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robots
robots

This Slightly Haunting Childlike Robot Has Helped Scientists Crowdsource Research for Over a Decade

It’s called iCub and is able to do some pretty amazing feats.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.17
Cord Cutters
Cord Cutters

40 Percent of America Will Cut the Cord by 2030, New Report Predicts

A new market analysis predicts the slow death march of pay TV will continue.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.17
Get the Net
Get the Net

This ‘Ancient Shark’ With 300 Teeth Is More Common Than You’d Think

Frilled shark appreciation post.
Samantha Cole
11.13.17
ANIMALS
ANIMALS

These Technicolor Sea Slugs Use Other Creatures as Bait to Catch Their Dinner

We’ve always known that nudibranchs eat hydroids, but upon closer inspection, scientists have found they’re getting more than they pay for.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.1.17
eyes on the universe
eyes on the universe

Astronomers Are 'Racing Against Time' as Humanity Clogs the Air With Radio Signals

Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.
Jacob Dubé
10.17.17
famous bugs
famous bugs

Why So Many New Species Are Named After Celebrities

Scientists just named some newly discovered spiders after Bernie Sanders, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michelle Obama.
Jacob Dubé
9.26.17
microbiome
microbiome

Scientists Have Found Thousands of New Microbial Communities That Live in 'Healthy' People

They incidentally found 54 bacterial species—as well as fungi and viruses—we didn't know lived inside us.
Caroline Haskins
9.21.17
not-so-driverless cars
not-so-driverless cars

We Talked to a Driver Who Disguised Himself as a Car Seat

Do people freak out at the sight of a driverless car?
Samantha Cole
9.14.17
Daily Dystopia
Daily Dystopia

A Frightening AI Can Determine Whether a Person Is Gay With 91 Percent Accuracy

“Essentially, we believe that further erosion of privacy is inevitable.”
Louise Matsakis
9.8.17
publish or perish
publish or perish

There Are Now 8,000 Fake Science ‘Journals’ Worldwide, Researchers Say

Researchers from high-profile institutions are falling for these scams.
Bryson Masse
9.6.17
read the study
read the study

Sorry, Scientists Did Not Invent an ‘Exercise Pill’

Send this to your friends who posted this nonsense on their timelines.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.1.17
climate change
climate change

Forest-Killing Beetles Are Swarming North Because of Climate Change

The southern pine beetle has decimated forests in its native range. Now, warmer temperatures are ushering it into vast new territories.
Becky Ferreira
8.28.17