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Google made a site that shows how millions of people draw the same object

Back in November, Google released artificial intelligence experiment that asks you to draw a random object and see if the neural network can identify your doodle. Quick, Draw! was eventually turned into a tool that transformed drawings into clip art based on the best results it got, helping people …

Google I/O

The 24 best Netflix original shows of all time, according to critics

Netflix has made a gargantuan amount of original shows and movies in the last few years — and will release 1,000 hours of new content just this year.<p>You'd have to spend 41 days binge-watching Netflix non-stop to see it all. So if you're like us, you're having trouble keeping track of which Netflix …

Netflix

People are talking about Tim Tebow again

Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at a new Tim Tebow rumor, the new best rivalry in baseball and the end of the Braves’ rebuild.<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, and Vines of …

Baseball

How A Discovery About Coloring Maps Changed Mathematics Forever

Say you're going to color a map. The only rule is that two adjacent regions of the map can't be the same color. How many colors do you need? Believe …

California woman recorded her own murder, police say

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — It was almost midnight when Daniel Anes, a veteran Cathedral City police officer, got to the house on Heritage Court.<p>No one answered the doorbell, so Anes peeked through the window, looking for signs of trouble. A vase and a flower pot shattered on the floor. Barking dogs ran …

Crime

Airtight prefab House in the Woods pops up in just ten days

Airtightness, minimal site disturbance, and speedy construction are just a few benefits of the striking House in the Woods. Designed by London-based …

Gogh and Mona ❤️

Our Daydream of Living on an Untouched Island Comes True in Washington

Seeking a quiet retreat, a couple builds a 1,600-square-foot property where simplicity reigns.<p>Although there was no home on this piece of rugged shoreline in Washington State’s San Juan Islands National Monument, a couple held strong ties to the site. They had owned the land for seven years by the …

Architecture

Uber wants to test its network of flying taxi planes by 2020

Uber isn't just about cars on the ground anymore. By 2020, the company wants to have its first public demonstration of its network of electric planes that would ferry passengers at 150 m.p.h. through urban skies to their destinations.<p>To reach its ambitious goal in the next few years, Uber Elevate …

Uber

New York City's First Homeless Girl Scout Troop Is Learning To Dream Big

"All of a sudden there’s a shattering of this stereotype with this troop."<p>A homeless shelter in New York has become a source of sisterhood, thanks to a new Girl Scouts troop formed for the girls living there.<p>Troop 6000 is made up of 22 girls who live in the Sleep Inn in Queens, which has been …

LGBTQ

Facebook live killer stopped by McDonalds drive-thru workers as he picked up McNuggets

Facebook Live killer Steve Stephens was undone on the third day of an intensive manhunt when suspicious McDonald's staff delayed giving him his order and telephoned police, it has emerged.<p>Stephens, who shot himself at the denouement of a police chase on Tuesday, is believed to have killed a …

Tesla is now worth more than Ford after delivering a record number of cars for the quarter

Tesla delivered 25,000 cars in the first quarter while Ford’s sales dropped more than 7 percent in March.<p>Tesla, the electric vehicle manufacturer helmed by Elon Musk, set a new record in the first quarter by delivering 25,000 vehicles.<p>The 14-year-old company is now worth more than 113-year-old …

Autos

McDonald’s Is Switching to Fresh Beef for Quarter Pounders

McDonald’s (mcd) announced this morning that it will serve fresh rather than frozen beef in its Quarter Pounder burgers across all of its restaurants …

Food

Choose Your Own Adventure: The 8 Best Family Resorts to Visit in 2017

Escaping to a high-end resort or hotel in a breathtaking, romantic setting sounds like a pretty incredible way to take a vacation from everyday life, …

Twilight of the Rock Gods

For music fans, the recent flood of celebrity deaths has been overwhelming: David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael and Chuck Berry seem like a disproportionate number of superstars to lose in a short time span.<p>But with many of rock’s founding fathers and mothers reaching …

Music

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

John Wilkes Booth's Brother Saved Abe Lincoln's Son

During the Civil War, a young Robert Todd Lincoln (left) was traveling by train from New York to Washington during a break from his studies at …

Who Has The Healthiest Hearts In The World?

A few years ago, Dr. Gregory Thomas thought he had finally found the Holy Grail of heart disease. And it was even found in a tomb.<p>He was studying the arteries of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummies, and he thought this was finally it: a culture that would be free of heart disease. Heart disease …

Longevity

The One-Word Secret To Creating A Life That Matters

Shutterstock<p>Can one word capture your passion and purpose? Can your “one word” transform your life?<p>Evan Carmichael believes so much in the power of one word, he made it the theme of his new book: <i>Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter.</i> One who truly breathes …

Success

This office accessory leaves the sitting or standing desk debate in the dust

HOVR is a leg swing that helps users burn calories at work while improving circulation and cognitive productivity.

Standing Desks

What’s So ‘American’ About John Milton’s Lucifer?

The fallen archangel and antagonist of the epic poem Paradise Lost was a self-made, individualistic iconoclast.<p>Three hundred and fifty years ago, the poet John Milton wrote one of the greatest characters in all of British literature: Lucifer, the antagonist of the epic poem <i>Paradise Lost</i>. Feared by …

Literature

'Saturday Night Live' Rocks: 25 Greatest Musical Performances

From Nirvana to Queen, we rank the 25 greatest musical performances in the history of 'Saturday Night Live'<p>No wonder Wayne and Garth were fans. Queen …

Entertainment

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Censorship

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Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation.<p>Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use.<p>"The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday.<p>"This …

EPA

Stretch of Roman road unveiled beneath McDonald's restaurant

Two thousand years after legionaries tramped along its well-worn paving stones, an exceptionally well-preserved stretch of Roman road has been opened to the public – beneath a McDonald’s restaurant.<p>In what the American burger chain says is its first museum-cum-restaurant anywhere in the world, the …