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5.jpgAnarchist conference descends into chaos

Rollercoaster thrill-seekers showered in blood after ride decapitates deer

Penises grown in lab could be tested on humans within five years

Americans love to eat out. During the year 2012, the average resident of the United States of America ate more than 200 meals outside the home. This paper studies the history of eating outside the home in America from Colonial to modern times.

Diners Tend To Eat More If Their Companions Are Overweight

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research.

Southampton University scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible

Who has more appeal and influence: Someone who makes decisions with considerable thought and analysis or someone who takes virtually no time and seems to make decisions effortlessly? [PDF]

Over-caffeinated people may have a hard time expressing emotion

Mosquitoes think and act 100 times faster than you can

A New York appeals court will soon decide if chimps should have the same rights as humans

Other people can tell whether your partner is cheating on you

‘Back-up husbands,’ ‘emotional affairs’ and the rise of digital infidelity

Being a gynecologist in Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world

Sensory deprivation goes from CIA torture manuals to a yoga studio near you.

World’s loudest sound circled the Earth four times

In carefully crafting a lightbulb with a relatively short life span, the cartel thus hatched the industrial strategy now known as planned obsolescence.

The online illicit drug economy is booming. Here’s what people are buying.

The World’s Most Dangerous Garden

Too Much Air in Potato Chip Packets? Students Make a Boat to Prove It

A quantitative analysis of the graying of Barack Obama’s hair [PDF]

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2.jpg The Belgian city of Bruges has approved plans to build a pipeline which will funnel beer underneath its famous cobbled streets. Locals and politicians were fed up with huge lorries clattering through the cobbled streets.

10,000 pigeons underwent anal security check in China

Virgos suffering ‘astrological discrimination’ in China

Survey says half of all married women have a ‘backup husband’ in mind

Alcohol makes smiles more ‘contagious,’ but only for men

Neural activity predicts the timing of spontaneous decisions

Winners evaluate themselves favorably even when the competitor is incompetent

Couvade syndrome: why some men develop signs of pregnancy

Who are the men and boys suffering from anorexia?

A 2014 study found that readers of a short mystery story on a Kindle were significantly worse at remembering the order of events than those who read the same story in paperback.

The ban against Spinoza was the harshest ever issued by the Amsterdam Portuguese-Jewish community

In the autumn of 1931, the philosopher Martin Heidegger began to record his thoughts in small diaries that he called the schwarze Hefte, or “black notebooks.”

Why conspiracy theories in America are not on the rise after all

Why do Autocrats Disclose?

Do Communists Have Better Sex?

“You don’t have to be clever to make a discovery”

Things That Cost More Than Space Exploration

World’s smallest microphone is just one molecule

Living in a Dumpster More: My boyfriend lives in a dumpster

Statistician Creates Mathematical Model to Predict The Future of Game of Thrones

Schizophrenia in rap music

How much actual trading is done at 11 Wall Street? “It’s pretty darn close to zero”

“It was here where I believe Andy [Kaufman] would develop the concept of ‘bending reality’ to suit his needs”

Overspire: The experience of too much inspiration, resulting in no further gains in creativity.

How Wolves Change Rivers and Maybe Wolves Don’t Change Rivers, After All

Ice tsunami [more info]

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4.jpgScientists confess to sneaking Bob Dylan lyrics into their work for the past 17 years

Men are now the primary grocery shoppers in about four in 10 households. But men, food companies have found, have their own priorities.

Morphed images of Hollywood celebrities reveal how neurons make up your mind

Motion, audio, and location data harvested from a smartphone can be analyzed to accurately predict stress or depression

How to tell when a robot has written you a letter

Order doesn’t just happen, and it isn’t the product of individual freedom. It needs to be established, and it needs to be established first (sometimes by force), before individuals can be granted civic, economic, and social freedom. [via Rob Horning]

How Edward Hopper “Storyboarded” His Iconic Painting Nighthawks

Artists to Serve Radioactive Soup at Frieze London

New York artist creates ‘art’ that is invisible and collectors are paying millions. Previously: Andy Warhol: Invisible Sculpture [photo]

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25.jpgMother drives with 5-month-old in trunk to avoid being cited for not having car seat

The book describes the training of laboratory rats to trade in foreign exchange and commodity futures markets

Scientists may have accidentally misread space dust as evidence of the Big Bang

Researcher proves, mathematically, that black holes do not exist

Scientists have “hacked” photosynthesis, and it could help them speed up food production

The bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want

Researchers found that when charged more for an all-you-can-eat buffet diners rated the food higher than when charged less for the same food.

Coffee Drinkers Have Trouble Talking About Emotions?

