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Nanoparticles from tattoos can travel to the lymph nodes

Scientists were already aware that pigments from tattoo ink can travel to the lymph nodes, critical components of the immune system that help fight …

Nanotech

A Florida man had his parents travel from India to help him beat his wife, police say

Looking to “counsel and discipline” his wife, Devbir Kalsi asked his parents to travel from India to his home near Tampa and help imprison and beat his wife. Soon they came, police say.<p>On Saturday, desperate to save herself, Kalsi’s wife, Silky Gaind, called her parents in India so they could …

Crime

The 'Blackwater 2.0' Plan for Afghanistan

Private military contractors have spotted an opportunity as America’s longest war grinds on.<p>Here’s a crazy idea floating around Washington these days, outlandish even by today’s outlandish standards: The United States should hire a mercenary army to “fix” Afghanistan, a country where we’ve been at …

Indian History

Two-year-old kid in a bouncy house is already more adult than all of us

Bounce houses are a staple at kid parties and let's be honest, they are awesome. Most adults, if they were telling the truth, also think that.<p>But …

Parenting

Brave man dives onto 1,000 mousetraps so we can see it in slow motion

The Slow Mo Guys threw themselves into potential bodily harm with their newest video, where they explored what 1,000 mousetraps going off would look …

Angry Mom Accidentally Texts 35-Year-Old Guy Instead Of Her Daughter, And Things Escalate Quickly

A 35-year-old man from Wisconsin was enjoying his day off from work recently when a text suddenly appeared in his inbox. “Hunny please grab milk and …

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

Artists

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

The Brain

Learn How to Write Adventures that Don’t Suck

<i>How to Write Adventures That Don’t Suck.</i> That title really does say it all. Read on to learn about the Kickstarter how you can get a copy of the book …

Board Games

Earth - How the Universe can expand if there is no extra space

The Universe can expand without there being anything outside it for it to expand into, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million</i> …

Astrophysics

101 Quotes by Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

The 1987 TV Miniseries That Predicted a Russian Takeover of America

Long since forgotten, ‘Amerika’ was a commercial and artistic flop. Watching it today makes for uncomfortable viewing.<p>If the election of an American president abetted by Russian interference seems stranger than fiction, you're almost right. Exactly 30 years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, ABC …

Political Science

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called <i>International Number Ones</i>. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the …

Overpopulation: Where Do We Put the Next Billion Humans?

<b>Too Many People?</b><p>August 8 this year marked the Earth Overshoot Day, which essentially means that we have officially consumed far more than the Earth …

10 Powerful Accounting Tools To Save You Time

Accounting can be painful. Freelancers and small businesses tend to avoid the topic of accounting as it is too frustrating, time-consuming and boring. Luckily, there are numerous innovative companies solving accounting problems for individual freelancers and large enterprises.<p>In this article, I’ll …

Small Business

If you’re just starting out on Wall Street, here’s where you should buy your suits

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>That said, maybe you're just starting on Wall Street and could benefit from some suggestions on where to shop.<p>While Jos. A. Banks and …

Men's Fashion

The 15 best poetry books of all time

Literature

25 silly myths about Earth, space, and physics that drive me crazy

Shutterstock<p>Whenever someone strikes up a conversation with me about the universe, I get animated.<p>No surprise there: I've made a living writing about …

Mount Everest

More Than a Feeling: The Anatomy of Pain

<b>Emotions consist of general components that are also elicited by similar impressions and specific components.</b><p>Grimacing, we flinch when we see someone …

Neuroscience

20 exotic slow-cooker recipes to spice up weeknight dinners

Just looking at <a href="http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crockpot-crispy-caramelized-pork-ramen-noodle-soup-wcurry-roasted-acorn-squash/">this sweet …

The empire the world forgot

Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries, the former regional power of Ani is now an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts.<p><b>An abandoned city of ghosts</b><br>Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani …

World History

15 Witty Comebacks To Every Sleazy Pickup Line

"Excuse me, sir? Are you the moon? Because I need you 238,000 miles away from me."<p>Poet Desireé Dallagiacomo has the perfect antidote to dreadful, groan-worthy pickup lines: <i>the drop-off.</i><p>Dallagiacomo performed her slam poem, "Where Did You Get That Pickup Line? You Should Drop it Back Off," last week …

3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

Image source: Flickr user www.GotCredit.com.<p>While many companies' shares are risingpast their fair values now, others are trading at potentially bargain prices. The difficulty with bargain shopping, though, is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing at 52-week lows. In an …

Investing

Learning Japanese – Increasing your vocabulary

Photo from l e o j on flickr.comThis month’s theme is all about increasing your vocabulary. When having a daily conversation in no matter what …

Language Learning

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Teaching Problems or Teaching Mathematics

Is this curriculum?On the day before I first started teaching, the district coordinator came to me and handed me a piece of paper with twenty …

Mathematics

Do Languages ‘Think’ Alike?

02/05/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Very different languages seem to organize the world in surprisingly similar ways—scientists say the ways humans describe nature transcends culture and geography. (Quartz)<p>How well do you know your own language? Play …

National Academy of Sciences

21 Times Tumblr Was An Absolute Disaster

Tumblr Logic can be beautiful, but it can also be as fearsome and dangerous as a giraffe.