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4.jpgWoman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table.

Cabbies holding in their urine to a dangerous degree

World’s scariest haunted house with a 24,000-person waiting list

Always Gamble on an Empty Stomach: Hunger Is Associated with Advantageous Decision Making

New research suggests a third child doesn’t bring any extra joy

Can parents make their kids smarter?

Hoping for sex with two women is common but fantasizing about golden showers is not. That’s just one of the findings from a research project that scientifically defines sexual deviation for the first time ever.

3 Servings of Milk a Day Linked to Higher Mortality in Women

Do women perform fellatio as a mate retention behavior?

Sadness lasts longer than other emotions

People change their moral values to benefit themselves over others

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

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

Patent troll suits down a massive 35% in the third quarter of the year

After 400 years, mathematicians find a new class of solid shapes

Universe older than it looks

The One Basic Fact About History That Time Travelers Always Forget

This paper will explore how this perhaps counterintuitive idea—to help visitors become “delightfully lost”—has influenced mobile thinking at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

What the World Eats

A mug of cocoa is not a cure for memory problems

Does pop music exist? [PDF]

A new San Francisco startup promises “what women really want.”

Bank Of America Psychopath Murderer’s Automated Email Reply [context]

I Scream

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555.jpgSicily, for instance, employs 950 ambulance drivers who have no ambulances to drive

Men who had slept with more than 20 women lowered their risk of developing cancer by almost one third. In contrast, men who slept with 20 men doubled their risk of developing prostate cancer.

Swimming is the individual activity that most people would drop if they faced higher prices

Brain scans show cause of winter blues

Virgin birth has been documented in the world’s longest snake for the first time

there might be a way to determine whether your horse wants a blanket or prefers to be naked

The Case of the Brooklyn Enigma, Part One and Part Two

Experts have severely underestimated the risks of genetically modified food, says a group of researchers lead by Nassim Nicholas Taleb In 2013 roughly 85 per cent of corn and 90 per cent of soybeans produced in the US were genetically modified.

On Fraud, Ignorance, and Lying: Essays in Behavioral Business Ethics

In 2015, most leading Web browsers will be set to support what are known as push notifications.

When Plato gave Socrates’ definition of man as “featherless bipeds” and was much praised for the definition, Diogenes plucked a chicken and brought it into Plato’s Academy, saying, “Behold! I’ve brought you a man.” After this incident, “with broad flat nails” was added to Plato’s definition.

Windowless plane set for take off in a decade

RKO compilation [Thanks Tim]

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34.jpgAlabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000

For $100,000, You Can Clone Your Dog

Conman who pretended to be in COMA for two years is caught walking around Tesco

Researchers have shown that exposing people to pictures of money, or to money-related words, reduces their emotional expressivity and makes them more sensitive to other people’s expressions of emotion.

Researchers have hypothesized that men gain greater reward from alcohol than do women. An Examination of the Spreading of Smiles in Male and Female Drinking Groups

The findings suggest that cannabis with low potency does not have any impact on creativity, while highly potent cannabis actually impairs divergent thinking. [PDF]

Cues to Catching Deception in Interviews: A Brief Overview [PDF]

Trust your gut when determining who is a nice person and who is a criminal. 6 seconds of observation will tell you who is good at their job. Trust your gut about whether a neighborhood is safe.

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

26% of women between 18 and 24 have been stalked online, and 25% were the target of online sexual harassment

British Army Wants Gamers to Drive its Smart-Tank of the Future

Geopolitical Drivers of Future Tourist Flows

How to Get Rich on Pot Stocks

The Children of God practiced Flirty Fishing and Escort Servicing from 1974 until 1987 [Thanks Tim]

Easter Island’s ancient inhabitants weren’t so lonely after all

Meet The 20-Somethings Who Want To Be Sterilized

Winter is the deadliest season. But cold times of year have not always been the most lethal.

Go to This Site Right Now and Check If Someone Owes You Money

Grownups are paying hundreds to have a consultant pick their Halloween costume [via gettingsome]

Did you know you’ve been peeling an orange wrong?

Date Ariane [Thanks Stevie]

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28.jpgCouple Fucking in the Sea Hospitalized After Getting Stuck Together

MIT computer scientists can predict the price of Bitcoin

The nation’s largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers

Even depressed people believe that life gets better

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Are Male Brains Wired to Ignore Food for Sex?

