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10 Secret Messages Hidden In Popular Movies

by Joshua B.<p>– on<p>in Most Popular<p>In modern psychology, the subconscious is held to be an independently functional and crucial part of the human psyche. …

5 Shockingly Racist Scenes in Famous Superhero Comics

Superheroes have been around for most of a century, and like most elderly people, they're pretty damn racist. Hi, this is the second sentence of my …

Captain Marvel

45-Year-Old Man with a Rash

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 45-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of diffuse, purple, blanching …

Global Health & The World of Business - Aga Khan Foundation Canada

A key example is Canada’s support of GAVI’s innovative business model, including the Advance Market Commitment, which has reduced the price of the …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

Antique photographs show the history of race in black and white

Early photography is more than a window on history. It is an uncanny and disturbing encounter with real people, the light reflected off their faces falling on chemically sensitised surfaces long ago.<p>The camera has been around now for nearly two centuries. Yet photographs from the 19th century have …

Little-Known Second Verses of 10 Children's Songs

Either I had a really short attention span as a kid and never made it past the first verse of a song (which is entirely possible), or there are some …

The 12 People You’ll Encounter At The Airport

Airports are like social experiments. The spectrum of affluence, hometown and reasons for travel make the experience an interactive circus.<p>Some of …

Statins 'may help control multiple sclerosis'

<b>Statins may be useful in treating advanced multiple sclerosis (MS), say UK researchers.</b><p>Early trial results in The Lancet show the cholesterol-lowering pills slow brain shrinkage in people with MS.<p>The University College London (UCL) scientists say large trials can now begin.<p>These will check whether …

Rapid breaths 'protect early babies'

<b>Superfast ventilation - equivalent to 600 breaths per minute - is the best way to protect extremely premature babies' lungs, a study has concluded.</b><p>Most are currently supported with about 30 breaths per minute.<p>But a study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicates very rapid but …

IBM's supercomputer Watson to help fight brain cancer

<b>IBM supercomputer Watson is to help determine the best treatments for a common type of brain cancer.</b><p>Watson will analyse glioblastoma patients' DNA and correlate the results with available relevant medical data.<p>New York Genome Center president Robert Darnell said tremendous progress had been made in …

Anzu wyliei: Scientists announce new dinosaur discovery

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1062000/1062039_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524636578_16a5bfa5c26c359b2c6ae1d4a0c4c2b4<p><b>US scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur. Its fossils offer further clues to how the dinosaurs became extinct 66</b> …

Siamese fighting fish

These stunning portraits show Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air, displaying their long, flowing fins and brilliant colours. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich uses specialist lighting and crystal-clear water to capture exuberantly finned and coloured varieties of <i>Betta</i> …

Tanzanian lake turns animals into frozen statues

What if the human anatomy was part plants and animals?

Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

What Happens To Your Prosthetics After You Die?

Multiple groups are trying to recycle used artificial limbs and devices like pacemakers.<p>As prosthetics become more common, they are increasingly left over when people die. Where do they go?<p>In the case of "inert" implants, like silicone breast implants or artificial hips, they are often left in and …

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Virtual Reality French Experimental Theater Is The Trippiest Thing

Ever, possibly. It's also fascinating. We caught up with Benoit Marini, director of Mr. and Mrs. Dream, to talk about the play/show/dance/simulation.<p>Benoit Marini has spent years working with virtual-reality technology for the French company Dassault Systemes. As the director for the company's …

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

Strong Link Established Between Trust and Intelligence

If you don't trust this study's conclusions, you must not be smart. (Joking.)<p>Conventional wisdom has a few things to say about trusting strangers--all things being equal, it isn't generally considered a wise thing to do. Perhaps surprisingly, then, new research has found a strong link between …

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NSA Program Monitors An Entire Country's Calls, Has Wizard Mascot

Which is more disturbing?<p>Here is your weekly dose of NSA revelations, reported in the _Washington Post _from the classified documents cache released by Edward Snowden: the NSA has a program called MYSTIC that can monitor an entire country's telephone calls--100 percent of them--and replay them up …

“Even if this article were totally positive, writing it would probably get me blacklisted if I still worked there.”

“Even if this article were totally positive, writing it would probably get me blacklisted if I still worked there.”<p><b>#6. Lying Is a Requirement of the Job</b><p>For example, we were opening a new exhibit at my park that involved us quickly moving a ton of sharks and stingrays, dashing them across the park and dropping them in new homes with virtually no notice, because management needed the exhibit opened fast for “media day.” … [The animals] were extremely stressed out by being moved to a new home, and …

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Elevators

Over the last 150 years, the lift has created urban life as we know it.<p>Few inventions have changed the design of the modern city like the elevator. The ability to shuttle groups of people rapidly hundreds of feet into the air has transformed the way we live, work, and travel. Without mechanical …

Portfolio Update: Able Parris - The Fox Is Black

Able Parris is a Brooklyn, NY designer and artist who updated his portfolio with some new work and it’s looking really great. There’s some really …

The new pound coin: national nostalgia booster and crimebuster

It represents “a giant leap into the future,” in the words of George Osborne, “using cutting edge British technology” to “keep several paces ahead of the criminals” and “help to boost public confidence”. A new robot police force, you say? Well no, actually, he was talking about a new pound …

Plugin Visualizes Your Entire Browser History

Want to know exactly how much of your Internet time is spent fiddling around on Facebook versus doing all-important Googling, online shopping or watching videos? Try Iconic History, a plugin that puts your whole browser history into an exhaustive stream of favicons, the icons that appear next to a …

Mondo’s Disney Exhibition Brings Art Back into the Movie Poster - The Fox Is Black

<i>Editor’s note: I work for Disney and the division that helped create the art show, but I had no part in this post, nor was there any money or funny</i> …

Alexia Sinclair's Dazzling Series Inside a 350-Year-Old Castle

Australian artist and photographer Alexia Sinclair has a dazzling imagination that comes to life through her work. She recently developed this magical journey, entitled <i>A Frozen Tale</i>, filled with traces of history set inside an untouched 17th-century castle.<p>When the Royal Palace in Stockholm …