As old soldiers fade away, here come robots that ‘perform more ethically’

As old soldiers fade away, here come robots that ‘perform more ethically’

The Office of Naval Research will award $7.5 million in grant money over five years to university researchers from Tufts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Brown, Yale and Georgetown to explore how to build a sense of right and wrong and moral consequence into autonomous robotic systems. “Even though today’s unmanned systems are ‘dumb’ in comparison to […]

If world is down with bearded drag queen’s Eurovision win, Russia isn’t

If world is down with bearded drag queen’s Eurovision win, Russia isn’t

[Drag Queen] Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win has been branded “the end of Europe” by Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky. … Elsewhere, President Vladimir Putin’s vice premier Dmitry Rogozin issued a scathing tweet claiming the Eurovision result “showed supporters of European integration their European future – a bearded girl”. … Her selection had already proved controversial, with […]

Why it’s too early to say Left won the Culture War

Why it’s too early to say Left won the Culture War

1. While judges are legalizing gay marriage, Christianity is making a major comeback in the free market of  entertainment. 2. While pot is being legalized in a few states, the pro-abortion movement is on its heels in a majority of states and in opinion polls. 3. While television shows become more sex-driven, elsewhere on television […]

Targeted: CEO denies plunging sales caused by boycott over bathroom policy

Targeted: CEO denies plunging sales caused by boycott over bathroom policy

Target’s shares are plunging in an “increasingly volatile consumer environment,” though the retail giant is denying that the conservative boycott against its transgender bathroom policies is playing a big part. “Shares of the company were off 7.6 percent at $68 as of 4 p.m. trading on Wednesday. Sales at stores open at least a year […]

Sinless IRS? President Obama claims agency under investigation is absolutely pure

Sinless IRS? President Obama claims agency under investigation is absolutely pure

There was “not even a smidgen of corruption” at the Internal Revenue Service, President Barack Obama said Sunday regarding the scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups. If that is true, reporters and Republican members of Congress are asking, why is there an ongoing FBI investigation into the scandal? And why is the FBI refusing […]

Duck Dynasty stars: ‘First and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God’

Duck Dynasty stars: ‘First and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God’

The Duck Dynasty stars have issued a statement amid the controversy surrounding family patriarch Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks. … “We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. … Phil is a Godly man who follows […]