Cops ticket armless man for not wearing seatbelt.
In China, the license plates can cost more than the car.
According to Argentinian tabloid, a Brazilian woman recently attempted to murder her husband using her vagina.
California woman accused of planting poisoned juice at Starbucks.
Are Vocal Homophobes Really Just Homosexuals in the Closet?
Google Glass is the future – and the future has awful battery life.
IBM researchers have produced a microscopic stop-motion film featuring a hero made up of just a few individual atoms.
On the internet and in the media there has been growing discussion of technological unemployment. People are increasingly concerned that automation will displace more and more workers—that in fact there might be no turning back at this point. What follows is a list of possible responses to technological unemployment.
Conversations with evil men. For most of the men I spoke with, it was the story of killing children that was the hardest, the hardest to remember, the hardest to get them to talk about. So that was hopeful, that there did seem to be red lines. What was depressing was that it was the opposite when it came to women.
This paper presents 12 facts about the mortgage market. [Fact 2: No mortgage was “designed to fail.”] The authors argue that the facts refute the popular story that the crisis resulted from financial industry insiders deceiving uninformed mortgage borrowers and investors. [PDF]
Facts that sound like “BS” but are actually true. The city of Chicago was raised by several feet during the 1860s without disrupting daily life or businesses closing down to solve a drainage problem. Entire buildings, shopping centers, sidewalks and hotels were all lifted up manually by laborers using jackscrews while people went about their daily lives, shopped and dined. In one case, a large hotel was raised off the ground even while guests stayed on oblivious of what was going on underneath them.
How petals shape up.
A 6-inch-long skeleton found in Chile’s Atacama Desert showed several anomalies, including its alienlike skull, teensy body and the fact that it had just 10 ribs rather than the 12 that healthy humans normally have.