Baby Jesus or Phil Collins? Church mocked over statue

Could Phil Collins actually be the incarnation of God on earth? A new statue of baby Jesus in Mexico is certainly raising the question. Nearly 22ft tall and weighing 143 stone (907kg), the statue stands in a church in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas.

Man Impersonates Airline Pilot So He Can Board Plane Faster

Did you know airplane pilots can skip airport security checks even on flights conducted by other airlines? Well, one Indian businessman certainly did, so he bought himself a pilot uniform so he could board planes faster. Rajan Mahbubani, a 48-year-old consultancy agency owner from New

Researchers Want Guardrails to Help Prevent Bias in AI

Artificial intelligence has given us algorithms capable of recognizing faces, diagnosing disease, and, of course, crushing computer games. But even the smartest algorithms can sometimes behave in unexpected and unwanted ways, for example picking up gender bias from the text or images they are fed.

Joe Jonas to host Quibi series ‘Cup of Joe’

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Joe Jonas will host a new travel series for Quibi. The streaming service confirmed in a tweet Thursday that Jonas, 30, will host and executive produce the forthcoming series Cup of Joe. Quibi shared a promo photo featuring Jonas’ likeness in

Sam Hunt arrested on DUI charges in Nashville

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Country star Sam Hunt was arrested in Nashville on Thursday for driving under the influence and possessing an open container. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department confirmed the arrest to Billboard. Hunt was released from custody on a $2,500

Alphabet’s Dream of an ‘Everyday Robot’ Is Just Out of Reach

The Everyday Robot project originated from a multimillion-dollar mess. In 2013, Google executive Andy Rubin stepped down from leading the company’s Android mobile software division and went on a robot spending spree with the company checkbook. Google acquired a gaggle of startups with technologies ranging

Psychedelic brew ayahuasca may cause hallucinations

An ingredient in the psychedelic brew ayahuasca causes “waking dreams” by significantly changing brain activity, a new study says. Ayahuasca is a tea or brew made from vines and leaves of the Amazon rainforest. DMT (or dimethyltryptamine) is one of its main psychoactive components. Typically

Prosecutors charge Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud

Nov. 21 (UPI) — Israeli prosecutors indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust — following a lengthy investigation the Israeli leader has dismissed as a “witch hunt.” Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s move to charge Netanyahu sides