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A new study shows what many of us already believe: Dogs are good for kids

I like to think I have a great relationship with my children. While I can’t brag that my 19 years with my son and 16 years with my daughter have been perfect, I can chalk them up as pretty darn good. Is it because I’m (ahem) a great mother? Or, rather, should I be thanking our family dog?<p>Spreading …

Pets

Falcons are as fast as racecars. Pity their poor prey.

Peregrine falcons, apex predators that hunt near rock cliffs and skyscrapers, strike like a stock market crash: fast and hard. The birds fly to great heights, then tuck their wings and plummet. Mid nose-dive, falcons have been clocked at 220 mph, equal to the top speed of a Formula One racecar. The …

Starwatch: wrap up warm and watch the Lyrid meteor shower

Starwatch chart Lyrids 16 April<p>The Lyrid meteor shower will reach its peak in the pre-dawn sky on 22 April. This is the oldest known meteor shower, with records stretching back more than 2,500 years. The meteors appear to originate from a point in the constellation Lyra, hence the shower’s name. On …

Astronomy

When should I upgrade my HDMI cables?

There's a new cable and connection standard called HDMI 2.1 and it includes new high-bandwidth cables called "48G." If you're buying a new TV or other gear, do you need to upgrade your current HDMI cables too?<p>For the vast majority of you readers, the answer is no.<p>Below is a list of potential …

Machine learning offers insights into evolution of monkey faces

Computers are able to use monkey facial patterns not only to correctly identify species, but also distinguish individuals within species, a team of …

Bat chat: machine learning algorithms provide translations for bat squeaks

In a step towards understanding the origins of human speech, researchers have worked out a way to understand the meaning of bat calls<p>It turns out you don’t need to be Dr Doolittle to eavesdrop on arguments in the animal kingdom.<p>Researchers studying Egyptian fruit bats say they have found a way to …

Machine Learning

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching<p>Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA's New Tool Lets Us Watch Glaciers Melt in Near Real-Time

It's unclear if the new tool will last through the changing administrations.<p>NASA has funded a software tool which will give scientists an unprecedented look at the speed of flowing ice in Greenland, Antarctica and mountain ranges around the world.<p>Built by scientists from the University of Colorado, …

Satya Nadella's rules for AI are more boring (and relevant) than Asimov's Three Laws

Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics (technically four) have been a stalwart of science fiction for decades. With recent advances in artificial intelligence, though, computer scientists and tech companies are beginning to seriously consider the rules we actually need to protect ourselves from …

DIY Rocking Lounge Chair 1.0

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Breaking down the Tunsil touchdown

Sitting on the top row of the Superdome, my most pressing thought just before Laremy Tunsil's Sugar Bowl touchdown stroll was that we needed to kick …

Butterfly effect

<b>Laremy Tunsil</b>'s TD reception is symbolic of the current state of Ole Miss football.

Was that Treadwell and Tunsil's going away party?

If there's any place that knows how to throw a going-away party, it's New Orleans. In a city where even the funerals are carnivalesque celebrations, …

Ole Miss' star '13 signees mull NFL futures, leave enormous footprint

NEW ORLEANS -- If this was it for Ole Miss' triumvirate of junior stars -- and of course it was -- what an exit for the two who were on the …

College Football

Ole Miss had 5 seconds to score, so it THREW A BACKWARD PASS TO ITS 305-POUND LINEMAN

RE-OPEN THE PIESMAN TROPHY VOTING!!!!<p>With five seconds left in the first half, Ole Miss had the ball on the 2-yard-line. They had a decision to make: run a quick play for the end zone, or kick the field goal? When they came out in an offensive possession, many assumed they were throwing a …

Sugar Bowl triumph raises a familiar question: Can Ole Miss take next step?

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2015, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze faced reporters on the ground floor of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Freeze’s …

Sugar Bowl 2016: Highlights and Comments from Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss

The Ole Miss Rebels didn't waste their first trip to the Sugar Bowl in 46 years.<p>Ole Miss' 48-20 thrashing of the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday gave the Rebels a rare 10-win season, as well as hope that Hugh Freeze is putting the program on the right track.<p>Rebels play-by-play commentator David …

Chad Kelly Puts Exclamation Point on Epic Redemption Story at Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — It was early in the fourth quarter and his team had a huge lead, but Ole Miss junior quarterback Chad Kelly still wasn’t ready to let up.<p>On 3rd-and-10 near midfield he took off for a 43-yard run and then threw a fade to Laquon Treadwell for a 14-yard touchdown, the prize receiver’s …

Sugar Bowl 2016: Game Grades, Analysis for Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss

The No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels defeated the No. 16 Oklahoma State Cowboys 48-20 to win the 2016 Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day in New Orleans.<p>Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly completed 21-of-33 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Junior receiver Laquon Treadwell caught six passes and three …

Chad Kelly leads Ole Miss rout of Oklahoma State in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS -- Hugh Freeze played all the hits in Friday's 48-20 blowout of Oklahoma State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.<p>The Ole Miss coach built a huge …

Ole Miss offense powers rout of OK State in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS -- Mississippi's Chad Kelly was throwing touchdown passes and Laquon Treadwell was catching them in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Friday …

Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma State final score, plus 3 things to know from the Rebels' 48-20 Sugar Bowl win

Ole Miss was excited to play in New Orleans, and it showed.<p>On a New Year's Day rife with blowouts, Ole Miss delivered maybe the most fun win of the New Year, a 48-20 triumph over Oklahoma State in the Rebels' first Sugar Bowl appearance in nearly half a century.<p>Chad Kelly threw for 302 yards and …

Sugar Bowl 2016: Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss TV Schedule, Time and Odds

The Sugar Bowl between the No. 16 Oklahoma State Cowboys and No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels promises fireworks to kick in the new year.<p>Hugh Freeze and the Rebels post 40.3 points per game to rank 14th in the nation. The Chad Kelly-led offense notched four wins against ranked opponents this year, including …

Researchers demonstrate how the brain can handle so much data

Humans learn to very quickly identify complex objects and variations of them. We generally recognize an "A" no matter what the font, texture or …

Machine Learning

Researchers Are Figuring Out How Our Brains Cope With So Much Data

Humans are the best machines.<p>The human brain is a wonderful thing. Consider the way it can recognise faces and objects despite a multitude of …

Interview Archives

July 13, 2018<p>Interview: Evocative Portraits of New York’s Punk Scene Explore Meaning of Modern Tribes<p>Since 2012, Romanian photographer David Burlacu has called New York City home. The European transplant has made a name for himself as a sought-after portrait photographer, with his work published in …

Stone-Cold Remarkable

Ole Miss’s Robert Nkemdiche suspended for bowl, declares for draft

Ole Miss defensive end Robert Nkemdiche’s college career has officially come to an end before the team has a chance to play in the Sugar Bowl, …