In one of the weirder public service announcements we’ve ever seen, scientists in Florida are warning residents not to touch a caterpillar. The caterpillar in question is known as the Puss Caterpillar, and is especially prevalent in the Southeast this time of year. While the furry caterpillar looks cute to some, what’s hiding under that fur is a bunch of venomous stingers. Beware!

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“Algorithm” is a word that one hears used much more frequently than in the past. One of the reasons is that scientists have learned that computers can learn on their own if given a few simple instructions. That’s really all that algorithms are mathematical instructions. Wikipedia states that an algorithm “is a step-by-step procedure for…

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