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Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

Mad Men

Transhumanism: Longevity & Immortality

Antonu (CC)<p>[Excerpted from <i>Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity</i> by R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell]<p>Living …

Huge asteroid to 'narrowly' miss Earth

Space rock code-named 2004 BL86 set to pass Earth on January 26 in 'near miss' and won't be seen again for next 200 years<p>Amateur stargazers will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to see an asteroid a third of a mile wide “narrowly” miss Earth on January 26.<p>The space rock, code-named 2004 BL86, is …

Asteroids

Drones Flying Circles Around FAA

What happens when millions of Americans suddenly become pilots?<p>Now anybody can be a pilot. That is the scary future of airspace in the United States …

APOD: Comet Lovejoy's Tail (2015 Jan 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150117.html Explanation: Sweeping north in planet Earth's sky, Comet Lovejoy's greenish coma and blue tinted ion tail stretched across this field of stars in the constellation Taurus on January 13. The inset at the upper left shows the 1/2 degree angular size of the full moon for scale. So Lovejoy's coma appears only a little smaller (but much fainter) than a full moon on the sky, and its tail is visible for over 4 degrees across the frame. That corresponds to over 5 million kilometers at the comet's estimated distance of 75 million kilometers from Earth. Blown by the solar wind, the comet's tenuous, structured ion tail streams away from the Sun, growing as this Comet Lovejoy heads toward perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun, on January 30. While diatomic carbon (C2) gas fluorescing in sunlight produces the coma's green color, the fainter bluish tail is tinted by emission from ionized carbon monoxide (CO+). http://www.facebook.com/DeepSkyColors http://www.deepskycolors.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150117 #APOD

Scientology Is Going To War Over A New Documentary

The Scientology ad calls out "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" director Alex Gibney for supposedly not allowing the organization to respond to claims made in the film.<p>Specifically, the ad asks if the documentary is "a Rolling Stone/UVA Redux" — a reference to a now-notorious …

Church of Scientology

Man in China recovering in hospital after wife chopped off his penis

A man in China is recuperating after his wife chopped off his penis when she found out he was having an affair - and when he had it sewn back on, she stormed the hospital and chopped it off again<p>A woman has been arrested after she reportedly chopped off her cheating husband's penis twice.<p><b>According</b> …

This Easy Android Trick Will Keep Your Home Screen Clutter-Free

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Plant traits necessary for agriculture under climate change.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> New Scientist<i>.</i><p><i>Cary Fowler helped create the world’s largest seed bank, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which</i> …