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From Atoms To Bits, Physics Shows Entropy As The Root Of Intelligence

We have been taught to think of entropy as a bad thing. “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;/Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,” wrote William Butler Yeats in the aftermath of World War I, in words that still ring true today. Yet Yeats was both a Romantic poet and a Modern one, and he …

The Roots of Rhythm: The Medieval Origins of the New Orleans' Mardi Gras Beignet

<b>The Roots of Rhythm: The Medieval Origins of the New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Beignet</b><p>New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Beignet<p>Cathy Kaufman<p><i>Paper presented at the</i> …

Ex-iPad-edit: Expedit iPad kiosk

<b>Materials:</b> Expedit shelving unit,(white,) ikea battery drill, $26 tv mount, lilitab ipad enclosure.<p><b>Description:</b> I recently developed a custom app for …

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …

Amazon sells out its small retailers

Merchants who hawk their wares on Amazon say their businesses suffer when the company makes empty delivery promises<p>Tim Sampson<p>April 14, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>Amazon is used to facing harsh criticism. In fact, for many irate customers who didn’t receive …

It started with a cough: Deadly China bird flu outbreak raises fears of pandemic

BEIJING -- It began in late February when an 87-year-old man started coughing up phlegm. A high fever followed, he struggled to breathe and was dead just 13 days later.<p>His death in Shanghai, China, was one of 13 fatalities out of 41 known cases to date of a new form of bird flu that experts warn …