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5.jpgA growing number of women are being arrested for driving while drunk since 2003

People seem to have more heart attacks on Mondays than other days of the week.

Computer scientists have developed the first algorithm that recognizes people’s faces better than you do

Could the menstrual cycle have shaped the evolution of music?

Meta-Analysis of Menstrual Cycle Effects on Women’s Mate Preferences

Predictors of Extra-Marital Partnerships among Women Married to Fishermen

Couples need just 1 conversation to decide not to have children

The age at which you reach reach cognitive performance: 24

The brain pathway that regulates behaviours associated with fear has been discovered, and it could help researchers develop better treatments for anxiety, phobias and panic attacks.

Smoking synthetic marijuana leads to self-mutilation requiring bilateral amputations

One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush

This 3D printer technology can print a game controller, electronics and all

China: Firm 3D prints 10 full-sized houses in a day

The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out an NYC Skyscraper [Thanks Tim]

In NYC, a $185M tunnel that leads nowhere, for now

New York will never stab you in the back. It will, however, stab you multiple times right in your face. [Thanks Tim]

The fastest ways to board a plane are Southwest’s boarding method — where people choose their own seats — or a theoretical boarding method known as the “Steffen method” that’s not currently in use.

Most men who undergo circumcision do not know where their foreskins go after the process.

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured

The real reason behind the downfall of the Roman Empire might not have been lead contaminating in the water, which is the most popular theory, but the use of concrete as a building material.

How movies forge great art, legally

Remembering Index Magazine With Peter Halley

The decline and fall of trading as a money maker for giant banks

The scientists say much is still to be learned about sloths - the world’s slowest mammals - as even basic information such as their natural diet and habitat preference remains a mystery.

A Water Bottle You Can Actually Eat

Analogue Website

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34.jpgVancouver has banned doorknobs in all new buildings.

Kidnapped boy sings gospel song until his abductor releases him

Some 437,000 people murdered worldwide in 2012

Why Did Russia Give Away Crimea Sixty Years Ago?

Study: People pay more attention to the upper half of field of vision

Why do We Make Gestures (Even when No One Can See Them)?

Men who started smoking before age 11 had fatter sons

Can casual marijuana use damage the brains of young adults? A new study says yes—but its participants suggest otherwise.

The cognitive cost or benefit of booze depends on your genes, suggests a new study which uses a unique longitudinal data set.

The lunar phases influence all sorts of creatures from cheetahs to eagle owls. Does the moon tug on human behaviour too?

Mathematicians Devise The World’s Most Unusual Typefaces Based On Problems of Computational Geometry

Algorithm Distinguishes Memes from Ordinary Information

If the new line of research is correct, then the story of time’s arrow begins with the quantum mechanical idea that, deep down, nature is inherently uncertain.

New first-class seating units can cost more than half a million dollars each.

What it takes to make a convincing, fake mermaid [Thanks Tim]

Writing philosophy

What it Takes to Cook Some of Literature’s Most Famous Meals

a 3-D Printer for Hyper-Complicated Candy

Warhol works recovered from old Amiga disks [more, thanks Daniel]

Black Cat Auditions in Hollywood (1961)

On the evil of incomplete coitus

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56425.jpg Missing boy existed only on Facebook

Norway’s adult literacy rate is 100% Is Norway paradise for publishers?

New research shows people are thinking about their health early in the week

The more alcoholic drinks customers consumed, the more attractive they thought they were

Uniter of Sperm and Egg Is Found

Scientists discover brain’s anti-distraction system

The researchers were interested in how people jump to conclusions based on limited information. The key part of the experiment was that the participants were fully aware of the setup. [via Mind Hacks]

Syncopation, Body-Movement and Pleasure in Groove Music

Yawning as a brain cooling mechanism

Study suggest that having an increased familial morbid risk for schizophrenia may be the underlying basis for schizophrenia in cannabis users and not cannabis use by itself.

These observations indicate that even causal cannabis use can lead to significant structural changes in key areas of the brain during development, including disruption of how the neurons themselves are organised.

