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  • 1.
    Analysis
    3 years ago
    by zgb

    In Court, Your Face Could Determine Your Fate

    Your face has a profound effect on the people around you. Its expression can prompt assumptions about how kind, mean or trustworthy you are. Individuals who are deemed to have untrustworthy faces are significantly more likely to be on death row compared with other people convicted of murder, according to a study published Wednesday in Psychological Science.

  • 2.
    Analysis
    3 years ago
    by zgb

    Alzheimer's Evolves Way Before The Symptoms Emerge

    Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 70% cases of Dementia. People suffering from this chronic neuro-degenerative disease have an average life expectancy of three to nine years, following diagnosis. A new study proposes that certain bio-makers can hint early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, way before any symptoms emerge.

  • 3.
    Analysis
    4 years ago
    by zgb

    What Speeds Up Aging

    Why do our bodies age at different rates? Why can some people run marathons at the age of 70, while others are forced to use a walker? Genes are only part of the answer. A trio of scientists from the University of North Carolina argue in a new paper that more work needs to be done on "gerontogens" - factors, including substances in the environment, that can accelerate the aging process.

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  • 4.
    Expression
    4 years ago
    by zgb

    Amazing flat images with 3D effect

    3D TVs and movies really seem to be a thing these days, but wouldn’t it be cool if you could get the same effect without using those chunky 3D glasses? These animated pictures demonstrate how just by adding two white lines through a flat imagine, you get that 3D effect we all love so much. Check 12 samples of this cool 3D effect in action, using only a couple of vertical white lines and some background defocus.

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  • 5.
    Analysis
    4 years ago
    by zgb

    Are ugly people oppressed?

    We all know our culture puts a premium on good looks – does that mean that the ugly are oppressed? The faces and forms of oppression are many, but nearly all of them flow from injustice, the treatment of people otherwise than they deserve. It’s hard to say what exactly any one person deserves, of course, but in the modern world we tend to think that desert is somehow related to what people can control.

  • 6.
    Expression
    4 years ago
    by zgb

    2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi

    The Opening Ceremony kicked off the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia today. The torch was light after a dazzling display of performance and fireworks.

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  • 7.
    Video/Audio
    4 years ago
    by TNY

    How to make Balloon Chocolate Bowls

    Learn how to make easy chocolate bowls using...balloons? Yup, that's Moso-style!

  • 8.
    Video/Audio
    4 years ago
    by zgb

    Magnetic Levitation In Slow Motion

    Magnets, superconductors, and liquid nitrogen - all the ingredients you need for a cool Slo Mo investigating the latest mode of high speed travel - magnetic levitation! Sam and Si catch up with Dr Kei Takashina from the University of Bath who shows us the science of magnetic levitation by freezing super-conductors. Similar techniques are producing hyper-speed bullet trains!

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  • 9.
    Expression
    4 years ago
    by wildcard

    How I Gamed Digg as a TIME Magazine Intern

    To get my first job, I infiltrated the small group of power users who controlled the front page of the Internet. It required no technical expertise; just a ton of time. Tricks like this are still happening and influencing what you see from around the web.

  • 10.
    Analysis
    4 years ago
    by zgb

    Kindle Führer: “Mein Kampf” Tops Amazon Charts

    E-book versions of Hitler's opus are rising in the rankings on Amazon and iTunes. What gives? You won’t see Adolf Hitler peering back at you from the featured display tables at Barnes & Noble any time soon. But browse the most popular e-book stores these days and Der Führer’s mug is seemingly unavoidable.

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  • 11.
    Expression
    4 years ago
    by hedman

    Why I Lost Faith In Bitcoin As A Money Transfer Protocol

    As 2013 came to an end, many reflected on last year’s biggest tech news — and Bitcoin was a serious contender. But the main question remains: why are people interested in Bitcoin?

  • 12.
    Expression
    4 years ago
    by KondoR

    Why buying cocaine is like donating to the Nazi party

    I don’t cover the narco war. I don’t even pretend to. I’m a science writer: I go to labs, talk to scientists and policymakers, and occasionally get on boats that take me out to see cool underwater critters. I live in Mexico City, which is about as safe as living...

  • 13.
    Analysis
    4 years ago
    by oceanix

    Pirate Bay Uploads Surge 50% in a Year, Despite Anti-Piracy Efforts

    Over the past year copyright holders have worked hard to stop The Pirate Bay from operating, but without success. Despite several domain changes and ISP blockades in various countries the resilient torrent site keeps on growing. This growth is reflected in the number of uploaded torrents, which increased by 50% over the past year. The Pirate Bay now lists over 2.8 million files, with video being the most shared content.

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  • 14.
    Current Event
    4 years ago
    by zgb

    Finnish HIV vaccine testing to begin

    Finnish company FIT Biotech has developed a vaccine to be tested in a large clinical trial. Hundreds of HIV patients will participate in the comprehensive study, which is scheduled to begin next year. 

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  • 15.
    Analysis
    4 years ago
    by mordmardok

    10 Amazing Things You Should Know About Sicily - Listverse

    Mafia. Cosa nostra. The octopus. The plague. So many names and euphemisms are used to describe that terrible criminal organization that has rendered the island of Sicily so famous in the world

  • 16.
    Expression
    4 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul

    Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

    The role of dogs has changed. People have moved from rural lives to urban lives. A few decades ago, most dogs lived outside and were never allowed in the house. Today, the opposite is true. A hundred years ago, dogs worked as herders, hunters, or fighters. Today they are companions and family members.