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Mass shootings aren’t just part of the national character. They’re the product of laws that can be changed.
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For a group of paleontologists, a tour of the Creation Museum seemed like a great tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference.
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More than 1,000 robotics experts and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers - including physicist Stephen Hawking, technologist Elon Musk, and philosopher Noam Chomsky - have signed an open letter calling for a ban on "offensive autonomous weapons", or as they are better known, 'killer robots'.
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A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.
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The man, identified as 45-year-old Neal Falls, was killed by a woman he met in the escort section of Backpage.com
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This week, an open letter was presented at an AI conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. The letter has been signed by nearly 14,000 prominent thinkers and leading robotics researchers, but not everyone agrees with its premise. Here’s the case against a ban on killer robots, and why it’s misguided.
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That's 1000 die-hard Foo Fighters fans singing/shredding/drumming their hearts out for one common goal: So that the Foo Fighters will come and play a show for them in Italy. Created by Fabio Zaffagnini, Rockin' 1000 intends to entice Dave Grohl and the Foos to come to Italy and put on a show in the northern Italian city of Cesena. In the works for almost a year, their crowd-funding video/call to action can be seen below. Gathering over 1000 peop...
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When life on Earth began nearly 4 billion years ago, long before humans, dinosaurs or even the earliest single-celled forms of life roamed, it may have started as a hiccup rather than a roar: small, simple molecular building blocks known as "monomers" coming together into longer "polymer" chains and falling apart in the warm pools of primordial ooze over and over again.
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Imagine what our night sky would look like if its stellar density was a million times greater than it is now. Remarkably, such places actually exist: They’re called “Ultracompact Dwarfs,” and astronomers are calling them an entirely new kind of galaxy.
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A website that intentionally misleads people for pageviews has no business in science communication.
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Over the past year, there's been a whole lot of excitement about the electromagnetic propulsion drive, or EM Drive - a scientifically impossible engine that's defied pretty much everyone's expectations by continuing to stand up to experimental...
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Owner of CrossFit Toronto and Primal Athletes : Fitness | Health
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Professionally, i'm the co-founder of CrossFit Toronto and Primal Athletes.

Personally, i'm an information-hungry autodidact with a range of interests.

My posts generally fall into one of the following categories:
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  • Atheism/Secular Humanism/Scepticism
  • Small business & entrepreneurship
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CrossFit Toronto was the first CrossFit gym in Eastern Canada and the second one in the country. Still figuring things out as i go!
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Change your gun laws, America
www.washingtonpost.com

Mass shootings aren’t just part of the national character. They’re the product of laws that can be changed.

Why the Argument Against a Ban on Autonomous Killer Robots Falls Flat
io9.com

This week, an open letter was presented at an AI conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. The letter h

Paleontologists brought to tears, laughter by Creation Museum
phys.org

For a group of paleontologists, a tour of the Creation Museum seemed like a great tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference.

1000 Musicians Play Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn To Fly’ at the Same Time | Nerdist
nerdist.com

That's 1000 die-hard Foo Fighters fans singing/shredding/drumming their hearts out for one common goal: So that the Foo Fighters will come a

Origins of life: New model may explain emergence of self-replication on ...
phys.org

When life on Earth began nearly 4 billion years ago, long before humans, dinosaurs or even the earliest single-celled forms of life roamed,

Stephen Hawking and thousands of other scientists sign letter to ban 'ki...
www.independent.co.uk

More than 1,000 robotics experts and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers - including physicist Stephen Hawking, technologist Elon Musk,

Astronomers Discover a New Class of Freakishly Dense, Compact Galaxies
io9.com

Imagine what our night sky would look like if its stellar density was a million times greater than it is now. Remarkably, such places actual

Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?
www.washingtonpost.com

A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.

Sex Worker Who Unwittingly Killed an Alleged Serial Killer 'Saved Lives,...
www.people.com

The man, identified as 45-year-old Neal Falls, was killed by a woman he met in the escort section of Backpage.com

No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong
www.houstonpress.com

You may think that something is "just your opinion", but often you're just wrong.

No, This Viral Image Does Not Explain the History of Arabic Numerals
factually.gizmodo.com

Your cousin’s Facebook friends are probably going nuts over this image that claims to show how the early history of Arabic geometric design

He Starts Beatboxing In Front Of His Daughter, But Watch How She Respond...
fb-121.dailymegabyte.com

This is one of those cases where the student eventually becomes the master.

Study: Carbon Emissions Could Increase Risk of U.S. Megadroughts
www.nasa.gov

Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the last half of this century could be drier and longer than drought conditions see

President Obama Just Did What No President Has Done Before
mic.com

Dire prison conditions in the U.S. are a civil rights issue.

Discovery Of Massless Weyl Fermion Particle Could Revolutionize Electronics
www.iflscience.com

Two separate teams of researchers have found evidence for a theorized type of massless particle known as a “Weyl fermion.” The discovery was

Global Cooling? Cool it.
www.slate.com

Sheesh, the global warming denial industry is cranked—and I do mean cranked—into overdrive. The latest is a rehash of an old claim that we m

The Magnus Effect is why a Ball With a Bit of Backspin Goes Like This
io9.com

Drop a basketball with backspin from a great enough height, and something rather interesting happens. In the video below, Veritasium’s Derek

Great atmosphere, great selection on tap, great scotch selection, great food, and our young child has always been welcome to join us, even during busy times. We don't use a stroller, but understand the rational behind the policy. Highly recommended.
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