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32.jpg A Man Who Says God Punishes Gays with Natural Disasters Had His Home Destroyed in the Flood

Toilet Seat Scale Tells You How Much Weight Is Lost After You Take A Dump

Study Shows Mediums Are Wrong 46.2% of the Time

how long will you need to play to catch every Pokémon?

100+ Exceptional Works of Journalism

The Art of Fiction: Interview with Aldous Huxley [Thanks Tim]

When James Joyce & Marcel Proust Met in 1922, and Totally Bored Each Other

Wikiverse sources thousands of articles from Wikipedia and then generates a map where it showcases the countless connections and overlaps of information between each entry

Password strength meters promote piss-poor paswords

The first contemporary art exhibition for dogs

Amy Schumer commandeers a VF staffer’s Tinder account

The Poison Garden

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31.jpg French town flooded with wine after protesters crack open vats

A Chinese cosmetics company is using skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe [Thanks Tim]

Swedish church to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles in ISIS-controlled Iraq

Texas police arrest two men accused of stealing about 30 Jeep and Dodge vehicles using a laptop computer

More than 30 states offer online voting, but experts warn it isn’t secure. More: A ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play

Meet the husbands who fly first class – while their wives travel in economy

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

The super-recognisers of Scotland Yard. How an elite police unit is catching some of London’s most prolific criminals.

Research suggests being lazy is a sign of high intelligence

Are those who speak only one language missing out?

Why you’re stiff in the morning: Your body suppresses inflammation when you sleep at night

Scientists Discover Light Could Exist in a Previously Unknown Form

A self-portrait of Warhol that is not by him

The crusade against serving food on bits of wood and roof slates, jam-jar drinks and chips in mugs

A festival created a miniature mock-up of Berlin’s famed Berghain with the sole purpose of denying people at the door

A story about Coleman Sweeney

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3.jpgI trained rats to trade on Wall Street. Their performance was comparable to that of the world’s best fund managers.

A new reason we haven’t found alien life in the universe: We are still waiting for them to be born.

Three healthy men (32±3.6 years) donated the first semen samples after 3-4 days of sexual abstinence followed by three subsequent samples on the same day at two-hour interval each.

Women who have had their appendix or tonsils removed appear to be more fertile, a 15-year study suggests

78% of the children in our sample who had ADHD as a child, no longer had the disorder when they were 18. Their ADHD had resolved over time.

New Study Shows Avoiding Sun Exposure Is As Dangerous As Smoking

Mosquitoes didn’t bite chickens. They appeared to avoid them as well.

Fast-Swimming Swordfish Automatically Lubricate Themselves

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven [Thanks Tim]

Patient Preference for Waxed or Unwaxed Dental Floss

Contrary to what you’ve been told, frequent password changes can be counterproductive

Researchers have built an artificial neuron

The HR Person at Your Next Job May Actually Be a Bot

Delphi to Begin Testing On-Demand Robot Taxis in Singapore

Exclusive rights of Vantablack for artistic use have recently been given to the artist Anish Kapoor

How Silicon Valley helps spread the same sterile aesthetic across the world

Google Cardboard Plastic

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23.jpg‘Sister Clones’ Of Dolly The Sheep Are Alive [Healthy ageing of cloned sheep]

If you’re over 40, working more than 25 hours a week could be affecting your intelligence, new research suggests.

Is empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? Research suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the latter may be more the case.

Biggest factor in divorce is the husband’s employment status, study

Airborne chemicals in cinema air varied distinctively and reproducibly with time for a particular film, even in different screenings to different audiences.

Genes influence academic ability across all subjects, latest study shows

study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances

Thousands of fMRI brain studies in doubt due to software flaws which routinely produced false positives, resulting in errors 50 per cent of the time or more.

Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong.

7-Eleven Inc. and a tech startup called Flirtey have beaten Amazon to the punch in making the first drone delivery to a customer’s home in the U.S.

Norway is building the world’s first ‘floating’ underwater tunnels

3D-printed guns that evade metal detectors, lack serial numbers, are untraceable. Moreover, 3-D firearms makers would avoid background checking.

