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NTSB report says self-driving Uber saw pedestrian 6 seconds before deadly crash

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Raw video: Cameras mounted inside the car catches the fatal moment. Authorites are investigating the cause of the crash. The self-driving Uber SUV that struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Ariz., in March picked her up on its sensors six seconds before it hit her, but did not determine that it needed to stop or evade her until it was too late, according to federal investigators. Herzberg was jaywalking her bicycle across a four-lane section of road on the night of March 18 when the Volvo XC90 SUV ran into her. A preliminary report on the accident from the National Transportation Safety Board issued on Thursday said that a review of the data from the car shows that it first identified her as an unknown object, then as a vehicle and finally as a bicycle.


Scientists sucked a memory out of a snail and stuck it in another snail

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Aplysia californica, also known as the California sea hare Credit: Genny Anderson/CC by 4.0 A new study strongly suggests that at least some memories are stored in genetic code, and that genetic code can act like memory soup. Suck it out of one animal and stick the code in a second animal, and that second animal can remember things that only the first animal knew. That might sound like science fiction or remind some readers of debunked ideas from decades past. But it's serious science: In a new study, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) extracted RNA, a genetic messenger molecule, from one snail and implanted it in another snail. In both experiments, the recipient -- either the snail or the petri-neurons -- remembered something the donor snail had experienced.


Google employees resign in protest over controversial Pentagon AI project, report says

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About a dozen Google employees are resigning in protest over the tech giant's involvement in Project Maven, a controversial military program that uses artificial intelligence, Gizmodo reports. Project Maven, which harnesses AI to improve drone targeting, has been a source of concern for a number of Google employees. Last month, over 3,100 Google workers signed a letter to the company's CEO Sundar Pichai asking him to pull the tech giant out of the project. Announced last year, Project Maven is designed to swiftly pull important data from vast quantities of imagery. The tech news website cites an internal Google document containing written accounts from many of the employees that details their decisions to leave.


'Big Bang Theory' Season 11 finale recap: Sheldon and Amy's wedding gets a big shocker

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When Amy\'s parents and Sheldon\'s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. It's all been leading to this, after proposing at the top of the Season, Sheldon and Amy's wedding date finally arrived in Season 11, Episode 24. Fans finally learned how it all ended in the big wedding-day finale titled "The Bow Tie Asymmetry." The episode opens with the gang in full strategy mode. Family are coming into town from all over the place and it's up to them to facilitate getting them together in time for the wedding.


Jeff Bezos wildly overestimates the power of the human brain

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File photo: Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos laughs as he talks to the media while touring the new Amazon Spheres during the grand opening at Amazon's Seattle headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S., January 29, 2018. Jeff Bezos thinks that the brain uses one and a half times as much power as the rest of the body. Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, made the wildly inaccurate scientific claim during an interview with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the multibillion-dollar German media company Axel Springer. A transcript and video of the interview appeared on Business Insider, an American news site owned by Axel Springer. For part of that time, Bezos was an investor in the site.)


Blac Chyna having a baby with 18-year-old boyfriend she met on Christian dating site

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Model Blac Chyna arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015. Blac Chyna is pregnant with her 18-year-old rapper boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay's baby, a source tells Page Six. Jay says the pair met on Christian Mingle in an interview with No Jumper in March and comments on the possibility of having a baby. "I don't wear condoms. . . I would not want to f--- a b---- I did not want to get pregnant," he says.


'Logan's Run,' 'Dam Busters' director Michael Anderson dead at 98

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Film director Michael Anderson is seen in this undated photo. LONDON – British director Michael Anderson, whose films included war epic "The Dam Busters" and sci-fi classic "Logan's Run," has died at age 98. Anderson's family said Sunday that he died of heart disease April 25 in Canada, at his home on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Born into a theatrical family in London in 1920, Anderson served in the army during World War II and made his feature debut in 1949 with "Private Angelo," co-directed by Peter Ustinov. His 1955 adventure "The Dam Busters" told the story of a daring wartime bombing raid on Germany's industrial heartland. Its visual flair and stirring score helped make it one of Britain's best-loved war films, and its thrilling climax helped inspire the attack on the Death Star in the first "Star Wars" movie.


Amazon is building a domestic robot, report says

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File photo: Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos laughs as he talks to the media while touring the new Amazon Spheres during the grand opening at Amazon's Seattle headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S., January 29, 2018. If a "top-secret" Amazon plan comes to fruition, the online retail giant's next big thing might be home robots. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the company's plans, Bloomberg reports that Amazon is getting serious about building a domestic robot. Think Alexa, but with the ability to move around your home autonomously. The project, codenamed "Vesta" after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home, and family, reportedly kicked off years ago, but has been gaining steam of late.


Your dog might be licking its mouth because it thinks you're a jerk

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When your best friend catches you in a bad mood, does she try to console you, give you space to cool off or lick her own face in an uncontrollable slobber? If your best friend is a dog, this third reaction may be familiar to you. Certain cuteness-obsessed Internet communities call it a "mlem"; some animal behavior researchers prefer to call it mouth-licking, and offer many possible explanations for the quirky canine behavior. Mouth-licking has been described as a stress-coping mechanism, a spontaneous display of arousal or a way to communicate desire to play with a certain toy or munch a certain treat. But according to a new study by animal behavior researchers from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, mouth-licking may actually be one of a dog's best tools for reading and responding to human faces -- in particular, angry faces.


This artificial intelligence can detect if someone is having suicidal thoughts

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Artificial intelligence could one day be used to help identify a person contemplating suicide. Around 800,000 people die a year from suicide, according to the World Health Organization. But a new study is using brain scans and AI to show how someone experiencing suicidal thoughts thinks differently about life and death. The results were published in Nature Human Behavior. "What is central to this new study is that we can tell whether someone is considering suicide by the way that they are thinking about the death-related topics," Marcel Just, the study's co-lead author, told CMU.edu.