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Microsoft says it faces 'difficult' challenges in AI design after chat bot Tay turned into a genocidal racist

Microsoft issued an apology in a blog post on Friday explaining it was "deeply sorry" after its artificially intelligent chat bot turned into a genocidal racist on Twitter.<p>In the blog post, Peter Lee, Microsoft's vice president of research, wrote: "Looking ahead, we face some difficult - and yet …

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

Amazon is working on a platform for interactive VR experiences

A job listing on Glassdoor from Amazon reveals that the company is working on a “platform and interface for immersive storytelling.”<p>Amazon is looking for a software development manager to lead its VR team in this effort. The listing mentions that the ecommerce and media giant is interested in going …

Virginia becomes first state to formally legalize daily fantasy sports

DraftKings and FanDuel are ecstatic<p>Virginia today signed into law the "Fantasy Contests Act," a bill outlining how daily fantasy sport sites like DraftKings and FanDuel can operate legally in the state. The law is the nation's first formal recognition of the industry after months of heated legal …

Crock Pot Recipe for Lasagna

People think I'm crazy when I tell them I make my lasagna in a crock pot. They chuckle and laugh, and I shrug my shoulders and invite them over for …

$350 million Nintendo land coming to Universal Japan's park

When Nintendo announced it was granting Universal Studios the rights to some of its properties for theme park rides, it was anyone's guess where they'd show up first. Now we know that they'll debut in the gaming juggernaut's back yard: Japan. Regional news outlet <i>Sankei</i> (Japanese) reports that the …

Universal Studios

Monarch butterflies make big comeback

Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their wintering grounds in Mexico, after suffering serious declines.<p>The area covered by the …

What Happened When I Stopped Complaining for Two Weeks

<b>It’s easy to get caught up in bad habits, especially when you aren’t cognizant that it has become a habit.</b>Complaining, unfortunately, is one of those …

Where to Put Your Router For the Best Possible Home Wi-Fi

Everyone knows that Wi-Fi signal strength begins to wane the farther away from the router you’re using your laptop. If your router is in the front of …

Wi-Fi

You Don't Have a Procrastination Problem, You Have an Impulsivity Problem

Procrastination is like bad signal or crappy Wi-Fi. Everyone deals with it, but most of us don’t understand how it works. Here’s the key: It’s not …

Procrastination

5 Secrets for Daily Joy, Backed by Research

We all wanna be happier, right?<p>Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says your success in any situation hinges on three things

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy is perhaps best known as the creator of the “power pose.”<p>As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about …

Body Language

Egg Sandwiches

From open-face egg and griddled ham breakfast sandwiches to BLT fried egg-and-cheese sandwiches, here are Food & Wine's best egg sandwich recipes.

The moment psychopaths realised they were psychopaths

Psychopathy is a popular area of interest in psychology, attracting questions from how to spot a psychopath to how to tell the difference between a …

Mental Health

Easy Sandwich Recipes

Here, easy sandwich recipes for a quick lunch or snack, from Indian pulled-chicken sandwiches to tofu-salad sandwiches.

Imaginative Photographer Takes His "Gigantic" Dog on Extraordinary Adventures

Photographer Christopher Cline and his Goldendoodle Juji (pronounced Joo-ji) are a match made in Photoshop heaven. After moving from Virginia to Minnesota a few years ago, the artist was feeling homesick and "sliding into a sad place in life." Then, his girlfriend Christine brought home Juji. "I …

Patients are being shunned in the mistaken belief they have biological defects. In fact the evidence shows that most have endured traumas<p>It matters how we talk and think about mental health. Get it wrong, and people can end up being misled, or even worse, hurt. Last week the BBC ran a …

Mental Health

UK Airprox Board reports two more high-risk near misses involving passenger planes, one at Heathrow and the other at Manchester airport<p>Two more near-misses between drones and passenger planes at UK airports have been reported by aviation authorities, including one a “wingspan away” from a jet …

Airplanes

5 Spritzy Hard Cider Cocktails

Crisp, tart hard cider is delicious on its own—but it's also fantastic in cocktails.<p>From refreshing sangria to a hibiscus-tea-spiked beverage, here …

Kendrick Lamar Is Helping Reebok Bring Back the Classic Leather

After getting a boost from Kendrick Lamar's latest sneaker collaboration, the campaign for the Reebok Classic Leather retro continues with more help …

Ballerinas dab like Cam Newton, show support for Panthers

Ballerinas from the Charlotte Ballet channel their best Cam Newton as they dab in a video showing support for the Carolina Panthers ahead of Super …

Panthers TE Greg Olsen selling $1.7 million home

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has put his 6,500-square-foot house in Waxhaw up for sale.<p>He and his wife, Kara, bought the six-bedroom, …

Memes that SUPPORT Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers

It is open season on Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton.<p>The current NFL MVP is taking the vast majority of the blame for the Panthers’ …

Ron Rivera is still surprised by all the hatred for Cam Newton

<b>INDIANAPOLIS —</b> There were plenty of things Ron Rivera learned during Carolina’s unsuccessful trip to Super Bowl 50.<p>Among them: There are a lot more …

Five teams open at 10.5 wins in first NFL sportsbook release for 2016

It hasn't been three weeks since the Denver Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, but the first NFL season win totals for 2016 …

4 Tips to Make Your Windows 10 Computer Run Faster

Microsoft’s newest operating system is getting better all the time, and if you’ve already updated, you’re no doubt wondering how to get the best …

Software

NASA sees a different kind of El Nino

A new NASA visualization shows the 2015 El Niño unfolding in the Pacific Ocean, as sea surface temperatures create different patterns than seen in …

Global Warming