I just noticed a recently published Springer article titled "Humanoid robots as “The Cultural Other”: are we able to love our creations?"
by Min-Sun Kim and Eun-Joo Kim  which cites my own article "Would You Still Love Me If I Was A Robot?"
At the moment I do not have access to the full article, but as you can see the first two pages are available for anyone.
Initially, what's unnerving about this publication is not the subject itself, but weirdnesses like:
It is either aliens or robots, which will get us!
When I first saw a new article about cow tipping, I bristled just a little. The last thing American culture needs is another flatlander telling real farmers whether or not cows fall over. But Jake Swearingen, Digital director at Modern Farmer
, does a good job dealing with a sensitive topic
. Sensitive may be the wrong word. Cow tipping brings out the passion in cows.
And people too. You think the neo-cons in the White House and peaceniks in the public are going at each other over Syria? Tell someone in the city a hillbilly can't tip a cow. Everyone knows of someone who did it. Heck, I do too.
I've just never seen
someone do it.
Bruce Schneier needs to watch the movie "Battleship" more desperately than any moron in history. He may know a lot about security systems in technology but his efforts to undermine the US government and its allies' efforts to track Al Qaeda's operatives on the Internet clearly demonstrate a severe lack of strategic thinking.
Assuming the Guardian succeeds in persuading governments around the world to pull their snooping systems out of the Edward Snowden quagmire, there can only be one logical outcome: they will dig deeper, probe farther, and integrate more tightly with new technologies.
Human identity revolves around names and making a name for oneself is a lifetime goal for many. Chemicals are no different - many have become an integral part of human culture and some are upcoming stars.
As few of my readers know, I have run a blog written in Greek language in parallel with this one for a couple of years. The idea of that endeavour was twofold: to offer some particle physics outreach in Greek language in the blogosphere, which is difficult to find, and to perfect my writing skills in that language.
The translation job was entertaining but difficult, and I finally gave up for lack of time, so that blog went in a hybernation state for a couple of years. But not any longer - I found a physics student who volunteered to continue the translation job, picking articles from this blog and translating them in Greek for Greek readers.
Okay Daredevil, this will take some time and some work, but so does playing a guitar - a group of biologists have determined that humans can learn to echolocate the way bats do.
It's well known that blind people develop keener hearing and they even learn to help navigate using echoes of sounds, but that ability to determine locations spatially is suppressed by the 'precedence effect' - which occurs when a second sound arrives rapidly and becomes fused with the first so that the first is dominant.
I do not care for Bashar Al-Assad and, given his actions, he deserves to be hung by the rebels. The question must be asked of you Mr President, if rebellion broke out in the USA would you not use force to suppress it?
If half of the states, or say, every state west of the Mississippi decided they did not want you to be president would you just let them go? Would you seek to divide our properties with them and let them go peaceably?
Facial hair can be a status symbol - as Sikh women say, they know their men have a full motor under the hood - but does it protect against sun damage, as commonly believed?
The sun's most harmful rays are UV - ultraviolet - radiation. Though they are too high in frequency for us to see, that they are still hitting you is why you can still get burned on a day when the sun is not shining brightly. In Australia, which has "one of the world's highest incidences of UVR-related conditions and illnesses", like skin cancer and melanoma, researchers did a study to examine the truth of that hair-protection business.
Organoids, those laboratory-created tissue structures designed to mimic human organ functions
, are now getting into your head.
I don't know enough math to know if this has been precisely defined but I know enough about my ignorance of math to know that if there is such a definition I probably won't understand it. Mathematics fails to be a universal language in most respects because mathematicians can rarely articulate their concepts in layman's language that actually makes sense. A universal language is only universal iff the common folk can grok it too.