Gibbons on helium reveal soprano voice.
Robot learns to recognise itself in mirror.
Man With World’s Deepest Voice Can Hit Infrasonic Notes.
Chimps have better sex than humans.
Man Survives Steel Rod Through His Head. Related: Phineas Gage.
Chinese family car can be driven by remote control.
Iran bans women from more than 70 university degree courses.
Bacteria have become increasingly resistant to the drugs we’ve come to rely on. Will humans lose the battle with microbes?
Brain imaging can predict how intelligent you are, study finds.
Social rejection can fuel imaginative thinking, study shows.
Creating an artificial jellyfish to model the human heart.
Fathers bequeath more mutations as they age.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have shown that 30 minutes of daily training provide an equally effective loss of weight and body mass as 60 minutes.
Physicists suggest selfishness can pay.
This paper considers the effects of music on intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people. It outlines how extensive active engagement with music can induce cortical reorganization. This may produce functional changes in how the brain processes information.
Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes. But when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us.
Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger.
MasterCard Denies Plans For BitCoin Debit Card.
Google Fiber Is The Most Disruptive Thing The Company’s Done Since Gmail.
What is Macroecology?
The Talmud as a Business Guide.
Killers Shouldn’t Inherit from Their Victims…Or Should They?
She poisoned 21 people including her own mother, children and husbands. So why has no-one heard of Britain’s FIRST serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton?
Fatal Russian roulette refers to death following an act of extreme bravado in which the individual spins the cylinder of a revolver loaded with at least one cartridge, aims the muzzle at the head, and pulls the trigger. The majority of victims are men younger than 30 years who, in the presence of others, are under the influence of ethanol or other drugs. This is a 10-year (1993-2002) retrospective review of self-inflicted gunshot wounds of the head.
Can a Computer Tell Us What Makes Paris Look Like Paris?
Why Is the Night Sky Turning Red?
Can we now transmute base substances into gold?
Some futurists predict that we’ll be able to halt the aging process by the end of this century — if not sooner. Would it be boring if we could live forever?
The Internal Security Act allows the government of Singapore to imprison citizens indefinitely and without trial.
In a story that could be the plot for a film, one of the world’s pioneering anthropologists has been found to have been a member of both the Nazi SS and the French resistance during the Second World War.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Summary and Comments.
U.S. Casinos Discover Macau’s Murky Side.
The burglar who uses taxis to collect him from break-ins.
In West Virginia, however, the drug of choice was OxyContin, or “hillbilly heroin.”
XO sauce was first created in Hong Kong sometime in the early eighties. It’s been called “the caviar of the East.”
Everyone Poops but Only Julian Assange Doesn’t Flush.
Pujol’s unique gift was based on his ability to “inhale” through his rectum. Air thus inhaled could be exhaled with force sufficient to extinguish a candle from a distance of a foot.
Rich girls are hot because their moms are hot. But they’re also insane because their dads are inbred sociopaths with Nazi fetishes. All of this makes dating one for a short period of time an excitingly weird mixture of prescription pills, naps, crazy arguments, depressing music, room service, therapists, tattoos that cost more than cars, jet lag, and guestlists. The Vice guide to dating rich girls.
People who have walked on the Moon.
I have given up.
For those who like to ride the horse in front of TV. [thanks Tim]