Blizzard’s latest animated short for its team shooter Overwatch is out today, and it features the origin story of the convertible robot-turret hero Bastion. While other Overwatch shorts have done a stellar job providing world-building backstories, "The Last Bastion" — as it’s called — is more emotional powerhouse than plot point delivery.
Five identical statues of a nude Donald Trump have appeared overnight on street corners in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Seattle, and New York City. So, we ran down to Union Square in NYC to see as much of fake nude Trump as our eyes could possibly tolerate (photos below!).
As a student and observer of meteorology, it constantly bums me out that people do not understand what it means when someone says there’s an “X% chance of rain” tomorrow. A 50 percent chance of rain does not mean there’s a 1-in-2 chance that you’re going to get wet.
The newest way to accurately predict poverty comes from satellite images and machine learning. This imaging technique could make it easier for aid organizations to know where and how to spend their money; it may also help governments develop better policy.
Zebra finches program their offspring to prepare for global warming by singing to eggs before they hatch. In especially hot areas, finch parents make a special call to incubating eggs, basically telling them it’s really hot outside and they better not grow too big. The hatchlings listen — and this mechanism might explain how birds learn to adapt, and survive climate change.
What if you could have a personal robot helper that transforms into a self-balancing scooter? That's the appeal of the Segway robot, an adorable device which first debuted during CES. We were able to take a close look at it during Intel's Developer F...