South African Doctors Surgically Remove Cell Phone Lodged In Man’s Mouth
People voluntarily leaving jobs at highest rate since 2009 downturn
99% of the plastic we throw in the ocean has mysteriously disappeared
More left-handed men are born during the winter
Why Do Some Teens Become Binge Drinkers? Algorithms Answer.
Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain
Less Sleep Means Smaller Brains in Older Adults
Scientists are using hypnosis to understand why some people believe they’re inhabited by paranormal beings.
Genetic link to autism found
Twenty epidemiologic studies have shown that neither thimerosal nor MMR vaccine causes autism
For a long list of investment “biases,” including lack of diversification, excessive trading, and the disposition effect, we find that genetic differences explain up to 45% of the remaining variation across individual investors, after controlling for observable individual characteristics.
Practice accounted for about 26% of individual differences in performance for games, about 21% of individual differences in music, and about 18% of individual differences in sports. But it only accounted for about 4% of individual differences in education and less than 1% of individual differences in performance in professions. Becoming an expert takes more than practice
Don’t Try Losing Weight By Just Eating More Fruits And Vegetables
“Super Bananas” Enter U.S. Market Trials
Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it
How do mosquitoes find some people and not others?
A Contraceptive Implant with Remote Control
Hacking into Internet Connected Light Bulbs
Breakthrough in guessing the risk of popping a balloon
New State of Matter Discovered
Another group ended up believing that quantum mechanics did represent reality, and that, yes, reality was non-local, and possibly not very real either. Quantum state may be a real thing
While on an expedition into Africa during the late 19th century, Jameson, heir to an Irish whiskey manufacturer, reportedly bought an 11-year-old girl and offered her to cannibals to document and sketch how she was cooked and eaten. [+ NY Times | PDF]
Darwin may be the first person to ever notice a puzzling phenomenon: the bafflingly long time it takes kids to learn the meanings of color words.
The codpiece, however, may have been a disguise for underlying disease.
8 Summer Miseries Made Worse by Global Warming, From Poison Ivy to Allergies
New York’s unofficial shuttles, called “dollar vans” in some neighborhoods, make up a thriving transportation system that operates where the subway and buses don’t.
When Dany Levy sold her email newsletter DailyCandy to Comcast for $125 million, she thought she was fortifying the future of the company. This is what happened next.
The dark side of Twitter — Infidelity, break-ups, and divorce
Fake Followers for Hire, and How to Spot Them
Self-refuting sentence of the week
Dictionary of Untranslatables
10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings
Google camera selfies