Margarita Cavazos

@MargaritaCa65f8 | Always finding a way to be creative

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

The World's Best Streets for People-Watching

Rearrange your next vacation itinerary -- we have something stellar lined up: people-watching. From observing locals to surveying tourists, peeking …

Fort Worth

'Angie Tribeca,' Comedy Backscratcher, Returns For New Adventures

"We were high school sweethearts. Ever since college."<p>That line, which flies by without comment, appears in the second-season premiere of TBS' <i>Angie Tribeca</i>, the cop-show spoof starring Rashida Jones that arrived in an unusual broadcast "binge" earlier this year. Produced by Steve Carell and Nancy …

TV

Audrie & Daisy review: teenage rape documentary is essential viewing

A year after the documentary The Hunting Ground exposed a campus rape epidemic and systemic coverup efforts by some administrations, Audrie & Daisy debuts as an equally devastating film that shows how high school students are also at risk.<p>Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk’s documentary is sure to provoke a …

Labor Day

What’s a Saint, Anyway?

As the pope canonizes a controversial figure, it’s worth remembering the centuries of controversy surrounding sainthood itself.<p>How does a person get canonized? Or, to be more precise, what is it that distinguishes the 10,000 or so official Catholic saints from the rest of us 1.2 billion Catholic …

Unit 731

<b>Unit 731</b> (Japanese: 731部隊 Hepburn: <i>Nana-san-ichi Butai</i>) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial …

101 Great Scary Movies to Watch During October

Here it is. Another year has rolled around and spooky season is afoot! I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite scary movies. You’ll see some …

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at …

Film For The Weekend: Annabelle (Supernatural/Horror)

Welcome to this edition of BOC’s <i>Film For the Weekend</i>. This weekend’s pick is <i>Annabelle</i>.<p>Promo poster<p>Could one call this a prequel to the bone chilling …

My Top 5 Movie Soundtracks

<b>My Top 5 Movie Soundtracks</b><p>Through all the travels through cinema, and all the songs that make me sway or bob my head are the few I could jam out to …

This Chaotic New Cloud Could Be The Coolest Thing Since Cumulus

This raging airmass seems likely to become the first cloud formation the World Meteorological Organization will recognize in more than 60 years.<p><i>(GIF cut from video by Alex Schueth)</i><p>There is something new under the sun.<p>Gavin Pretor-Pinney hopes a wild, turbulent cloud he calls "<i>undulatus asperatus</i>" …

Meteorology

Here's Your First Peek at Allison Williams as Peter Pan

Allison Williams has been flying high preparing for her role in "Peter Pan Live!" in her "Girls" downtime, This is the first photo of Williams in all her "Peter Pan" glory, and we're feeling it, fishnet shirt and wig and all. We think her onscreen alter ego would approve, too.<p>Williams appeared on …

Anticipating: Supernatural Season 10 (Spoilers)

Set your calendars <i>Supernatural</i> buds! October 7th marks the kickoff of <i>Supernatural</i> season 10. My anticipation is rising. One month! One month to see …

Linking the News: Isis beheads another journalist, world’s first cyborg, a bad wedding, mysterious cell towers, and more

It’s been an extended while since I’ve last posted some news articles. So here it is! BOC’s Linking the News! Let’s see what articles have been …

Minix Neo Z64 Windows 8.1 And Android Mini PC Unveiled For $129

Minix has this week added a new addition to their range of mini PC systems, in the form of the newly launched Minix Neo Z64 which is capable of …

Gear & Gadgets

Science Finds 'Tiny Computers' Embedded In Human Skin

We like to think that all our smarts are contained in our brain, but researchers at Umea University in Sweden have found that the neurons that extend into our fingertips perform the same sorts of calculations that take place in the cerebral cortex.<p>In other words, what we’ve been told about our …

Feast Trilogy: You Don’t Know What You’re Missing, But It’s Tasty!

<i>Feast</i> is one of those films you could watch multiple times with the intensity of its B-movie baddasery. The sequels are no exceptions. They have …

What The Hell Am I Watching? Earth Girls Are Easy (Sci-fi/Musical /Comedy/Romance)

Here I am awakened before ten am on a vacation day. I proceed to flip on the television to see what’s popping (Pop! Pop!). This channel is playing a …

10 theories on how uptalk originated

<b>The Magazine's recent piece on uptalk - the habit of making statements sound like questions - prompted lots of you to email theories of where it started. Here are 10 of the most popular.</b><p>From Japan to Bristol, the Valley girls to Neighbours, theories on uptalk are far-ranging. Here are some readers' …

Linguistics

Tim Vine wins funniest Edinburgh Fringe joke award

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1102000/1102058_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524650659_cb93a99818c5653ce0005ef06581a559<p><b>A joke by comedian Tim Vine about a vacuum cleaner has been voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.</b><p>He won with the one-liner: "I …

Top 10

3D4C, A 3D Printer That Mixes Four Different Filaments for a Variety of Colors

3D4C is a 3D printer by Felix Chan and Cyrus Kuk that mixes four different filaments for a variety of colors. A number of 3D printers that utilize …

1,000-pound alligator snared in Alabama hunt | Reuters

(Reuters) - Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said on Monday.<p>John and Amanda Stokes, brother-in-law Kevin Jenkins and children Savannah and Parker pose with an American alligator …

A List of My Favorite Robin Williams Roles

Oh! You great man you!<p>To an extent we felt like we knew Robin Williams personally. Essentially his acting helped influence a generation of 90’s kids. …

11 Things Twentysomething Guys Need to Learn About Sex

<b>1. Foreplay is necessary.</b> If you're on the train to Pleasuretown, it needs to make a few stops along the way to load and unload passengers. Foreplaytown is always a stop, even on the express train.<p><b>2. Don't just grab boobs.</b> You're not trying to palm a basketball here. You're not checking which …

Shades of Grey

Linking The News: Liberia declares ‘state of emergency’, Alzheimer’s disease reversed in mice, Library of Congress finds source code for unreleased Duke Nukem game, a history of male sex dolls, and more

Welcome to Box of Cabbage’s <i>Linking the News</i>! It’s Friday! Time for a weekly dose of newsies. Before I begin I’d like to point out that this is my …

Researchers Can Now Listen To Voices In A Room By Videotaping A Bag Of Chips

Yes, they can hear the sounds simply by looking at the bag, even through a sound-proof glass door, no sound recording needed whatsoever.<p>"That's the results of the astounding visual microphone," project done by researchers at MIT, reports by Sarah Lewin for IEE Spectrum's blog.<p>It works like this: …

Uncaged: Coco Fusco and Planet of the Apes

In her performance <i>Observations of Predation in Humans,</i> the artist Coco Fusco portays Dr. Zira, the female chimpanzee and animal psychologist from the …

15 Surprising Facts About Half Baked

You may have known these facts about <i>Half Baked</i>—Tamra Davis's stoner comedy starring Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, and Jim Breuer—at one point. But …

Comedy

Ann Coulter refers to Africa as “disease-ridden cesspool” in victim-blaming Ebola rant

Coulter asks, “Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore?” and somehow becomes even more hateful<p>Ann Coulter's latest column is filled with more idiocy than I can really dissect. Entitled, "Ebola doc's condition downgraded to 'idiocy,'" the piece is a takedown of Dr. Ken Brantly, one of the two …