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Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Area Maze is the a-mazing new game from prolific puzzle inventor Naoki Inaba. For the solutions to today’s puzzles, follow this link<p>Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you …

Puzzles

Neurons like you've never seen them before - Futurity

A new system can image and analyze neurons on a much finer scale than was ever possible. The work is already overturning assumptions about how …

Neuroscience

Firstborns really are the favorites and most successful, but they’re also the most unhealthy

First, middle, and only children will probably never stop debating the merits of their birth order. But a few things are pretty well settled. Firstborns in developed countries tend to earn more, have higher IQs, and end up more educated. And there’s evidence parents are biased toward them. But …

Immune System

Robert Downey Jr. Is the Highest-Paid Actor, and 10 Other Shocking 'Richest Celebrity' Observations

Katy Perry makes more than Taylor Swift and Beyonce combined.<p>Forbes recently released its annual "The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities" list for 2015 and, as expected, it's a Scrooge McDuck money bin of surprises. We had to go for a swim.<p>The calculations, based on Forbes own reporting, are a mix of …

Sean Hannity

Shamed Nobel laureate Tim Hunt ‘ruined by rush to judgment after stupid remarks’

Sir Tim Hunt reveals he was forced to resign from University College London without being given the chance to explain himself<p>The beleaguered British biologist Sir Tim Hunt has revealed that he was forced to resign from his post at University College London (UCL) without being given a chance to …

University College London

The Pentagon Wants These Robots To Save The Day

On Friday, 24 robots and their masters will be going head-to-head in California for a $2 million prize. The robotics challenge is sponsored by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).<p>Those fearing the Pentagon-sponsored prize could signal the dawn of <i>Terminator</i>-style cyborgs …

Robotics

Here's a Real Love & Basketball Proposal FTW

Solid flop, too.<p>Earlier this week, former NC State guard and all-around boss Alex "Superman" Johnson thought it would be a good idea to challenge his equally baller girlfriend, Brey Dorsett, to a game of one-on-one. The whole thing started out being very <i>Love & Basketball,</i> and it definitely ended …

North Carolina State University

'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams speaks: The ultimate Arya interview

As Arya Stark on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, Maisie Williams is all tomboy—short dirty hair, a favorite sword, and a thirst for vengeance. In real life, the now …

Tech billionaires are paying hundreds of millions to get their privacy back

The purchase included two separate parcels: the Kahu'aina Plantation, a 357-acre former sugarcane plantation, and Pila'a Beach, a 393-acre property with bright white sand.<p>The property is large enough for a set of villas or even a resort. But Zuckerberg apparently plans to only build one home: an …

Real Estate

Josie Cunningham Arrested: Controversial Star Held Over Series Of Complaints About ‘Inflammatory Social Media'

Josie Cunningham has been arrested following an investigation by West Yorkshire Police.<p>The mum-of-three, who made a name for herself after having a …

Social Media

OMGFacts

Hunting for heartbeats: NASA technology rescues 4 quake survivors in Nepal

Four men were rescued from damaged buildings in Nepal with help from<p>NASAtechnology that detects people’s heartbeats, officials said Friday.<p>A radar detector known as Finder, or Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response, was able to locate two survivors in a collapsed textile factory …

This Is The First Baby Conceived With Controversial Mitochondrial Method

One of several due to be born this summer<p>Zain Rajani was born 22 days ago in Toronto, Canada. To say he was much anticipated would be an understatement—his parents, Natasha and Omar Rajani, had been trying for four years to get pregnant. Finally, they turned to in vitro fertilization, but Natasha’s …

Amazon tribe that has never had contact with other humans has antibiotic resistance genes

An Amazon tribe that has never before come into contact with other humans has been found to have antibiotic resistance genes, possibly suggesting …

Photo of hunter, giraffe causes storm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five years ago, Rebecca Francis posed for a photo while lying next to a dead giraffe.<p>This week, she got threatened for her action.<p>The trouble started Monday, when comedian Ricky Gervais tweeted the photo with a question.<p>"What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a …

Wildlife

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

A meandering tale: the truth about pi and rivers

Pi Day 2015: A well known fact about pi is that it describes the bendiness of rivers. I wanted to test this theory, and so I crowd-sourced river lengths to find out<p>Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world …

Mathematics

New 'Game of Thrones' episodes will air worldwide simultaneously

It looks like HBO has caught wind of those "most pirated show in the world" stats <i>Game of Thrones</i> keeps racking up, and it's making a change. Besides launching HBO Now streaming that anyone in the US with internet (and an Apple device) can sign up for, its distribution is changing up worldwide. This …

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams's Blurred Lines copy of Marvin Gaye song, court rules

Jury awards Marvin Gaye's children $7.4 million after determining singers copied their father's music to create the biggest hit song of 2013<p>Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams plagiarised their monster hit Blurred Lines from Marvin Gaye's 1977 song Got to Give It Up and have been ordered by a court …

Fries are off the menu at KFC in Japan

Problems with potato exports mean that fries have been removed from sale at Japan's KFCs<p>KFC in Japan will no longer be asking “Would you like fries with that?” as industrial disputes in the US have chopped back potato exports.<p>"Due to the prolonged dockworkers' disputes on the United States West …

Food

The One Thing You Never Noticed In "Friends" Solves A Giant Plot Hole

We're sorry we ever doubted you, Friends. H/T Bustle.

Officer Goes Head-First Into Storm Drain To Rescue Kitty Frozen To Concrete

World News Videos | ABC World News<p>This feline, who was rescued from a frigid fate, has a warm and toasty future ahead of him.<p>The Indianapolis Animal Care and Control (IACC) received a call on Wednesday from the police department about a stray cat that was stuck in a storm drain, Dawn L. Contos of …

Veterinary Medicine

A Community of Startup Founders Grows on Slack

Although it’s primarily a workplace collaboration tool, Slack is becoming a popular platform for wider communities, too.<p>For example, #Nomads has received attention for connecting digitally minded people visiting unfamiliar cities. #Startup, meanwhile, is a growing platform for startup founders who …

The Shortcut to Bonding With a Romantic Partner on a Deeper Level

From Sam Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You:<p>Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is …

Relationships

Here's What Paris Investigators Have Found So Far

Peter Dejong—AP<p>Philippe Wojazer—Reuters<p>Christopher Furlong—Getty Images<p>Eric Gaillard—Reuters<p>Julien WarnandJ—EPA<p>Dan Kitwood—Getty Images<p>Stephane …

France

Apple laptops vulnerable to virus that 'can’t be removed'

A security flaw in Apple laptops could leave users vulnerable to infection by malicious software that hackers could use to steal data and which is virtually impossible to remove<p>A security expert has found a way to install malicious code on a tiny chip built into Apple laptops which would resist any …

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

<i>What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?</i><p><i>That's the first question asked by NPR's new program on human behavior,</i> Invisibilia.<p><i>The first show tells the story</i> …

Mind

Dog found abandoned at Scottish train station with suitcase of belongings

An animal shelter is trying to track down the owner who abandoned a young Shar Pei at a railway station in Scotland, leaving him leashed to a rail with a suitcase full of his belongings.<p>The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), an animal welfare charity, said the …

Track Down

Apple’s next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air

Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically new design that jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display. Sources within Apple, who have used internal …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets