Platforms have driven the price of content to zero

Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13
Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13 Scientists grew tiny tear glands in a dish — then made them cry We consider whether Orgasmic Meditation, a structured, partnered, largely non-verbal practice that includes genital touch, also increases relationship closeness. Studies show that swearing makes up around 0.5 % of the daily spoken content Testosterone administration in women increases the size of their peripersonal space We found that the female chatbot is preferred over the male chatbot because it is perceived as more human A missing Florida woman was rescued after she was found naked in a storm drain. She told police officers she had been down there 20 days after she got lost swimming in the canal. The pandemic itself was already exposing vulnerabilities in world provide chains. Now it prices about $4,000 to ship… Read More...

zero-knowledge proofs

Most life on Earth will be killed by lack of oxygen in a billion years
Japan asks China to stop performing anal swab tests for COVID on its citizens Florida women wear 'granny' disguise to try to get Covid vaccine Hundreds of sewage leaks detected thanks to AI Most life on Earth will be killed by lack of oxygen in a billion years There is a famous anecdote about an experiment once conducted on a group of unsuspecting diners who were served a meal of steak, chips, and peas under dim illumination. Partway through the meal, the lighting was returned to normal levels of illumination, revealing to the guests that the steak they were eating was, in fact, blue, the chips green, and the peas red. dentists are able to tell if you’ve recently performed oral sex Almost all men want to feel sexually desired, but few actually do One in four men has faked… Read More...

‘Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell’ –John Milton

Speakers take a lot for granted. That is, they presuppose information. As we wrote this, we presupposed that readers would understand English.
rats, with holes in their knee joints drilled by the researchers to mimic cancer pain, who where exposed to Mozart K448 Sonata, consumed more food, gained more weight, and expressed lower amounts of p38a and p38b than the control group. Many people may not have noticed yet but a few months ago, a kind of unassuming little pickup truck emoji appeared on most peoples' electronic devices. The story behind that little truck is actually a window into the shadowy corporate cabal behind emoji and the big and sometimes dare we say DARK MONEY that companies are pushing around behind the scenes to shape our keyboards and influence how we communicate every day. [NPR] What Is Rough Sex, Who Does It, and Who Likes It? What makes a good question? What principles govern human information acquisition and how do people decide… Read More...

Can dropping a little data change conclusions?

How much is an hour of your free time worth? $19.
Smiling and grimacing can reduce needle injection pain, study athletes’ bodies produced 3-5 times the emissions while working out, compared to when they were at rest. Chlorine from bleach cleaner sprayed onto equipment was reacting with the amino acids released from sweating bodies. Data from four waves of the National Survey of Family Growth reveal American women who report more sex partners are less likely to get married (though so too are virgins). [SocArXiv] Danish and Chinese tongues taste broccoli and chocolate differently -- For several years, researchers have known that women are generally better than men at tasting bitter flavours. Now, research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that ethnicity may also play a role in how sensitive a person is to the bitter taste found in for example broccoli, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate. Folklore structure reveals how… Read More...

Un cocktail, des Cocteau

eBay believed that for every dollar they’re spending, they’re getting 50 cents of net profits. And what we showed is that on average, they’re losing more than 60 cents on every dollar.
Scotland becomes 1st country to make free period products the law China Has Launched the World's First 6G Satellite. Turning Lunar Dust Into Oxygen – And Using the Leftovers to 3D Print a Moon Base Palaeolithic voyage for invisible islands beyond the horizon So, your research argues that TV advertising is about 15 to 20 times less effective than the conventional wisdom says [...] There are, not surprisingly, objections to this research. Especially from the marketing industry. For instance, they’ll point to the brand-building aspect of advertising: “It’s not just about short-term sales,” they’ll say. Or the game-theory aspect — that is, if you don’t advertise your product and your rivals do, where does that leave you? [...] eBay believed that for every dollar they’re spending, they’re getting 50 cents of net profits. And what we showed is that on… Read More...

