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What the TV You Watch Say about Your Morals

Does the kind of TV you watch influence how nice you are to other people? A new study looks at how different TV programs influence people’s moral …

TV

An Accidental Discovery Could Solve Earth's Plastic Waste Problem

Scientists might have stumbled upon an unexpected way to solve pollution from plastics. A <b>caterpillar</b> bred to be fishing bait is apparently able to …

Biology

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Typography Ruined The Oscars’ Biggest Moment. This Guy Fixed It

Do us a favor, and give designer Brandon Jameson a spare statuette.<p>By now, we’ve all seen the replays and read the analysis, breaking down how Warren Beatty could have gotten the wrong envelope for Best Picture. But something else could’ve prevented the biggest screw-up in Oscar history. If the …

Typography

10 Powerful Quotes on Atheism

The disparity between how humans feel about themselves and how we treat the world has grown thanks to social media. Awareness of the impact of …

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China Has More To Lose Than the U.S. Under a Trump Administration

As Donald Trump is sworn into office this week, among many of the possible disruptive initiatives his administration may launch is a trade war with …

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class

My father-in-law grew up eating blood soup. He hated it, whether because of the taste or the humiliation, I never knew. His alcoholic father regularly drank up the family wage, and the family was often short on food money. They were evicted from apartment after apartment.<p>He dropped out of school in …

Middle-class

【Oh Jeanna,你的名字是任由宰割的弱者】 立法會開學禮,即爆出「支那大風暴」,年輕議員的言行不太成熟,引用孫中山時代與日本侵華時期的「支那」稱呼,傷害感情,令人想到民族積弱,當然令人頗為遺憾。 我同意「支那」或是大辱之稱,我只是不明白為何華文傳媒多年來將越南、寮國、高棉,合稱為「印度支那半島」,簡稱「印支半島」。 其次,據考證「支那」一詞源自印度古梵文 Cina,意思是「思想之國」。英國佔領印度之後,Cina 轉音為 Sina,所以十九世紀開始,英文的「中國學」,叫 Sinology。 我覺得印度佬好大整蠱,因為「支那」Cina 可以變音為「支奴」(Sino)。Sin 又指「罪惡」,Sinology,與「犯罪學」(Criminology)在字面上同科。 所以「中英聯合聲明」,英文官方名稱為 Sino-British Joint Declaration,而竟然不是 Anglo-Chinese Joint Declaration,就咁叫了三十多年,中國人若無其事,無人懂得紏正,亦令我頗為驚訝。 不過無論如何,「支那」既已變為政治敏感詞,就有巨大的殺傷力,我建議英文名「Re-支那」的女士,包括特首熱門人選之一的 Regina Ip,最好盡快改名。 還有演過港產片「鴨王」及做過 TVB 美女廚房的女藝人 Jeanna Ho(圖),如果想保有內地市場,個㕑房實在太熱了。 至於「支支」(Gigi)梁詠琪,因為老公是洋人,應該暫時安全。

It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

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We are getting out in the nick of time. The keepers of the European Union’s dying project have gone beyond the denial phase of mourning and are now utterly deranged. A historic bridge was crossed last week when the European Commission, in the person of its competition commissioner Margrethe …

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Why is Britain, still today, such a prosperous country?<p>Why were we the home of the Industrial Revolution, the first nation to truly industrialise and transform our living standards?<p>Why was it Britain that hosted the Great Exhibition of 1851 – just two centuries after the bloodbath of the English …

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跟著杜林普學演說?

奧巴馬是名出色的演說家,他應該造夢也沒想過自己討厭的杜林普,演講同樣出色。曾狂言「老爸只給了我一百萬小資金打江山」的杜林普有出言不遜的惡習,每每刷新眾人對「政客」的新想像,批評其「無腦」的言論多如過江之鯽。然而這種對人類智慧構成衝擊的語言,卻蘊含不為人知的「藝術」,分分鐘感召著我們加入他的隊伍。<p>在 …

Michio Kaku: One Mistake in Physics That Nearly Disproved Einstein's Theory of Relativity

<b>Science</b> is <b>hard</b>, especially when you’re out on the <b>edges of the unknown</b>. <b>Mistakes</b> get made, and usually corrected over time. But no one expected …

How Does Intuition Work?

