A harvestman cuts an intimidating figure, here silhouetted against a sunlit leaf in the Hofma Preserve in Grand Haven, Michigan. Also known as daddy longlegs, these creatures are often mistakenly labeled as spiders. Though both spiders and harvestmen are arachnids, harvestmen are closely related to the scorpion.
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A new genre of fireworks displays caters to audiences that can do without the noise, but they will be hard to find this Fourth of July. The New York Times
Researchers examined how pea plants grow in a study of risk assessment theory that could have applications for studies of human behavior. The New York Times
What in the sorcerous hells is this? Kokichi Sugihara’s ‘Rectangles and Circles’ illusion is a mind-bending visual trip that turns squares into circles and circles into squares right in front of your face. Different shapes are placed at a mirror and what you see in front of you is totally different from what you see in the mirror. It’s like the mirror is actually a portal to another dimension where squares are circles and circles are squares. Seriously … what the hell?
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into a death that occurred while a Tesla Model S driver was using Autopilot has filled the internet with dystopian-sounding headlines. Self-driving car driver died for the first time after crash in Florida. Self-driving Tesla was involved in fatal crash. But this was not a “self-driving car” that killed its “driver.” This was a human driving a semi-autonomous car. And this points to why fully autonomous vehicles
are the only types of self-driving cars that make sense on our streets. Ever.
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Even though it took place three seasons ago, the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones is still probably one of the most shocking things to ever happen on the series. And though George RR Martin is wildly imaginative in creating the world of Westeros, the inspiration for the Red Wedding actually comes from history. We did this to ourselves before Game of Thrones did it.
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