Nicholas Thorp

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Bill Gates Just Blew Our Minds In A Single Tweet

For the past several years, China has been building stuff at a mind-blowing pace. Just how mind-blowing? Here, let's let Bill Gates put it in perspective:<p>Think about this for a second. Between 1901 and 2000, the U.S. built an entire interstate highway system, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

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Patton Oswalt ‘Pitched’ An Action Movie Idea To The Rock On Twitter

It’s funny how things that begin as jokes can somehow end up a reality, and a lot of people are probably hoping that this idea rings true for a brief but amusing Twitter exchange between Patton Oswalt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson earlier tonight. Johnson got the ball rolling by Tweeting at the …

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Meet the First Baby Ever to Officially Have Three Parents

The first child with three parents was just born, in Vancouver, British Columbia (via CBC). Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards was born to two lesbian parents Danielle Wiley and Anna Richards, as well as the biological father, Shawn Kangro.<p>Canada's Family Law Act, passed in March of last year, allows …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Mr. Skin’s Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2013, In Excruciating Pun Form

Being the sensitive intellectual I am, with a drawing room filled with framed degrees and pictures of dogs wearing turtlenecks, I would never dream of watching a work of art solely for the venal pleasure of spying some spry lass stripped of undergarments. But given that the female form is a …