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TED – The Great Porn Experiment

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TED – The Great Porn Experiment

Posted on 03 April 2012

Have our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today's Internet enticements? Gary Wilson discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena. Continue Reading

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Man Successfully Flies With Custom-Built Bird Wings

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Man Successfully Flies With Custom-Built Bird Wings

Posted on 21 March 2012

Using videogame controllers, an Android phone and custom-built wings, a Dutch engineer named Jarno Smeets has achieved birdlike flight. Continue Reading

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Researchers Discover That European Starlings Flocking Patterns Behave Like Metals Being Magnetized

Posted on 15 March 2012

Scientists and amateur enthusiasts alike have long been fascinated by the abilities of some groups of animals to move in lockstep with one another, most specifically with schools of fish and flocks of birds. Now, new research by a team of researchers studying the flocking abilities of European starlings has shown that some of their abilities might be mathematically defined Continue Reading

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Cloning and resurrecting the mammoth? Not so fast

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Cloning and resurrecting the mammoth? Not so fast

Posted on 14 March 2012

Given that the genome is often called the blueprint for an organism, Nature took the liberty of commissioning an evaluation of what it would take to rebuild the mammoth using that blueprint. The challenge is enormous: each one of the mammoth's chromosomes are likely to be over 100 million base pairs long; the average surviving fragment of DNA we've obtained from mammoth remains is under 200 bases long. Continue Reading

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Rusko Tokes on the “High Pad”

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Rusko Tokes on the “High Pad”

Posted on 13 March 2012

The latest in technology! Continue Reading

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How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners

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How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners

Posted on 09 March 2012

The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort. Continue Reading

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TED Conference Speaker Has Best Computer Fail Ever

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TED Conference Speaker Has Best Computer Fail Ever

Posted on 09 March 2012

Imagine you are invited to give a TED talk at the big conference in Long Beach. But just as your talk on the topic of the "unexpected" gets underway, you're plagued with that Apple computer "spinning beach ball of death" and your total AV package is frozen. Gulp. Continue Reading

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Monkey Drinking Habits Mimic That Of Humans

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Monkey Drinking Habits Mimic That Of Humans

Posted on 05 March 2012

Funny Drunk Monkeys - 300 years ago vervet monkeys were brought into the island of St. Kitts, in the Caribbean, from West Africa along with slaves serving the rum industry. The monkeys that escaped acquired a taste for alcohol by eating the fermented sugar cane left in the fields. Today, they raid local bars to satisfy their thirst. Continue Reading

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We Have Fixed the Blackhole Exploit Kit Virus!

Posted on 02 March 2012

Here is the easiest way to fix the Blackhole Exploit Kit virus on a WordPress site Continue Reading

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The macabre concept of a ‘euthanasia roller coaster’ that thrills you… then kills you

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The macabre concept of a ‘euthanasia roller coaster’ that thrills you… then kills you

Posted on 02 March 2012

An engineer has come up with macabre rollercoaster concept where passengers are thrilled and then ‘killed’. The chilling Euthanasia Coaster is a theoretical machine engineered to ‘humanely, with elegance and euphoria, take the life of a human being’. Continue Reading

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