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Google's Quantum AI Lab adds quantum physics to Minecraft

There is seemingly no end to the number of things you can do in <i>Minecraft</i> — and the latest thing is experimenting with quantum physics. A new mod called <i>qCraft,</i> built by none other than Google's Quantum AI Lab Team, adds blocks that exhibit quantum entanglement, superposition, and observer-dependency …

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The Nerdiest Places To Explore On Google Street View

Particle accelerators, space shuttles, natural wonders. Virtual tourism panders to the nerds.<p>Google Maps has just added perhaps the nerdiest of locations to Street View, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. For those of us who can't actually go to Geneva and explore the underground tunnels of the …

Steam Search

Dirt sample reveals two pints of liquid water per cubic feet, not freely accessible but bound to other minerals in the soil<p>Water has been discovered in the fine-grained soil on the surface of Mars, which could be a useful resource for future human missions to the red planet, according to …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Our complicated relationship with cats

It would seem that I've made an unforgivable error. Last week, I wrote about a new study that suggested a possible function for sleep. The research in question was a mouse study, so it seemed to make sense to stick up a picture of a mouse alongside the article. However, lots of commenters were …

Quantum system teleports an atom - Futurity

For the first time, physicists have transmitted an atom from one location to another inside …

Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors

The effects of climate change often happen on a large scale, like drought or a rise in sea level. In the hills outside Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologists are looking at a change to something very small: the snowshoe hare.<p>Life as snowshoe hare is pretty stressful. For one, almost everything in the …

FYI: Could My Cat Be Allergic To Me?

Cats get seasonal allergies to pollen and grass, and some have year-round allergies to fleas and dust mites. Sandy Willis, a veterinary internist who advises the American Veterinary Medical Association, says that when cats interact with an allergen, their body sends immunoglobulin E antibodies to …

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How City Living Is Reshaping the Brains and Behavior of Urban Animals

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.22.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>When next you meet a rat or raccoon on …

Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Domestic Technology

Lemur Extinction Ahead? New 3 Year Plan Looks to Boost Conservation of Endangered Species

Lemurs around the world are facing extinction, especially on their native island of Madagascar , threatened by expanding agriculture, illegal …

Biodiversity

Stars And Stripes: Pair Of Sumatran Tigers Born At National Zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo has announced the birth of a pair of Sumatran tigers, a species that has dwindled to less than 500 in the wild. Both mother and cubs are reportedly doing well.<p>There was no immediate word Thursday on the sex of the cubs.<p>Four-year-old Damai gave birth on Monday. The new …

Using cURL for Remote Requests

If you’re a Linux user then you’ve probably used cURL. It’s a powerful tool used for everything from sending email to downloading the latest My …

Baby Pudu, World's Smallest Deer, Born at Queens Zoo

An endangered southern pudu, (<i>Pudu puda</i>), was born at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo. The southern pudu, native to Chile and …

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21 Remarkable Red Panda Pictures

Red pandas are fun animals to photograph because they’re mostly active in the morning and relax in the trees during the afternoon, conserving their …

Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

Orcs Must Die! 2 introduces Steam workshop support

<i>Orcs Must Die! 2</i> now supports Steam Workshop, developer Robot Entertainment announced today.<p>Using Steam Workshop, players can custom-build in-game traps and weapons by combining visual effects, stat effects, custom textures and Spellbook art, and can additionally replace the textures of any of the …

Developing Google Chrome Extensions

It's no secret that my favorite browser is Google Chrome. I like it because it's fast, reliable, it doesn't crash (very often), and it looks good. …

Retinize It: Free Photoshop Action For Slicing Graphics For HD Screens

Upon failing to find a tool that fits my design team’s workflow, <b>I created a set of two time-saving Photoshop actions</b> for slicing graphics for Retina …

If Kerouac wrote JavaScript (and Dr Johnson wrote CoffeeScript)

<i>(New Book “If Hemingway wrote JavaScript” Now Available)</i>Last summer I introduced the concept of literary JavaScript with If Hemingway wrote …

SQL Basics Course

I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien, I'm an Englishman in Portland. All of my professional life I've worked with computers online. I'm a polyglot …

The Stylish Hyper-Violence of Killer is Dead

The ultimate expression of Suda 51’s penchant for outlandish action?<p>Killer is Dead very much checks all the classic Suda 51/Grasshopper Manufacture …

Your cat isn't totally ignoring you -- really!

Cats may try to hide their true feelings, but a recent study found that cats do actually pay attention to their owners, distinguishing them from all other people.<p>The study, which will be published in the July issue of Animal Cognition, is one of the few to examine the cat/human social dynamic from …

Pets

BioShock Infinite DLC reveal reportedly coming in late July

Irrational Games will reveal its next downloadable content pack for <i>BioShock Infinite</i> in July, Joystiq reports.<p>According to the site, it's still unclear if the DLC is one of the three updates promised as part of the game's season pass. In addition to new weapons and skills, season pass DLC is …

For George Orwell's Birthday, Artists Top Surveillance Cams With Party Hats

Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1984.<p>This week marked the 110th birthday of George Orwell, who penned the dystopian government-surveillance novel <i>1984</i>, coining the phrase "Big Brother" in the process. To celebrate, the Dutch artists at Front404 hit the streets, decking out surveillance cameras …