constipated scorpions

Refreezing Earth's poles feasible and cheap
Recent research has suggested that people more readily make genetic attributions for positively valenced or desirable traits than for negatively valenced or undesirable traits—an asymmetry that may be mediated by perceptions that positive characteristics are more ‘natural’ than negative ones [...] could impact their preferences for treatment and prevention strategies People across the world and throughout history have gone to great lengths to enhance their physical appearance. more time was spent enhancing beauty by women (almost 4 h a day, on average) than by men (3.6 h a day) researchers have isolated two antibodies that neutralize all known strains of COVID-19 – including Omicron – with up to 95% efficiency [...] may serve as an effective substitute for vaccines, especially for at-risk populations and those with weakened immune systems We tested whether the transition into fatherhood entailed anatomical changes in… Read More...

The Perception of Time in Humans, Brains, and Machines

More Than Half Of All Bitcoin Trades Are Fake
Empty Autonomous Car Runs From San Francisco Cops A pilot took to the skies on Monday and flipped the bird to Washington state, a flight tracking map shows 2 Air France pilots suspended after fighting in cockpit -- they grabbed each other by their collars after one apparently hit the other. Researchers change blood type of kidney in transplant breakthrough The negative Association Between Stoic Ideology and well-Being Hackers Steal Session Cookies to Bypass Multi-factor Authentication The cost of chewing: The energetics and evolutionary significance of mastication in humans Newly Discovered Molecule Fights Off Over 300 Kinds of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Solving the rock-hard problem of nuclear waste disposal -- Finland avoided some of the mistakes made elsewhere and opened its waste repository. Is the past farther than the future? Jumping spiders rapidly move their eyes and twitch during rest, suggesting… Read More...

Two time dimensions

Behavioral scientists systematically overestimate how well behavioral science "works"
French Scientist's Photo of ‘Distant Star’ Was Actually Chorizo Earth Is Spinning Faster Than Usual, Leading to the Shortest Day Ever Recorded -- This minuscule change in time means we might need to consider a negative leap second. Robots Learn Household Tasks by Watching Humans MIT engineers develop ultrasound stickers that can see inside the body Strange new phase of matter created in quantum computer acts like it has two time dimensions Solomon’s paradox of wise reasoning, in which performance of wisdom differs when reasoning on an issue in one’s own life vs. another’s life, has been supported by robust evidence. Behavioral scientists' predictions are not only noisy but also biased. They systematically overestimate how well behavioral science "works" We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong model Even after we realise a memory is false it can… Read More...

Pet Psychic

Do people actually learn from failure?
These researchers hooked a plant up to a lie detector. Asked if it was alive, the plant said "yes" but this was determined to be a lie. Also there was uranium involved for some reason. [PDF] New AI Could Prevent Eavesdropping -- “Neural Voice Camouflage” disguises words with custom noise Scientists can reverse aging in mice "It's a permanent reset, as far as we can tell, and we think it may be a universal process that could be applied across the body to reset our age," said Sinclair, who has spent the last 20 years studying ways to reverse the ravages of time. "If we reverse aging, these diseases should not happen. We have the technology today to be able to go into your hundreds without worrying about getting cancer in your 70s, heart disease in your 80s and Alzheimer's… Read More...

Swiping is dead

When a knife thrower hurls blades around a woman secured to a spinning wheel, it's called the Wheel of Death. So what do you call it when that wheel is entirely hidden by a paper veil?
Calling a man bald counts as sexual harassment, UK judge rules New York Now Has More Airbnb Listings Than Apartments for Rent San Francisco Police Are Using Driverless Cars as Mobile Surveillance Cameras Biofire Technologies has raised $17 million in seed funding to further develop its smart gun, which uses a fingerprint sensor to unlock the trigger. Do Insects Have Consciousness? -- bugs feel something like hunger and pain, and “perhaps very simple analogs of anger,” but no grief or jealousy. “They plan, but don’t imagine” Canada Proposes Space Law to Punish Crimes Committed on Moon Man died from heart attack while burying woman he strangled, South Carolina deputies say While males and females are equally at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), females are less likely to be resuscitated. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) may be inhibited by socio-cultural norms about… Read More...