“A STUDENT IN 6 MINUTES HAD 776 HEAD AND EYE MOVEMENTS”

Artificial intelligence model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections through cellphone-recorded coughs
More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some Immunity to the coronavirus may last years, maybe even decades, according to a new study [NY Times] Dr. Fauci: "I think that we’re going to have some degree of public health measures together with the vaccine for a considerable period of time. But we’ll start approaching normal — if the overwhelming majority of people take the vaccine — as we get into the third or fourth quarter [of 2021]." [NY Times] “A STUDENT IN 6 MINUTES HAD 776 HEAD AND EYE MOVEMENTS” Cheating-detection companies made millions during the pandemic. Medical literature suggests vitamin D protects against respiratory infections. Humans exposed to sunlight produce vitamin D directly. A 10% increase in relative sunlight decreases fall influenza by 1.1 out of 10 Artificial intelligence model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections through… Read More...

Losing nothing is better than gaining nothing

Man shot in Russia in argument over Kant
Man shot in Russia in argument over Kant Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach researchers show that the body produces more stress hormones when people are repeatedly interrupted at work. And yet the subjects did not experience an equal rise in their consciously perceived sense of psychological stress. People spontaneously judge others’ personality based on their facial appearance and these impressions guide many important decisions. Our findings consistently suggest that people show neither accuracy nor meta-accuracy when forming face-based personality impressions. Commercial Features of Placebo and Therapeutic Efficacy -- It is possible that the therapeutic efficacy of medications is affected by commercial features such as lower prices. Does divorce change your personality? (the overall finding of this study suggests that experiencing a divorce is unlikely to lead to permanent personality change) The eerie AI world of deepfake… Read More...

‘Smoking doesn’t kill.’ –Mike Pence

Research says farts can be released through your breath if you hold them in
Research says farts can be released through your breath if you hold them in Escaped cloned female mutant crayfish take over Belgian cemetery -- Marbled crayfish can reproduce asexually and all their children are genetically identical females Findings suggest that, rather than making marriage less desirable, pornography use is robustly and linearly associated with a higher likelihood of wanting to be married. German man sets world record with 516 body modifications [U]ntil recently, there’s one group of potential Biden voters who have not been the subject of voter outreach: kinky, submissive male Trump supporters with humiliation fetishes. Now, thanks to a Las Vegas-based professional dominatrix named Empress Delfina, this once-overlooked voting bloc is covered—and may be voting Biden. By force. Her ad for this service reaches out to these potential Biden voters as follows: “Here’s your chance to get berated… Read More...

‘The sea has neither meaning nor pity.’ –Chekhov

Balling out of control
There are COVID-19 incidents in which a single person likely infected 80 percent or more of the people in the room in just a few hours. But, at other times, COVID-19 can be surprisingly much less contagious. Overdispersion and super-spreading of this virus are found in research across the globe. A growing number of studies estimate that a majority of infected people may not infect a single other person. A recent paper found that in Hong Kong, which had extensive testing and contact tracing, about 19 percent of cases were responsible for 80 percent of transmission, while 69 percent of cases did not infect another person. This finding is not rare: Multiple studies from the beginning have suggested that as few as 10 to 20 percent of infected people may be responsible for as much as 80 to 90 percent… Read More...

An earlier universe existed before the Big Bang

Parrots removed from UK wildlife park after they started swearing at customers
Parrots removed from UK wildlife park after they started swearing at customers 419 naïve students saw a performer making contact with a confederate’s deceased kin. 65% of participants reported having witnessed a genuine paranormal event. The widely disseminated convergence in physical appearance hypothesis posits that long-term partners’ facial appearance converges with time due to their shared environment, emotional mimicry, and synchronized activities. Although plausible, this hypothesis is incompatible with empirical findings pertaining to a wide range of other traits—such as personality, intelligence, attitudes, values, and well-being—in which partners show initial similarity but do not converge over time. We solve this conundrum by reexamining this hypothesis using the facial images of 517 couples taken at the beginning of their marriages and 20 to 69 years later. Using two independent methods of estimating their facial similarity (human judgment and a facial recognition algorithm),… Read More...

The Art of the One-Word Poem

When we lose weight, where does it go?
Maskless Man Ejected from Disney’s Hollywood Studios Today While Screaming Misquotes from Pixar’s “A Bugs Life” the HOT NEW TREND in cyberbullying: crashing your plane into someone's house in Microsoft flight sim and sending them the pic [Thanks Tim] men found it more appealing if their committed romantic/sexual partners frequently changed their physical appearance, while women reported that they modified their physical appearance more frequently than did men, potentially appealing to male desires for novelty I examine the relationship between unhappiness and age using data from eight well-being data files on nearly 14 million respondents across forty European countries and the United States and 168 countries from the Gallup World Poll. [...] Unhappiness is hill-shaped in age and the average age where the maximum occurs is 49 with or without controls. [Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization] A large empirical… Read More...

