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Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI
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Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

By Ryan Nakashima |
Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures ...

High-Altitude Balloons to Deliver Internet Access in Kenya

High-Altitude Balloons to Deliver Internet Access in Kenya

Jul 22
A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.

Gene Tests Can Provide Health Clues -- and Needless Worry

Gene Tests Can Provide Health Clues -- and Needless Worry

By Malcolm Ritter | Jul 22
Scientists have made huge leaps in rapidly decoding people's DNA, but they sometimes don't know what their findings mean. They can even get fooled.

Disappearing Messages, Private Phones Test Open Records Laws

Disappearing Messages, Private Phones Test Open Records Laws

By Ryan J. Foley | Jul 22
The proliferation of digital tools that make text and email messages vanish may be welcome to Americans seeking to guard their privacy. But open government advocates fear they are being misused by public officials to conduct business in secret.

Selfies Snapped on Stolen Cellphone Used to ID Thief

Selfies Snapped on Stolen Cellphone Used to ID Thief

Jul 22
A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity.

Britain Has A Summer Job for You: Count the Butterflies

Britain Has A Summer Job for You: Count the Butterflies

Jul 22
Britain is holding a Big Butterfly Count to help experts assess the state of the wildlife environment.