Movie Review: Incredibles 2 (and Bao)

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThis past weekend, I bought tickets to go see the sequel to one of my favorite children’s movies. I’m talking about the Incredibles 2. This movie has been in production for fourteen years after the first Incredibles film, released in 2004, garnered international success. Obviously, I was expecting a phenomenal production. However, I left the theater feeling a little disappointed by the final product. Incredibles 2 was a very good movie, but when compared to the first one, I felt that it simply lacked the…

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When Words Mean So Much More

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppWith the recent suicides of the designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, attention in the scientific and medical community has turned to attempts to detect and diagnose depression early on. Unlike cancer and other diseases, there are no biological markers to prompt doctors that trouble might be brewing. Therapists mostly rely on patients’ self-reported assessments and their own observations, but both are still highly subjective. However, scientists are beginning to understand that language, both structural and stylistic, can serve as an early warning sign…

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Fortnite: Why So Popular?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIn case you’ve been out of the loop for the past few months and need an update on the latest trends, look no farther than Fortnite Battle Royale. This game has taken the video game world by storm. Released for early access (and therefore, free for all players) on July 25th, 2017, Fortnite was co-developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly. The game consists of a single-player survival mode and the more-popular multiplayer, Battle Royale mode. Before we get into why it’s so much…

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Fortnite: Why So Popular?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIn case you’ve been out of the loop for the past few months and need an update on the latest trends, look no farther than Fortnite Battle Royale. This game has taken the video game world by storm. Released for early access (and also free for all players) on July 25th, 2017, Fortnite was co-developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly. The game consists of a single-player survival mode and the more-popular multiplayer, Battle Royale mode. Before we get into why it’s so much…

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Killer Robots?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppShouldn’t psychopathic robots stay in the movies? I think most of us agree that a real-life T-800 from Terminator or Ash from Alien would be pretty terrifying? Well, at first glance, that’s what Norman seems to be. Norman is MIT’s newest project in artificial intelligence. Named after the main character in Psycho, Norman Bates, and has produced quite strange data. Norman was programmed to answer simple Rorsharch ink blot tests, which are basic psychological tests where a person (or in this case, a robot) is…

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