Michael Waller

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The 'hot hand' isn't a fallacy — science shows momentum really shapes a game of basketball

It's NCAA basketball tournament season, known for its magical moments and the "March Madness" it can produce. Many fans remember Stephen Curry's superhuman 2008 performance where he led underdog Davidson College to victory while nearly outscoring the entire determined Gonzaga team by himself in the …

This Colorado Ski Resort Is Offering Free Lift Tickets for Everybody on Opening Day

Show up, ski for free. Simple as that.<p>The opening day of a new ski season is usually quite a bash. Resorts often host champagne toasts and ceremonial …

Skiing

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

Oxford University

A real nation would not let this happen

We care more about postal service, child care and tax credits for the suburban middle class than we do Aboriginal issues. What kind of a nation are …

MBR's video Advent Calendar Day 6 - Dirt Blizzard - MBR

Snow good<p>On the sixth day of Advent we bring you something straight out of your wildest day dream.<p>Every skier dreams of experiencing a powder day. …

Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk's One-Shot Run Is Jaw Dropping

<b>Click here to watch more from Brandon Semenuk.</b><p>When I first saw Brandon Semenuk’s one-shot segment during the <i>unReal</i> movie premiere, my jaw was on the …

Cycling

Thought Vectors: Bringing Common Sense to Artificial Intelligence

The pace at which technology has been advancing over the last decade, is awe inspiring. While the myriad innovations have left us all overwhelmed by …

Opinion: STOP Riding Like This! Ease the Impact of Mountain Biking on the Environment

<i>Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this commentary are Chris Daniels’s alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of …

Mountain Biking

How mass extinctions can accelerate robot evolution

At the start of the simulation, a biped robot controlled by a computationally evolved brain stands upright on a 16 meter by 16 meter surface. The …

Higher, faster, longer! Snowboarding world records

Pushing the limits is never easy, but somebody’s got to do it. We reveal the best of the best here.<p>As a sport, we snowboarders aren’t that obsessed …

Have you ever seen a 'werewolf cat'?

Lykoi get their wolflike appearance from a natural genetic mutation.<p>With its wiry appearance, thin black fur and retractable claws, the animal in the …

Pets

Monsanto’s coming up with an alternative to GMOs

Sharpen your talons, Monsanto haters. Everyone’s favorite biotech company is cooking up a new GMO alternative, and it’s just begging to be …

Why Do People With Mental Illness Self-Sabotage?

There is a lot of talk about why people with mental illness self-sabotage. The other day, while reading online, I saw this quote: “I am afraid of two …

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

Intelligent robots don't need to be conscious to turn against us

Last week Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and more than 16,000 researchers signed an open letter warning against the dangers of autonomous weapons.<p>A top …

5 weapons that don’t need a human to pull the trigger

How close are we to fully automated weaponry? Are there actual killer robots out there right now, ready to fight wars?<p>Last week a group of …

Argyle Street redesign in Halifax to see palm trees, street painted blue

A section of Argyle Street in downtown Halifax is getting a trial makeover with new seating, blue paint and palm trees as part of a redesign to …

Concept Design

This is Tesla's plan for a cheaper car

Tesla’s road to a cheaper electric car has always appeared to lead straight to Reno, where the electric automaker is building a $5 billion …

Solar Panel Windows : solar cell technology

Windows don’t typically do a whole lot more than let natural light in and a person’s gaze out, but what if solar cell technology had the potential to …

Clean Energy

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year.<p>Source: Electric Power Research Institute

We Now Have an AI Therapist, and She's Doing Her Job Better than Humans Can

USC Institute for Creative Technologies creates virtual therapist "Ellie" that outperforms human therapists in eliciting necessary personal …

Is Google's Deep Dream art?

A little while ago, Google set an Artificial Neural Network wild to “dream” on the internet. We asked art critics, artists and artistic technology …

Can robots trust humans? A hitchhiking bot will find out.

As you read this, a three-foot tall robot is likely strapped into the passenger seat of a stranger’s car, whizzing down some road outside Salem, Mass. Its pool-noodle legs, clad in yellow rain boots, are splayed out in front of it. Its solar panel-wrapped cylindrical body gleams in the sunlight. …

The next frontier for artificial intelligence? Learning humans' common sense

Spain's artificial intelligence research institute is looking at teaching robots to know their limits, but think human-level AI is a way away just …

Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Research Mines 'Minecraft' to Mimic Human Learning

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>Archimedes said that with a long enough lever he could move the world. Computer scientists have tried a similar approach in …

Seaweed that tastes like… bacon, because science

Oregon State University has come up with a seaweed superfood that tastes exactly like bacon – but is still high in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants<p>…

Pluto will always beat prisons when it comes to tax money | Simon Jenkins

Photograph: Nasa/Rex Shutterstock<p>‘The Pluto expedition cost only $720m. Yet even it has to dress up in public relations, complete with theatrical countdowns, shrieking staff and Hawking …

Futurism - Building the future together

Say goodbye to cookie-cutter homes.<p>15 hours ago<p>It could help us find new treatments for conditions like leukemia.<p>15 hours ago<p>To do their research, …