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Calculating the Value of a Life

Suppose that you are an E.M.T. You arrive on the scene of an accident and find two children who need C.P.R.: a ten-year-old girl and her three-month-old sister. You can only save one of them. Who gets saved?<p>One way to decide would be to use the quality-adjusted life year (<i>QALY</i>) standard. The …

I’m Just a Law: The Shutdown Cartoon

There are few things as generally well known about the political system in United States as the basic process through which a bill becomes a law—and that knowledge, at least among a couple of generations of Americans, owes a bit to civics classes, sure, but probably a good bit more to the iconic …

“A First-Rate Girl”: The Problem of Female Beauty

I have a friend who dates only exceptionally attractive women. These women aren’t trophy-wife types—they are comparable to him in age, education level, and professional status. They are just really, notably good looking, standouts even in the kind of urban milieu where regular workouts and healthy …

Forensic Artist Proves Women Literally Don’t Know Their Own Beauty

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder. Studies have shown, though, that when the beauty in question is a woman’s own, and the beholder’s eye is theirs as well, only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Dove has long been working toward shifting that paradigm with …

Beauty

Shear Genius! Clever Clippers Cut Perfectly Straight Lines

Scissors have evolved slowly over the years. The first prototypes were invented 4,000 years ago in Mesopotamia and didn't change much until the …

Thank You, Barnes & Noble

In the magazine this week, James Surowiecki details the problems facing Barnes & Noble—its C.E.O. recently resigned, the Nook isn’t working out so well—and passes along this advice from an industry analyst: “Instead of succumbing to the temptation to reinvent itself, B. & N. should focus on …

How One Startup Found Success by Making an Obsessive User Its CEO | WIRED

On a blindingly sunny May morning in Mountain View, California, Polyvore CEO Jess Lee rises from her desk in an open-plan office, under a high, …

What a Peahen Really Watches When a Peacock Tries to Impress Her

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:50 pm. 2:50 pm<p>When a peacock fans his plumage and struts …

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

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Google’s Three-Hour I/O Keynote Boils Down To These Highlights And One Theme: Foundation

Today’s three-hour-long Google I/O keynote came with plenty of announcements, but the company mostly assured us that it is focused on building frameworks that can benefit developers and consumers.<p>We saw a more unified company that needed three hours in one session to get their message across. …

香港律师争取戴假发权利

香港律师是如此地喜爱假发,原先不戴假发的事务律师都要求获得戴假发的权利。而原本就戴假发的法官和大律师们却不同意。<p>Te-Ping Chen / Allison Morrow<p>在超级现代的香港,一场围绕一种17世纪装束的辩论造成了法律圈的分裂。<p>香港律师是世界上最后一批戴司法假发的律师群体之一。这些卷曲的马鬃假发是150多年英国殖民统治的遗留。假发是如此地受到喜爱,一群原本不戴假发的律师都要求获得戴它的权利。而原本就戴假发的那些律师和法官们却不同意。<p>这种不和点燃了大家对假发的热情。香港律师Jacky …

You Are Missing Out By Not Creating A Personal Website: Disproving The 6 Myths

Advertisement<p>Have you ever considered having a personal website? You know – a place where people can go to read about who you are, what you do, your …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

For inspirational ceramic tile flooring, look no further than Catalonia.<p>Steven Holl collaborated with craftsmen on every element of this landmark performing arts building.<p>Dive into our essential guides on building-products to help you design your next project.<p>These intricate structures unite …

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How to Make a Great Kids’ App

In ev’ry job that must be done<br>There is an element of fun.<br>You find the fun and snap!<br>The job’s a game.<p>In the 1964 musical film “Mary Poppins,” all it takes is a snap of the nanny’s fingers and the toys march into the toy box, the clothes fold themselves, and the covers ripple up the beds. What the …

Meet The 10 Celebrities Google Picked To Try Out Its New Computerized Glasses

Google is still announcing the winners of its #ifihadglass contest, but there's already handful of celebrities who have been selected.<p>Andrej Karpathy, a PhD student at Stanford, created a database of the winners of Glass, sorted by the number of followers they have. As of right now, there are only …

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Daily Quote: Something You are Usually Right

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.<p>Are you good enough, clever enough, good looking enough? If you think not, …

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It's a gut reaction: how other people's bacteria can cure us – extract

This is a standard party invitation in most respects: there's a map of the neighbourhood, the address and time, and some friendly encouragement to …