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Boston Dynamics Is Gearing Up to Produce Thousands of Robot Dogs

Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the …

Robotics

8 Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering Artists Who Have Mastered the Art of Words

Many of today's finest artists practice age-old crafts like <b>calligraphy</b> and hand-lettering. Some historians have traced the beginnings of calligraphy to China, where the written word was rendered using bamboo brushes and papyrus paper. However, calligraphy also has deep historical roots in many …

Typography

23 Things That Look Suspiciously Like Other Things

WHO CAN EXPLAIN THIS PHENOMENA?!<p><i>H/T r/mildlyinteresting</i>

Amazing Real Time MRI Footage That Shows How the Lips, Tongue and Throat Move While Beatboxing

Researcher Dr. Jens Frahm of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttigen, Germany who showed how the tongue moves while speaking …

Erich Fromm’s Six Rules of Listening: Learn the Keys to Understanding Other People from the Famed Psychologist

The basic rule for practicing this art is the complete concentration of the listener.<p>Nothing of importance must be on his mind, he must be optimally …

Faceted Classification

Is There Non-Biblical Evidence

Is there any evidence outside of the Bible that the Resurrection of Jesus was a real historical event rather than a myth or an …

Theology

Frenetic Animal Murals by Dzia Swirl to Life Across the World | Colossal

<p>Since we last checked in with Antwerp-based street artist Dzia (previously), the Belgian muralist has been busy adding fauna flair to walls in an …

Art

10 Basic Facts about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

For the sake of clarity, don’t neglect to consider these fundamental facts.

Why do you speak like that? Here’s why Geordies and Scousers sound like they do

<b>Ey up me duck.</b><p>Alright my luvver?<p>Y’all right r kid?<p>Go’ed lad, that’s boss!<p>Howay man!<p>From the delicate twang of a Brummie to the gentle lilt of a …

Nikki Haley Gives Awesome Speech at U.N., Shreds Them Over Treatment of Israel

This practically speaks for itself. On Friday, Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke to the U.N. during their freak-out session over President Trump’s …

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Those Jews and evangelical Christians who say an undivided Jerusalem should be the eternal capital of Israel have a ready answer for anyone who questions that claim: The Bible says so.<p>The most often-cited text is 2 Chronicles 6:5-6, wherein King Solomon quotes God as saying, "Since the day that I …

Israel

The “keys to the cyber caliphate”: The daring U.S. raid to seize the ISIS personnel database

<b>(Getty/shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>How U.S. counterterrorism intelligence got their hands on the data that changed the fight against ISIS<p>Malcolm Nance • Christopher Sampson<p>July 2, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “Hacking ISIS” by Malcolm Nance and Christopher Sampson. Copyright 2017, …

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How To Know For Sure

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly …

Emotional Intelligence

The Psychological Benefits And Drawbacks Of Perfectionism

Is being a perfectionist a good thing or a bad thing? Psychologically speaking, it depends.<p>What did Steve Jobs, Michael Jackson, and Leonardo Da Vinci have in common? Talent aside, they were perfectionists. The same can probably be said about Madonna, Serena Williams, and Gordon Ramsay. Whether …

Psychology

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

India

The 10 Best New Songs to Listen to in July

Tunes from HAIM and Broken Social Scene—plus a pretty premiere from Tristen.<p>July means summer is in full effect with beach parties, barbecues, endless road trips, popsicles, and hot, starry nights. These 10 songs will be the perfect soundtrack for all of the above—and a lot more. There is new music …

New Singles

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A US attack on North Korea is imminent

Speaking Monday to a rapt audience at the 2017 Strategic Investment Conference in Orlando, Friedman said that while it was unlikely the US would take action before President Donald Trump returns home at the weekend, North Korea's actions appeared to have "offered the US no alternative" to a …

North Korea

We overanalyze Trump. He is what he appears to be.

There is no correct Theory of Trump.<p>Why did Donald Trump fire FBI Director James Comey so abruptly, in such humiliating fashion, with no plan to communicate the reasoning behind the move and no list of replacements ready?<p>It is the question that launched a thousand think pieces. Even Trump …

Donald Trump

Scientists are beginning to rethink where Earth's water came from

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years.<p>Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at the Earth's surface for at least this long.<p>But given how many barren rocks there …

Earth Science

Ten things Iranians can do to preempt a Trump war | Iran

Are nations entirely helpless in the face of blatant warmongering targeting their homeland? What can ordinary people do, independent of the state that is ruling them, to prevent, or at least make it difficult, for US militarism, now under the command of a mentally unstable "commander-in-chief", …

What happened to the Intelligent Design movement?

When the Intelligent Design movement started there were four key players. The founder was a professor of law at Berkeley named Phillip Johnson who …

School Administration

Location tracking + machine learning = modern parenting

Forget the helicopter. Jiobit uses GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular triangulation to keep an eye on your kiddo.<p>Let's be honest: Kids can be a little <i>too</i> easy to lose. Some parents cave and use a safety harness, but who likes to walk their toddlers on a leash? Others buy GPS tracking wearables that …

A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our …

Human Rights

New For 2017: The Most Anticipated Hip Hop Releases Of 2017

What’s happening world, welcome to 2017! Right now it’s the time to speculate on how the year will shape up musically. In 2016, after a mostly …

Why Israeli settlements are not 'illegal'

Syria, Iraq, and Yemen are burning up. An ascendant Iran is reconfiguring the geopolitics of the Middle East. With every passing day, Turkey is …

Here's Why You Shouldn't Eat Foods With MSG

By Michelle Schoffro Cook<p>MSG by any other name would still be just as harmful. When most people hear the name monosodium glutamate or MSG, they …

Rewriting the Code of Life

Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.<p>Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Hyannis*, bound for Nantucket Island. Esvelt, an assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts …

Public Health

This guy’s Super Mario breakdowns are the best way to learn the basics of computer science

In 1982, a 20-something programmer named Shigeru Miyamoto designed his very first game. Called <i>Donkey Kong</i>, its most significant contribution to …