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Robots Are Evil: The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines

<i>The third in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous topics: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are smart, the myth of inevitable AI.</i><p>When the world’s most celebrated living …

The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus

In the two years since Middle East respiratory syndrome was first diagnosed in people, scientists have struggled to figure out how we catch the deadly virus. Some blamed bats. Others pointed at camels.<p>Now scientists in Saudi Arabia offer the strongest evidence yet that the one-humped dromedaries …

Is DEET Safe To Use?

Yet another review of the science answers: Yes.<p>DEET is a popular insect repellent—an estimated 30 percent of Americans use it every year—yet it sounds like a good number of people are wary of it, too. A Google search of "DEET dangers" found a Mercola article saying DEET kills mosquitoes, although …

Public Health

A Robotic Suit Good Enough To Deceive A Decepticon

Gear up with this big boy for the upcoming _Transformers _movie<p>Marc De Repentigny was only trying to be responsible when he built an 80-pound, seven-foot-tall motorized Transformers suit. Married with kids, he decided to audition for a French-Canadian game show that offered a chance at prize money …

Montréal

Yogurt Maker Chobani Sick Of Scientists Ruining Everything

The company's new marketing tagline: "Nature got us to 100 calories, not scientists."<p>You may recognize yogurt company Chobani by the ostentatious "100" rainbow-plastered on their cups. This is to inform the buying public that each cup has 100 calories. By what dark blood oath did these innovators …

Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

Handy

Why Marijuana Needs Chemical Quality Control Testing

Medical and otherwise<p>Medical marijuana isn't always as advertised—at least not in the Seattle area, as one lab found out.<p>The lab, Analytical 360, recently worked with medical-marijuana patient Jessica Tonani to test samples from 22 area dispensaries and growers, <i>The Seattle Times</i> reports. The …

Google Will Deploy $1 Billion Worth Of Satellites To Spread Internet Access

Silicon Valley's latest frontier is the edge of space itself.<p>The tubes that make up the internet cover much of the world, but not all of it. Google has announced plans to get internet to where the tubes can't reach, with three technologies: balloons, high-altitude solar-powered drones, and the …

Silicon Valley
Travel

Rupee ends flat; RBI intervention seen

The rupee ended steady on Thursday after trading in a tight range for much of the session, as gains in local equities and Asian currencies were …

Stock Markets

Yashwant Sinha refuses BJP's request to apply for bail

Jailed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha today on Thursday party leaders' request to secure bail, saying he would come out only when …

Anjali Damania resigns from Aam Aadmi Party

Anjali Damania<p>Anjali Damania, a senior Aam Aadmi Party leader in Maharashtra, has resigned from the party.<p>"Dear colleagues, with a heavy heart, I am …

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