Malala named Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year: Malala Yousafzai received Harvard University’s Peter J. Gomes humanitarian award Friday for her work promoting education for girls. The 16-year-old Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt last year, told the crowd that Pakistan’s Swat Valley was a “paradise” that she hoped to return to one day. She also movingly spoke about how many girls fought for the right to be educated.
“The so-called Taliban were afraid of women’s power and were afraid of the power of education,” Yousafzai told her enthusiastic audience. (The Guardian)
Mike Tyson Sends Birthday Greetings to Russell Peters:
— Russell Peters (@therealrussellp) September 29, 2013
It’s been a busy couple of days for the Canadian funnyman. In addition to celebrating his 43rd birthday in New York City on Sunday, Peters is getting ready to release his next special, Notorious, on Netflix on October 14. Notorious will be Netflix’s first-ever comedy special and will be accompanied by Russell Peters vs. The World, a four-part documentary on Peters’ life. Watch the trailer here. (Rolling Stone)
Kunal Nayyar helps Grover fix a robot: It was all about robots when The Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar visited Sesame Street last week. Nayyar helped beloved character Grover fix a talking robot, teaching young viewers about both robots and teamwork in the process. Watch the full segment below. (Huffington Post)
Are completely autonomous robots in our future? Speaking of robots, Dr. Jagannathan Sarangapani has developed a brain-like feedback system for the machines. Researchers say the Missouri University of Science and Technology professor’s work will allow for robots to be operated with minimal supervision and could someday lead to a completely autonomous robot. (Nanowerk)