Friday, February 10, 2017

How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR, Turning Dragonflies Into Drones, What Is the Congressional Review Act? and More

 
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It's Easy to Fall in Love With a Panda. But Do They Love Us Back?
 
It’s Easy to Fall in Love With a Panda. But Do They Love Us Back?
 
 
Newly Discovered Photo May Depict a Younger Harriet Tubman
 
Newly Discovered Photo May Depict a Younger Harriet Tubman
 
 
The Southern Romance of the Nation's Oldest Public Garden
 
The Southern Romance of the Nation's Oldest Public Garden
 
 
New Exhibit Reveals 8,000 Years of London's History
 
New Exhibit Reveals 8,000 Years of London's History
 
 
World's Largest Refugee Camp Ordered to Stay Open
 
World’s Largest Refugee Camp Ordered to Stay Open
 
 
Computers Are Great at Chess, But That Doesn't Mean the Game Is 'Solved'
 
Computers Are Great at Chess, But That Doesn't Mean the Game Is 'Solved'
 
 
Meet the Historically Accurate Mr. Darcy
 
Meet the Historically Accurate Mr. Darcy
 
 
Hundreds of Pilot Whales Stranded on New Zealand's Farewell Spit
 
Hundreds of Pilot Whales Stranded on New Zealand’s Farewell Spit
 
 
How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR
 
How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR
 
 
How Astrophysicists Found a Black Hole Where No One Else Could
 
How Astrophysicists Found a Black Hole Where No One Else Could
 
 
The Congressional Fight Over Slavery Got So Tense, One Senator Beat Another With a Cane
 
The Congressional Fight Over Slavery Got So Tense, One Senator Beat Another With a Cane
 
 
Nothing Says 'I Hate You' Like a 'Vinegar Valentine'
 
Nothing Says ‘I Hate You’ Like a ‘Vinegar Valentine’
 
 
Turning Dragonflies Into Drones
 
Turning Dragonflies Into Drones
 
 
Here's Why You Should Never Kiss a Toad
 
Here's Why You Should Never Kiss a Toad
 
 
What Is the Congressional Review Act?
 
What Is the Congressional Review Act?
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1996, a computer bested a human when world chess champion Garry Kasparov lost a chess game to IBM computer Deep Blue. Kasparov's loss marked the first time artificial intelligence beat a chess player in a formal match. Though the day went to Deep Blue, the Russian chess grandmaster ultimately came away from the six-game series triumphant with three wins, that one loss and two ties. Read what Kasparov had to say about being beat by a computer.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
Group of rapellers (abseilers in New Zealand) slowly descend into one of the most spectacular limestone caves in the north island of New Zealand called The Lost World.
 
"Descent Into the Lost World" Photo by Ben Babusis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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