Dynamics of intentional and unintentional interpersonal coordination

Lego piece falls out of New Zealand boy's nose after being stuck for two years
750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys Lego piece falls out of New Zealand boy's nose after being stuck for two years Berlin brothels reopen after lockdown, but no sex allowed $350,000 [...] connected to the home is a 2500 sq ft legitimate jail with 9 cells, booking room and 1/2 bath. Liking a painting increased the ability to recall on which wall the painting was hung. Since recalling the wall requires recalling heading direction, this finding suggests positive aesthetic experience enhances first-person spatial representations. Rocking together: Dynamics of intentional and unintentional interpersonal coordination [PDF] Signs of dishonesty decreased trust but only in those who had not previously built a good reputation as honest partners. On the contrary, those who could establish a good reputation were trusted even when they were no longer trustworthy, suggesting that… Read More...

The second wave began in the second half of August

The most powerful predictors of relationship quality are the characteristics of the relationship itself — the life dynamic you build with your person
Husband discovers wife's affair after spotting her in the act on Google Maps a new ocean will form in Africa as the continent continues to split into two Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates Painting Eyes on The Butts of Cattle Can Protect Them From Lions, Research Shows Enjoying short-term pleasurable activities that don’t lead to long-term goals contributes at least as much to a happy life as self-control, according to new research. [...] simply sitting about more on the sofa, eating more good food and going to the pub with friends more often won’t automatically make for more happiness. [UZH] A billionaire art collector is commissioning a $1.5 million diamond-encrusted, 18 carat gold, face mask Japanese robotics startup invented a smart mask that translates into eight languages America has a pandemic problem… Read More...

Encore

How to obtain evidence that something does not exist
What is the feasibility of survival on another planet and being self-sustaining? [...] I show here that a mathematical model can be used to determine the minimum number of settlers and the way of life for survival on another planet, using Mars as the example. [...] The minimum number of settlers has been calculated and the result is 110 individuals. [Nature] How to obtain evidence that something does not exist Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate sues Netflix for giving Sherlock Holmes too many feelings How to Topple a Statue Using Science the researchers found that women and people with insecure attachment styles tended to play hard-to-get more How do cars fare in crash tests they're not specifically optimized for? How hackers extorted $1.14m from University of California, San Francisco A plan to turn the atmosphere into one, enormous sensor -- It… Read More...

Can AI Differentiate Cats from Covid-19?

Evidence that authentic people seek to appear authentic rather than be authentic
Woman made S$589,800 by buying insurance on flights she predicted would get delayed Researchers discovered a data breach exposing sensitive images from numerous niche dating apps, such as 3somes, CougarD, Gay Daddy Bear, BBW Dating, and Herpes Dating. Evidence that authentic people seek to appear authentic rather than be authentic Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations In this report, we apply basic scientific techniques to answer the question “Is Kansas as flat as a pancake?” Doubling effort makes up for 6 IQ points Scientists trigger hibernation in mice, astronauts could be next Maps of Sexual Arousal in Men and Women Men holding cats were viewed as less masculine; more neurotic, agreeable, and open; and less dateable. Effect of Coitus on Nasal Temperature -- Nasal temperature readings were taken approximately 20 minutes before the subject engaged in coitus… Read More...

What nudists do during a lockdown

Super-flexible woman can look at her own butt from behind
Super-flexible woman can look at her own butt from behind Belgian man has been receiving pizzas he never ordered for years, sometimes several times a day. “I cannot sleep anymore. I start shaking every time I hear a scooter on the street.” at least 42.7% of adult women have experienced orgasm during sleep On average, women are more sexually disgusted than men women fantasized more so than did men about sadomasochistic fantasies, but men fantasized more than did women about intimate, exploratory, and impersonal sexual fantasies [...] higher frequency of sexual fantasy were predictive of higher levels of infidelity intentions among men [...] women who fantasized more frequently about exploratory fantasies were less likely to engage in physical infidelity Results showed that bisexual individuals reported higher levels of openness than homosexual individuals, who in turn, reported higher levels of openness… Read More...