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Researchers find that Google’s AI has a higher IQ than Siri

When Siri first hit the scene in 2011 — as the flagship feature on the iPhone 4s, no less — it was a novel piece of software to say the least. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Alien robots invade Knott’s in shoot-em-up VR game. Your mission: Eliminate 'em all

I crouched behind a wooden barrel and blasted the alien robots emerging from the Knott's Berry Farm blacksmith shop with my six-shooter laser revolver. Just as I beat back the time-traveling horde, their extraterrestrial mothership landed in the middle of the Ghost Town section of the Buena Park …

Humans 'Domesticated' Mice 15,000 Years Ago

Ancient rodent populations may now help us fill in gaps in the archaeological record as humans shifted from hunter-gatherers to farmers.<p>Most people are all too familiar with house mice. We know them as the eaters of crumbs, gnawers of cords, and leavers of droppings. They create the pitter-patters …

Dubai is Going to Be Home to the World's First 3D Printed Skyscraper

A Tall Order<p>Dubai-based construction firm Cazza Technologies has announced plans to build the world’s first 3D printed skyscraper.<p>“When we first …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

5 foods to help you sleep better

Getting your head to hit the pillow is easy. But for a whole lot of us, getting some real quality zzz’s is another story. Sometimes, it can actually feel like a challenge. Exercise, meditation and doing a pre-bedtime digital detox all help, but my best friend food can help, too. Here are some of my …

Here's what you need to know about dialectical behavior therapy, the kind Selena Gomez depends on

Selena Gomez has been incredibly open and brave about her struggles with anxiety and depression. Late last year, she checked herself into rehab due …

Mental Health

Bill Nye Answers: If Humans Colonize Mars, How Will We Evolve?

Bill Nye doesn’t believe we’ll ever colonize Mars, but if we do, he has an idea of how our bodies might adapt to survive on the Red Planet. He …

'I Am Not a Crook.' The Nixon Tax Story Rachel Maddow Just Compared to Trump's

In the introduction to a headline-making episode Tuesday of her MSNBC show in which she revealed the contents of one of Donald Trump’s old tax …

A mini guide to SoCal vs NorCal slang

NorCal slang<p>This word originated in the Bay Area and is usually heard more often up north than down south. It is used when you want to intensify …

15 Decadent Peanut Butter Desserts Are Right Out of Your Wildest Imagination

Are you a lover of peanut butter? If so, then today is your day! That’s right — March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, a day that celebrates, …

Elon Musk Has Released Photos of His Underground Tunnels

“The Bore-ing Company”<p>Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been moving quickly on the development of what he calls “The Boring Company.” In …

10 of the best travel apps ... that you'll actually use: part two

Ever needed to make a cheap international call without the internet, or been worried about security as you move between wifi hotspots? These apps make travel safer, easier and cheaper<p>Skype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and messaging, but a wifi …

Apps

6 Apps to Secure Your Smartphone Better

For many of us, our smartphones carry our whole world—contacts, messages, payment information, eclectic music collection—so it’s hard to understate …

Information Systems

Tesla’s Powerpack Grid in L.A. Could Be the Future of Power Plants

Tesla just installed a Powerpack utility grid that has enough energy to power 2,500 homes all day — and reduce the Los Angeles area’s reliance on …

Chrome OS tablets with Android apps are coming soon

Look out, Surface<p>Get ready for Chrome OS to get a lot more pervasive and a lot more interesting this year, if only because it’s going to show up in new kinds of hardware. Google has been talking up the latest round of Chromebooks — the Samsung Chromebook Pro from CES and today’s new …

The Keystone XL Pipeline, which Trump just advanced, will carry the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet

Activists had previously successfully fought both pipelines — the protest at Standing Rock, which was led by the Native American community, made headlines in 2016.<p>The Keystone XL Pipeline is slightly older news — Obama blocked its construction in 2015— but it's worth remembering why it made …

Oil & Gas Industry

3 Sneaky Habits That Slow Your Metabolism Down (and How to Change Them)

Exercise and dietary "quick fixes" might seem enticing, but in the long-run, they could wreak havoc with your metabolism. Lyn-Genet Recitas, …

Memphis Airport Will Offer Beer-to-Go for Passengers

Goodness knows that most flights have no issue with alcohol, but it sure <i>seems</i> as though onboard alcohol-related incidents are reaching epidemic …

Alcohol

Easy Broccoli and Spinach Soup (5:2 Diet)

Sometimes I crave something green. I think it's my body telling me I'm lacking something in my diet. I really do believe our body tells us what we …

Recipes

Supergirl has a message for Trump

Actor Melissa Benoist is on the march<p>One of the millions of women marching today is <i>Supergirl</i> star Melissa Benoist. And she's got a message for newly inaugurated President Trump.<p>Benoist is carrying a handwritten sign that she posted on Instagram earlier today.<p>You can find out more about today's …

11 new trailers you should watch this week

Take your mind off that inauguration thing for a few minutes<p>Some weeks, you really need the pick-me-up of a movie, and for a lot of us, this is one of them. So while it's not exactly a long-term solution, I finally caught <i>La La Land</i> this week, and it's one of the few things that's been able to take …

Scarlett Johansson advocates for Planned Parenthood in passionate Women's March speech

Scarlett Johansson took the podium on Saturday during the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. to advocate for Planned Parenthood and address Donald …

Kristen Stewart Just Opened Up About Donald Trump's 2012 Twitter Obsession with Her

The awkwardness is intense.<p>It's not that special to have been trolled by Donald Trump on Twitter, but turns out Kristen Stewart was one of his early targets, way back in 2012.<p>At Sundance, the actress talked to Variety about Trump's uncomfortable obsession with her (and the tweets that prove it) …

Self-Driving Cars Could Give Over 2 Million People Access to Jobs

The Promise of Self-Driving Tech<p>The list of the potential benefits of self-driving technology is long. Most of that list highlights the level of …

On 2022 We Might See a Supernova With Our Naked Eye

Scientists have predicted an event that will be the first of its kind and will happen in just five years time. In 2022, two binary stars (stars that …

A Baby With Three Parents Was Just Born

Infertility Overcome<p>The new year has already brought some amazing developments in science. For the first time ever, a baby was born to an infertile …

All Mentions of Climate Change Were Just Deleted From the White House Website

A Troubling Start<p>Today, there were updates to the official government website of the United States, and climate change is not mentioned on any of the …

Tesla rolling out Autopilot to cars built since October, will limit Autosteer to 45 mph

Adaptive cruise control is limited to 75 mph<p>Tesla is rolling out its Autopilot software to Model S and Model X cars built since October, which are equipped with second-generation Autopilot hardware, according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The cars have been without a litany of safety …