Archive for November, 2015
Tags: Animal, Dolphin, funny, humor, spitting contest, video, wildlife
Tags: auto racing, cat video, formula 1, Formula One, funny, humor, video
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Tags: Black Friday, Door Buster, doorbuster, fake ads, funny, humor, sales, Thanksgiving
Shopping overload? Laugh at these fake Doorbusters from Obvious Plant.
Tags: Amazon, Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, NASA, New Shepard Space Vehicle, powered landing, powered reentry, space exploration, vertical landing, video
Tags: ancient, archaeology, Google StreetView, Hellenistic architecture, history, Jordan, Nabataean, Petra, Rose-Red City, StreetView, tourism, travel
Petra – Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
Tags: Breast Cancer, Davis, digitized slides, Dr. Pigeon, Edward Wasserman, mammogram, medical imaging, medical research, medicine, pigeons, trained pigeons, University of California, University of Iowa, wtf
With some training and selective food reinforcement, pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast tissue, the researchers found. The pigeons were able to generalize what they had learned, so that when the researchers showed them a completely new set of normal and cancerous digitized slides, they correctly identified them.