I let a baby bird nest in my hair for 84 days

Is information the fifth state of matter?
Southwest passenger arrested for masturbating 4 times during flight ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author on trial for husband’s death Nike Wants to 'Destroy' Unauthorized NFTs—How Will That Work? Mushrooms communicate with each other using up to 50 ‘words’, scientist claims [study] A physician didn’t shower for 5 years. Here’s what he found out. Proclaiming one's own goodness is deeply annoying. Yet signalling theory explains why it's a peculiarly powerful manoeuvre. Experts push for genetic testing to personalise drug prescriptions The human genome is, at long last, complete UK Antarctic post office is hiring Deutsche Bank fired a number of top bankers in New York after a tab run up at a strip club was expensed as legitimate business spending People sometimes avoid giving feedback to others even when it would help fix others' problems. For example, only 2.6% of… Read More...

Excessive Bell-Ringing

British tourist reunited with false teeth he lost while vomiting in Spain 11 years ago
Excessive Bell-Ringing By Priest Takes Its Toll On Italian Community The FDA needs to take another look at laser-based ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ Here, we present continuous electroencephalography (EEG) recording from a dying human brain With a few exceptions, musical taste has been researched via likes or preferences of certain types of music. The present study focuses on disliked music The elaborate con that tricked dozens into working for a fake design agency Distraction is no longer a relief from tedium but its metronome “I have experimental evidence that time travel is not possible. I gave a party for time-travelers, but I didn't send out the invitations until after the party. I sat there a long time, but no one came.” [Stephen Hawking on time travel, M-theory, and extra terrestrial life, 2012] One of the two main hypersonic prototypes now under development… Read More...

BitMouseDAO

People tended to reveal 26% to 30% of other people’s secrets
Crows trained to clean up cigarette butts on Swedish streets Kleptomaniac New Zealand parrot steals GoPro, films airborne escape Virginia Police Used Fake Forensic Documents To Secure Confessions From Criminal Suspects Florida sheriff halts Facebook comments because too many crimes reported Over 500 mobile apps are now using the term ‘metaverse’ to attract new users 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] Feminist-identified men were substantially more likely to report erectile dysfunction medication use than non-feminist men The findings indicate that 37% of the participants contacted other persons because… Read More...

Marlon Bundo

Walmart Plots ‘Super Intense’ Crypto
AI unmasks anonymous chess players, posing privacy risks Scammers put fake QR codes on parking meters to intercept parkers’ payments After three hours of tests and more than 100 flushes, the team detected droplets smaller than 3 mm in size at a height of 1.5 m above a toilet or urinal (face height for many people) and found that the droplets persisted at that height for more than 20 seconds after the flush. The 10 quirkiest stories from the world of physics in 2021 Chicago woman quarantined in airplane bathroom for 3 hours after testing positive for Covid-19 mid-flight I found that those who called themselves feminists reported having more recently masturbated than non-feminist women. In addition, I found that in partnered sexual encounters, feminists were more likely to participate in anal play, as well as engage in more kissing,… Read More...

Anti-5G necklaces

the question of where memory information is stored in the brain remains unresolved
Anti-5G necklaces found to be radioactive US Army Creates Single Vaccine Against All COVID & SARS Variants, Researchers Say -- Within weeks, Walter Reed researchers expect to announce that human trials show success against Omicron—and even future strains Japanese scientists develop glowing masks to detect coronavirus High court juries can detect when someone is lying even when they’re wearing a face mask. Not only do face masks not hinder jurors’ ability to decide if a witness is reliable, they make it easier to discern lies from truth. Oil-Sniffing Dogs Are Helping Humans Spot Spills Watching A Lecture Twice At Double Speed Can Benefit Learning Better Than Watching It Once At Normal Speed After 22 years of digital evolution, high-end movie effects are approaching a plateau near perfection. “We went from pulling off what seemed to be impossible, to a sort… Read More...

