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Getting Serious With Siri

Our robotic overlords must be delighted by the way iPhone users have taken to Siri.I met her on Friday. But apparently, she was talking to me before we were formally introduced: When S arrived at the rail station to pick me up, Siri had been reading my text messages aloud and sending me his responses.S was delighted...

November 8, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

A "Near" Miss: Asteroid 2005 YU55

"To attain any kind of life in this universe of ours appears to be quite an achievement. As humans we are doubly lucky, of course: We enjoy not only the privilege of existence but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better...

November 8, 2011 — Robynne Boyd

North Pond: We CORKed it!

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11-07-2011Happy day happy day! We landed the CORK and unhooked from it successfully – our final CORK is in the hole!...

November 7, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

That Loving Look

Image of the Week #16, November 7, 2011:
From: Learning the Look of Love: In your Eyes, the Light the Heat by Cheryl Murphy at the Guest Blog...

November 7, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

"Save the Chimps" Sanctuary Builds a Home for Traumatized Apes

His name is Clay. He's a happy, creative 24-year-old male who prefers to live in solitude. Although most of the time he is peaceful, he has been known to become aggressive and violent in a manner that can terrify the people who love him.If Clay were human, he would probably have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

November 7, 2011 — John R. Platt

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