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Despite What Google Says, Ben Roethlisberger Does Not Own the Ravens

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Ben Roethlisberger getting sacked in 2006. Photo by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia Commons.

A trolling Pittsburgh Steelers fan has snuck in a very public shot at the Ravens right on the franchise’s Google search results page.

Robot Revolution at the Franklin Institute – Comment to Win a 4 Pack of Tickets Today!

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Robot Revolution is now at the Franklin Institute, and you can win a family 4 pack of tickets!

Robot Revolution at the Franklin Institute – Comment to Win a 4 Pack of Tickets Today!

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Robot Revolution is now at the Franklin Institute, and you can win a family 4 pack of tickets!

Robot Revolution at the Franklin Institute – Win a 4 Pack of Tickets Today!

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Robot Revolution is now at the Franklin Institute, and you can win a family 4 pack of tickets!

Mayor SRB Catches a Ride in Google’s Driverless Cars

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Over the weekend, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake went for a spin in a driverless car–and lived to tell the tale.

What Baltimore Googled in 2014

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Our Google searches reveal more about us than we might expect. For example, in 2013, Americans were interested–very interested–in twerking.

Johns Hopkins Joins Forces with Google

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Now this is a powerful, slightly frightening partnership: According to the Hopkins Hub, Johns Hopkins University and Google have pledged to work together on new technology projects.

How Other People Stereotype Baltimore, According to Google

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You know how when you start typing something into Google, it’ll sometimes try to finish the rest of your sentence for you? Apparently Google’s Auto Suggest function works by using the most common and trending searches to guess what you’re looking for. (Fun experiment:  go to Google and type in “How can I…” and see how people are really spending their free time.)

Anyway, someone had the bright idea of using Auto Suggest to come up with a list of city stereotypes. The method is brilliantly simple — just type in “Why is [city name] so…” and let Google fill in the blanks to give you a sense of what the most popular searches are.

This Week in Research: Googling Mental Illness; Kidney Models

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First, researchers figured out that they could use Twitter to track the progression of the flu in real time. Now they’re expanding that technique to crowd-source information about other problems, including mental health issues. The overall findings? Everyone feels a little more schizophrenic, OCD, and anxious in the wintertime.

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