Video Of The Day: What Happens When A Military Robot Dog Meets An Actual Dog

This terrier isn’t a fan of Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot.

The inventors over at Boston Dynamics look like they spend just as much time playing with their robots as they do creating them.

Just one week after the company posted a video showing an employee ruthlessly taunting a humanoid robot, they released a video of their new four-legged, dog-like robot toying with a real dog. And the dog certainly does not seem amused.

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Video Of The Day: See The Deep-Water Ghost Octopus That’s Confounding Scientists

A new type of octopus has been found in the ocean’s depths, and scientists are confused as to exactly how to classify it.

Once again, we have proof that no matter how much we think we know about the Earth’s oceans, there’s always more to learn.

On February 27, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found a ghostly looking octopus more than 2.5 miles below the surface of the ocean near Hawaii — and it’s unlike any creature that’s ever been seen before.

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Scientists Will Attempt To Bring An Extinct Cave Lion Species Back To Life

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Scientists hope to clone an extinct species of cave lions from the DNA of a 12,000-year-old cub. Image Source: Siberian Times

Whether you’re a fan of science fiction or not, the genre has a way of predicting the future. The Jetsons may have gotten flying cars wrong, but they did predict video phones. Back to the Future guessed at hoverboards that we definitely don’t have, but the film did predict today’s ubiquitous flatscreen TVs. As for the Jurassic Park series, we haven’t brought previously extinct animals back to life yet, but that may be changing.

Last week, scientists from South Korea and Russia announced that they intend to clone an extinct cave lion using the DNA from two frozen 12,000-year-old cubs found in Russia last year. They will conduct their work at the Joint Foundation of Molecular Paleontology at North-Eastern Federal University, and so far the only thing getting in their way is finding usable DNA.

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Game Of Thrones Fans Unite: Baby Dragons Are Hatching In Slovenia

Baby Dragons

Olm cave salamanders, known as “baby dragons,” are found deep in the dark caves of Europe. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Game of Thrones fans eagerly awaiting season six now have something in the real world to get excited about: Slovenia’s “baby dragons.”

Biologists in Slovenia are preparing for a new brood of olms, cave salamanders known locally as “baby dragons,” to hatch deep in a minimalist aquarium in a dank European cave.

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