Why Do Some Dogs Like TV So Much?

By: Lilly Feinn/The Dodo  It’s true that you won’t find your pup binge-watching “Game of Thrones” anytime soon (even with all the direwolves), but that doesn’t mean dogs don’t like TV — far from it. While the TV-watching habits (and tastes) of dogs are quite different from our own, plenty of dogs take pleasure in watching…

Why Do Some Cats Have Six Toes?

By: Lili Feinn/The Dodo  Our differences are what make us special. In a way, they are like superpowers. This is not only true for humans but animals, too. Found on the streets of Portland, Oregon, a small kitten with unusual paws was dropped off at a veterinary clinic by a couple of kind passersby. The little…

Google Just Announced A $1.1 Billion Deal With HTC To Challenge The Apple Empire

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  Google is back in the smartphone game after announcing their $1.1 billion cooperation agreement with HTC. Google’s $1.1 billion in cash will buy the non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property and give them 2,000 HTC smartphone employees. GOOGLE’S EMERGING HARDWARE BUSINESS In a joint statement Wednesday evening, Google and HTC announced their $1.1 billion cooperation…

Scientists Have Managed To Store Light As Sound For The First Time

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFLScience  A team of researchers from the University of Sydney has managed to convert the digital information carried by light waves into sound waves inside a microchip. This is the first time such a feat has been achieved. This technological breakthrough is crucial in the development of photonic integrated circuits, the basis of computers that…

An Incredibly Powerful 7.1M Earthquake Just Struck Mexico City

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience  An incredibly powerful earthquake, registering as a 7.1M, has rocked Mexico City, a densely-packed metropolis containing nearly 20 million people, and its many suburbs and nearby towns. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), it was a deep-seated earthquake (51 kilometers/32 miles depth) that struck at 1:14 pm local time. The epicenter was 122 kilometers (76…

Researchers Have Linked A Human Brain To The Internet For The First Time Ever

By: Patrick Caughill/Futurism  Researchers from Wits University have linked a brain directly to the internet. Data gathered from this project could help fuel the next steps in machine learning and brain-computer interfaces. BRAIN MEETS IOT A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical engineering….

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