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5.jpgMan sues Chinese actress over her intense stare in TV show

Customer suspects annoyed waiter spat in soda; police use DNA to prove it

More New Yorkers are surviving being run over by 100-ton subway trains, statistics show

The brain shrinks over the course of the day, ending up smaller in the evening – before returning to its full size the next morning.

Group discussion improves lie detection

Study finds people — even teenagers — unconsciously follow advice from their elders

Seven or more hours of sleep per night: A health necessity for adults

Links found between blood type and risk of cognitive decline

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Is Learning How To Count Calories In Instagram Photos

Derived from the lapis lazuli stone, the pigment was considered more precious than gold. A brief history of ultramarine

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A Guide to Translating Things Men Say on Tinder

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24.jpg Woman Who Claims She Owns Sun Takes eBay To Court: They Won’t Let People Bid On It

Eating the placenta: trendy but no proven health benefits and unknown risks

What to say — and what not to say — on a first date, according to science

Researchers say: Don’t worry what other people think, going out on your own can be fun

When light travels through a medium such as oil or water, does it pull or push on the medium?

How Dinosaurs Shrank and Became Birds

Horses communicate amongst each other with eye and ear twitches

Why you should answer all your emails at 3PM (The ideal work schedule, as determined by circadian rhythms)

Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies

In 1948, a man was found on a beach in South Australia. The mysterious circumstances of his death have captivated generations of true-crime fanatics. Today, one amateur sleuth has come close to solving the case.

These are the sounds left behind when you compress a song to MP3 + How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

Rejected ‘The Shining’ Poster Designs From Saul Bass, With Stanley Kubrick’s Notes

Lassie’s Little Boomerang removes all of the annoying obstacles standing in the way of calling in an airstrike on yourself

Interactive Mirror Built from 450 Rotating Penguins by Daniel Rozin

“scroll to top” elevator [Thanks Tim]

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21.jpgScientists reverse aging in human cell lines

Scientists are 1 step closer to understanding how the brain regulates memory and mood, thanks to the discovery of 2 distinct types of stem cells

Some perfectly healthy people can’t remember their own lives

Gender and racial bias can be ‘unlearnt’ during sleep

Commuting length, distance, and means are stress factors that can lead to burnout

Yoshitaka Fujii falsified 183 papers before statistics exposed him—roughly 7 percent of all retracted papers between 1980 and 2011. And: I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How. [Thanks Tim]

Mystery of Swiss cheese holes solved

Giraffes have long enjoyed a special place in the hearts of evolutionists for another reason: as a real-life example of how to distinguish Darwinian from Lamarckian evolution.

A bug in Apple’s iOS means that anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a certain string of characters in a message.

Along with The Netherlands, the German market is by far the most affected one by the ad blocking phenomenon. There, ad block use approaches 40% of the internet population.

Like every other business, clandestine operations have a budget and like every federal agency, that budget is examined by scores of government workers. But how do expenses work if you’re a spy, doing secret work?

Can you be guilty of copyright infringement for using your own work?

Finnegans Wake becomes a hit book in China

Algorithm Clones Facial Expressions…And Pastes Them Onto Other Faces

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215.jpg Women earn less than men, but lesbians earn more than straight women

Relationship between women’s personality traits and oral sex behaviors

Drinking coffee can give you better erections, study

Study sheds new light on the impact of video gaming on the brain

Why The Oldest Person In The World Keeps Dying

Poisoning rhino horns doesn’t hurt the rhinos, but it may keep poachers away

Scientists have identified a gene in the dengue-transmitting mosquitoes that can be used to switch their sex, transforming the deadly disease-carrying females into harmless males.

How Smart Should the President Be? A historical analysis suggests a link between IQ and performance

Neither scientists nor philosophers know for sure what color is.

How Long Should I Hold The Door Open?

Porn actors say proposed safety rules — including protective eye gear — go too far

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213.jpgNew Zealand-based company is building a very, very angry robot to help companies deal with angry customers

A statistical analysis of birth month and celebrity finds that individuals born under certain astrological signs are more likely to become famous

Meat eaters who justify their eating habits feel less guilty and are more tolerant of social inequality say researchers.

In study, skipping meals is linked to abdominal weight gain

Sexual harassment of a king penguin by an Antarctic fur seal [PDF]

Traffic noise blocks fish sex

More than 40 percent of US honeybees died this past year

Physics paper with 5,154 authors has broken the record for the largest number of contributors to a single research article.

Why do we appreciate tragic events in art when we don’t appreciate tragic events in life?

Facebook tracks users who are logged-out from Facebook through the social plug-ins (”Like” and “Share” buttons), tracks opted-out Facebook users with a cookie for advertising purposes, tracks users who are not Facebook users but who have visited Facebook’s pages, and so on. Users who wish to protect themselves against tracking by Facebook through social plug-ins are advised to use browser add-ons that block tracking

This is what happens after you die

Anti-NSA pranksters planted tape recorders across New York and published your conversations

Frequent earbud headphone use increases your risk for “hidden hearing loss”: study

Chinese Restaurant Gives Discounts to Customers with Short Skirts

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5.gif At the University of California San Diego, a controversy is brewing over an art class in which students take the final exam in the nude.

Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day

The secret to overturning negative first impressions

Research shows more sex does not mean more happiness

Researchers have discovered a virus that infects our brains and “makes us more stupid.”

Birth month really does affect personality, says researcher

Pop music shows a pattern from biological evolution known as punctuated equilibrium, in which periods of gradual change are separated by explosions of complexity

The Effects of Popping Popcorn Under Reduced Pressure

Why is the number 2,147,483,647 important? Anything larger confuses many computers.

Self-driving truck cleared to drive on US roads for the first time

Why Uber wants to acquire Here, Nokia’s mapping service

Beard Hair Net Sales Are Booming Thanks to Hipster Chef Bros

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24.jpg Dog poo DNA tests to catch owners who fail to clean up their pet’s mess are to be launched in an east London borough

Man Sues Hospital After Amputated Leg Found in Trash

Films with a female presence earn less at the box office

3D X-ray technique detects 40% more breast cancers than traditional mammography does

Organic milk ‘is less healthy than regular milk and could harm child IQ,’ say researchers

New study suggests that flying may be greener than driving

Water-skipping stones and spheres

The Predecessors of Bitcoin and Their Implications for the Prospect of Virtual Currencies

Slot machines perfected addictive gaming. Now, tech wants their tricks.

Labyrinths have made their way into prisons, spas, wellness centers, and hospitals in recent years

How to choose a price that will maximize your profit

Why Is the Heart Symbol so Anatomically Incorrect?

Japanese hotel launches ‘crying rooms’

The shortest scientific paper ever published

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216.jpgStudy shows that the growth rate in industrial electricity usage negatively predicts next one-year stock market returns

Researchers track eye movements to sway moral decisions. Altering the timing of a decision on the basis of gaze manipulates choices.

The “holographic principle” asserts that a mathematical description of the universe actually requires one fewer dimension than it seems. What we perceive as three dimensional may just be the image of two dimensional processes on a huge cosmic horizon.

Mystery of why the Earth hums solved

At a multicourse dinner party in San Francisco, marijuana is paired like wine. But you’ll need a doctor’s note. [NY Times]

Remember your loved one – by putting their ashes in a dildo

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33.jpgEmbryonic Twin Sister Discovered in Woman’s Brain

Ladies take and delete five photos before settling on one they feel comfortable posting online

Optimism and pessimism are separate systems influenced by different genes

Resistance to antibiotics found in isolated Amazonian tribe. The find suggests that microbes have long evolved the capability to fight toxins, including antibiotics, and that preventing drug resistance may be harder than scientists thought.

Hacked Sony emails reveal that Sony had pirated books about hacking

In 1992, Diaconis famously proved — along with the mathematician Dave Bayer of Columbia University — that it takes just seven ordinary shuffles to mix a deck of cards. [Quanta | NY Times]

In 1482, at the age of 30, Leonardo da Vinci sent his resume to the Duke of Milan

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29.jpgBaboon bone found in famous Lucy skeleton

The car that knows when you’ll get in an accident before you do

37-year nationwide study reports strong evidence of familial clustering of sexual offending, primarily accounted for by genes rather than shared environmental influences.

El Salvador jails women for miscarriages and stillbirths.

In the UK, the number of labial reduction procedures has risen five-fold over the past 10 years

Scientists Figure Out Why Your Knuckles Crack

The Shortest-Known Paper Published in a Serious Math Journal

In 1872, Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States. [Thanks GG]

Report of a female jogging in the area

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28.jpgGerman student makes a freedom of information request to see test papers before exams

Even Women Who Should Know Better Are Attracted to Narcissists

Why do so many people so often say “so”?

Chimps and Humans are Less Similar than We Thought

Shakespeare’s plays reveal his psychological signature

Psychologists can influence people’s moral choices by tracking their gaze

Scientists develop algorithm that can identify and auto-ban internet trolls

Build a Phased-Array Radar in Your Garage that Sees Through Walls

Inventing a 2-D liquid

‘4D’ movies bring rain and snow inside the theater

Using TV anachronisms to learn about changes

We took a tourist guide to New York City from 1997 and tried to use it in 2015

The Pimps and Prostitutes of 1970s Times Square

Meet the artist running for election with absolutely no policies

How to grow your own furniture

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24.jpgGovernor Jerry Brown: Californians to be heavily fined for long showers [Thanks GG]

A Chinese man was caught out when 17 of his girlfriends turned up to see him in hospital after a car accident

Convicted operator of revenge porn website sentenced to 18 years in prison

On further questioning, the patient admitted to drinking sixteen 8-oz glasses of iced tea daily

Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks

Fear of spiders became part of our DNA during evolution, say scientists

Cigarette Smoke Makes Superbugs More Aggressive

New adhesive could work underwater, in wet conditions for medicine and industry

A robo-car just drove across the country

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