28 Dog And Cat Species That You Had No Idea Existed

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Pretty much everyone loves puppies and cats, which is why you can find at least one of the two in most households. They are so common, in fact, that upwards of 47 percent of Americans have puppies, and 37 percentage have cats. By this phase, “youre supposed to” feel like you’ve seen them all, right? […]

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Rise of the racist robots- how AI is learning all our worst impulses

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There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they simulate them. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the compassion of algorithm? In May last year, a stunning report claimed that a computer program used by a US court for […]

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What you see in this painting says more about you than the kangaroo | Stephen Moss

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Whatever the animal was demonstrating empathy, sexual exploitation or something else one certainty is the human impulse to anthropomorphise It was a photograph that touched the world. An intimate portrait of a succumbing mom kangaroo being gently cradled by her mate, while with her last breath she reached out to caress her innocent baby. Yet, […]

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My family fell victim to a warming world. Now we need to build for this new reality | Vicki Arroyo

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Louisianas sinking Isle de Jean Charles shows the urgent need for radical measures to combat climate change As oceans rise, as inundations and droughts become more extreme, as crops fail and as cyclones intensify, the world will increasingly face a new challenge climate refugees. In the US, witness the recent scheme by the federal government […]

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Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says

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Retailer backs futurologists assert that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang what a neat achievement that would be. Well, Amazon has revealed that the animal-loving doctors ambition might not be entirely fantasy. Pet translators that […]

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