One thing we've learned, as a site that likes to publish reader-friendly science articles, is how much of the stuff that comes our way is, well, worthless.
It seems some engineers would like to take us past the uncanny valley and make us empathize with our inevitable robot overlords.
The whole gift-exchange scenario is a lose-lose situation. Science has spent a surprising amount of time studying it an everything you thought you knew is wrong.
In school you learned a few scientific concepts that prepared you for a lifetime of understanding. And we're about to take that away from you.
It's worth reiterating that modern geniuses are more than capable of mooning physics with the twin butt-cheeks of innovation and technology.
We have hit that theoretical point in time when our machines become bigger dicks than we are.
It turns out some scientists not only have a sense of humor, but can be sassy little shits if you give them half a chance ... even if it means damaging their own careers or entire scientific fields in the process.
The world is a dangerous place more so in ways you totally wouldn't expect than in ways you would.