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27.jpgFlight diverted after fight over legroom. One passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger’s tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining.

Seattle doctor accused of sexting during surgery

A chemistry startup, developed by undergrads, is creating a nail polish that, when exposed to date rape drugs, changes color.

Drinking small amounts of alcohol boosts people’s sense of smell

Effect of maternal coffee, smoking and drinking behavior on adult son’s semen quality

A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time

Why do humans grow up so slowly? Blame the brain.

How Temperatures In Manhattan Differ From Block To Block

Egypt feminist defecates on IS flag in the nude

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44.jpgHusband takes his wife to court over honeymoon photos she posted on Facebook

Chinese man sues wife over ugly baby—before they met, she had undergone about $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgery.

Woman Sues FDA for Right to Free Sperm

Reading ‘Fifty Shades’ linked to unhealthy behaviors

Douglas also admitted to having sex with bodies being stored while awaiting autopsies.

A recent paper said PMS can drive spouses apart. But that paper is based on bad science and flat-out lies.

Does Seeing the Doctor More Often Keep You Out of the Hospital? [PDF]

On average, people’s memories stretch no farther than age three and a half. Everything before then is a dark abyss. Psychologists have named this dramatic forgetting “childhood amnesia.”

We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”

States with faster Internet speeds have smarter people

Researchers find it’s terrifyingly easy to hack traffic lights

Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Does terrorism help perpetrators to achieve their demands?

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The Role of Artists in Ship Camouflage During World War I

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Horses And Sleep

Celebs before their signature Hollywood smiles

London restaurant creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast

Images from opening scenes of adult movies

Facial Recognition Software for Cats

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26.jpg Couple walled in by angry neighbours

An ad-free internet would cost each user at least £140 a year ($230)

Psychologists investigate why some people see the future as being behind them

Women were more threatened than men when imagining another person complimenting their partner’s physical appearance. [PDF]

Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour

Ever since the first hack of a commercial quantum cryptography device, security specialists have been fighting back. Here’s an update on the battle.

With enough technical savvy, simply touching a laptop can suffice to extract the cryptographic keys used to secure data stored on it.

Recently, another chapter in the Toynbee Tile saga was written, when a tile showed up on Greenwich Street and North Moore in SoHo.

The ‘chairless chair’ that lets you relax anywhere

Is there life after death?

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435.jpg Three Swiss couples copulating in a van fined for not wearing seatbelts

Google has to reinforce its internet cables because sharks keep biting them

New Yorkers go to bed earlier than people in Paris, Beijing, Moscow, Dubai, Tokyo and Madrid, study

Why Some People Only Need Five Hours’ Sleep a Night

The Real Secret to Detecting Lies (And It’s Not Body Language) [more]

How to help an anxious interviewee - be mean to them

Mother’s diet modifies her child’s DNA

Love makes sex better for most women

Study reveals that men experience orgasm during sexual activity with a familiar partner 85% of the time on average, compared with 63% of the time for women.

Representing Sex in the Brain, One Module at a Time

Scientists may have identified an intermediate-sized black hole for the very first time

Two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much the same way that Internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for the transfer of data. The researchers are calling it the “anternet.” [Thanks Tim]

The Slack software borrows from social sites such as Twitter and Facebook to turn the middle of your screen into a stream of messages. E-mail is dead—or at least that’s what Silicon Valley is banking on.

Google’s driverless cars designed to exceed speed limit

Managers of Walgreen’s drugstores in the US “often retire in their 40s.” […] In India, hair dressers can earn more than employees in the software industry.

French treasure hunter finds 50 pieces of jewellery on Mont Blanc from Air India crash 48 years ago

The “Blue Star” solution activates the physical memory of blood through its contact with the remaining DNA proteins on the walls

With a local anesthesia, he operated himself to remove the appendix.

Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug Shot

Justin Bieber Tartare with Ham

selling positive pregnancy urine - $45

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61.jpg Alleged phone thief calls 911 because victim won’t leave her alone

About 100,000 German employees can now choose to have all their incoming emails automatically deleted when they are on holiday so they do not return to a bulging in-box.

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis said he can’t return the vehicles, a 2007 Cadillac Escalade and a 2012 Bentley Flying Spur, because a strip-club owner in Mexico—angry that several Girls Gone Wild promotions fell through— took them.

The evolution of PMS: It may exist to break up infertile relationships

Is the absence of biological fathers related to their daughters’ earlier age at menarche?

The stability of your personality peaks in mid-life, then grows increasingly wobbly again

Dartmouth researchers demonstrate in a new study that a previously understudied part of the brain, the retrosplenial cortex, is essential for forming the basis for contextual memories, which help you to recall events ranging from global disasters to where you parked your car.

