Politicians love to shake hands with their constituents. It's basically half their job. But over the past two decades we've seen the rise of a surprising new constituency that they need to engage with a firm handshake: Robots.
If you believe fiction, spies are everywhere. You cannot turn around without bumping into someone in a wig, armed with a gun masquerading as a tasteful pair of earrings, and carrying secret plans in microdot form. There are so many, we decided to rank them.
All insects possess the same fundamental body plan: A head, a thorax, and an abdomen. It is a testament to nature's twisted creativity that some of the grossest body parts in the animal kingdom can be found bursting, curling, and wiggling from these segments. Here are the 10 most repulsive insect body parts of all.
Watching a movie is like playing roulette: we have no idea which ending we'll be seeing. Will it be the original, or another version inspired by a failed test screening, or "creative differences"? Sometimes the change is for the better; sometimes not. Here, we rank 13 alternate horror film endings from worst to best.
By using a network analysis similar to the page-rank algorithm used by Google, Swiss researchers have compiled a “Thought Leader Map.” As their results show, the era of the great authorities appears to have come to an end.