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Zika virus, explained in 6 charts and maps

In January, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a first-of-its-kind travel alert: American women of childbearing age, whether pregnant or not, were told to avoid countries where the Zika virus has been circulating. At the same time, women in countries that already have Zika …

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The Legacy Of Marvin Minsky, Who Helped Found Artificial Intelligence

A pioneer of thinking about thinking<p>In 1955, in a small room at Dartmouth University, four scientists proposed that if 10 researchers dedicated a summer to building machines that could learn, they could make a considerable dent in a new field, which they called "artificial intelligence."<p>Marvin …

20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day

In the spirit and celebration of Arduino Day, we’ve compiled a list of some great past projects for your enjoyment.<p>While the Arduino UNO and older Duemilanove are two of the most common Arduino boards, the MEGA and the Yún should not be avoided. The MEGA is much like the UNO, however, it has an …

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

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