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Hurty Words, Killy Words

by David Cole <br>The hellstorm of protests that greeted Milo Yiannopoulos on the UC Berkeley campus wasn’t nearly as disheartening as the flood of …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Google's DeepMind tests AI vs AI to see if they become 'aggressive' or cooperate

Researchers used two games to see if the AI's behaviour changes based on its environment<p>Google's artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind is …

These Images of Eerie 'Blue Jets' Reveal Just How Creepy Being Alone in Space Is

Ghosts in the void.<p>When thrust into Earth's orbit for an extended stay in space, astronauts don't just experience an array of physical changes - …

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own language

Jennifer Morris, Writer, Formative Content<p>Back in September 2016, Google launched its Neural Machine Translation (GNMT) system, which uses deep …

Language

Is an Island Off Cuba the Last Surviving Piece of East Germany?

Everybody knows the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. And that West Germany eventually reabsorbed East Germany, after which the reunited country lived …

You're Not a Nerd: The sad co-opting of geek culture

<i>Anghus Houvouras on the sad co-opting of geek culture…</i><p>Growing up, I was a nerd. An actual nerd. A computer loving, socially awkward small-for-my-age …

Watch the climax of Star Wars alongside an audience from 1977

<i>Boing Boing</i> previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche, who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he …

The foolproof way to never forgetting a name

In the early 1990s Mark Channon was working at a London bar, when a friend taught him a technique to remember names. At the time, Channon, who was an aspiring actor, could remember lines for a performance, but had a terrible memory for names.<p>One of the most powerful things is if you are able to …

James Madison

The Man in the Zebra Suit Knows the Secret of the Stripes

At four in the morning, Tim Caro roused his colleagues. Bleary-eyed and grumbling, they followed him to the edge of the village, where the beasts …

Zoology

Here are answers to Donald Trump’s many dubious questions about Africa

Donald Trump’s transition team has sent the State Department four pages of questions about Africa that reveal an administration deeply skeptical of Africa’s place in US foreign policy. Throughout the queries, obtained by the New York Times, Trump’s team questions the value of US engagement on the …

The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction

<i>Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on AI. Part 1 is here.</i>___________<i>We have what may be an extremely difficult problem with an unknown time to</i> …

Singularity

Carrie Fisher: A Life in Pictures

Carrie Fisher

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<b>ISBN</b>: 978-1-946135-00-1<p><b>Publication Date:</b> 2016<p><b>Publisher:</b> University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing<p><b>City:</b> Minneapolis<p><b>License:</b> This work is licensed …

Nasa orbiter detects infant versions of 'spiders' on Mars

<b>Washington:</b> Using Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data, researchers have detected cumulative growth of erosion-carved troughs that may be …

The True Cause of All Middle East Conflicts

Sunni - Shiite Split Explained<p>The True Cause of All Middle East Conflicts<p>Updated November 09, 2017<p>The two major powers in the Middle East are Saudi …

The long route to winning the first African gold at the Winter Olympics

It’s probably not well known but Africa has been represented at every Winter Olympics since 1984. Morocco and Algeria are some of the most regular participants these days. South Africa did take part as early as the 1960 games in Squaw Valley, USA, but that was during apartheid, and it was …

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.<p>A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds …

The centenary of the Russian revolution should be mourned, not celebrated

As its centenary looms, never forget the brutal oppression ushered in by the Russian Revolution<p>Few 20th-century historians doubted that the 1917 Russian revolution was one of the most influential events of their time, indeed of all time. As the centenary commemoration approaches, however, it seems …

Matthew Parris vs Matt Ridley on Brexit bitterness

A conversation at the Spectator offices<p>Now that almost six months have passed since the EU referendum, might it be time for old enemies to find common ground? Matthew Parris and Matt Ridley, two of the most eloquent voices on either side of the campaign, meet in the offices of The Spectator to find …

Trump’s election stole my desire to look for a partner

In August, I went on six dates in one week. I had decided that I was ready to look for a partner. Enough of this dating unavailable men a half-decade younger than me. They’d never seriously consider a relationship with me, my two children and our needy dog. No. I wanted to find an equal. A man who …

Identity politics vs. populist economics? It’s a false choice – liberals need to look in the mirror

Economic justice and civil rights are not separate; the issue isn’t “identity politics” but liberalism’s failures<p>For many Democrats, the fact that the Obama years have ended with one of the biggest party implosions in American history — and not the implosion of the Republican Party, as most had …

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Don’t Blame the Nazis: The Alt-Right Has an American Past

It has happened here before—and its most shameless voice was Charles Lindbergh.<p>If they raise their right arms and chant “Hail Trump” (carefully …

Could Another ‘70s Sci-Fi Classic Be The Next ‘Westworld’?

As you’ve probably noticed, HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> is a hit. It’s led viewers to suggest theory after theory about what’s going on while engaging with the philosophical themes that undergird the series. What makes us human? Why do sex and violence dominate our escapist fantasies? Would Radiohead songs …

Science Fiction

Bored pilot draws penis on FlightRadar with private plane

"This is your pilot speaking. We're at a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet, and we're just going to be making penis shapes in the air today."<p>Aviation …

Hobbies

Former Nazi storm trooper donates life savings to Scottish village where he was held captive

A former Nazi storm trooper has donated his life savings of nearly £400,000 to the Scottish village where he experienced “kindness and generosity” as a prisoner-of-war.<p>Heinrich Steinmeyer was a member of Hitler's infamous Waffen SS and just 19 when he was captured in Normandy shortly after D-Day in …

Scotland

I Left 86 Leaves With Handwritten Poetry In NYC Parks For People To Find

That week was super tough. I was emotionally exhausted like everybody around; post-election apathy coupled with a few personal decisions I had to …