The big hack (A scenario that could happen based on what already has)

Photographer Files $1 Billion Suit Against Getty for Licensing Her Public Domain Images

New online literary magazine dedicated to poems and prose written by AI

@ScientistTrump

The bloom of our Amorphophallus titanum, known to many as the corpse flower, is a horticultural jewel 10 years in the making. Corpse Flower Cam at NYBG

The Longest Word in the World (189,819 letters) [disputed whether it is a word]

Law Enforcement Guide To Satanic Cults, 1994 [video]

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22.jpg A designer will grow Alexander McQueen’s skin in a lab to use for leather bags and jackets

Chinese restaurant makes customers solve a mathematical equation to work out how much dishes cost

Singapore restaurant offers $2 million meal that comes with a 2 carat diamond at the end

Facial expressions of intense joy and pain are indistinguishable

Why are paranoia and schizophrenia more common in cities?

Why Are There Gay Women?

People who talk for more than roughly half minute at a time are boring and often perceived as too chatty

Cold Does Not Increase Odds of Catching Cold [NY Times]

People who made detailed predictions about sporting events (e.g., how many hits each baseball team would get) made worse predictions about more general outcomes (e.g., which team would win)

People have a general preference for reductive information, even when it is irrelevant to the logic of an explanation

The present study shows that implanting an unlikely and unfamiliar idea in the mind can prevent participants from finding a more obvious one.

Pricing Color Intensity and Lightness in Contemporary Art Auctions

The funeral home has been offering “muerto parados,” or standing dead services

Tragedy Quilts 2016 Calendar

Dog’s butt hole is the spitting image of the IKEA monkey

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333.jpg American man fighting Isis captures Pokémon on the frontline

Friends are as genetically similar as fourth cousins

An obscure virus spread through saliva - i.e. kissing - has been linked to unexplained infertility in women.

Experiments teaching robots to track and ‘hunt’ other robots

The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots

Nanotech ‘tattoo’ can map emotions and monitor muscle activity

Doctors Examine Vincent Van Gogh

I Tried Anal Weed Lube so You Don’t Have To

“Vaginoplasty”, Peaches new video

List of selfie-related injuries and deaths [Thanks GG]

North Korea GIF

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21.jpgPennsylvania woman pleads guilty in loud sex case, sentenced to jail

Hackers Can Use Smart Watch Movements To Reveal A Wearer’s ATM PIN More: Your Wearable Devices Reveal Your Personal PIN

Apple patent outlines a system which would allow venues to use an infrared emitter to remotely disable the camera function on smartphones.

Deutsche Bank is now worth just 17 billion euros ($18 billion). When the biggest bank in Europe’s biggest economy, with annual revenue of about 37 billion euros, is worth about the same as Snapchat — a messaging app that generated just $59 million of revenue last year — you know something’s wrong.

Psychologists have identified the length of eye contact that people find most comfortable (just over three seconds)

Benefits of drinking coffee outweigh risks, review suggests

Marketing Vegetables in Elementary School Cafeterias to Increase Uptake 90.5% more students took vegetables from the salad bar when exposed to the vinyl banner only, and 239.2% more students visited the salad bar when exposed to both the television segments and vinyl banners.

When the robot approached lone individuals, they helped it enter the building in 19 percent of trials. When approached by the cookie-delivery robot, 76 percent of the time.

The edible-insect industry has grown big enough to start lobbying Washington

Lionfish invading the Mediterranean Sea [ previously]

6.6 percent. That’s the amount the rent in San Francisco has gone up every year, on average, since 1956. It was true before rent control; it was true after rent control.

The 10,000-Hour Rule Was Wrong, According to the People Who Wrote the Original Study

Cattle Auctioneer

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barber.jpgArtificially intelligent Russian robot escapes from research lab… again

‘Fellatio cafe’ where customers receive oral sex while they drink their (£40) coffee to be opened in Geneva

There are three kinds of pedestrian – which are you?

‘Undead’ genes come alive days after life ends

Experiments suggests that humans are able to sense magnetic fields as a kind of sixth sens

Why are some people able to become happy, well-adjusted adults even after growing up with violence or neglect?

researchers found that the greater a person’s tolerance to pain (as measured by the wall-sit test), the greater the size of his or her “outer network”

New evidence that sperm whales form clans with diverse cultures, languages

Can Giraffe Swim?

