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What is this weird animal sound?

What is this weird animal sound?

I just received this message from somebody living in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. There is this blackbird at dawn (5:20am)… But then at around 00:20 secs, this: Her phone doesn’t appear faulty. Anybody knows what it could be? I think it is an animal but I cannot tell which one. Thank you for your help… Follow […]
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Dr. Gregory Berns — What It’s Like to Be a Dog…and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

Dr. Gregory Berns — What It’s Like to Be a Dog…and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

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   In this wide-ranging dialogue (recorded on September 1, 2017) on the nature of consciousness Dr. Michael Shermer talks with Dr. Gregory Berns, Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics and Director of the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience.
 
 
   Dr. Berns is famous for his use of fMRI to study canine cognitive function in awake, unrestrained dogs. The goals of his research are to non-invasively map the perceptual and decision systems of the dog’s brain and to predict likelihood of success in service dogs. He also uses diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to reconstruct the white matter pathways of a wide variety of other mammals, including dolphins, sea lions, coyotes, and the extinct Tasmanian tiger.
 
 
   Shermer and Berns address the so-called “Hard Problem of Consciousness” (more…)

Trump Threatens Putin, “Animal Assad” Over Syrian “Chemical Attack”; Russia Warns Of “Grave” Response If US Launches Strike

Trump Threatens Putin, “Animal Assad” Over Syrian “Chemical Attack”; Russia Warns Of “Grave” Response If US Launches Strike

The Syrian state news agency SANA said Jaish al-Islam was making “chemical attack fabrications in an exposed and failed attempt to obstruct advances by the Syrian Arab army,” citing an official source.

Meanwhile, Reuters said it could not independently verify the reports. Others did the same: The Syrian Observatory said it could not confirm whether chemical weapons had been used in the attack on Saturday.

But, as we noted above, who needs confirmation: after all, if the 2013 “chemical attack” that started it all and was later proven to be a hoax was sufficient, just do the same. And sure enough, a video uploaded by “local media activists” allegedly showed bodies of victims – including women and children – of the reported chemical attack in Douma. Once again, nobody has actually confirmed if anyone has died.

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Trump Attacks ‘Putin, Russia and Iran’ for Backing ‘Animal Assad’ After Alleged ‘Chemical Attack’

Trump Attacks ‘Putin, Russia and Iran’ for Backing ‘Animal Assad’ After Alleged ‘Chemical Attack’

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Just days after the “novichok” nerve agent attack in the UK — which was blamed on Russia without evidence — was exposed as a fraud, there’s been another alleged “chemical attack” in Syria. 
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REVEALED: Animal rights protester, 39, who shot three staff at YouTube’s HQ before killing herself, had a vendetta against the ‘dictatorial’ site for censoring her videos and not paying her

REVEALED: Animal rights protester, 39, who shot three staff at YouTube’s HQ before killing herself, had a vendetta against the ‘dictatorial’ site for censoring her videos and not paying her

Female shooter opened fire with a handgun at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California on Tuesday afternoon

She has been identified as 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam of Southern California

Police said she shot a man and two women who were taken to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds

Authorities found the woman dead inside the campus when they arrived

Aghdam was a prolific YouTuber who had ranted online claiming the company was discriminating and filtering her content

Law enforcement officials said the shooting was being investigated as a domestic dispute after initial reports suggested she had shot her boyfriend

Footage showed terrified employees leaving the building in a line with their arms in the air as they were evacuated

By EMILY CRANE and JENNIFER SMITH
DAILYMAIL.COM

4 April 2018

The woman who opened fire on three people before killing herself at YouTube’s California headquarters has been identified as a frequent user of the site who was furious with the company (more…)

It doesn’t seem possible, but animal rain is definitely real (video)

It doesn’t seem possible, but animal rain is definitely real (video)

It doesn’t seem possible, but animal rain is definitely real, and there is an actual scientific explanation for it… probably. Have you ever experienced something like that? Characters in Magnolia did: Follow us: Facebook and Twitter via Youtube

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HILARIOUS | Animal Rights Activist Denied Swiss Citizenship Because Authorities Say She’s Too ANNOYING…

HILARIOUS | Animal Rights Activist Denied Swiss Citizenship Because Authorities Say She’s Too ANNOYING…

True story. I really like how Switzerland handles SJWs.

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They’re here! Animal inspired biohybrid robots being created in labs

They’re here! Animal inspired biohybrid robots being created in labs

Think of a traditional robot and you probably imagine something made from metal and plastic. Such “nuts-and-bolts” robots are made of hard materials. As robots take on more roles beyond the lab, such rigid systems can present safety risks to the people they interact with. For example, if an industrial robot swings into a person, there is the risk of bruises or bone damage.

Researchers are increasingly looking for solutions to make robots softer or more compliant  –  less like rigid machines, more like animals. With traditional actuators  –  such as motors  –  this can mean using air muscles or adding springs in parallel with motors. For example, on a Whegs robot, having a spring between a motor and the wheel leg (Wheg) means that if the robot runs into something (like a person), the spring absorbs some of the energy so the person isn’t hurt. The bumper on a Roomba vacuuming robot is another example; it’s spring-loaded so the Roomba doesn’t damage the things it bumps into.
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