The robots of the future will be smart and highly adaptable, with the miraculous ability to imitate how the human mind learns new information. So what, pray tell, does humankind do with such wondrous, advanced technology?
We build robotic strippers.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Here’s a collection of Ms. magazine covers from the 1970s.
SXSW coverage: The more, the better?
Yes, Brian May from Queen has a series of coffee table books about outer space. Watch out, Neil Degrasse-Tyson. Watch out.
This is the greatest thing.
Can we all agree that Carl Kasell’s grumpy face is the best part of OK Go’s Tiny Desk Concert?
Broadcasting legend Carl Kasell just announced that he’s retiring from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me this spring and we’re still sure this GIF set is one for the books. We’re all gonna miss you, Carl!
CARL IS RETIRING?!?
This is the saddest news of all sad news. We’ll miss your lovely voice, Mr. Kasell.
After last week’s deluge of playlists from Questlove and KCRW, we turned our attention back to you guys—and you didn’t disappoint. Things got a little more upbeat this week, thanks in no small part to new albums from St. Vincent and Kendrick Lamar’s compatriot Schoolboy Q. (Also, in Beyonce-like fashion, Kid Cudi dropped a surprise iTunes bomb on everyone the other night, so you know we had to throw something from that in.) As usual, we’ve added the tracks to our ongoing Spotify playlist of great new music, as well as creating a standalone YouTube playlist for this week. Keep the recommendations coming, people.
So listen up: we’ve got your sensational weekend playlist right here.
This shot was captured earlier today of another big Pacific storm approaching California. The impending rain is good news for the drought-stricken state, but may also cause dangerous flooding.
“Californians haven’t seen rain and wind this powerful in 3 years,” climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a press release.
All the recent rain pummeling California won’t come close to ending the drought, but every bit is helpful as some cities contemplate running completely out of water within months. More important is the snow that these storms are bringing to the Sierra Nevada, as the state is highly dependent on runoff from melting snowpack in the spring.
Though rain is needed, this storm may also bring problems. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Los Angeles area. Areas that were burned by fires this year or last year are particularly vulnerable to debris flows and flash flooding.
“Right now from northern to southern California we are being battered by very heavy rain, strong winds and our coastal communities are being battered by high surf,” Patzert said. “Through the weekend we are bracing for mud and rock slides in areas that recently burned [from wildfires]. Flooding is looming up and down the state.”