On the psychological function of flags and logos: Group identity symbols increase perceived entitativity.

Cartography Comparison: Google Maps and Apple Maps

Netflix to Soon Let Users Download Videos

Finding an ATM Skimmer [related: ATM skimming team at work]

Scientists squeeze last drops of shampoo out of bottle with bio-inspired surface

Performance Artist Arrested for Letting Strangers Fondle Her Private Parts

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35.jpgLG Electronics sells mosquito-repelling TV in India. The same technology, which was certified as effective by an independent laboratory near Chennai, India, has been used by LG in air conditioners and washing machines, the company said.

Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET — the compound used in most commercial insect repellents.

Firm pays $950,000 penalty for using Wi-Fi signals to secretly track phone users

We clearly show that human communication has not reached a number of stars and planets adequate to expect an answer. These analyses both conclude that the Fermi paradox is not, in fact, unexpected.

Most insurance firms will probably argue as long as they can that there’s insufficient evidence that automated driving systems reduce accidents

The writer started watching movies and television in fast forward to make his life more efficient. But acceleration — the latest twist in the millennia-old tradition of technology changing storytelling — also made viewing more pleasurable. Now there is no turning back.

Story, a concept shop that completely changes theme every few months

People’s actual reactions during the scariest moment of the haunted house’s tour

Man creates smoothie made of McDonald’s burgers

GOP Arcade [Thanks Tim]

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42.jpg“Incognito bandits” now cognito and under arrest

Wal-Mart Experimenting With Robotic Shopping Cart for Stores

Map of teenage brain provides evidence of link between antisocial behavior and brain development

Study of brain activity finds psychopaths are not as fearless as thought

Fingerprint matching is biased by the assessor’s prejudices

Women cry on average 5.3 times a month, men only 1.3 times a month. Why do we cry? And why might there be differences between men and women?

Did you know links sent privately through Facebook messenger can be read by anyone?

Apple Is Fighting A Secret War To Keep You From Repairing Your Phone

How To Wrangle A Rattlesnake

You Can Soon Buy a Melon With Hello Kitty’s Face Grown Onto The Surface. They don’t come cheap, though.

Van Gogh’s Starry Night painted on dark water, by Garip Ay

The penile plethysmograph is a machine for measuring changes in the circumference of the penis [Thanks Tim]

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6.jpgFamilies sue US sperm bank after ‘genius’ donor turns out to be felon with mental health issues.

How the sense of an ending shapes memory Composers, novelists and film directors try to end on a high. Restaurants keen to manipulate their online reviews have found a similar trick.

Memories of unethical actions become obfuscated over time

Visceral states like thirst, hunger, and fatigue can alter motivations, predictions, and even memory. It can also shift moral standards and increase dishonest behavior.

Fish can recognize human faces [study]

Ticket bots  have years of experience beating you to the punch for premium seats. A fan’s guide to why you’re totally screwed.

Trump University and the art of the get-rich seminar

What Happens to the Coins People Toss Into Fountains?

Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States and some other countries, but are absent in China

The best day and time to hold a meeting: Tuesday, 2:30pm, according to a study

Jimmy Carter actually saw a UFO (he even filed the paperwork)

We study 1) how the urban smellscape changes in time and space; 2) which emotions people share at places with specific smells; and 3) what is the color of a smell, if it exists

World’s Biggest Indoor Vertical Farm Near NYC to Use 95% Less Water

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3.jpgGrandfather “very sorry” after accidentally picking up wrong grandchild at school

The authors describe a 50 year old Italian man who turned into a ‘caricature’ of a Frenchman after a brain injury. [more]

How do we choose a partner?

Individuals in the early stage of intense romantic love show many symptoms of substance and non-substance or behavioral addictions.

Only women’s clothing is described as sexually provocative

Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine

We are only beginning to understand the recent, mysterious honey bee die offs. And: New study shows bumblebees can sense electric fields generated by flowers, and use that feeling to tell the difference between flowers.

Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts?

Glasses on the Floor Mistaken for Art Installation at San Francisco MoMA