Criminals Using Drones To Find Illegal Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

Method and apparatus for preserving human and animal remains

Firing a shotgun to calculate the approximate value of π

How the stock market became “rigged”

Dark patterns are deliberate acts of manipulative design whose intent is to push users toward choices that harm their interests.

Google pays Apple $1 billion a year in commissions so that it is the default search engine for iOS devices

Bill Gates vs. Google Glass: Pending patent would thwart video snooping

This isn’t an abnormal use of Google Glass

Bitcoin Creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Unmasked–Again?

He won the IgNobel Award in 2000 for levitating a live frog with magnets—and then [won the Nobel] for isolating graphene 10 years later

Jesus in Interaction: The Sociology of Micro-charisma

The Art of Antarctic Cooking

Looks Like Pharrell Ripped Off Brooklynites’ ‘Girl Walk All Day’ Video

Just the thing for a cosy night in

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451.jpg Man sues hospital and doctor after they allegedly forgot to remove his appendix during his appendectomy

The Italian Tourist Board spends 98 percent of its budget on salaries, with basically nothing left for its actual job of tourism promotion. [NY Times]

A British ice cream maker has created a flavor that includes 25 mg of Viagra per scoop. The flavor, titled “The Arousal,” also includes champagne as a key ingredient.

Physicists have confirmed the existence of an exotic particle that cannot be explained by current theories.

How CERN’s discovery of exotic particles may affect astrophysics

Bioengineers created nanoscale robots from DNA strands, injected them into live cockroaches and watched as the bots got to work.

How Neuroscientists in the 1800s Studied Blood Flow in the Brain

Humans can learn new information during sleep (associations between tones and odors)

How to Detect Criminal Gangs Using Mobile Phone Data

How Social Media Users Avoid Getting Turned Into Big Data

Blogger Pulls Off $30,000 Sting to Get Her Stolen Site Back

Writing revealing stories based on unreliable sources

Cindy Sherman on James Franco’s New Show: ‘I Don’t Know That I Can Say It’s Art’

The first emoticon may have appeared in 1648

The Insider Vocabulary of the Art World

Suicides & churches in Seattle, 1928

New visual illusion

Missing flight MH370: Robotic submarine to begin search

Safely Immobilize Children

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43.jpgAn Italian man was sentenced to 6 months in jail because his girlfriend made too much noise during sex.

A 2008 study found that women showed signs of arousal watching pretty much anything: masturbation, straight sex, girl-on-girl, guy-on-guy, bonobo chimps, everything—except pictures of naked men, which did not float a woman’s boat.

Uncontacted Tribes Die Instantly After We Meet Them

Solar power is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies.

Between a fifth and a third of the wild-caught seafood imported into the United States is caught or trafficked illegally

Australia rules homeopathic remedies useless for human health

New research reveals that lifespan could be affected by how people deal with stress. People who forgive themselves for mistakes are physically healthier than those who obsess over them.

Magnifying the visual size of one׳s own hand modulates pain anticipation and perception, reducing experienced pain

People That Think Social Media Helps Their Work Are Probably Wrong

Too many ‘friends’, too few likes? Evolutionary Psychology and Facebook Depression and Understanding Factors Influencing Users’ Retweeting Behavior [via Bookforum]

44% of Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet

Quora raised $80 million so it can avoid monetization forever… or at least the next two years

Of all the words in the English language, which one has the most meanings? Run.

The Remarkable Self-Organization of Ants

Wassily Kandinsky, Dance Curves: On the Dances of Palucca, 1926

Eli Broad: I Would Not Hire Jeffrey Deitch Again

Robert Mapplethorpe having his nipple pierced

‘I want to prove that you can make art with nothing,” Abramovic explained to BBC

He decided to live inside a bear carcass for thirteen days and thirteen nights.

Lets Get Social 2014 [Thanks Tim]

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32.jpgFrench organic winegrower fined for refusing to spray grapes with pesticide

French scientists are working on an acoustic earthquake shield

A fugitive managed to become the finance chief of a Czech Museum, subsequently stole $500,000.

