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Boy Scouts Aren't Allowed to Have Water Gun Fights Now

The Boy Scouts of America, a paramilitary children’s organization inspired in part by the exploits of the young Mafeking Cadet Corps during the Second Boer War, has forbidden its present-day members to shoot squirt guns at one another. A blog post for adult Scout leaders on the Scouting Magazine website reports that… » 5/19/15 2:36pm 5/19/15 2:36pm

This Free-Running War Robot Is Not Designed to Harm Humans Yet

It has been a busy week for the Machine-Human Alliance. Sorry! The Human-Machine Alliance. Humans will always take precedence. First there was the deployment of South Korea's autonomous jellyfish-killing aquatic robot swarm. Now, in a completely unrelated development, the engineers at Boston Dynamics—working on behalf… » 10/04/13 4:51pm 10/04/13 4:51pm

Oh Great, They're Letting 8-Year-Old Girls Fight In Muay Thai Rings Now

"Princess" Jasmine Parr and Georgina "Punch Out" Barton will do battle in Australia today. (Hell, they already may have, what with the International Date Line and all). Parr is the eight-year-old daughter of kickboxing champion John Wayne Parr; Barton the brood of some similarly irresponsible parents who decree that… » 6/18/11 1:00pm 6/18/11 1:00pm