People tended to reveal 26% (Study 8) to 30% (Study 7) of other people’s secrets. [...] people revealed approximately 18% to 27% of secrets about someone committing emotional in!delity or planning a surprise [...] people revealed secrets at almost a coin-"ip (approximately 30% to 46%) when they were about hurting someone, lying to someone, and physical self-harm [PDF]
Researchers have used an MRI scanner to guide a magnetic "seed" through the brain to heat and destroy cancer cells. It consists of ferromagnetic thermoseeds, which are basically 2mm metal spheres, that are guided to a tumor using magnetic propulsion generated by an MRI scanner and then remotely heated to kill nearby cancer cells.
North Korea hacked him. So he took down its Internet. He found numerous known but unpatched vulnerabilities in North Korean systems that have allowed him to singlehandedly launch “denial-of-service” attacks on the servers and routers the country's few internet-connected networks depend on.
The Plan to Put Bitcoin in Mouse DNA With a Genetically Engineered Virus BitMouseDAO has exactly two investors and almost no money, but they do have a wild idea
Investors are paying millions for virtual land in the metaverse -- Yorio tells CNBC her company sold 100 virtual private islands last year for $15,000 each. "Today, they're selling for about $300,000 each, which is coincidentally the same as the average home price in America," she said.
More and more vultures eat their prey butt first [...] That approach exposes a vulture to even more bacteria than they'd get from regular old rotting meat. [...] A recent study found that vultures have tons of microbes on their faces (528 different species, on average) but shockingly few in the gut (around 76 types). In fact, the only bacteria that survive in a vulture's gut are the really nasty ones.
Unattractive faces are more attractive when the bottom-half is masked, an effect that reverses when the top-half is concealed
Hahahahaha, Duuuuude, Yeeessss! The dynamics of mistypings and misspellings [...] strengthen the meaning (e.g., ‘huuuuuge’), imply sarcasm (e.g., ‘suuuuure’), show excitement (e.g., ‘yeeeessss’), or communicate danger (e.g., ‘nooooooooooooo’). We will refer to words that are amenable to such lengthening as ‘stretchable words’.
A neurologist, at age 55, developed an irrepressible urge to rhyme after a series of strokes and seizures. His pronounced focus on rhyming led him to actively participate in freestyle rap and improvisation. More: How a Stroke Turned a 63-Year-Old Into a Rap Legend
Why Is Everyone Smoking Toad Venom? [...] Bufo is the venom of the Sonoran desert toad, Bufo alvarius, which contains the molecule 5-MeO-DMT, one of the most potent psychotropic drugs ever discovered. Related: Dogs that have attacked toads have suffered paralysis or even death.
Militarized Dolphins Protect Almost a Quarter of the US Nuclear Stockpile [...] For protection against enemy divers, dolphins will swim up to the infiltrator, bump into them and place a buoy device on their back or a limb using their mouth. The buoy then drags the outed diver to the surface for easy capture.
Facebook’s Libra is still dead — Diem to be sold off for spare parts [Diem was the rebranding of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project] The intellectual property will consist of some trademarks, a website and the open-source code for a mediocre permissioned blockchain and various helper projects.
I'm the author of the best-selling book System Design Interview-An Insider’s Guide. 11 days ago, two fraudsters hijacked the "Buy Now" button on Amazon, fulfilling all orders with a different book.
Family's lawsuit says DNA ancestry kit revealed daughter was conceived with wrong sperm The man who helped raise Ms Galloway along with her mother, Jeanine, was not her biological father because another man's sperm was used during a fertility procedure.
The height of skyscrapers is limited by physical, economic and regulatory barriers, but we should want to overcome them and build taller. Here’s how we can do it.
The Secrets of Space Invaders “The speeding up of the space invaders was just a function of the way the machine worked,” he explained. “The hardware had a limitation—it could only move 24 objects efficiently. Once some of the invaders got shot, the hardware did not have as many objects to move, and the remaining invaders sped up. And the designer happened to put out a sound whenever the invaders moved, so when they sped up, so did the tone.”