People Are Taking Out Loans Against Their NFTs — And Defaulting

The Only Instrumental Record Ever Banned by US Radio
Police find accused prosthetic leg thief with leg strapped to head Demi Lovato thinks the term 'aliens' is 'derogatory' to extraterrestrials ant-mimicking spiders sex offender opened door nude, invited trick-or-treaters inside Sexual Practices and Satisfaction of Lesbian and Heterosexual Women In their last sexual encounter, lesbian women were more likely to say “I love you,” have sex longer than 30 min, and engage in gentle kissing Sexual vocalization was most frequent during penetration itself compared with other forms of sexual activities, which supports its signaling function. The most frequently reported sexual vocalizations were moaning/groaning, followed by screams and instructional commands, squeals, and words. About 38% of females reported that they pretended vocalization. “Drinking To Cope” Doesn’t Work, Even When We Believe That It Does Religion and spirituality are not important psychosocial factors influencing body weight We describe a population of… Read More...

Dollar Stores

“No six-foot social distancing rule unless you have a 6-foot dick.”
Five parrots separated at UK zoo after encouraging each other to swear at guests Dollar Stores Make Up Nearly Half of All New Store Openings This Year We study the mental maps of spectators during a large naturally occurring extreme ritual Spanish engineers extract drinking water from thin air In a series of experiments, people were perceived as more real when they were presented as pictures than when they were presented as pictures of pictures. It’s estimated we ingest enough microplastics each week to equal the weight of a credit card Psychopaths make up 4.5% of the general population The “Faithful and trustworthy” and the “Does well with my friends and family” factors, were associated with more years in a relationship. Philly cops have been towing cars from legal spaces to illegal spaces, impounded the cars from the illegal spaces,… Read More...

Zero-click attacks

Elon Musk’s testimony paused as Lawyer vomits in jury box
“I specialize in toilet play” — essentially, “shitting on dudes” — “and I can’t do it with people who are unvaccinated,” says Daddy An Li. In order to assess the infection risk, 13 samples of holy water were cultured for bacteria and yeasts How children are spoofing Covid-19 tests with soft drinks 20% of Americans believe the conspiracy theory that microchips are inside the COVID-19 vaccines 18% had Hallux valgus (deformed big-toes) caused, very probably, by wearing overly pointy shoes 6-7% of the general population hear voices that don’t exist Lilliputian hallucinations concern hallucinated human, animal or fantasy entities of minute size. Having been famously described by the French psychiatrist Raoul Leroy in 1909, who wrote from personal experience, to date they are mentioned almost routinely in textbooks of psychiatry, albeit with little in-depth knowledge. I therefore systematically reviewed 145… Read More...

‘I don’t want to be 20 cent’ –50 cent

Laughing gas improves depression
The woman who spent lockdown alone in the Arctic How we fixed the ozone layer Spontaneous face touching is an ubiquitous behavior that occurs in people of all ages and all sexes, up to 800 times a day. Laughing gas improves depression Smart devices could someday help save your relationship A bride collapsed and died at her wedding. The groom then married the woman's sister with her dead body lying in the next room. A Florida judge has tossed out a motion from a man who claimed he wanted to marry his "porn filled Apple computer." [2014] Pupil Size Is a Marker of Intelligence More than 100 million people now have Calm on their smartphone. Calm promises to give the anxious, the depressed, and the isolated—as well as those looking to be a bit more present with their family, or… Read More...

Emails show Steve Jobs referred to Facebook as ‘Fecebook’

"Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard. Just ask."
Scientists Have Taught Bees to Smell COVID-19 Infections Knives manufactured from frozen human feces do not work While children felt about 3 years older than their chronological age, older adults (60+ years) felt between 10.74 and 21.07 years younger 10 residents live in isolation at Hawaii's last leprosy community Alien plants: The search for photosynthesis on other worlds Dogecoin is a codebase fork of Luckycoin, which itself was a codebase fork of Junkcoin, which was a codebase fork of Litecoin, which in turn is a codebase fork of Bitcoin The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan? A future without passwords How Big Pharma Finds Sick Users on Facebook -- Though Facebook does not offer advertisers categories that explicitly identify people’s health conditions, The Markup identified dozens of ads for prescription pharmaceuticals targeted at people with… Read More...