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How an American company made a fortune selling bodies donated to science

Los Angeles International Airport testing facial recognition technology

Mercedes-Benz apologizes to Chinese for quoting Dalai Lama

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

We found that sleep loss impaired objective working memory performance in women, but not in men.

The present findings suggest that people’s ability to judge the veracity of their intuitions may be limited

One thing we often do believe without much evidence is that others will believe just about anything. The only domain where we are really gullible is our estimate of other people’s gullibility./a>

Under certain conditions, failure to finish a task can have beneficial effects on motivation to persist and continue the task

Can we trust those flashy headlines claiming that “scientists have discovered the [insert political affiliation, emotion or personality trait] area of the brain”?

Sex differences in human brain structure are already apparent at one month of age

For him, as for Nietzsche, what the body feels is every bit as significant as what the mind thinks, and further, both functions are inextricably intertwined.

Analyzing all articles published between 1970 and 2011, we find that articles with shorter titles tend to be published in better journals, to be more cited and to be more innovative

We find that approximately one-quarter of bitcoin users and one-half of bitcoin transactions are associated with illegal activity
Dozens of entrepreneurs, made newly wealthy by blockchain and cryptocurrencies, are heading en masse to Puerto Rico this winter. They want to build a crypto utopia, a new city where the money is virtual and the contracts are all public. [NY Times]

Since December, security researchers have been tracking an insidious piece of malware called Satori, which hijacks internet-connected devices and turns them into “zombies” that can be remotely controlled in unison.

To begin the discussion of how the oceans formed, I must take you back to the birth of earth itself, along with the rest of our solar system. [PDF | excerpted from The Oceans, A Deep History, by Eelco J. Rohling ]

Bamboozle Structures and Honeycombs [PDF]

Origins of the Sicilian Mafia: The Market for Lemons

Has Artificial Intelligence Cracked the Voynich Manuscript’s Mysterious Code?

“Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron.” Self-checkout theft has become so widespread that a whole lingo has sprung up to describe its tactics.