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Oxytocin May Keep You from Cheating

It’s basically the opposite of Love Potion #9. Rather than transform a guy who can’t find romance into a full-blown Lothario, oxytocin might actually curb a man’s desire to pursue anything but a monogamous relationship.
Gregory Thomas
11.16.12
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Robots Are Controlling Each Other Now

This vid was presented earlier this month at the latest International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Vilamoura, Algarve in Portugal by Rehan O'Grady, and Marco Dorigo, from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Instituto...
Lara Heintz
10.26.12
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A Morning At the Museum With Teddy Roosevelt

In the lower level of the American Museum of Natural History, I was having trouble paying attention to the First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris. My mind wandered to the press conference-y backdrop behind her, which covered the entrance to the “Hall of...
Ben Richmond
10.26.12
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NASA's New Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegics Walk

When NASA isn't landing explorer robots on Mars or executing elaborate retirements for old space shuttles through the streets of L.A., the space agency is hard at work on technology that could lift paraplegics out of their wheelchairs and get them...
Gregory Thomas
10.25.12
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Future Sex: The Rise of Drug Resistant Gonorrhea

This week the _New Yorker_ has published an "in-depth account of the rise of an antibiotic resistant strain on gonorrhea":http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/01/121001fa_fact_groopman. How terrified should we be?
Kelly Bourdet
9.28.12
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Cell Phone's Dead

A few months ago, I received a call from Johnny Carson, a man for whom I was once privileged to work. There was no doubt that it was Johnny because as my iPhone trilled its canned, bluesy theme, the screen lit up with the contact photo I had once...
Michael Barrie
9.28.12
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14 Years of Feeling Lucky, Happy Birthday Google

It's been 14 years since the emergency rafts full of netizens started to ditch the sinking ships of websearch services Altavista, Yahoo, AskJeeves, WebCrawler, MSN and AOL Search.
Daniel Stuckey
9.27.12
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Future Technologies That Will Not Kill You: The Most Mindbending Inventions at Ars Electronica

A solar powered 3D printer, bacteria that transmits AM radio signals, and geese on the moon -- these are just a few glimpses of the future that were on display at this year's Ars Electronica, one of biggest festivals for art and technology in the world...
Miriam Simun
9.24.12
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One Man's Two-Year Quest to Meticulously Map 'Infinite Jest'

On top of the growing popularity of ebooks and the Orwellian end of the written word as we know it, Jonathan Franzen now has to deal with this. And he just lost self-proclaimed “Luddite” Thomas Pynchon "to the digital tide":http://motherboard.vice.com...
Ben Richmond
9.5.12
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Inside the Empathy Machine: Going Face-in-Face with Megan May Daalder

Megan May Daalder is a young artist in Los Angeles who is responsible for the Mirrorbox, a hands-on piece that uses two-way mirrors and a lighting sequence to allow two participants to momentarily blend their faces together in a genuinely arresting...
Claire L. Evans
8.29.12
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How Pussy Riot Became P***y Riot: The FCC's Sexual Obscenity Rules Are Bullshit

When George Carlin released his famous monologue, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," in 1972, it didn’t include the word "pussy." Although his list didn’t reflect _all_ the words you couldn’t say on TV at the time, the ones he chose were...
Kelly Bourdet
8.24.12
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Future Sex: Dani Read Designed a Femme Fatale Lingerie Line Inspired by Blade Runner

Dani Read designs elegant lingerie, loungewear, and toys for the future. After working for some of the most exciting lingerie brands in the business, she launched her own line, FYI, in 2010.
Kelly Bourdet
8.15.12
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