Kidnapper sues hostages
A train passenger who was showered in human excrement while using a broken train toilet was offered an umbrella as ‘compensation’.
Relying on a GPS device placed in a decoy pill bottle, police officers tracked an armed man suspected of robbing a pharmacy on Friday afternoon and fatally shot him during a confrontation on the Upper East Side [NY Times]
Nearly 1,800 U.S. law enforcement agencies have dropped the polygraph in favor of newer computer voice stress analyzer (CVSA) technology
Nazarian’s team at Hyde at the Bellagio has put together the “$250,000 Package,” which comes with a 30-liter bottle of Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” Champagne and the privilege of flipping the switch to turn on the casino’s famous musical fountains.
Procrastination is a common phenomenon — but new research suggests that “pre-crastination,” hurrying to complete a task as soon as possible, may also be common.
The impact of stress on brain function is increasingly recognized. Various substances are released in response to stress and can influence distinct neuronal circuits, but the functional advantages of having such a diversity of stress mediators remain unclear.
Your brain processes more thoughts and feelings during meditation than when you are simply relaxing.
We found evidence of the cheerleader effect—people seem more attractive in a group than in isolation.
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Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood: Writing the Script for Gay Liberation
Madison Square Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and Bryant Park used to be cemeteries. There are 20,000 bodies buried in Washington Square Park alone. Central Park is larger than the principality of Monaco. It takes 75,000 trees to print a Sunday edition of the New York Times. 41 random facts about New York
For those of you looking for some problems and puzzles to brood over
Forget the 3D Printer: 4D Printing Could Change Everything
Correction fluid and permanent marker on September 2007 issue of Vogue Magazine