The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene

Regenerative medicine: For the first time, a mammalian organ has been persuaded to renew itself

Caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer’s disease

Tendency to procrastinate is affected by genetic factors, which are also linked to a propensity to be impulsive

Online skim reading is taking over the human brain

The ‘fading affect bias’ (FAB), the tendency for negative emotions to fade away more quickly than positive ones in our memories.

Research suggests that the way people think and act is affected by ceiling height.

If the Universe began with equal amount of matter and antimatter, why does matter dominate today’s cosmos?

Dark Matter May Be Destroying Itself in Milky Way’s Core

GPS Shoes Will Lead You Home, Just Click Your Heels Three Times [Thanks Tim]

Five Reasons Not To Raise Venture Capital

Smart cars targeted for ‘tipping’ in San Francisco

Twitter’s strategy to fix itself is to become more and more like Facebook

Damien Hirst’s ghostwritten biography promises to reveal criminal past and to expose the “filthy money business” of the art world. Plus: Florida Pastor on Trial for Selling Fake Damien Hirst Paintings

TIFF’s first major original exhibition: David Cronenberg: Evolution

Tobias Frere-Jones on type foundries in New York, 1828-1909

Barbarian Group’s Superdesk and Barton F. Graf’s continuous floor [Thanks Tim]


Lot’s Wife Found on Mars

leaked picture from that space ship that crashed into the sun

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354.jpgNine-month-old boy accused of planning murder

China’s corporate debt has hit record levels

Growing up poor is bad for your DNA

A team of researcher have identified a new way of treating cancer.

While antibiotics have saved countless lives, they’re an assault on our microbiome.

Results suggest that a perceiver can accurately gauge the real intelligence of men, but not women, by viewing their faces in photographs More: Want people to think you’re smarter? Smile more.

Which couples who meet on social networking sites are most likely to marry?

Women do not apply to ‘male-sounding’ job postings

Reasoning is generally seen as a means to improve knowledge and make better decisions. However, much evidence shows that reasoning often leads to epistemic distortions and poor decisions. [PDF]

There are clear differences between how our brains respond to genuine and fake laughter

Does the unconscious know when you’re being lied to?

Levels of psychopathic traits among Mafia members who have been convicted of a criminal offense

The Empathetic Capacity of Psychopaths and its Neurological Implications

Selfies Linked to Narcissism, Addiction and Mental Illness, Say Scientists [Thanks Tim]

How does stress affect your public speaking skills?

‘Homo’ is the only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size increases

The idea that flies don’t like stripes dates back at least to 1930.

Study shows restaurant reviews written on rainy or snowy days, or very cold or hot days, are more negative than those written on nice days.

You Can Now Search Yelp Using Emojis

The inexplicable prices in hotel minibars around the world

Six humans are in Hawaii, testing the psychological effects of life on another planet.

Could Noah’s Ark Float? In Theory, Yes Previously: The Impossible Voyage of Noah’s Ark

How Many People Does It Take to Colonize Another Star System?

Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film

234.jpgHacker holds key to free flights

The “Cuban Twitter” Scam

Researchers have created a wearable device that is as thin as a temporary tattoo and can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin. [more]

Gawker bans ‘Internet slang’

Why I keep a database of my friends and colleagues and rates their personal, professional, physical and financial attributes.

The Steve Jobs email that outlined Apple’s strategy a year before his death

Is This the Modern Woman’s Perfect Bikini Wax?

New Kurt Cobain death scene photos released by Seattle P.D.

Crap Taxidermy [Thanks Tim]

The Golden Boba

Safely Immobilize Children

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452.jpeg Danish travel company offers “ovulation discount” for couples, rewards if you conceive on holiday

$4 trillion in “fake” euro bonds seized at Vatican Bank

Feelings of gratitude automatically reduce financial impatience

Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks, study

How behavioral and neural responses to standard moral dilemmas are influenced by religious belief, study

Autism ‘begins long before birth’

How Scammers Turn Google Maps Into Fantasy Land

In a behavior called whitewalling, users post to Facebook—sometimes in great detail — but then quickly delete everything, creating a blank timeline.

Fake Guggenheim Website Announces Sustainable Design Competition for Abu Dhabi Branch

Whose idea was it to put the * and the # on the telephone? The story behind the symbol.

