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August 2011

Articles From Holly Thorne in August
Tuesday Aug 30, 2011 52:47 PM ET
While artificial intelligence cleverbots usually learn from "conversations," with real people, the Creative Machines Lab at Cornell wanted to see what would happen if two ChatBots had a conversation with each other. This video is proof of two things: The...
Monday Aug 29, 2011 18:20 PM ET
With earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados taking over the east coast, the world economy teetering on a precipice, and Justin Bieber hosting the first episode of Punk’d, which returns to MTV, it’s not a stretch to believe the end of days are upon us.
Sunday Aug 28, 2011 45:00 PM ET
All across New Jersey there were reports of flooding, toppled trees and massive power outages affecting nearly 500,000 households with as much as eight inches of rain expected to come. While millions of Jersey and east coast residents are sitting...
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 13:23 PM ET
The man who is as much of a symbol of Apple as its bitten fruit logo announced today that he is stepping down from his post as CEO.
Tuesday Aug 23, 2011 03:40 PM ET
U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that an earthquake occurred in central Virginia at 1:53 p.m. It has been felt throughout the D.C. metro region and where I'm sitting 100 miles away. According to the Virginia Tech Geology Department, the largest damaging...
Thursday Aug 18, 2011 11:30 PM ET
Tom and Marie Morgan were walking along the edge of a tributary of the Lewis River with their six year-old daughter Taylor and family dog Maggie. As Taylor ran forward to throw a rock into the river, the bank collapsed and, falling into the rushing torrent, Taylor was quickly swept away.
Monday Aug 15, 2011 54:14 PM ET
Super billionaire Warren Buffett is investing $50.8 million (1.5 million shares) in one of the most inexpensive discount retail chains, The Dollar General.
Monday Aug 15, 2011 16:43 PM ET
An 11-year-old German boy called the emergency police line is his hometown of Aachen complaining of what he felt was forced labor.
Sunday Aug 14, 2011 19:05 PM ET
A purse thief in Brazil might have remained on the loose if he hadn’t lost his dentures.
Saturday Aug 13, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Farm bears receive a permanent hole cut into their abdomens for their gall bladders to be milked regularly. The holes are never closed and the bears are often fitted with iron vests to prevent them from maiming or killing themselves.
Saturday Aug 13, 2011 35:00 AM ET
The small town of Warren Pennsylvania, which lies near Lake Erie on the edge of Allegheny National Forest, is quickly becoming the latest hotspot for those in search of close encounters with alien life.
Friday Aug 12, 2011 45:00 AM ET
Today marks 30 years since IBM rolled out the 5150, its first personal computer with 64K of RAM, an audio cassette to load and save data, and no hard drive.
Tuesday Aug 9, 2011 15:00 PM ET
To assist British police with the worst looting sprees in decades now going for four days in London, Research In Motion (RIM), the Canadian company responsible for the BlackBerry offered to release encrypted communications of its British users to help identify the violent rioters.
Tuesday Aug 9, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Carl Sagan once said, "The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff."
Monday Aug 8, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Vegas is worth seeing once to take in the experience firsthand and rid yourself of the fantasies you’ve seen in movies, but for a relaxing vacation, do yourself a favor and go anywhere but Vegas Baby.
Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 36:48 AM ET
A new study published in the Journal of Research in Personality reports shedding tears is not actually the mood booster we once thought.
Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Margaret Shofner, an 80-year-old resident of St. John, Missouri, was in the midst of enjoying her Grape-Nuts with her granddaughter last week when an arrow shot through her kitchen window and lodged in her mouth.The arrow was shot by...
Monday Aug 1, 2011 50:00 AM ET
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