Humans love a good battle. Red versus blue. Religion versus spirituality. Yankees versus Red Sox. Being a champion implies someone need to finish …

Japan’s UltraSmall Houses Photos

In Japanese cities, the average house is 1,075 square feet. That makes sense when you consider that the country has a landmass smaller than Montana but a population that puts it at number 11 worldwide. Creativity abounds despite such constraints, notes Naomi Pollack in Jutaku: Japanese Houses …

The innovation game

WHICH is the world’s most innovative country? Answering this question is the aim of the annual Global Innovation Index and a related report, which …

Innovation

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四百幾萬一架日本本田跑車值唔值?引起港女抗議,啱唔啱,視乎你嘅眼界。 首先,日本係西方文明G7工業國之一,與德國、法國、意大利、英國同一等級。日本人是亞洲的白人,種族血統,純淨高尚,不收容伊斯蘭難民,而出產法拉利的意大利,今日眾人皆知,係北非難民天堂。 意大利的祖先羅馬,兩千年前已經有人浸Spa,今日講到泡溫泉,優先係邊個國家? 本田三十年前已經聘用意大利賓尼法利納設計,Made in Japan, 不是Made in China,價值等級不同,冇山寨貨,退一萬步,就算這隻跑車在大陸設廠,日治時代的台灣和英治香港的大丸百貨,由日本人嚴格QC,井井有條,有眼你見。 如風如電,如畫如詩,只要係東洋,一定係寧靜致遠、精密心思。憑JAPAN這五個字母排列,每個字母八十萬,不算貴。 崇日?哈哈,只係跟隨常識。

Saudi Arabia should take in Syrian refugees

As European governments slam the gates shut on illegal Middle Eastern immigrants, where can Syrians and others go, not far from their homelands, for …

Why That Stupid Song Is Stuck In Your Head And How to Get It Out

It’s usually just a <b>single line of a song</b> going around and around in your head that just. Won’t. Stop. That nasty little <b>earworm</b> can keep you …

Which countries have the best passports — and which have the worst

Sweden and Germany have the world's most useful passports. If your government-issued travel document says <i>Sverige</i> or <i>Deutschland</i> on the front cover, …

The Origin of Marriage (And the Evolution of Divorce)

A Dollars and Sex commenter wrote that the “origin of marriage was to create a legal contract by which a man could acquire a female slave.” …

The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation

The Reputation Institute sorts companies according to the public's perception of their performance in seven areas: products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, leadership, and performance.<p>The chocolate maker The Hershey Company is the most reputable brand in the US, but …

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國學大師南懷瑾說:「簡體字是文盲用的。」諮詢在中小學教簡體字?不如就完全廢除中文教學,諮詢一下家長。 正體字的「匯豐」,雖然筆劃多一點,但繁富滿目,象形結構端厚方正,基礎穩固如磬石,存錢進去,令人放心。 一旦「文盲化」為簡體的「汇丰」,「汇」字的內容被搬倉一空(我很奇怪為何不索性連那三點水也簡掉,變成「匚」,文盲更易明,當做英文字母 E 中間更少一劃,驗近視時也看得不太辛苦)。 至於「丰」,形似一根竹簽、三粒魚蛋;又或好像一枝叉,叉着三條燒烤的腸仔。BBQ 是用火的,而水為財,水火相剋。去銀行打簿仔,當然希望家肥屋潤,怎會想到錢會一點點烤乾蒸發,或者窮得要街邊魚蛋當一餐? 簡體字豈止文盲,可見大吉利是,隨時還帶來惡運。存錢入一間空倉的魚蛋銀行,你估有冇運行?