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MIT team gets us one step closer to robot bartenders

Sure, we've seen machines that can mix drinks with the help of an app and robot bartenders that can create cocktails out of Keurig-esque pods, but they all require you to actually push the control buttons and carry your own beverages. The horror! Fortunately for lazy drinkers everywhere, members of …

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As Tracy Morgan heals, NTSB says driver in fatal crash was awake 28 hours

Fourteen months have passed since Tracy Morgan was nearly killed in a six-car wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike, and the comedian's recovery has been a slow one.<p>Earlier this summer, Morgan said he is still haunted by the death of his "comrade in comedy" James "Jimmy Mack" McNair, who died after a …

Dead dog found in Florida along with a note: ‘WE BEAT IT 2 DEATH lol! :) HAHAHA!’

Fox, a 13-year-old Pomeranian, ran outside the Florida condo where he lived to go to the bathroom Friday night. The dog never returned.<p>“I called for him and I didn’t hear anything,” Verline Barthelemy told the Sun Sentinel. “He’d always come back.”<p>The next morning, Fox’s body was discovered outside …

This 61-Year-Old Hotel Has Never Had a Single Guest

The 300-room hotel in Italy has had more than one “grand opening,” but it hasn’t hosted a single guest.<p>Italy is well known for its <i>delizioso</i> pasta,</i> …

A Driverless, Flying Version of Uber: The Quadro is a Single-Passenger Autonomous 20-Rotor Drone

This is one taxi where tipping would be very bad<p>Thorstin Crijns started his Autonomous Human Transport project for one reason: "To create a fully …

Why You're More Likely To Be Killed By a Bee Than a Bear

Our fear of bear attacks is far greater than the actual risk of being mauled or killed, experts say.<p>The fatal grizzly bear attack on a hiker in Yellowstone National Park last week is a tragic yet also extremely rare event, experts say.<p>On Monday, park officials released the hiker's identity as …

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