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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

My Business Cards

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2.gifBlack parents give birth to white baby

Inmate emails own release instructions to prison

Biohackers develop eyedrops that provide night vision

Telepathy isn’t distant science fiction anymore

When attention is a deficit

A pair of engineering students created a fire extinguisher that operates using sound waves.

Observations by two powerful space telescopes have revealed that dark matter is weirder than previously thought. It is invisible, even to itself.

Here I indulge in wide-ranging speculations on the shape of physics, and technology closely related to physics, over the next one hundred years [PDF ]

An object of infinite length but finite volume

Cheeseburger Ball Gag [thanks GG]

Sunset bath

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44.jpgBuying human breast milk online poses serious health risk, say experts

Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum

A power nap of under an hour can improve memory performance by five times, a new study finds.

One thousand genes you could live without

Can We Interpret Smoking Habits in Historic Skeletal Remains?

Anthropologists have shown that the practice of cannibalism is very often linked to magic, as the provider of the most potent ingredients to make ‘medicine’ to make a person bullet-proof, able to fly, all-powerful, and many more wondrous things.

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that reduces its calories by as much as 50 percent

Algorithm Clones Facial Expressions… And Pastes Them Onto Other Faces

There are only four people/organizations in the world who know my location at all times: my wife (because I tell her), Apple (because Siri), the NSA (because NSA), and now Uber.

Manipulating Wikipedia to Promote a Bogus Business School

Tinder hack made hundreds of bros unwittingly flirt with each other

Kinetic sculpture by Jennifer Townley

Four circles, and none of them touch

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4523.jpgUS researchers are investigating ways to extract the gold and precious metals from human faeces.

Radioactive sanitary pads from China seized by authorities in Lebanon [Thanks Tim]

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Excess Time Indoors May Explain Rising Myopia Rates

A relationship between temperature and aggression in NFL football penalties

MIT discovers a new state of matter, a new kind of magnetism

Can Space Expand Faster Than the Speed of Light?

Bestselling books, 1900-1999

Sneeze catcher (new patent)

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211.jpgSufficient sleep is important for healthy sexual desire

A psychology study sheds new light on today’s standards of beauty, attributing modern men’s preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences.

Religiosity and participation in religious activities have been linked with decreased risky behavior

Psychopathic tendencies in chimpanzees

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Can Synesthesia Be Learned?

Can you really catch a disease from bad bathroom smells?

How solar eclipses cause problems for countries that rely on solar power

The oddly beautiful (and sometimes disturbing) uniform patches of the DEA

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Too Many Scientific Studies, Study Finds

Using a Foreskin to Repair Eyelids

Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells

Homeopathy not effective for treating any condition

A few people become inebriated simply by eating carbohydrates

The origin of the anus

The effects of being in a “new relationship” on levels of testosterone in men [PDF]

5 Languages That Could Change the Way You See the World

Plastics designed to degrade don’t break down any faster than their conventional counterparts, according to research

Passports for a Price: The Business Showing Poor Countries How to Sell Citizenship

Construction of airports is proceeding at a blistering pace in China

Hertz puts cameras in its rental cars, says it has no plans to use them

In 2009, a man calling himself Peter Bergmann arrived in an Irish town with a plan to disappear forever

How To Break Free If Your Hands Are Bound With Duct Tape

Tinder Users at SXSW Are Falling for This Woman, but She’s Not What She Appears

Things Bodies Can Do After Death [Thanks Nathan]

DNA-based prediction of Nietzsche’s voice

Oculus Rex

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45.gif Model who is almost 9 months pregnant is so fit she has abs

Man created dating site — and he’s the only one on it

People who are trying to impress a date with their good looks might want to limit themselves to one drink

The risk of a heart attack increases by at least 8.5 times in the two hours after the intense emotions of anger and anxiety, a new study finds.

A mother has helped her 24-year-old son become a father by carrying his child as a surrogate. How a father became the brother of his own son

How easy would it be to edit a human embryo using CRISPR? Very easy, experts say.

Our results cannot confirm beneficial effects of breastfeeding on child intelligence.

Why Can’t Rodents Vomit?

Why can’t horses vomit?

Why Killer Whales Go Through Menopause But Elephants Don’t

Startups in the U.S. are working on 3D printing nipples and bits of liver tissue, while a Russian provocateur claims to have on-demand thyroids.

Scientists Insert a Synthetic Memory Into the Brain of a Sleeping Mouse

People are hopeless at drawing the Apple logo, and that tells us something about human memory

What one man learned by crashing elite colleges for 4 years

How a group of robbers staged one of history’s biggest bank heists - without setting foot in a bank

US May Run Out Of Oil Storage Space As Soon As June

Vincent van Gogh’s reds have been turning white

The facial pose of a person can be a good indicator of their importance, because important people often tend to be looking directly at the camera. The importance of specific individuals in photos of multiple people [PDF]

Effects of “vocal fry” on pitch perception

A simple brute force DDoS attack against one or two key points in the Internet would be enough to make the rest unusable. Personally I would probably go after MAE-West in San Jose, partly because almost all the traffic to and from Silicon Valley goes through there.

US physicists have studied the fluid dynamics of urine “splashback” - and found tips to help men and women with their accuracy and hygiene.

Lennart Green: Close-up card magic with a twist

The Museum of the Paranormal, The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments, The Museum of Death…

website that deletes itself once indexed by Google [Thanks Darren!]

She’s just trying to shock us

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521.jpgThere’s too much poo on Mount Everest, says mountaineering boss

We’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970

Wall Street Has Its Eyes on Millennials’ $30 Trillion Inheritance

On the origins of dishonesty: From parents to children

After handshakes, we sniff people’s scent on our hand

Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults

Adults only really catch flu about twice a decade, study

Genetically-modified mice resistant to frostbite

Life ‘not as we know it’ possible on Saturn’s moon Titan could harbor methane-based, oxygen-free cells that metabolize, reproduce and do everything life on Earth does.

What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?

The Price of Oil Is About to Blow a Hole in Corporate Accounting.

A Decentralized Lie Detector

We have a hallway in our apartment we would like to convert into the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding 1994 museum.