Angry faces increase the effectiveness of threats

New study finds that antiperspirant deodorants alter your armpit bacteria and may actually worsen body odor as a result.

Is there a cannabis epidemic model? Evidence from France, Germany and USA

People fake to look authentic on social media

Solving the puzzle of why Finns have the highest IQ, but one of the lowest number of Nobel prizes in Europe

People recall more and learn better when they expect to teach that information to another person, a new study finds.

Starting removal of John Hancock Building west antenna

I’m not here to make friends

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5.gif Researchers Reconstruct Speech Recorded in the Vibrations of a Potato Chip Bag

Science is proving that many other tissues than the tongue can taste what you ingest

Do Narcissists Know They’re Narcissists?

Time Flies: Science offers ideas about how to reconstruct that feeling of long, slow days you remember from when you were a kid.

Three Perimeter Institute researchers have a new idea about what might have come before the big bang. What we perceive as the big bang, they argue, could be the three-dimensional “mirage” of a collapsing star in a universe profoundly different than our own.

Honda is one of the few multinational companies that has succeeded at globalization. They’ve never lost money. They’ve been profitable every year. And they’ve been around since 1949, 1950.

Car Security Is Likely to Worsen, Researchers Say and Hackers Demand Automakers Get Serious About Security

The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records [NY Times]

Stephen King has always disliked Stanley Kubrick’s film: What Stanley Kubrick got wrong about “The Shining”

For this show, Williams has insisted that there be no wall text. Williams has also insisted that all the photos at MoMA be hung below normal height. Christopher Williams at MoMA

In an official partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation, Ryan McGinness has erected 50 signs throughout Manhattan.

How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi

Chef Grills Steak, Volcano-Style, With Molten Lava.

Real Cigarette Reviews

Statues Taking Selfies

Two adult sex toys having automated sex with each other

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4.jpgWhile we assumed everyone knew that correspondence from Nigerian leaders requesting funds were always fraudulent, it appears the US government decided the opportunity was worth the risk…

Host of 2,000+ person party: ‘Worth it’ despite drug overdoses

A mathematical equation which can predict our moment-by-moment happiness has been developed by researchers

Why are people with high self-control happier?

Why is intelligence associated with stability of happiness?

2D:4D digit ratio predicts depression severity for females but not for males. Previously: Depression in men is associated with more feminine finger length ratios.

Used cigarette butts offer energy storage solution

It’s -55 °C at the British base in Antarctica. The power has failed. How are they coping?

My Work as an Eyemaker: The First 55 Years

How a Simple Spambot Became the Second Most Powerful Member of an Italian Social Network

Female runner uses Nike+ to draw giant dicks around San Francisco

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23.jpgBahamas built by bacteria using Saharan dust

One reason brain tumors are more common in men

Why bad news dominates the headlines

If demand shifts to sectors where entrepreneurship is harder, the rate of entrepreneurship is going to decline.

If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

Abramović raised over $660,000 for her institute on Kickstarter in June and recently “collaborated” with Adidas. Yet somehow she cannot afford to pay people to work for the Marina Abramović Institute

What The Numbers On Your Credit Card Really Mean

How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath

The social lives of cows are clearly more complex than biologists imagine.

Army develops 3D printers to feed the troops

I found that MonsantoCollaborators.org was registered hours before the article it was supposedly responding to was even put online.

History of Culture Visualized through Art History, Physics, Complexity

Japanese TV series features model yelling at the camera, and nothing else

Wife Zone [Thanks GG!]

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5.jpgUK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January

Giraffe Dies After Hitting Its Head on Highway Bridge

The voices heard by people with schizophrenia are friendlier in India and Africa, than in the US

Total darkness at night key to success of breast cancer therapy, study shows

Psychologists investigate a major, ignored reason for our lack of sleep - bedtime procrastination

If we can bend and shape our own memories, can a false memory be implanted by another?

Our findings corroborate prior research showing that people who implicitly think of relationships as a perfect unity between soul mates have worse relationships than people who implicitly think of relationships as a journey of growing and working things out.

Blood test can predict risk of suicide [via gettingsome]

A recommendation to eat or skip breakfast for weight loss had no discernable effect on weight loss.

A 2013 study suggests that if one is going to be shot with a bullet, one might be better off naked. On the other hand, different study suggests that if one is going to be shot with shotgun pellets, one might be better off wearing clothing.

Practice Does Not Make Perfect: No Causal Effect of Music Practice on Music Ability

Google’s Effort to Trademark ‘Glass’ Clears Hurdle

Spanish physicist invented a ‘magical’ ice cream that changes colour as you lick it.

