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Computer Finds Lost Shakespeare Play

Two University of Texas researchers have used computer analysis to prove that Shakespeare was at least a co-author of Double Falsehood, convincing …

REPORT: Greece is getting ready to default

The country has entered a pretty dire fiscal situation. It desperately needs to unlock bailout funds from its creditors, but progress negotiating that cash is shaky at best.<p>If Athens doesn't get its next €7.2 billion ($7.58 billion) bailout tranche by the April 24 Eurogroup meeting of European …

Europe

New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life<p>Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that …

Earth Science

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Clinical Trials

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …

5 Times Seth Rogen Has Conquered The Internet

“Yo bro, you going to see <i>Neighbors</i> this weekend? Oh, bro, you totally know it, bro.” I want to believe that phrase will be muttered somewhere on planet Earth today. I’m looking forward to seeing the frat flick, despite the reviews not being as positive as Seth Rogen’s previous movies. I’ve enjoyed …

Federal Court Considers Whether To Stop Texas Execution Set For Next Week

"When our system tolerates secrecy, constitutional abuses — such as the tortured death of Mr. [Clayton] Lockett — occur," lawyers for Texas death row inmate Robert James Campbell argue about last week's botched execution in Oklahoma. Lawyers for Texas say their state's process is different. …

This Is The Weirdest New Thing In Modern Politics

Anyone got the soundtrack to chariots of fire?

Some Egyptian Men Say New Law To Ban Sexual Harassment Won't Make A Difference Because "Women Like It"

"We could be covered from head to toe in veil, like some students do, and they are still harassed," one women's rights advocate said.<p>Khaled Kashary keeps one eye on his phone and the other on the steady stream of women passing him near the entrance of the Cairo University campus.<p>His cousin has …

Revolution Cancelled by NBC

NBC have cancelled four more series, including two J.J. Abrams-productions.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Update: While NBC and Warner Bros. said it wasn't …

Countries With The Most And Least Number Of Female Legislators

Saudi Arabia > United States

Should College Libraries Have Napping Stations?

(Photo: Allison Farrand/<i>Michigan Daily</i>)<p>When I walk around my library, I sometimes see students dozing in the study carrels. I usually leave them …

Gay marriage licenses issued in Arkansas after judge strikes down ban

Fifteen marriage licenses were issued for same-sex couples in northwest Arkansas' Carroll County, deputy clark Jane Osborn said, on the first day since a judge ruled the state's gay marriage ban to be unconstitutional.<p>Jennifer Rambo, 26, and Kristin Seaton, 27, were the first gay couple to be …

States Pass Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bills That Wireless Companies Hate

NEW YORK -- California and Minnesota took steps on Thursday toward becoming the first states in the country to pass laws requiring smartphones to feature stronger anti-theft technology.<p>The California Senate approved a measure Thursday that would require every smartphone sold in that state to …

Consumer Financial Chief Calls For Increased Accountability For Individuals

Going after individuals can "achieve just and effective results in more fully redressing legal violations," Richard Cordray said Friday in a speech.<p>Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau waded into the debate over punishing corporate or individual wrongdoing for …

CNN Tries To Push Around Bill Nye, Bill Nye Puts CNN On The Mat

By now it should be firmly established that it’s a very, very bad idea to mess with Bill Nye. But that didn’t stop CNN from trying! And failing!<p>First off, S.E. Cupp made the serious mistake of assuming Nye isn’t sincere, and it makes for a great GIF:<p>Nye was on Crossfire last night, and basically …

Wherever You Go, Whatever You Do, The Brimstone Missile Will Still Kill You

Homing missiles are fairly common, at this point, so really it’s just a matter of improving them and making them even more terrifying. Like, for example, the Brimstone missile, which recently had a highlight reel put online.<p>The Brimstone, first launched in 2005, has two guidance systems. That means …

Ten Authors Who Have Disowned Their Own Books

In a perfect world an author would adore every book they'd ever written, but when there are books in their publishing past written simply for a …

5 Awe-Inspiring Teachers of Yore

For Teacher Appreciation Week, mental_floss has an article about some teachers whose stories are well worth passing along. You probably have heard of …

‘We’re Not Anti-Gay’ Say The Anti-Gay Twins Who Just Got Their HGTV Show Yanked

Quick background: A little ways back, HGTV greenlit a show called <i>Flip It Forward</i>, starring twin brothers David and Jason Benham, who run a home remodeling business, and look like they could saw the wood needed for their construction projects with their strikingly angled jaws. Handsome twins fixin’ …

Yes, You Can Have a Million-Dollar Business with No Employees

Census figures show that the number of one-person businesses in the U.S. with revenues between <b>$1 million</b> and <b>$2.99 million</b> rose <b>10%</b> year-over-year in 2012 to more than <b>29,000</b> firms, Forbes reports. Most are professional, scientific, and technical-services companies, but retail and construction firms …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Scientists closer to turning human skin cells into sperm cells

Scientists at Stanford University have successfully managed to reprogram human skin cells and turn them into sperm cell precursors. Their findings, published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i>, show that skin cells of infertile men can be changed into stem cells and take on the characteristics of …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 5, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in …