Go is a game often mistaken for a verb in the English language. It requires skill, intelligence, discernment, and was for some time thought to be too complex for a machine to play.
But now no more! Go champion Lee Se-Dol, one of the best if not the best players in the world, recently lost a second time to Google's AlphaGo computer.
In a match watched by hundreds of thousands of South Koreans, Lee lost for a second-straight time to the machine, further proving that robots are indeed on the verge of taking over. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham says evolution has become a religion for many secularists, pointing to "intolerance" in scientific communities whenever the possibility of the Creator is mentioned.
"If secularists were to be honest, they would fully acknowledge that from their perspective, when they die, that's it — they're dead. Then why do they even fight so vehemently against God? What is it that irks them so much about this?" Ham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday in which he also calls out atheists, asking why they are so "vehemently" opposed to God.
"Well, the bottom line is that they know that if there is a God who created them, and if He is the God of the Bible, then He owns them, He sets the rules, and they are accountable to Him. It means, for example, that marriage is one man for one woman, that abortion is murder, and so on," he added. more >>
PLOS ONE, a popular peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science decided, Thursday that it would retract a paper it published earlier this year that credits the "Creator" with the design of the human hand.
The paper, titled: "Biomechanical characteristics of hand coordination in grasping activities of daily living," was written by a team of four researchers. Three of them are affiliated with Huazhong University in China while one, Le Xiong, is affiliated with Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.
PLOS ONE's decision to retract the article came after a global coalition of scientists revolted against the journal for embracing what they say is the theory of intelligent design reflected in the article. more >>
For we human beings, treadmills usually invoke a sense of dread and remembrance of failed New Year's Eve resolutions.
But maybe this video of a penguin in research will link such tortuous exercise devices to something much cuter.
In a video recently uploaded to YouTube by Science News, a tuxedo-wearing Batman villain is hastily walking about a treadmill as part of an experiment. more >>
Last year was rough for the fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill. Organic beans, rice, tofu: these foods feature prominently in the menu. In 2012 Chipotle purchased almost 7 million pounds of organic black beans.
While Chipotle is not 100 percent organic, the organic label is an important piece of their growth strategy. It's great for business. Organic food sales in America — Chipotle is part of this — have risen by about twenty percent annually, making this the fastest growing slice of the food market.
But then came an E. coli outbreak that sickened scores of Americans. The toxic media fallout threatened the very existence of Chipotle. More outbreaks — six in six months — settled the idea that Chipotle had food safety problems. more >>
Indonesia's leading psychiatric organization has classified homosexuality as a mental disorder.
The Indonesian Psychiatrists Association announced that people who identify as homosexual or bisexual will be categorized as "people with psychiatric problems," while individuals who identify as transgender are labeled as having "mental disorders."
In an interview with the Jakarta Post on Tuesday, PDSKJI spokesperson Suzy Yusna Dewi asserted that the designation is not an act of bigotry against the LGBT community. more >>