A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, ‘Bush did 9/11′-proclaiming robot.
Hackers Modify Water Treatment Parameters by Accident
Maserati Recalls 28,000 Cars For Stuck Accelerators
No more washing: Nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light
Male preference for female pubic hair: an evolutionary view
Most Popular Theories of Consciousness Are Worse Than Wrong
What do we mean when we say that our behaviors are influenced by genetic factors? And how do we know?
How does genetics explain non-identical identical twins?
The psychology of shoppers and return policies: More leniency on time limits is associated with a reduction — not an increase — in returns. [Washington Post]
Banned From Amazon for Returning 37 Things
Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet. So, naturally, Angolans have started hiding pirated movies and music in Wikipedia articles and linking to them on closed Facebook groups.
Some security experts say that you should block online ads just to stay safe
Researchers uncover the origins of fairy tales through evolutionary biology’s methods
How Gender Neutral Is Guys, Really?
Researchers found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
AI-written novel passes literary prize screening
Skateboarding is, among other things, a marriage of chaos and discernment. Tricks—whether a Slappy, No Comply, or Caballerial, a backside Smith grind, switch Tre flip, Madonna, Indy Nosebone, or McTwist—are exactly defined, and there’s a shared world of aesthetics, but tastes vary widely, and it’s understood that the most interesting skaters will always find ways to undo expectations.
Madonna busted for posting fake signs to hoard NYC parking spaces
Drone Gives 360 Degree View of Rainbow [Thanks Tim]
Percentage of scientific paper titles containing “observations” or “data” in the past century