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'Duck Dynasty' Fans Are Sending Me Ridiculous Hate Mail

In the article, I noted problems with Robertson's comments that go far beyond the idea that homosexuality is a sin. Robertson said blacks didn't seem unhappy about oppression in the Jim Crow-era South; he blamed Pearl Harbor on the failure of the Japanese to accept Jesus; and contrary to his …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

Tomorrow's robots drive, climb, and drill through walls at DARPA trials

This weekend 17 teams headed down to Homestead, Florida to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials, a gauntlet of eight tasks designed to test robots that could aid after natural disasters.<p>The tasks included driving a vehicle, traversing uneven terrain, climbing a ladder, clearing debris, …

Why new consoles may use 'three times more' energy than their predecessors

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One could result in "up to three times higher annual energy consumption" than the last generation, the Natural Resources Defense Council reports.<p>Both consoles do include features that help minimize energy loss and are more energy efficient than past generations. However, …

Untethered jailbreak released for iOS 7

For many iOS 7 users, one of the things missing from the mobile operating system since its release three months has been the ability to jailbreak devices -- until now.<p>The Evasi0n team announced Sunday morning it had released an untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4. The …