't know that until they started recording whale sounds in the 1960s and spent years listening. The evolution of this "culture of listening" among researchers is the</i> …

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