A quarter of all auction sales were made to first time art buyers this year. An inside look at Sotheby’s and Christie’s global quest to identify and recruit more.

According to French Elle, women have stopped sunbathing topless in France.

Is it possible that an alien civilization has completely different mathematics than ours?

The Cyanometer Is a 225-Year-Old Tool for Measuring the Blueness of the Sky

Human pissbucket Justin Bieber and fucking Legolas got into a fight last night [video]

I accidentally started a Wikipedia hoax

Introverts, unite

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53.jpgRobots replace cheering fans at South Korean baseball games

Beyoncé and Jay Z both change their cellphone numbers every two weeks.

“We basically show that people want to feel good at the right time — that is, when a goal is achieved and not before then.”

High-frequency traders are investing in microwave technology to shorten transmission times

How To Spot A Social Bot On Twitter

Math Twitter Bots, Reviewed and Rated

Lawsuit Filed To Prove Happy Birthday Is In The Public Domain; Demands Warner Pay Back Millions Of License Fees

How Secret Societies Stay Hidden On the Internet

From the way the Santa Cruz cops talk about it, the security camera video that captured a reputed high-price call girl injecting the 51-year-old tech veteran with a fatal dose of the drug aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz was surely horrific. Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley’s work culture

This Is How You Make Selfie Toast

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34.jpgA millionaire cross-dressing NY real estate ​​heir was busted for peeing on the candy display at a CVS

Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In 2 Minutes

Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

Black holes aren’t black after all

A particularly advanced civilization might intentionally pollute the atmosphere to high levels and globally warm a planet that is otherwise too cold for life.

Danish DNA Could be Key to Happiness

Research: When it hurts to think we were made for each other

Thinking about romantic relationships increases positive affect and blood glucose levels

Do men perceive responsive women as more attractive, and does the same hold true for women’s perceptions of men?

These adventurous single men and women are at a “pheromone party”

The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research

We’re more likely to spend money when we’re feeling nostalgic, study

Previous research shows the existence of a height premium in the workplace with tall individuals receiving more benefits across several domains (e.g., earnings) relative to short people.

There’s little correlation between company performance and CEO pay.

The longer individuals were exposed to socialism, the more likely they were to cheat on our task.

Where Do Cocktail Prices Come From?

Why Are Books Getting Longer?

Behind the Scenes in Putin’s Court: The Private Habits of a Latter-Day Dictator

After Drugs and Guns, Art Theft Is the Biggest Criminal Enterprise in the World

A story so incredible it may even make you feel sorry for the phone company [published in the October 1971 issue of Esquire Magazine]

Besides health tracking, contact lens technology under development could enable drug delivery, night vision, and augmented reality.

“never show a husband the apartment without his wife.” NYC Real Estate Agent Secrets REVEALED

New York is the unhappiest city in he U.S.

Squirrels have adapted to New York City’s human behaviour, allowing them to thrive just as well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in the woods

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites

The fascinatng… frustrating… fascinating history of Autocorrect

The Inventor of the High Five

L.A.’s Skid Row Through the Eyes of Pimps, Prostitutes, Dealers and Dope Fiends

Jeff Koons cleaning New Shelton Wet/Dry acrylic case, c. 1985

Enduring Freedom Jesus Christ

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61.jpgAstronauts debate provenance of turd floating in Apollo 10

Nude Beach Blow Job Jet Ski Fight Leads to Wife’s Death

Collector Gets 422 Million AmEx Points With Cup Purchase

How Becoming a Father Changes Your Brain

We only use 10% of our brains? That’s 100% wrong.

Sweet taste liking is associated with impulsive behaviors in humans

Many individuals, and even entire cultures, fear happiness

A gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body has been discovered by researchers

Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form

What if Bertrand was suffering from a disorder that was not just extremely rare but entirely unknown to science?

The Polar Bear on Prozac, The Gorilla Who Got Thorazine in His Coca-Cola, The Gorillas Who Got Haldol, Valium, Klonopin, Zoloft, Paxil, Xanax, Buspar, Prozac, Ativan, Versed, Mellaril, and Beta-Blockers…

Using bees that have been genetically modified to 3D-print concrete

Mr. Rose is one of about 50 pickpockets whose mug shots are on flash cards studied by plainclothes subway officers. They call the thieves the “Nifty 50.” [NY Times]

Brands are succeeding largely because of consumer ignorance.

How much are curators really paid?

Touching the Art - Episode 1 [via A new web series that aims to demystify the art world]

Backmasking

If you’re looking for love, and you’re dead, Ghost Singles is the site for you.