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Here's why Microsoft's teen chatbot turned into a genocidal racist, according to an AI expert

Microsoft designed "Tay" to respond to users' queries on Twitter with the casual, jokey speech patterns of a stereotypical millennial. But within hours of launching, the 'teen girl' AI had turned into a Hitler-loving sex robot, forcing Microsoft to embark on a mass-deleting spree.<p>AI expert Azeem …

Artificial Intelligence

Saint's treasure sparks battle between Naples and Church

Italian protesters try to stop Catholic Church gaining any control over the treasure of a local saint thought to be worth more than crown jewels<p>Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Naples on Saturday in a bid to prevent the Catholic Church gaining any control over the treasure of a local saint …

Why People Love Bass

The beat drops and people start nodding their heads. It's a common behavior, so it's easy to disregard. But the reasons why humans respond to a killer beat aren't necessarily obvious.


MILFs? Cartoons? These Are Pornhub's Most Popular Search Terms By State

Even in this deeply polarized country, Americans can agree at least on a few things.<p>A recent survey of PornHub’s most popular search terms reveals that "lesbian" is the most common X-rated request among the 50 states. Other top contenders are "cartoon" and "step sister" -- spelled as two words.<p>When …

Rhode Island

Phantom 4 can track humans and animals, fly home to base

SAN FRANCISCO – The world’s largest drone maker is releasing a new consumer drone with camera that can lock onto a person or animal and follow them, avoid objects in its path and fly back to its base on its own.<p>“It is a pretty big deal,” said Colin Snow, an analyst with Skylogic Research, a …


Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' to undergo surgery

Abul Bajandar preparing for operation to remove extremely rare epidermodysplasia verruciformis warts<p>A Bangladeshi father nicknamed Tree Man for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first began appearing 10 years ago, a hospital has …

Naturopathic Medicine

Dump New Ottomans from NATO: Shoot Down of Russian Plane Shows Turkey to be Dangerous Ally

Turkey's rash decision to shoot down a Russian plane for violating its airspace hasn't triggered World War III. But Ankara demonstrated where it stands. With the Islamic State and against the West. The justification for Turkey's membership in NATO and America's defense guarantee for Ankara long ago …


New XPrize seeks to unlock secrets of ocean floor

Perhaps best known for its Google Lunar Prize, the the XPrize Foundation has also awarded innovations in the automotive industry, health care, rocket …


Download Festival Confirm 33 Bands In New Announcement — Kerrang!

<b>Even more names have been added to the Download Festival 2016 bill – including Architects, Neck Deep, Twin Atlantic, Beartooth and Killswitch …

Music Festivals

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …


11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

31 of the best drummers to grace rock ‘n’ roll

As Red Hot Chili Peppers’ mischievous sticksman turns 56 years old, we look at the other drummers that join Chad Smith in the percussion hall of fame.<p>…

An investment bank made this epic presentation on the future of digital media

It takes a specific focus on digital media and marketing. The central themes are around "open" platforms versus "closed" ones.<p>The top 5 trends LUMA picks out for 2015 and beyond are: Programmatic, mobile, omnichannel/personalization, identity, and convergent TV.

Digital Currency

New York Essentials: 10 Must-Eat Desserts in NYC

New York has no shortage of good desserts, but how many would you call essential? What are the sweets you need to know to see how we do dessert in this town? A few months ago, we asked ourselves that question. Then we got to tasting.<p>Here are our answers: each of them crave-worthy, and collectively …

Uh oh. What did I just give Google?

On Thursday, I downloaded Google Photos and started backing up 16 years of family snapshots on Google’s servers. Struck by how much better Google …

Google Analytics

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …


The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …


Ajax players celebrate Mother's Day in style with pregame accompaniment


10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

From a rave in an abandoned Polish coalmine to bonfires and bunting in the Bulgarian mountains, these under-the-radar festivals are an excuse to explore new musical landscapes<p>Compare the costs of festivals around the world<p>Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small …


Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …


Vinod Khosla: Machines will replace 80 percent of doctors

Machines will replace 80 percent of doctors in a healthcare future that will be driven by entrepreneurs, not medical professionals, according to Sun …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.


European festivals 2015: the ultimate guide

Read our guide to the best festivals in Europe this summer and how to buy tickets<p>If you're fatigued by the thought of waterlogged English fields and their mountains of mud, perhaps it's time to consider one of the many exciting options that the European festival circuit offers. Their locations can …

Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

Top 10

7 reasons I am now terrified of computers, courtesy of Symantec

In 2014, retailers like Target and Home Depot, insurance companies like Anthem, and plenty more places besides were the victim of massive data breaches that saw credit card numbers and personal records stolen and sold on the web's black markets.<p>The report indicates things aren't going to get …

Personal Data

Touching Photos of a Family’s Special Bond with the Magpie They Rescued

In late 2013, Australian photographer Cameron Bloom‘s family found an abandoned magpie chick on the ground in Newport, New South Wales. They took the …

New York Times

This map shows how the world's most isolated regimes got their weapons in 2014

China has anti-satellite weapons, advanced fighter jets, and ballistic missiles, despite the US banning all weapons-related trade with Beijing after the 1989 Tienanmen Square massacre.<p>The Arab League maintains an official boycott on Israel— which nevertheless has the strongest military in the …

North Korea