close Video Pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats take over Las Vegas Pigeons wearing cowboy hats are spotted in Sin City, with some speculating that it may be because the rodeo is in town. Pigeons donning tiny cowboy hats have been spotted in the Las Vegas area — and animal rescuers are searching for the culprit responsible for dressing up the small birds. The animals first appeared in a video taken on Thursday in which they're walking around normally, but with little cowboy hats on their heads, and no one seems to know who's dressing up the pigeons or where the hats are coming from. ARIZONA BIRD RESCUE SEARCHING FOR OWNER OF MYSTERIOUS BEDAZZLED PIGEON Another bird, dressed to the nines in a hat, was filmed in a second video, posted online Monday. CATS WIN HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST DRESSED AS DOLLY PARTON, WILLIE NELSON Mariah Hillman, who operates a Las Vegas-based pigeon rescue called Lofty Hopes, told KVVU-TV that at first, "I was like, 'Oh my … [Read more...] about Pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats pop up in Las Vegas, sparking concern from animal rescuers
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Peter Thiel. Photo: Andrew White/The New York Times/Redux If you believed that the necessary next step in our species’ evolution was to merge with artificial superintelligence, and to thereby transcend our animal condition and become immortal, what effect might that have on your politics? This is not an entirely abstract question. There are people who believe that the future of our species involves shedding our humanity in a marriage with AI; this is known as transhumanism, and it has not unreasonably been called a new tech religion. Though the movement has no explicit political affiliations, it tends, for reasons that are probably self-explanatory, to draw a disproportionate number of Silicon Valley libertarians. And the cluster of ideas at its center — that the progress of technology will inevitably render good ol’ Homo sapiens obsolete; that intelligence, pure computational power, is to be pursued above all other values — has exerted a powerful attraction … [Read more...] about The Techno-Libertarians Praying for Dystopia
Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada. Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada. Photo: Barry King Photo: Barry King Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada. Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada. Photo: Barry King A million people signed up to storm Area 51. What happens if they actually show up? 1 / 28 Back to Gallery Should everything go according to plan, more than half a million strangers will gather in a remote Nevada town in mid-September, united by a common goal: raid Area 51 in the wee hours of the morning - using a strength-in-numbers … [Read more...] about A million people signed up to storm Area 51. What happens if they actually show up?
From Maritime Aquarium:The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is one of 17 aquariums in the U.S. – and the only one in New England – tending to live corals rescued from Florida in an unprecedented effort to save North America's largest bank reef. Thirty-five corals, representing 13 different species, arrived at The Maritime Aquarium last month from the Florida Reef Tract, a 360-mile bank reef that extends from Port Saint Lucie down to the Florida Keys. In recent decades, the tract's coral populations have been reduced by up to 90 percent, and a new epidemic – called stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) – Maritime Aquarium guests can view the corals in a 1,000-gallon exhibit near the sea turtles. "This is an unprecendented collaboration between federal and state wildlife authorities and public aquariums," said Barrett Christie, the Aquarium's director of Animal Husbandry. "Ultimately the creation of this coral ark is a last-ditch effort to preserve some of the reef … [Read more...] about Maritime Aquarium Part Of Effort To Save Florida’s Coral Reef