Good News: People Eat Other People on a Pretty Regular Basis. Here is a rundown of what we’ve found from just the past six months.
That Unused Hour on Your Parking Receipt? You Might Think About Selling It. [ NY Times]
More tampons, less tips. Why Ovulating Lap Dancer Get Tipped More.
Plant geneticists who sequenced the tomato’s genome in hope of breeding better specimens found that it has 31,760 genes — about 7,000 more than a person. [NY Times]
One of the most common and least understood neurobiological disorders, Tourette syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects about 200,000 Americans. Males are affected three to four times as often as females.
Should amputation be offered as a treatment to people suffering from Body Integrity Identity Disorder? The science and ethics of voluntary amputation.
Compared to a spindly mosquito, the mass of a raindrop is like a bus bearing down on a human. Yet the delicate insects thrive in wet, rainy climates. To find out how mosquitos live through rain showers, researchers pelted them with water drops while filming them at high speed.
Astronomers have completed the first search for extraterrestrial intelligence on nearby exoplanets using very long baseline interferometry. No signs of E.T.
How about those who do not travel? Segmenting the USA non-travel market.
Nintendo’s new Wii U console will embrace social networking. The machine will promote the Miiverse in which users can see what others are playing, share self-created game content and swap gaming tips.
Our results suggest that the short-term growth of G+ during its first 10 months far outpaced other OSNs. However, we do not observe a bandwagon effect (characteristic of other popular OSNs) in the growth of active users who represent 10.3% of the whole population.
Google Embraces “Paid Inclusion.” What Is Paid Inclusion?
Michael Geismar’s blackjack run ended just after six o’clock on Friday morning with $410,000 in manila envelopes in cash sitting on a table at Café Bellagio in the namesake Las Vegas luxury hotel, right next to the plates of steak and eggs and glasses of ice water. The co-founder and president of $4.6 billion managed futures firm Quantitative Investment Management couldn’t put the bundled $100 bills in his room upstairs because the safe was already full with about $300,000 in winnings from two nights before.