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Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …

8 Highly Bingeable TV Shows That Are Two Seasons Or Less

Nowadays, watching a television show can be a huge commitment — dozens upon dozens of hours, oftentimes taking weeks, if not months to get …

Police want to use your home security cameras for surveillance

A proposal in California suggests that local residents should contribute their security camera video for the societal good.<p>We're all in this together.<p>The authorities are peeking in on our progress thought life, and we accept it as part of our security.<p>But they don't want us to feel left out. So now …

The 4 Engagement Ring Styles Everyone Will Be Coveting in 2014

Wondering what's going to be hot in engagement rings this year? I got Josh Holland, Blue Nile's diamond guy, to weigh in.<p><b>Engagement Ring Trend 1</b>: "Fancy-Cut" Center Diamonds<p>"Engagement rings with 'fancy-cut' center diamonds—such as emerald, cushion, and princess cuts—are trending across all …

Buffalo Humps, FUPA, Muffin Tops, and More Terms for Plastic Surgery "Zones" We Wish Could Retire

1. The buffalo hump. Why bring buffalo into this? What did they do to you?<p>2. FUPA (fat upper pubic area). There isn't enough time in the world for me to adequately describe how much I hate this acronym. It not only sounds vulgar, but it's just so dumb—who's looking at your upper pubic area? Eyes up …

David Bowie’s Formative Reading List of 75 Favorite Books

—<br>Published October 3, 2013<br>—<br>https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/10/03/david-bowie-reading-list/<br>—<p>www.brainpickings.org<p>View Full Site<p><i>Brain Pickings</i> participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by …

What Happens When A Language's Last Monolingual Speaker Dies?

Emily Johnson Dickerson died at her home in Ada, Okla., last week. She was the last person alive who spoke only the Chickasaw language.<p>"This is a sad day for all Chickasaw people because we have lost a cherished member of our Chickasaw family and an unequaled source of knowledge about our language …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Lockheed Martin Is Developing A Hypersonic Spy Plane

No need to be stealth if you're flying at Mach 6.<p>The SR-71 Blackbird, iconic supersonic Cold War spy plane adopted by the X-Men as their vehicle of choice, might finally have a replacement. The Blackbird was retired in 1999, and since then there's been a serious deficit in crazy-fast spy planes …

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer

Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw’s wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah’s eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.<p>When his wife approached him with the …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked

TED Talks

NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery

A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere?<p>The agency’s latest robotic explorer will sample gas isotopes, catch solar particles and probe …

Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

TED Talks

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …

Joncofy - Naenia

Joncofy — Teaser 2013

COWARDS | Hoarse From The Get Go

Zakk Wylde - Black Label Society

Glorior Belli

Glorior Belli

Nymphomaniac trailer accidentally shown to Florida children

A cinema audience of children waiting to view the hit Disney animation Frozen were accidentally shown a trailer for explicit art house sex epic Nymphomaniac.<p>Parents in the auditorium in Tampa, Florida, reportedly struggled to cover the eyes of their offspring, while others headed swiftly for the …

Wristband Sensors Can Detect, and Possibly Predict, Life-Threatening Seizures

Some seizures briefly incapacitate, while other seizures can be deadly. Knowing the difference is obviously of grave importance, but figuring out which is which is difficult. So a team of MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a wristband that can tell the difference between the more benign breed …

DIY Pipe Bar Cart

Look what I made! My first piece of furniture that I designed and built all by my lonesome!<p>Life Designed<p>When my friend said she needed a bar cart for …

If Congress Won't Raise the Debt Ceiling, Obama Will Be Forced to Break the Law

Wouldn't it be better to save the nation from default by invoking the Fourteenth Amendment, than to stand by and do nothing?<p>Back in 2011, I found myself writing (and writing and writing and writing and writing) about Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment. Afterwards, it seemed like a bizarre …

How University

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Van Morrison: The Poet

<i>In a 1971 review of the album 'His Band and the Street Choir,' Jon Landau called Van Morrison "one of the few originals left in rock." From the days</i> …