Science & Technology

11-Year-Old's Dreams Come True When He Delivers Weather Forecast On Live TV

//dk79lclgtez2i.cloudfront.net/embed.js An 11-year-old from New Jersey had his dreams come true when he got the opportunity to help deliver the weather forecast on live TV. On April 12, Ryland Mishura from Mullica Hill appeared on an 11 a.m. Weather Channel segment with meteorologists Jim Cantore, Maria LaRosa and Alex Wallace.  The opportunity came courtesy of the…

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Violence?

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New Study FINALLY Explains Why Your Shoe Laces Come Untied

//delivery.vidible.tv/jsonp/pid=5668ae6ee4b0b5e26955d6a6/vid=58ee7de81de5a1227f8f3d7b/56000e19e4b0e4e194b84b31.js?m.embeded=cms_video_plugin_us.edit.huffpost.netfunction onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); It’s a problem no one has dared to study before: why, exactly, do shoelaces come untied?  Three mechanical engineers at UC Berkeley ― Christine Gregg, Oliver O’Reilly, and Christopher Daily-Diamond ― have been busy figuring out the answer to one of life’s simplest (and most annoying) problems. According…

New Study FINALLY Explains Why Your Shoe Laces Come Untied

//delivery.vidible.tv/jsonp/pid=5668ae6ee4b0b5e26955d6a6/vid=58ee7de81de5a1227f8f3d7b/56000e19e4b0e4e194b84b31.js?m.embeded=cms_video_plugin_us.edit.huffpost.netfunction onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); It’s a problem no one has dared to study before: why, exactly, do shoelaces come untied?  Three mechanical engineers at UC Berkeley ― Christine Gregg, Oliver O’Reilly, and Christopher Daily-Diamond ― have been busy figuring out the answer to one of life’s simplest (and most annoying) problems. According…

Are You Ready For The Technological Singularity?

//delivery.vidible.tv/jsonp/pid=5668ae6ee4b0b5e26955d6a6/vid=58efbf1ab90afb7247105498/56000e19e4b0e4e194b84b31.js?m.embeded=cms_video_plugin_us.edit.huffpost.netfunction onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); We’ve got great news if you’re in love with your phone ― the technological singularity will happen sometime in the next thirty years. Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes that by 2029 computers will achieve human levels of intelligence. Which is no surprise considering computers can already do things greater…

Are You Ready For The Technological Singularity?

//delivery.vidible.tv/jsonp/pid=5668ae6ee4b0b5e26955d6a6/vid=58efbf1ab90afb7247105498/56000e19e4b0e4e194b84b31.js?m.embeded=cms_video_plugin_us.edit.huffpost.netfunction onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); We’ve got great news if you’re in love with your phone ― the technological singularity will happen sometime in the next thirty years. Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes that by 2029 computers will achieve human levels of intelligence. Which is no surprise considering computers can already do things greater…