Miranda Henriksen

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How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

Artificial Intelligence

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Just Told Cable How to Beat Netflix

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Source: Netflix.<p>The television industry doesn't know what to do about <b>Netflix</b> . Should it stop selling shows to it? Should it sell shows to a competing service such as Hulu to increase its competition? Should it reduce commercial time to make cable more attractive? It's …

Excavations at Myra show ancient hairstyles same as today’s

ANTALYA<p>AA Photos<p>Findings obtained during the Myra archaeological excavations carried out by Mediterranean University revealed Lycian women hairstyles …

Seal Catches Ride on Whale. Why Does This Keep Happening?

There’s another entry in the growing collection of pictures of animals riding on other animals.<p>Seals might not be able to stick out a thumb and hitch a ride, but that didn’t stop one from getting a lift on the back of a humpback whale in the waters off of New South Wales, Australia.<p>A whale expert …

'Swiss Army knife' helps turn algae into biofuel - Futurity

Scientists have built in a year what took millions of years to evolve naturally: a protein that streamlines the machinery that turns algae into …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

Venus at its brightest in morning sky

Day side of Venus now covering more area – as seen in Earth’s sky – than at any other time during this morning apparition. So Venus is now at its …

Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …

Day and night exactly equal at equinoxes?

On the day of an equinox, the center of the sun would set about 12 hours after rising – given a level horizon, as at sea, and no atmospheric …

Astronomy

Mind The Gap: A Gap In The Mind

“We don’t do autism.” That’s what I heard in December of 2014, when I called three neurology departments at major medical institutions in the Chicago …

Autism

Who Decides What Names Go on a Map?

For 125 years, a group you’ve never heard of has been helping create a common language for the world’s place names.<p>Would a place by any other name smell as sweet? Maybe. But how would you find it on a map?<p>The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has spent the past 125 years making sure that’s not …

The Most Controversial Constitution Day in American History

When the United States marks the anniversary of the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution, it’s usually with a warm and fuzzy patriotism aimed …

Researchers stumbled upon a 'newly unearthed slice of human history’ just before a new bridge was built over it

Salmon conservation is not normally the business of a state's transportation agency, but in Washington, the State Department of Transportation tries to restore areas near large projects.<p>Nine such projects are underway now, and one of them has caught the attention of the archaeological …

Archaeology

Medieval skeleton tangled in tree roots unearthed in storm

An ancient tree in Ireland topples over to reveal an even more ancient skeleton caught up in the roots.<p>It would have been a bit of a shock to the person who first found it. A massive old tree on private property in the town of Collooney in County Sligo, Ireland, fell over in a winter storm. It …

Archaeology

16 pyramids discovered in ancient cemetery

The remains of 16 pyramids with tombs underneath have been discovered in a cemetery near the ancient town of Gematon in Sudan.<p>They date back around 2,000 years, to a time when a kingdom called "Kush" flourished in Sudan. Pyramid building was popular among the Kushites. They built them until their …

Archaeology

What Your DNA Says About Medieval History

A new study uses genetic data from living people to trace millennia-old migration patterns.<p>Earlier this year, researchers from Oxford University published a study showing how the slave trade and colonization shaped the genetics of North and South America.<p>Analyzing more than 4,000 DNA samples from …

Anthropology

One of American History's Worst Laws Was Passed 165 Years Ago

It had been 30 years since Thomas Jefferson likened the explosive issue of slavery expansion to “a fire bell in the night’” destined one day to sound …

Black History

How Big is the Universe?

As technology has evolved, astronomers are able to look back in time to the moments just after the Big Bang. This might seem to imply that the entire …