How to Instantly Tell If Someone is About to Make a Good Decision (Or Not)

A new study has suggested that men who exercise on a regular basis are at lower risk of nocturia i.e. waking up at night to urinate.

The color green facilitates creative performance

The idea of an aesthetically pleasing gluteal region has been with us since early recorded history.

Are dolphins cleverer than dogs?

The Verbal Overshadowing Effect (describing the perpetrator will make it more difficult for you to identify him out of the lineup)

Lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before

Emma Watson nude photo threats were apparently a plot to kill 4chan, orchestrated by viral marketing company

Can Graffiti Be Copyrighted?

a type of polychaete worm

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52.jpg Grandfather busted for prostituting himself… to young women

Venezuela’s shortage of breast implants

Domestic violence likely more frequent for same-sex couples

What body parts are seeing the most striking rise in venture-capital funding? Eyes and ears.

‘Memories’ can be passed down through genetic code from one generation to the next.

Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders

Sometimes Indirect Speech Is the Most Direct Course of Action Related: The evolutionary social psychology of off-record indirect speech acts [PDF]

Scientists discover new “sleep node” in the brain: Findings may lead to new therapies for sleep disorders, including insomnia

How your brain actually makes decisions while you sleep

Emotion Is Not the Enemy of Reason

What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.

Study finds ‘magical contagion’ spreads creator’s essence to artworks, adding value

What Happens When We All Live to 100?

Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers

Alibaba isn’t just the “Amazon of China”—it’s also the Dropbox, PayPal, Uber, Hulu, and more.

Share selfies with your friends if they’re standing behind you. [Thanks Tim]

Her job was to taste Hitler’s food to make sure it wasn’t poisoned. [via Natalie Shutler]

Germany’s Air Food One is a subscription service that lets anyone get airline meals delivered to their home once a week.

Plane crash [Thanks Tim]

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23.jpgChinese City Sets Up ‘No Cell Phone’ Pedestrian Lanes

Airlines are creating rush hours and crowds at airports - on purpose

Being chronically late can have deep psychological drivers that go beyond having too much to do or underestimating traffic.

People Are Attracted to the Body Odor of Others with Similar Political Beliefs

Researchers have discovered how two genes keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well as the seasons.

Gene-Silencing Drugs Finally Show Promise

Genes may help explain why some people are naturally more interested in music than others

Not everyone who hears voices experiences them as social entities but this type of social hallucinated voice is not rare or exotic.

The Jesus Experiment

Frst-person account of Cotard’s delusion – the belief that you’re dead

New Study Examines Impact of Violent Media on the Brain

Action films most likely to make you fat

How to increase children’s patience in 5 seconds

Scientists come closer to the industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond

Sapphire screens were part of the iPhone 6 design until the glass repeatedly cracked during standard drop tests

Why Apple Didn’t Name Its Smartwatch ‘iWatch’

How the FBI took down the online black market and drug bazaar known as the Silk Road

The various ways to duck paying the fare on the Paris Subway

Returning to from lower Manhattan to Brooklyn

Never put the F where the door is

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7654.gifDJs all over the world are now deliberately making mistakes during their mixes to prove to fans and critics that they are in fact real DJs.

When you set sad lyrics against happy music, the music wins

Research on twins has found that our genes may determine an innate baseline for how happy we’ll be during our lives

Study of more than 100,000 people finds three genetic variants for IQ — but their effects are maddeningly small.

Bra Wearing Not Associated with Breast Cancer Risk

Is spooning really the best position for men with back pain? More: Bad back? These are the best sex positions to ease the pain.

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

A simple rule for making every restaurant meal better: Eat at 5 p.m. or 5:30.

Imagine that someone else was controlling your actions. You would still look like you, and sound like you, but you wouldn’t be the one deciding what you did and what you said. Would anyone notice the difference?

Research has found that while around 1% of the general population are psychopaths, the level rises to 3% amongst business managers.

How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters

Serialized Killers: Prebooting Horror in Bates Motel and Hannibal

Only 1.5 percent of looted work is ever recovered. Why don’t museums put GPS trackers on everything?

Burger King goes “Goth” in Japan

The lessons around commitment and intimacy get deeper as Saturn continues his two-and-a-half-year sojourn through your partnership house, Taurus.

