"There are two great mysteries that overshadow all other mysteries in science. One is the origin of the universe. That’s my day job. However, there is also the other great mystery of inner space. And that is what sits on your shoulders, which believe it or not, is the most complex object in the known universe. But the brain only uses 20 watts of power. It would require a nuclear power plant to energise a computer the size of a city block to mimic your brain, and your brain does it with just 20 watts. So if someone calls you a dim bulb, that’s a compliment."

Michio Kaku (via science-junkie)

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Slim Thug - Boss Life (2014 Official Music Video) Dir. By Michael Artis

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explore-blog:

Ray Bradbury on failure, why we hate work, and the importance of love in creative endeavors – a wonderful addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice on writing and life.

explore-blog:

Ray Bradbury on failure, why we hate work, and the importance of love in creative endeavors – a wonderful addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice on writing and life.

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neurosciencestuff:

Softbank’s Pepper Robot Makes Emotional Debut in Japan
Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank Corp. on Thursday unveiled a new humanoid robot named Pepper, which the company claimed can identify human emotions and respond to them.
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neurosciencestuff:

Softbank’s Pepper Robot Makes Emotional Debut in Japan

Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank Corp. on Thursday unveiled a new humanoid robot named Pepper, which the company claimed can identify human emotions and respond to them.

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"I am quite confident that humanity is born with its total intellectual capability already on inventory and that human beings do not add anything to any other human being in the way of faculties and capacities. What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed, so that by the time that most people are mature they have lost use of many of their innate capabilities. My long-time hope is that we may soon begin to realize what we are doing and may alter the “education” process in such a way as only to help the new life to demonstrate some of its very powerful innate capabilities."

Buckminster Fuller presages online education in 1962 (via explore-blog)

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usatoday:

Oh, Meryl. We couldn’t love you more.

usatoday:

Oh, Meryl. We couldn’t love you more.

abcworldnews:

Yup, Ellen DeGeneres now has the most retweeted tweet in history with her epic Oscars selfie.

abcworldnews:

Yup, Ellen DeGeneres now has the most retweeted tweet in history with her epic Oscars selfie.

nbcnews:

See for your selfie: Ellen crams big stars into one record-setting Oscar photo
(Photo: Ellen DeGeneres via Twitter)
Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres just wanted a little selfie with some of her friends in the audience on Sunday night. She ended up cramming some of the biggest stars in Hollywood into one shot — and breaking Twitter in the process.
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nbcnews:

See for your selfie: Ellen crams big stars into one record-setting Oscar photo

(Photo: Ellen DeGeneres via Twitter)

Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres just wanted a little selfie with some of her friends in the audience on Sunday night. She ended up cramming some of the biggest stars in Hollywood into one shot — and breaking Twitter in the process.

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(Source: TODAY.com)