Whales Can Only Taste Salty

Why Bats Are Such Good Hosts for Deadly Diseases

Rats aren’t smarter than mice. So where did this idea that rats are smarter than mice come from, anyway?

Our mood clearly affects how we walk, but how does our walking style affect our mood?

The locomotion and ‘navigation’ abilities of Mexican Jumping Beans

How Drag Queens Protect Their Intellectual Property Without Law

How Facebook is wrecking political news

Ferrari hit with lawsuit for taking over Facebook fan page

Facebook has sent a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration demanding that agents stop impersonating users on the social network.

A National Study on the Lives of Arts Graduates and Working Artists

Y2K Cooking [thanks GG]

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25.jpgDeath metal band to play in airtight cube until they run out of oxygen [Thanks Tim]

An average of 31 children per day are hospitalized because of injuries caused by a Bounce House or Inflatable Castle. [via Adam Geber]

Elephants may be able to hear rain generated sound up to 150 miles away

NYC rats are infected with at least 18 new viruses, according to scientists

I spoke to dozens of women in their early to late 30s who had frozen eggs and to a few whose unfrozen eggs had resulted in successful pregnancies. This is a relatively invasive procedure that has a success rate of only 20 percent.

You might have expected that feeling many negative emotions would be worse than only feeling one of them – but in fact, it’s better.

Is It Good or Bad to Zone Out, Space Out or Daydream?

A paper published recently in the journal F1000 Research rose more than a few eyebrows by claiming to support the existence of telepathy.

How English beat German as language of science

We took a hacker to a café. On his screen, phrases like “iPhone Joris” and “Simone’s MacBook” start to appear. The device’s antenna is intercepting the signals that are being sent from the laptops, smartphones, and tablets around us.

Alleged Bitcoin ‘creator’ is crowdfunding his lawsuit against Newsweek using Bitcoin

The bill for all that security: $42,000 – roughly as much as Apple generates in revenue in nine seconds.

The owner of Ebola.com wants at least $150,000 for it.

How the yoga brand Lululemon turned fitness into a spectator sport [Thanks Tim]

Where did the legend of the mermaid come from in the first place?

Electronic Blow Job Machine “Autoblow 2” Opens European Headquarters

Team K9

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24.jpg Comedy club charges per laugh with facial recognition

PETA slams Google for using camel to capture desert “Street View” photos

Vaginal orgasm doesn’t exist, study

The use and abuse of the prefix neuro-

Tu and Soman hypothesized that one reason for why we procrastinate is that we do not envision time as a linear, continuous entity but instead categorize future deadlines into two categories, the imminent future and the distant future.

The revolution in genetic engineering that will make it possible for humans to actively manage our evolutionary process for the first time in our species’ history is already under way.

Why exercise boosts IQ

A new Dutch study on an old question — should men stand or sit when urinating? — just might weaken the revenue stream of pharma companies that offer treatments for male urinary ailments.

Longevity began increasing long before 1800 and the Industrial Revolution, with marked increases around 1400 and again around 1650.

What makes for a stable marriage?

When science writer Vito Tartamella noticed a physics paper co-authored by Stronzo Bestiale (which means “total asshole” in Italian) he looked it up in the phonebook. [more]

In Search of Time’s Origin

Edible flowers can make for a beautiful garnish on salads and trendy Brooklyn cocktails, but these decorative flourishes can be a disaster for the oblivious amateur.

I Quant NY [Thanks Tim]

Mike Heist has been working in the neon industry for 30 years

Wimbledon 2013

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42.jpgBlind people have four times more nightmares than sighted people

Destroying a $30,000 ISIS Pickup Truck Can Cost Half a Million Dollars

Our results show that even in an environment where other group members show no bias, women in male-typed areas and men in female-typed areas may be less influential [PDF]

Men seem to focus more on the artist’s background and authenticity, while women pay more attention to the art itself.

Genes don’t just influence your IQ—they determine how well you do in school

Low-frequency sounds we don’t hear could still affect our ears

Playful new cooking based on traditional methods and weird ingredients will supplant the industrial techniques that dominate modernist cuisine.

Red Bull drinkers can claim $10 in class action lawsuit

Writer offers US$500,000 in solid gold to first reader who can solve the puzzle in his book

A history of the word “Bitch”

USB cigarettes (pay-as-you-smoke) patent

What happens if racing greyhounds not just chase, but actually catch the mechanical rabbit?

Robot milk


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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]