Store Charging Patrons $5 For ‘Just Looking’, To Offset Losses From Internet Shoppers. [Thanks Glenn]
Next-Gen $100 Bills Prove Hard to Make, Easy to Fake.
Crime has dropped in Juarez, the notoriously dangerous Mexican city. We can thank good, old-fashioned police work.
Darpa Sets Out to Make Computers That Can Teach Themselves.
Why IBM Made a Liquid Transistor.
Women Make Better Decisions Than Men, Study Suggests.
How team conflict can be beneficial.
A single drug can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, researchers have found. The treatment, an antibody that blocks a “do not eat” signal normally displayed on tumor cells, coaxes the immune system to destroy the cancer cells.
It is widely believed that dietary salt leads to increased blood pressure, and higher risks of heart attack or stroke. This is the “salt hypothesis.” Two major observational studies do not support the salt hypothesis.[PDF]
A study published in the Journal of Hypertension in 2011, which analyzed data from over 6,000 people, failed to find an association between lowered salt intake and lowered risk for heart attacks, strokes, or death.
Chewing accelerates cognitive processing speed.
Research on warning labels printed on cigarette packages has shown that fear inducing health warnings might provoke defensive responses. Reformulating statements into questions can avoid defensive responses elicited by textual- and graphic warning labels.
Climate scientists have linked the massive snowstorms and bitter spring weather now being experienced across Britain and large parts of Europe and North America to the dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice.
A lack of physical exercise causes or contributes to the development of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, some types of cancer, depression, obesity or osteoporosis. And something as simple as physical exercise reduces the risk of getting some of these diseases.
We show that, in books, American English has become decidedly more “emotional” than British English in the last half-century, as a part of a more general increase of the stylistic divergence between the two variants of English language.
Kafka was a fervent womanizer, carrying on numerous romantic involvements (and frequenting brothels) throughout his life. Here, he tries to convince Bauer to marry him.
James Franco: Lindsay Lohan wanted to have sex with me, I said no, because she had “issues.”
On January 26, 2008, a 30-year-old part-time entrepreneur named Mike Merrill decided to sell himself on the open market. He divided himself into 100,000 shares and set an initial public offering price of $1 a share.
Giovanni Di Stefano conned clients like Saddam Hussein out of large sums of money by setting himself up as a lawyer when he had no legal qualifications and was not registered to work as a lawyer.
Debbie Schlussel says, with her usual blend of moderation and critical insight, “every single person involved with this movie is a complete scumbag unworthy of human life” and gives it “four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens” which must mean it’s really bad. [Thanks Rob]
Room 237 presents a compendium of Shining fans and scholars offering various readings on what the film is really “about.”
Why are the French drinking less wine?
The Joys and Dangers of Exploring Africa on the Back of an Elephant.
So far, Gunnar Garfors has visited 196 of the 198 countries (193 UN members, the Vatican, Kosovo, Palestine, Western Sahara, Taiwan). He set a world record by visiting 5 continents in 1 day on June 18, 2012 using only scheduled transport.
Draw a Tyrannosaurus rex from memory, right now. It’s probably wrong in a very significant way.
Do you know anyone who loves email? I don’t. 10 Rules For Emailing Busy People.
How stores spy on you.
If you’re just dying to get stop-and-frisked, you should either:
Each year since 2004, on the anniversary of the infamous blaze, volunteers fan out across the city to inscribe in chalk the names and ages of the victims in front of their former homes.
Hermes is selling a $91,500 crocodile T-shirt.
I hope your bag is comfortable, asshole.
Howard Family Dental.
Actresses without teeth.