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Humans and robots are on the cusp of a sexual intimacy we may never reverse

If you could construct a sexual partner that was faithful, beautiful, and responsive to your every wish, would you?<p>It’s a question Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, thinks a lot about. In July 2017, she and fellow ethicist Noel Sharkey published a report …

10+ Of The Most Epic Long Exposure Shots Ever

Usually, we are viewing photos that capture a short moment in time, but these pictures are completely different. The intent of long exposure …

Facebook's AI accidentally created its own language

Researchers from the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab (FAIR) recently made an unexpected discovery while trying to improve chatbots. The bots — known as “dialog agents” — were creating their own language — well, kinda.<p>Using machine learning algorithms, dialog agents were left to …

People are scared of artificial intelligence for all the wrong reasons

People in Britain are more scared of the artificial intelligence embedded in household devices and self-driving cars than in systems used for predictive policing or diagnosing diseases. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Society, which is billed as the first in-depth look at how …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

Machine Learning

This Robot Proved That It Was Self-Aware

Are you good at logic puzzles? You'd better hope so. Scientists believe that the ability to solve certain logic puzzles is proof of self …

The real cost of Trump’s ‘fake news’ accusations

By Callum Borchers<p>Callum Borchers<p>Reporter who covered the intersection of politics and media<p>Bio Follow<p>New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg's recent dispatch from Moscow contains a litany of alarming observations about the Russian media.<p>“As soon as I turned on a television here I wondered if …

Donald Trump

We survive because reality may be nothing like we think it is

Professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine Donald H. Hoffman has doubts that reality is much like what we think it is. We …

University of California

72 Christmas Decoration Ideas That Will Give You Holiday #GOALS

DIY addicts, it’s the most wonderful time of year: Time to pull out your glue gun and deck your halls with flurries of pretty paper snowflakes, pom-pom garlands, and disco ball wreaths. If your idea of the perfect holiday home is filled with lots of insanely easy DIY projects, you’ve come to the …

Christmas Trees

How to make the perfect polenta chips

Put away your potato prejudices – polenta chips (fries in the US) are really, really nice. But how to flavour the stodge? How much cheese to include (a lot)? And should you deep-fry, shallow-fry or bake?<p>Those of you who thought this column had reached what I believe is fondly known as “peak …

Food

25 images of Earth that put the presidential election into humbling focus

November 9 is not only the day we begin to ponder the implications of a Trump presidency. It's also the birthday of the belated scientist and luminary Carl Sagan.<p>And nothing makes more clear the fact that we must come together after 18 months of divisive campaigning than Sagan's "pale blue dot" …

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

Preheat oven to 220C / 430F.<p>Cut sweet potato into 1.5cm / 3/5" thick slices. Cut the larger rounds in half (into semi circles).<p>Place in a bowl, …

Light bulb moments

The sky wasn't the limit for annual design awards in lighting architecture<p>A pendant light that is a literal map to the stars. A lamp inspired by a region of space-time.<p>These are not part of the new set design for television's <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> or even a NASA project. They're just a few of the …

The Most Expensive-Looking Ikea Hack We've Ever Seen

Custom built-ins are one of those design elements that can step your home up from nice to magazine worthy. Unfortunately, their high style is usually …

Life hacks: 15 low-maintenance and stylish items for your balcony

For the laziest, most comfortable and ultimate stylish balcony, no matter what size, there is always a solution. If you are one of the lucky people …

4 Blow-Your-Mind Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you're not a Brussels sprouts fan, you will be soon. From Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Syrup to a creamy, cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin, these recipes prove that this super-green can be addictively delicious.<p>If you're not a Brussels sprouts fan, you will be soon. From Roasted …

Recipes

'Th' sound to vanish from English language by 2066 because of multiculturalism, say linguists

Visitors expecting to hear the Queen’s English spoken on the streets of London in 50 years may need to "fink" again.<p>By 2066, linguists are predicting that the "th" sound will vanish completely in the capital because there are so many foreigners who struggle to pronounce interdental consonants - the …

Why we should have fewer children: to save the planet | Travis N Rieder

The Earth’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases without violently disrupting the climate is finite, and each additional person contributes to the total amount<p>Earlier this summer, I found myself in the middle of a lively debate because of my work on climate change and the ethics of having …

What Not to Do When Decorating with Gray

3 designers share the dos and don’ts of using the neutral tone<p>There’s been a sea change in the design world over the last few years when it comes to neutrals. Taupes, khakis, and other forms of beige have fallen to the wayside in favor of a new favorite tone: gray. With the calmness of a blue, …

Home Decorating

Modern Bookshelves That Make Storage Fun And Easy

Of all the things you need to take care of when renovating or decorating a home, bookshelves appear to be the type that doesn’t require much …

Jupiter Is So Ridiculously Massive It Makes The Sun Wobble

This is mind-boggling.<p>Here’s something that might come as a bit of a shock: Jupiter doesn’t orbit the sun.<p>Planets revolve around stars though, right? …

Jupiter

Why the Sun keeps going 'blank' and what this means for Earth

For the second time this month, the sun has appeared completely blank.<p>Paul Dorian, a meteorologist at Vencore Weather posted an image from Nasa, …

11 Ideas For Making A Room Feel Taller

Living in a space with low ceiling can be frustrating. If it isn’t decorated just right, the space can feel darker and smaller than it actually …

The best Scottish castle hotels

An expert guide to the top castle hotels in Scotland, including the best for loch and mountain views, rich history, dog-friendly services, spas and fine dining, in locations including Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, the Isle of Mull and Trossachs National Park.<p>Inverlochy Castle, Fort Willam, Highlands<p>Queen …

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

Framing

The prisoner 'trapped' 10 years into a 10-month jail sentence

<b>Justice Secretary Michael Gove has ordered a review of the position of thousands of prisoners serving a sentence known as an IPP or Imprisonment for Public Protection.</b><b>Many are considered to be languishing inside because they are several years over the minimum sentence they were given.</b><p>James Ward was …

Old Toys Receive Donated Limbs To Educate Kids About Organ Transplants

Second Life Toys is an organisation in Japan that’s hoping to raise awareness about organ donation. And as you can see, their smart-thinking campaign …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Consciousness

19 Edible Bowls For When You Don't Want To Do The Dishes

These recipes might ~bowl you over~.