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The High Drama of Life Aboard Bluefin Tuna Fishing Boats in Spain

<i>Garum</i> is Antonio Gonzalez Caro’s record of an ancient and specific art of fishing called ‘almadraba’. A practice that only continues today in Cádiz …

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Ice Cream Designed To Drip Slowly

Because who isn't fed up with sticky ice cream fingers?<p>Too busy chasing drips to enjoy your ice cream? In August, two U.K. universities announced they’d come up with a fix, with a little help from bacteria.<p>Origins<p>Certain kinds of bacteria shield themselves from the attacks of other microbes by …

Silicon Valley Titan Yuri Milner Bets $100M On Finding Alien Life

Scanning a million nearby stars, the 'Breakthrough Listen' project will be the world's biggest hunt for ETs<p>For more than a decade, the giant satellite dishes of the Allen Telescope Array have been trained on the skies, attempting to eavesdrop on alien conversations. Named after Microsoft co-founder …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Why Doesn’t Ireland Have Snakes?

It ain’t because of Saint Patrick<p>Legend has it that, back in the fifth century A.D., St. Patrick exterminated Ireland’s snakes by driving them into the sea. He would appear to have done a thorough job, because Ireland is free of native snakes to this day.<p>Except, Ireland never actually had snakes. …