Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

“[A] new study…found that chickens would have absolutely no qualms about caging and eating humans…[The] findings support similar studies surveying animals such as cows, pigs, and fish, with only horses indicating that it was sufficient if humans were merely enslaved.”

December 21, 2017

Read about the study here.

“[In 2017] toilets near the Temple of Heaven, one of Beijing’s biggest tourist draws, were fitted with facial-recognition systems designed to prevent thieves from [taking] its loo roll (the technology prevents toilet-paper dispensers from serving each visitor more than once).”

December 11, 2017

“…`general intelligence’, the ability of a computer to perform any human task without being explicitly programmed to do so.”

December 11, 2017

“By buying a smart speaker, you’re effectively paying money to let a huge tech company surveil you.”

December 5, 2017

“New Study Shows Boxing’s Early Toll on Muhammad Ali – – Research finds a direct correlation between the boxing legend’s fights and his diminished speaking ability at the end of his boxing career”

August 25, 2017


In 1968, Ali spoke at a rate of 4.1 syllables per second, which is close to average for healthy adults. By 1971, his rate of speech had fallen to 3.8 syllables per second, and it continued sliding steadily, year by year, fight by fight. An ordinary adult would see little or no decline in his speaking rate between the ages of 25 and 40, but Ali experienced a drop of more than 26% in that same period . . . The paper suggests that by 1978, six years before his Parkinson’s syndrome diagnosis and three years before his retirement from boxing, Ali was slurring his words.