Brooke Askey

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Jennifer Lawrence Thinks This Is Why Hollywood Stopped Body-Shaming Her

"They were saying, 'All of the main movie stars aren't very underweight.' I said, 'Yeah, because once you get to a certain place, people will hire you.'"<p>And naturally, she had a lot of thoughts about the issue.<p>H/T <i>Huffington Post</i>

In historic move, President Obama to visit federal prison for Vice documentary

President<p>Obamawill be the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, a landmark move that will be documented by Vice forHBO.<p>Obama will tour Oklahoma's El Reno correctional institution, a medium-security facility that houses 1,300 inmates, next week with Vice founder Shane Smith. They'll …

Marc Maron

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Why mind-reading is a science, not a magic trick

Electrical activity within the brain means that our thoughts can be read and understood<p>You may believe your thoughts are intangible and inscrutable, but all mental activity is communicated via electrical impulses. As our understanding of the brain improves, we’re increasingly able to decode our …

The Brain

Bumblebees Are Being Bumped Off by Climate Change, Scientists Say

Scientists say wild bumblebee species are being squeezed into extinction by climate change in North America and Europe — so much so that some of them might need help from us humans to find safe havens.<p>Their conclusion, published in this week's issue of the journal Science, is based on an analysis …

Ecology