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Shall I Compare Thee To An Algorithm? Turing Test Gets A Creative Twist

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:04pm

Can a computer program craft passable prose — something readers can't distinguish from human-authored stuff? How about poetry, or dance mixes? New contests pose those challenges.

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Eye Shapes Of The Animal World Hint At Differences In Our Lifestyles

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:11pm

Tigers have round pupils, but domestic cats have vertical slits in the center of their eyes. What gives? A census of the shapes of animals' pupils suggests size and way of life each play a big role.

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Men Looking To Get Ripped Are At Risk Of Abusing Legal Supplements

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:37pm

We're not talking steroids here, we're talking about the stuff you can buy at the supermarket. They're not dangerous in themselves. But overuse can signal emotional or physical problems.

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#NPRreads: Cecil's Zimbabwe And UCLA Tracks A Superbug

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:00pm

Also this week, an in-depth look at Darren Wilson — the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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Disgust Diet: Can You Train Your Brain To Recoil At High-Calorie Foods?

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 9:47am

A psychologist says there could be a simple way to make calorie-packed foods like French fries or ice cream seem unappealing, even a bit disgusting. Others are less sure.

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