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Inhale Oxford's Word of the Year: 'Vape'

Slang terms "clickbait," "normcore," and "mansplain" lose to "vape" as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, which proves electronic cigarettes might not be a drag.

By November 19, 2014

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Google, Oxford University team up on artificial intelligence

The company and venerable university will work together to advance the field of machine learning.

By October 23, 2014

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'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.

By August 17, 2014

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Elon Musk-backed group gives $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks

The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.

By July 1, 2015

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Professor warns robots could keep us in coffins on heroin drips

Technically Incorrect: Citing an extreme example, an Oxford University professor says the biggest fear is that robots will be smarter than us, and by misinterpreting our commands, might have very different definitions of happiness.

By June 29, 2015

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Apes who drink: Study finds chimps use leaves to chug, chug, chug

Some West African chimps enjoy taking a sip of grandma's cough medicine by sucking alcoholic sap from leaves and even drinking enough to get visibly intoxicated.

By June 10, 2015

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Penguin parenting secret: Adult poop benefits the babies

Behold the power of poop! Penguins can melt an entire sheet of ice with the stinky stuff, researchers discover. Don't worry, it's for a good cause.

By May 4, 2015

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London streets blockaded as taxi drivers protest against Uber

The city's iconic black cabs brought roads to a standstill in a protest against what drivers see as unfair regulation of the industry.

By April 21, 2015

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Welcome back, Brontosaurus!

After over a century with its unique genus status declared null, the Brontosaurus has been officially declared distinct from Apatosaurus.

By April 7, 2015

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'Game of Thrones' creator confirms the show will spoil the books

Sorry, book readers, but events in HBO's "Game of Thrones" will likely outpace George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series as early as next season, show creator David Benioff confirms.

By March 23, 2015