Keagle Flubbins

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Self-Aware Robot Shows Progress of AI

A Small Self-Aware Robot Showed Minimal Intelligence During a Test<p>We’re a long way off from having a self-aware robot with an artificial intelligence close to what is seen in movies such as <i>Her</i> or <i>Ex Machina</i>. But for the first time, three humanoid robots showed a glimmer of self-consciousness by …

My retinal scan with universe pictures photoshopped in. Can you really tell which is which?

People with similar views closely mirror each other’s speech patterns

As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other's posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study shows that people …

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

You pick the names for 5 craters on Mercury

The team behind NASA’s Messenger mission is looking for your help: they need names for five newly discovered craters on Mercury.<p>If you’re a citizen …

Sarah Silverman comedy pilot ordered by HBO

HBO has given a pilot order to an untitled comedy toplined by Sarah Silverman.<p>The single-camera laugher stars Silverman as a pathologically honest woman having a modern mid-life crisis.<p>Lucy Prebble (“Secret Diary of a Call Girl”) penned the pilot script and is exec producing with Silverman, Ash …

This Tool is Going To Completely Change Web Design

About every five years a company comes along and really shakes things up. Rather than try to make slight improvements over their competition they …

If tampon ads were created by men

One of life's greatest mysteries will forever be the imagery used in tampon ads — Why is everyone in tennis whites during their time of the month? …

13 Things You Should Never Ever Have to Do for Love

Because you're a grown lady and sometimes you need to put your foot down.<p>Meat Loaf may have been on to something when he sang: "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that." Now, we understand that a mature relationship requires a healthy dose of sacrifice and compromise, but too much of that …

Relationships

Why no one should multitask — and how I finally stopped

Usually, at any given time, I have about 10 to 20 tabs open on Chrome. I'm also juggling several tasks at once: answering emails as they come in, …

The 7 weirdest things science has taught us about sex

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Corpses can be brought to orgasm, turkeys will mate with a head on a stick, and other bizarre factoids<p>Anna Pulley<p>December 14, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries through research and experimentation (and …

20 Awesome Free Icon Fonts to Use in Your Designs

The number of fonts designed to be used as icons, symbols and glyphs increases day by day. Using icon fonts you’re replacing raster images into …

How We Trick Our Brains Into Feeling Productive

According to experts, not all procrastination distractions are created equal.<p>I’d been working from home last week when I found myself furiously scrubbing the grout between the kitchen tiles in the middle of the day.<p>I had a deadline and didn’t feel up for tackling the task. Somewhere along the line, …

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

The ability to ‘sculpt’ individual photons is a crucial step towards a secure network of powerful quantum computers<p>Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and …

Tina Fey’s New Comedy ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Moves From NBC To Netflix

Netflix is on a roll this week. After NBC decided not to move forward with <i>The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, the online streaming service stepped in to buy the first season of the comedy and ordered a second one to boot.<p>The series stars Ellie Kemper and comes from the minds of <i>30 Rock</i> producers Tina Fey …

Jose Canseco Pranks Everyone with Finger Hoax

Looks like Jose Canseco gave everyone the finger.<p>The former Major League Baseball player took to Twitter at the end of October to announce that he …

20 Viral Ads That Caught Your Attention

<b>Now that 2014</b> is coming to an end, Unruly Media has unveiled its annual roundup of 20 of the most viral ads of the year.<p><b>It features some</b> of the …

Q&A: Mario Hernandez On Eating Insects

Every December for the past 27 years, the editors of <i>Popular Science</i> have sought out the products and technologies poised to change our world. The advances can be simple—say, an unhackable phone or invisible duct tape. Or they can be profound: Imagine bionic arms dexterous enough to use chopsticks. …

APOD: Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas (2014 Nov 23) Image Credit & Copyright: Eric Nguyen (Univ. of Oklahoma), www.mesoscale.ws http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141123.html Explanation: The scene might have been considered serene if it weren't for the tornado. During 2004 in Kansas, storm chaser Eric Nguyen photographed this budding twister in a different light -- the light of a rainbow. Featured here, a white tornado cloud descends from a dark storm cloud. The Sun, peeking through a clear patch of sky to the left, illuminates some buildings in the foreground. Sunlight reflects off raindrops to form a rainbow. By coincidence, the tornado appears to end right over the rainbow. Streaks in the image are hail being swept about by the high swirling winds. Over 1,000 tornadoes, the most violent type of storm known, occur on Earth every year, many in tornado alley. If you see a tornado while driving, do not try to outrun it -- park your car safely, go to a storm cellar, or crouch under steps in a basement. http://weather.ou.edu/~nguyen/ http://www.mesoscale.ws Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141123 #APOD

Heroes, Villains, and Pop Culture Characters Go ‘Super Flemish’ in 16th Century Style Portraits

What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? These are the …

NASA Releases Spectacular New Realistic Color Image of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Need a bit more awe and wonder in your life? Look no further than the newest image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A high-res …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

The 5 Different Stages of Falling in Love

In a romantic comedy, falling in love involves a bumbling heroine and dashing male lead wooing one another in less than two hours, sassy montage included. In real life, the process is much more complicated and actually consists of five separate stages ranging from butterflies to stability, …

14 Ways To Make Your Blog Get Real Attention

Free, user-friendly blogging software has turned the Web into a virtual soapbox. But for everyone from lone individuals to small business owners to chief executives, writing a successful blog is about getting the word out there and actually being seen by people--and that means serving readers, not …

This Is Your Brain on Marketing Imagery (Infographic)

Neuroscience explains why images of delicious food, cute babies, and thrilling stunts leave such a lasting impression.<p>The amygdala, an almond-shape set of neurons located in your brain, plays a key role in processing your emotions. And it does this incredibly fast--typically in three seconds or …

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This E-Cigarette Ad, Once Banned For Being 'Overly Sexual,' Will Be Shown On TV For The First Time Tonight

The ad will break two regulatory taboos. It's the first to show someone "smoking" on TV since the 1960s. And the ad was previously banned by UK regulatory authorities for being too sexy (the company, naturally, enjoyed a PR boost from that).<p>The ad, for e-cig brand VIP, depicts a glamorous woman …

Bravo’s ‘Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce’ Ads Banned From Buses

Bravo’s first scripted primetime series <i>Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce</i> hit the marketing motherlode when transportation authorities in New York and Los …

TV Has An Advertising Problem — Here Comes The Blame Game

Ratings have been steadily eroding for years, but a precipitous decline began this summer and has continued through the new fall television season. As ratings have declined, so too has advertising growth, particularly among cable networks, as evidenced by third-quarter results. Advertising revenue …

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