Couples who have sex weekly are happiest. More sex may not always make you happier, according to new research
Coffee hydrates as well as water, study says. The belief that caffeinated drinks such as coffee could cause dehydration is based on a 1928 study that demonstrated caffeine’s diuretic effect.
It costs as much as $4 million to open a new diner these days, compared with $500,000 to $1 million for a higher-end restaurant, because diners require so much storage space for the inventory that their large menus require.
Last year, Kennedy, a 67-year-old neurologist and inventor, did something unprecedented in the annals of self-experimentation. He paid a surgeon in Central America $25,000 to implant electrodes into his brain in order to establish a connection between his motor cortex and a computer.
There are approximately 900 actively working mail chutes in New York. As letters grew in size, clogging of the mail chutes became an increasing problem.
How Auction Houses Orchestrate Sales for Maximum Drama [NY Times]
The moles on your right arm may predict your risk of skin cancer. New research suggests that it’s specifically those with 11 moles or more on their right arms who need to care the most
How America is attempting to stop school shootings by using community detection and behavioural intervention programmes for people identified as potential killers – before a crime has ever been committed.
A new study suggests that receiving rewards as you learn can help cement new facts and skills in your memory, particularly when combined with a daytime nap. “Our findings are relevant for understanding the devastating effects that lack of sleep can have on achievement”
How we are all contributing to the destruction of coral reefs: Sunscreen. A new study finds that a single drop in a small area is all it takes for the chemicals in the lotion to mount an attack.
Crocodiles, like some birds and aquatic mammals, may well sleep with half of their brain at a time. The researchers found that crocodiles were more inclined to sleep with one eye open when humans were present, and that the open eye was always directed towards the human.
A paper by a team of astronomers is getting some notice because of aliens. First, what’s the science?
Losing weight is hard — and it’s getting harder. That’s not an excuse, a group of researchers say, it’s science. When comparing people with the same diets in 1971 and 2008, the more recent counterpart was on average 10 percent heavier.
Researchers created a synthetic material out of 1 billion tiny magnets. The magnetic properties of this so-called metamaterial change with the temperature, so that it can take on different states; just like water has a gaseous, liquid and a solid state.
Streaming music is officially a bigger business than physical music sales in the U.S. for the first time. If current trends continue, streaming will surpass digital download sales as the biggest single source of revenue for the music industry by next year.
Before writing most of Taylor Swift’s newest album, Max Martin wrote No. 1 hits for Britney Spears, ’NSync, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, and Katy Perry. Meet the bald Norwegians and other unknowns who actually create the songs that top the charts
The International Image of Brazil in 1950 and in 2014: A Study of the Reputation and the Identity of Brazil as Projected by the International Media During the Two FIFA World Cups in the Country
Robot applyed for Screen Actors Guild card. Acceptance into SAG would give the robot health insurance and a pension.
Between 1999 and 2009, the French Full Scale IQ declined by 3.8 points. Results are inline with 7 studies showing a Negative Flynn Effect in Europe.
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What’s the best length for online news videos? People liked longer videos better than shorter ones. Long videos averaged 2.08 minutes in duration. Short videos averaged 24 seconds.
If we think that the world of the future will be largely dominated by America and China, then this kind of English-Chinese bilingualism could become much, much more common. Is Singapore the future of language?
Angola was the most difficult of all the countries I visited. Man who traveled to every country on earth explains the most difficult places to visit
“Asking drug dealers to turn in other drug dealers,” Sheriff Melton said. “It’s comical, and it’s working.” [NY Times]
The Effect of Country Music on Suicide [PDF]
Four Centuries of Development Surprises on a Single Stretch of a New York City Street [PDF]