Eva Benson

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Why Robots Are Better Than Humans At Testing Human User Experiences

Device-testing robots type, draw and play games on the gadgets they’re testing.<p>Who would you want to test your touchscreen device? Maybe an older adult, to ensure it’s intuitive even to someone who isn’t a digital native? Maybe a kid, who’s got high expectations for modern tech? Well, Intel doesn’t …

Not Eggsactly

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p><i>Hey everyone. I'm out of town for the holidays, but given the recent passing of the winter solstice, I thought this comic about a common urban myth was appropriate (given that it pops up at just about</i> …

Father of computer science Alan Turing issued royal pardon 59 years after his death

British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing was convicted of "gross indecency" in 1952, before being sentenced to chemical castration. Now, 59 years after his death from cyanide poisoning in an apparent suicide, he has been issued a posthumous pardon by Queen Elizabeth. Turing — who …

USDA Issues Livestock Permit For Magical Reindeer To Enter U.S.

Bureaucratic holiday spirit<p>You guys. The U.S. Department of Agriculture would like you to know it has issued a permit for nine particular reindeer to enter the U.S. between the hours of 0600, December 24, 2013, and 0600 December 25, 2013. No time zone specified. Also, the press release says the …

Big Pic: Ho Ho Ho, Don’t Forget About Tuberculosis!

Beautifully illustrated ads for Christmas seals are a reminder of a time when tuberculosis plagued American and European cities.<p>Why is this merry fellow advertising about tuberculosis? He's on a 1924 poster for that year’s "Christmas seal," a stamp-like thing that folks could buy to stick on their …