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Beer Goggles Work Both Ways
2013-09-13 08:31:48

Researchers say beer goggles work both ways; not only does a person who’s had a few drinks find other people more attractive, they also find themselves more attractive.

Robotic Killers And Autonomous Weapons Should Be Stopped
2013-02-25 04:58:50

Academic professionals, advocacy groups and former Nobel peace prize winners are among those joining forces to launch a new, international effort to ban autonomous weapons, according to various media reports published over the weekend.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.