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Experts say that by 2025 sexbots will be common

A while back I talked about how the machines were going to start taking more and more jobs, including the minimum wage jobs in places like fast food restaurants. 378 more words

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Among the Cannibals by Paul Raffaele

What could be worse than a dog eat dog world? Oh.

I was of two very different minds about this book.

Australian Paul Raffaele is a feature writer for Smithsonian. 1,263 more words


Dawkins to be date-raped and stranger-raped in name of science

Scientist Richard Dawkins has agreed to be raped, once by a friend and once by a complete stranger, in order to test scientifically his pronouncement that the former is preferable. 257 more words


Poetry, Science, Art

In the winter of this year, I was honored to serve as the guest editor for the Science issue of Little Patuxent Review.  Until I became a poet and writer, I hadn’t thought much about how similar the process of writing is to conducting scientific research. 546 more words


Recognizing "cuteness" begins practically in the womb

Research out of the UK has found that those adorable little things known as toddlers have the ability to recognize “cuteness” in dogs and cats. 166 more words

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Part 130: Unrequited Love

I fucking hate cats, usually. Like men, they’re either ugly, good-looking but dumb to the point of irrelevance, or else transparently cunning. And, also like men, they do that thing where they treat you with indifference, until you withdraw your affections, and then they’re all over you like salt on chips. 753 more words


The largest fly ever was just discovered and it's absolutely terrifying

Researchers in China have found what is clearly the most frightening looking insect … ever.

What’s being called the Giant Dobsonfly has an 8.3-inch wingspan and snake-like fangs. 185 more words

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