Stealing Small Amounts Of Food When In Desperate Need Is Not A Crime

Stealing is not a crime, ruled Italy’s highest court this week -- when small amounts of food are taken in desperate need. The ruling was in the case a homeless man named Roman Ostriakov, who in 2011 was caught stealing a sausage and some cheese from a Genoa supermarket. Ostriakov had hidden the goods, worth... Continue Reading →

World’s First ‘Living Machine’ Created Using Frog Cells and Artificial Intelligence

What happens when you take cells from frog embryos and grow them into new organisms that were "evolved" by algorithms? You get something that researchers are calling the world's first "living machine." Though the original stem cells came from frogs — the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis — these so-called xenobots don't resemble any known amphibians. The tiny blobs... Continue Reading →

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