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How to Upgrade Judges with Machine Learning - MIT Technology Review

When should a criminal defendant be required to await trial in jail rather than at home? Software could significantly improve judges’ ability to make …

Machine Learning

10 Undersung National Parks

America's most popular parks deserve all the love they get, but here are ten other fascinating sites well worth the trip.<p>America’s National Park System is composed of more than 450 natural, historical, and cultural areas spread across the United States and its far-flung territories. Though …

12 Reasons Receiving Oral Sex Is the Best

Hands down. No pun intended.<p><b>1. You're way more likely to orgasm.</b> There's no partial clitoral stimulation or occasional accidental grazing of your clit because he hit it with his pelvic bone. The focus is right there where it needs to be and stays there until you're done. Best.<p><b>2. Everyone knows what</b> …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Chili pepper chemical plays tricks on nerves

The chemical that gives chili peppers their burn, capsaicin, is also a popular pain-reliever found in over-the-counter and prescription …

What 'Food Porn' Does to the Brain

What's the psychological appeal of looking at food that can't be tasted?<p>In the mid-20th century, the Dutch biologist Nikolaas Tinbergen uncovered an odd quirk of animal behavior: Across species, the animals in his experiments seemed to prefer prettier, flashier, more attention-grabbing versions of …

Jaime Lannister Stopped By "SNL" To Visit "South Centros"

Don't hate the slayer, hate the game.

Why Does an Octopus Walk Funny? Scientists Are Amazed

Octopuses move with a simple elegance, but they have no rhythm, according to new research.<p>Each of an octopus's eight arms is soft, flexible and muscular, and acts as if it has an infinite number of joints, said the study's lead author, Guy Levy, a postdoctoral researcher of neurobiology at the …

Zoology

A Healthy Snack for the Junk Food Junkie!

Ok, chicadees, your loving prof has a confession to make.<p>Ready?<p>Here it is:<p>I am a junk. Food. Junkie.<p>Ask anyone who knows me.<p>I can't even buy snacks because I will eat them -- all of them -- in a single sitting. I just can't do it.<p>But I have some good news. The first step is realizing you have a …

Watch The Rock Play A Badass Bambi In "SNL's" Live Action Remake

"Now it's time for them to pay...deer-ly."

How anesthesia numbs pain

Researchers have solved at least part of the puzzle as to how anesthesia blocks pain during surgery.<p>They’ve discovered that anesthetic drugs bind to …

Memory in the Flesh: Can memories survive outside the brain?

McConnell was the target of the Unabomber’s 10th bomb<p>Levin figured out how to grow a working eye on a tadpole's tail and back<p>Then, Levin and his team cut off their heads<p>Complex memories like the significance of the word "truth" or "caring" might not have a place beyond the brain

The Brain

John Stamos Took A Picture Outside Of The "Full House" House And No One Noticed

TURN AROUND, YOUTHS.

How to Make Our Best Buttermilk Pancakes

There's a skill to the perfect pancake. Here's how to master it.<p>We really like pancakes around here, and not just because they're a vehicle for butter and maple syrup. And while it's simple to open a box of pancake mix, we wanted to create a classic buttermilk pancake recipe so good and so easy …

'Modern Family' airs Apple-centric episode

<b>(CNN) —</b> Talk about a "Modern Family."<p>Wednesday night's "Modern Family" was shot entirely using Apple products. Titled "Connection Lost," the episode revolved around the family communicating via all of Apple's devices -- iPhones, iPads and a MacBook.<p>During the ABC show, character Claire Dunphy uses …

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists have revealed.<p>The extraordinary object is at the centre of a quasar - an intensely powerful galactic radiation source - with a million …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Plantains and Your Favorite Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: This fruit -- technically a berry -- is</i> <i>so versatile, you can treat it like a fruit or a vegetable and use it at every stage of ripeness.</i><p>Plantains look like oversized bananas, so …

5 Warm and Cozy Breakfasts for Chilly Winter Days

It's cold outside: crank up the oven and wake your family with the smell of something good!<p><b>1. Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread</b><p>Warm out of the oven, this banana bread is tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of chocolate running through it. It's fun to make: you spoon the banana and …

Breakfast

9 Tofu Recipes Even Meat Eaters Could Love

[caption id="attachment_161119" align="alignleft" width="1600" caption="Tofu and Broccolini Pad See Ew photo and recipe from CHOW"][/caption]Growing …

Food

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

Bananas and the Best Ways to Use Them (While You Still Can)

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: There's a bunch to know about your favorite fruit.</i><p>We Americans eat <i>a lot</i> of bananas -- more than 26 pounds of them per person every year. That's more than any other type of fresh …

Chris Evans and Chris Pratt Closed out Their Super Bowl by Photobombing Complete Strangers

Did anyone have more fun at the Super Bowl than <b>Chris Pratt</b> and <b>Chris Evans</b>? Well, maybe the Bündchen-Bradys. But those Marvel-ous Chrises certainly gave football’s first family a run for their money. I you thought pre-game bets and mid-game antics were all the Chrises had up their sleeves, think …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

Crystals

World's Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2015

Romance means different things to different couples, leading to a diverse range of honeymoon offerings, so it's important to choose the right destination. After all, that's the best way to keep the afterglow of a lovely wedding alive. This year there are a slew of newlywed-friendly getaways that …

Buenos Aires

How To Master Your Third Arm

Because in a virtual world, why should you only have two?<p>In the 2002 movie <i>Minority Report</i>, Tom Cruise plays with a futuristic computer like a maestro. With a flick of his wrist, data moves from one screen to the next, and a panoramic view of a park spins like a toy top.<p>“But if it’s virtual reality, …

Virtual Reality

Watch Sodium Explode In Water At 10,000 Frames Per Second

Using high-speed video, chemists figure out the mechanics behind the famous chemistry class demonstration<p>Drop pure sodium into water, and you'll get some explosive results. You might have even seen this yourself. Sodium-in-water is a common chemistry class demonstration and scientists have a solid …

Demonstration

The 21 Best Diners in America

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers<p>A quality diner is like a minor league utility player: always ready in an emergency, does a few things well, and tends to have long experience spending time in weird, little towns. Our search to find these places took us all over the country, from the oldest …

The Breakfast Club

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Mental Disorders