Saving $400M printing cost from font change? Not exactly…

Google Trends data showed a 193% spike in searches for “cancel Amazon prime,” less than the 433% spike observed in searches for “cancel Netflix” in 2011

What Your Accountant Thinks About Your Bitcoins

What It’s Like to Be a Professional Line Sitter

Radiolab: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you?

Why do snakes have two penises?

Why light inspires ritual

Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers

By happy, horrified tradition, theater folk hesitate to name a certain Shakespeare play (Macbeth), for fear bad things will then happen.

Penguin Group Targets Artist Over Satirical Art Book

Nietzsche was writing out his own prescriptions for the sedative chloral hydrate, signing them “Dr. Nietzsche.”

Interview with Michel Foucault, 1971 [via SFJ]

Are two interviewers better than one?

Boost your vocabulary with these fiercely plausible words and definitions

Designer Beaver [I Got Vajazzled by Completely Bare Hi-Tech Spa in NYC]

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345.jpgWal-Mart sues Visa for $5 billion over card swipe fees

Gangs of ‘powerfully built’ black women are mugging tourists on the streets of Hong Kong. One luckless expatriate was picked up and thrown into a trash can.

Cell phone use is estimated to be involved in 26 percent of all motor vehicle crashes

Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments

Public smoking bans linked with rapid fall in preterm births and child hospital visits for asthma

Marinating meat in beer before grilling it can reduce the chances of producing harmful chemicals that can cause cancer

According to a new study, a couple of drinks makes you tell objectively funnier jokes. [Thanks Tim]

Scientists Create Synthetic Yeast Chromosome Man-made yeasts could irreversibly change everything from the biofuel to the brewing industry.

Farrenkopf had a bank account with a very large sum in it, and she had set up her mortgage and utility bills to be paid automatically from it. As her body decomposed in her garage, the funds went out regularly.

In 1982 a brutal triple homicide shook the city of Waco and soon became one of the most confounding criminal cases in Texas history [Part I to V]

Sweden is the largest exporter of pop music, per capita, in the world.

Censorship is free speech when search engines do it, a US court just ruled

I like doing sound portraits – I get close to someone’s face, I take down the sound of the hair, the sounds of the skin, eyes and lips, and then I create a specific chord that relates to the face. How Harbisson hears the colors that most people see

3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted In Woman

Five Health Benefits of Standing Desks

Grills, ‘Grillz’ and dental hygiene implications

I’ve put my heartbeat on the internet.

The Jewish-Japanese Sex & Cook Book and How to Raise Wolves

Embroidered Cat Shirts By Hiroko Kubota [Thanks Tim]

His animals get their energy from the wind so they don’t have to eat. [Wikipedia]

Instant architect

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5423.jpgParty officials were apparently willing to turn a blind eye to Ms Groll’s career choice, but they could not ignore her sexual encounter with the black male in her latest movie, titled Kitty Discovers Sperm.

Oklahoma pastor says he accidentally flooded Texas by praying too hard

Man hit girlfriend with anger management book

How one college went from 10% female computer-science majors to 40%

Stress impacts ability to get pregnant, study

Stem cells offer clue to bipolar disorder treatment

Hypotheses about why we sleep

Why is it that one person can stay slim while eating a lot of calories, while another tends to gain weight despite eating fewer?

Plant nanobionics approach to augment photosynthesis and biochemical sensing

Scientists film inside a flying insect

Why Dark Pigeons Rule the Streets

Sick Again? Why Some Colds Won’t Go Away

Simulated High-Altitude Taste Testing of Tomato Juice

Consciousness and Futility: A Proposal for a Legal Redefinition of Death

Banker hanged himself was “anxious about various authorities investigating areas of the bank where he worked”

ATM attack uses SMS to dispense cash

New York City now has a 24-hour ATM that dispenses cupcakes

IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property (Not Currency)

Hire a Drone With Bitcoin

These companies are mining the world’s data by selling street lights and farm drones

The people who donated $2.4 million to the Oculus Rift headset on Kickstarter will receive nothing. And: The Sheer Idiocy Of The Markets In One Chart - Oculus Edition

Data suggests that French language just might be the language of the future.