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5.jpg Growing mushrooms in diapers

Man Stabs Roommate For Being Too Loud While Having Threesome

The Man With Two Penises

People’s belief in free will is lower when they need to urinate or desire sex

It is possible to predict the future – and a new breed of ‘superforecasters’ knows how to do it

Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works)

“At some factories, robots are even building other robots, producing about 50 robots per 24-hour shift and operating unsupervised for as long as 30 days at a time.” [via gettingsome]

Everything That’s Wrong With Banking Summed Up In One Bonehead Advertisement

We’ve reached a point in our civilization where counterculture has mutated into a self-obsessed aesthetic vacuum. So while hipsterdom is the end product of all prior countercultures, it’s been stripped of its subversion and originality. More: DATAcide: The Total Annihilation of Life as We Know It

Global suicide map

New Toyota minivan equips parents with mic to make it easier to yell at unruly kids in the back

Richard Feynman’s Lectures on Physics

Yves Klein: The man who invented a colour

Porn for the Blind [thanks GG]

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2.jpg Robert Rauschenberg Painting Helps Solve 1950s Murder

Town in Brazil made up entirely of women has made an appeal for bachelors

Self-Deceived Individuals Are Better at Deceiving Others

The evidence that abstinence from alcohol is a cause of heart disease and early death is irrefutable

Double mastectomy for breast cancer ‘does not boost survival chances’

Neuroscientists reverse memories’ emotional associations: Brain circuit that links feelings to memories manipulated

Both men and women find humility attractive

An office enriched with plants makes staff happier and boosts productivity by 15 per cent

This study examines whether tattoo visibility affects recidivism length of ex-offenders [PDF]

What People Cured of Blindness See

Time Travel Simulation Resolves “Grandfather Paradox”

Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fuel

Hackers Are Homing in on Hospitals

The Goldman Sachs Aluminum Conspiracy Lawsuit Is Over

Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way

Where is Josh Harris now?

Portraits of former Playboy Bunnies

I Wanted a Floor Lamp

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28.jpg World’s most pierced man barred from Dubai

Women college students average 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men students spend nearly eight

Hangover Cure Finally Comes to the U.S.

Date rape drug-detecting nail polish won’t work

There were no associations between childhood family income and subsequent violent criminality and substance misuse

When you are in the middle of negotiation, is it best to make the first offer, or to wait for the other party to make the first offer and then respond to it?

Music helps you focus on your own thoughts, but only if you like it

Neuroscientists watch imagination happening in the brain

The use of hallucinogens in research and therapy

The more strongly people believed in free will, the more they liked making choices

Panic disorder and epilepsy were associated with low belief in free will.

Here, we test whether creativity increases dishonesty [PDF]

Researchers have found that “solid-head” power toothbrushes have up to 3,000 times less bacteria when compared to “hollow-head” toothbrushes.

Home is where the microbes are

Schrödinger’s cat caught on quantum film

The smell of rain: what is petrichor?

Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality [study abstract]

Vending machine dispenses food for stray dogs when people insert recyclable bottles and cans

Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program

This Is Uber’s Playbook for Sabotaging Lyft

When A Machine Learning Algorithm Studied Fine Art Paintings, It Saw Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed

Today, around 75% of all IKEA’s product images are CG

Crying Infant Assuager (new patent)

Camel toe challenge [more]

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27.jpgFlight diverted after fight over legroom. One passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger’s tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining.

Seattle doctor accused of sexting during surgery

A chemistry startup, developed by undergrads, is creating a nail polish that, when exposed to date rape drugs, changes color.

Drinking small amounts of alcohol boosts people’s sense of smell

Effect of maternal coffee, smoking and drinking behavior on adult son’s semen quality

A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time

Why do humans grow up so slowly? Blame the brain.

How Temperatures In Manhattan Differ From Block To Block

Egypt feminist defecates on IS flag in the nude

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44.jpgHusband takes his wife to court over honeymoon photos she posted on Facebook

Chinese man sues wife over ugly baby—before they met, she had undergone about $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgery.

Woman Sues FDA for Right to Free Sperm

Reading ‘Fifty Shades’ linked to unhealthy behaviors

Douglas also admitted to having sex with bodies being stored while awaiting autopsies.

A recent paper said PMS can drive spouses apart. But that paper is based on bad science and flat-out lies.

Does Seeing the Doctor More Often Keep You Out of the Hospital? [PDF]

On average, people’s memories stretch no farther than age three and a half. Everything before then is a dark abyss. Psychologists have named this dramatic forgetting “childhood amnesia.”

We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”

States with faster Internet speeds have smarter people

Researchers find it’s terrifyingly easy to hack traffic lights

Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Does terrorism help perpetrators to achieve their demands?

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The Role of Artists in Ship Camouflage During World War I

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Horses And Sleep

Celebs before their signature Hollywood smiles

London restaurant creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast

Images from opening scenes of adult movies

Facial Recognition Software for Cats