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21.jpg300-year-old note found inside butt of Jesus statue

If you want a baroque and high-tech method of bitcoin storage here is ConnectX, ”a private network of small satellites that stores digital currency wallets and performs financial transactions ‘off-planet’ eliminating the use of the Internet.”

Unpopular Ideas about Blockchains

We rely on economic theory to discuss how blockchain technology will shape the rate and direction of innovation

Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as “gene drive” to control pests.

The Hidden Signals in Corporate Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies

Work gets done at 11AM on a Monday in October. At all other times of day, we’re basically slacking from our most productive

Probabilistic genotyping uses complex mathematical formulas to examine the statistical likelihood that a certain genotype comes from one individual over another. The Impenetrable Program Transforming How Courts Treat DNA Evidence

“People who serve on juries don’t have more sympathy or give a lighter sentence based on claims of bad genetics. And sometimes, introducing genetic evidence can even make things worse for a defendant.”

How criminal courts are putting brains — not people — on trial

When Ex-convicts Become Criminologists

The production effect is the memory advantage of saying words aloud over simply reading them silently

When your attention shifts from one place to another, your brain blinks. The blinks are momentary unconscious gaps in visual perception and came as a surprise to the team of Vanderbilt psychologists who discovered the phenomenon while studying the benefits of attention.

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Elevation of the eye-balls on winking

Drug-Associated Spontaneous Orgasm (Spontaneous orgasm is characterized by a spontaneous onset of orgasm without any preceding sexual or nonsexual trigger)

Coffee consumption and health: umbrella review of meta-analyses of multiple health outcomes (three to four cups a day provide largest risk reduction for various health outcomes)

At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes

How Independent Bookstores Have Thrived in Spite of Amazon.com

52 things I learned in 2017

How many colors were there in a medieval rainbow?

Graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff passes away at 85. His firm Chermayeff & Geismar designed logos for Pan Am, Mobile Oil, Chase Bank, Xerox, NBC, Showtime, The Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic…

When Rome conquered Greece, they replaced their own dull pantheon with renamed versions of Zeus, Athena, and the others. But not all Roman gods were Greek copies — here are a few of the more important ones.

In the winter of 1961, Claes Oldenburg opened a store on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (107E. 2nd St) selling his work, circumventing the usual practice of selling art  through a gallery.

Starbucks is opening its biggest and most interactive location to date, in Shanghai, with help from Chinese technology giant Alibaba Group [Thanks Tim]

CryptoKitties: Collect and breed digital cats.