5 Hidden Algorithms That Rule Your World

Can You Sue A Robot For Defamation?

If a person insists that they are color blind, how can you prove otherwise?

The Behavioral Economics of Drunk Driving [PDF]

You can now pay $3,000 to rent a “social media wedding concierge”

Why Wu-Tang Will Release Just One Copy Of Its Secret Album

San Francisco billboards shame drivers with actual photos of them texting

Coded Notes Found at Weldon Library

Concert accessories

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65.jpg CNN’s Sister Network Asks Psychic To Explain What Happened To Missing Malaysia Jet

3 elephants escape from circus in Missouri during performance

Germans seize cocaine destined for the Vatican

Marriage is hard work, but the alternative might be less attractive, at least financially.

Durex surveyed 2,000 adults and found that 15 percent of those surveyed would answer the phone or read a text while otherwise engaged in a sexual act.

Men found faces more attractive when they were wearing less makeup

Computer system spots real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people can

Trust highly correlated with intelligence, study

Genetic mugshot recreates faces from nothing but DNA

How the internet works, and why it’s impossible to know what makes your Netflix slow

In one experiment angel investors watched pitches and then handed out start-up money. Attractive men were more likely than unattractive men and even more likely than women to succeed. [Thanks Tim]

Who Just Dumped $220 Million Nasdaq Futures In 1 Second?

Regulating Cryptocurrencies in the United States: Current Issues and Future Directions

Record bosses now hope that online streaming could become a big enough business to arrest their industry’s long decline.

Band makes money on Spotify by streaming silent tracks [related: 4′33″]

Like the music industry, Adobe is abandoning selling its wares on physical discs to rent them out online

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The historical timeline you keep in your head is all messed up: Oxford University is older than the Aztecs.

It is possible that the total energy of the entire universe is exactly zero

10 Questions Still Baffling Scientists [Thanks Tim]

A clock that writes the time. [Thanks Tim]

Compare Lincoln’s hand to yours

How the Dalí Atomicus photo was taken

houdini was arrested for sucking a statues dick

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234.jpgFox News host Bill Hemmer explains missing plane: ‘It took 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark’

Woman charged $787.33 for two-mile cab ride

Two charged in an insider trading scheme that used notes scribbled on napkins — then eaten to maintain secrecy

Time Warner Cable chief will get a nearly $80 million golden parachute. He was CEO less than two months.

Most popular hedge fund stocks

Peoples’ jobs as adults in 2010 and their parents’ income when they were kids in 1979

Human nose can detect at least 1 trillion odors — far more than thought, says study. For comparison, our eyes can see a few million different colors, and we can hear about 340,000 tones.

How thinking in a foreign language makes you more rational in some ways but not others

Periods of sleeplessness may cause permanent brain damage regardless of makeup rest, study

At present, no more than about 200 young people start using crack-cocaine each day. Ten years ago, the corresponding estimated daily rate was 1000.

Pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved.

Knowing whether food has spoiled without even opening the container

The waning popularity of the American microwave deserves a closer look.

Why did Anthony Gatto, the greatest juggler alive — and perhaps of all time — back away from his art to open a construction business?

In the summer of 1982 the city of Waco was confronted with the most vicious crime it had ever seen: three teenagers were savagely stabbed to death, for no apparent reason.

The story of a totally made-up place that suddenly became real — and then, strangely, undid itself and became a fantasy again.

Like other federal agencies, the NSA is compelled by law to try to commercialize its R&D.

Plausible Scenario of What Happened to Flight 370, part II: It increasingly appears to be a mystery that will never be solved with any certainty.

Museum of Endangered Sounds

Avoid exes, co-workers, that guy who likes to stop and chat [Thanks Tim]

How many times would you have to fold a page onto itself to reach the Moon? 42.

What Jupiter would look like if it were the same distance from us as the Moon

Self-propelled catwalk car in the Lincoln Tunnel, NY, 1960 and in the Holland Tunnel, 1954

Burden called a group of friends into a gallery to watch an assistant shoot him with a .22 rifle

Can you unsuck a penis? [via Max Read]