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Robot Child Abuse

It's only a matter of until robots turn against us thanks to Pentti Haikonen, an electrical engineer and professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois in Springfield. Haikonen is attempting to build a conscious robot that feels by getting it to associate colors with pain! The problem is that a conventional robot ... [Read More]

Martian Mouse Caught on Camera

There's rock-solid evidence of life on Mars according to Scott C. Waring of UFO Sightings Daily. His eagle-eye spotted a rodent in a area known as the "Rocknest," photographed by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity last year. "Its a cute rodent on Mars," Waring writes. "Note it's lighter color upper and lower eyelids, it's nose ... [Read More]

Cockroaches Evolve Distaste for Sweets

Glucose-baited cockroach traps quickly lost their effectiveness after they were introduced in mid-1980s and researchers at North Carolina State University think they know why: evolution. The study published in Science discovered a glucose-aversion among German cockroaches, which despite their name are found all over the ... [Read More]

IBM Movie Made with Atoms

IBM has made it into the Guinness Book of Records for the world's smallest stop-motion movie, A Boy And His Atom. (video below) The minute and half long movie features a stick-figure composed entirely of atoms, which were enlarged 100 million times. IBM's Noble Prize-winning scanning tunneling microscope (STM) was used ... [Read More]

So Cute it Makes Me Angry

If looking at pictures of cute animals like fuzzy kittens and cuddly puppies fills you with the uncontrollable urge to squeeze the life out of them, rest assured that you're not a "budding sociopath" says Rebecca Dyer, a graduate student in psychology at Yale University. The phenomenon dubbed "cute aggression" was ... [Read More]

Scientists Develop Miniature Star Trek Tractor Beam

Researchers from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the Institute of Scientific Instruments (ISI) in the Czech Republic have created a real-life tractor beam like the one popularized in Star Trek. The beam of light reverses the radiation force that normally pushes away objects such as the tail of a comet, which ... [Read More]

Christmas Treegonometry

Is your Christmas tree drowning in tinsel? Is it more ornament than tree? Can the Christmas lights be seen from space? There's literally a solution: Christmas Treegonometry. The University of Sheffield's Maths society (SUMS) came up with a series of formulas for the perfectly decorated Christmas tree as part of a challenge ... [Read More]