Computer Scientists Generate A Self-Aware Mario That Can Learn And Feel

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For some of the world’s brightest brains, artificial intelligence (AI) could spell doom and gloom for mankind. So it’s nice to know that some researchers are managing to advance this exciting field of study whilst keeping it light-hearted. A trio of computer scientists from the University of Tübingen, Germany, has used an adaptive learning AI approach to bring one of our childhood heroes, Mario, to life. Well, kind of.

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More Efficient Balls, Not Bigger Ones, Win the Mouse Sperm Race

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Male testicle size often reflects the mating system of the species. A recent Science study found that in populations where females could breed any time of the year, female promiscuity is a successful defense against infanticide by males who aren’t the father. This leads to confusion about paternity, which leads to increased sperm competition down the line, and <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/female Continue reading More Efficient Balls, Not Bigger Ones, Win the Mouse Sperm Race

This Talented Duo Hit The Dance Floor Together, But Wait Until You See Who Cut In!

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Over the years, Gary and Charlotte Chaney have danced into countless hearts across the country, since they’re two of the best jitterbug dancers in America. Back in 2010, they did something that surprised everyone at Chicago’s Windy City Jitterbug Club.

Watch what happens in the middle of their routine!

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