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The Chocolate Tall Cake Experiment

<i>In my last blog post, I explained my childhood love of Ruby Tuesday’s chocolate tall cake. When I discovered that it had been removed from the menu</i> …

What's the Best Type of Meditation for You?

80<p>SHARES<p>Ahhhh...meditation. Doesn't it sound soothing? In just 10 minutes, the experienced say, you can shift your mind from a state of distraction …

The 7 flavor categories of beer: What they are, how to pair them

<i>If you've been confusing your pilsners with your IPAs and imperial stouts, you need to consult this thorough chart from Greg Engert. His profiling</i> …

Weed-infused 'female suppositories' are a thing now

You can now add marijuana-infused "female suppositories" to your list of things to comfort you during that time of the month, right there along with …

Star Wars: Rebellion is a great board game nearly crippled by an awful manual

This epic game, faithful to the spirit of the original films, is worth your time<p>Late last year hobby games maker Fantasy Flight Games announced <i>Star Wars: Rebellion</i>. Creating a big strategy game in the Star Wars universe alone would get tabletop fans excited, but what pushed <i>Rebellion</i> to the top of …

Nintendo's next game console might have one incredibly unique feature

The latest rumor about the "Nintendo NX," the project name for Nintendo's next game console, is that it's not just a game console, but a game console <i>plus</i> a handheld device of some form.<p>"Gameplay flows between Nintendo NX console and Nintendo NX handheld device," a survey from market research firm …

Gaming

The 'Soft Hair' on Stephen Hawking's Black Holes

A step toward solving the black hole information paradox.<p>On Tuesday, Stephen Hawking and friends posted a new paper to the arXiv server. It has a great, or at least peculiar, title: "Soft Hair on Black Holes."<p>What in the great wide universe could that possibly mean? Glad you asked.<p>The subject of …

Physics

James Long: the Top Secret developer on how video games can change the world

Midway through a university course in theoretical physics, James Long decided that he wanted to make video games for a living. “Video games are just more communicable than theoretical physics,” he says. “They’re more primal, more political.” Long’s realisation came at a key moment, not only in his …

Surveillance

Japanese train firm goes extra mile for single passenger

Service stops at remote station morning and evening to enable pupil to get to school and come home again<p>For the past three years, a train has stopped at the remote Kami-Shirataki station in the far north of Japan just twice a day. At 7:04 am prompt, it takes on a single passenger - a student on her …

Here's the military equipment that North Korea could use against the world at any moment

REUTERS/KCNA<p>We might not know if North Korea's claim to have set off a hydrogen bomb is true, but we can be sure of one thing — Kim Jong Un's rogue state has a massive and very scary military.<p>The North Korean military has 690,000 active military personnel, 4,500,000 active reserve military …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

Mental Health

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Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

<b>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the</b> …

Scientists Made A 3D-Printed Wheelchair For A Puppy With Only Two Legs

"He's a little sweetheart and doesn't act as if he has any limitations."<p>He was the runt of the litter, FOSD board President Angela Marx told BuzzFeed News, and so was having trouble competing for his mother's milk.<p>"We decided that he really needed extra special care and to be bottle-fed so he could …

Cute Animals

Heisman Watch 2015: Top Contenders in Race for College Football's Biggest Honor

The race for college football's most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy, is certainly heating up. Below, we'll break down the top-five contenders for the honor as the season winds down.<p>Spoiler alert: Welcome to the year of the running back.<p><b>1. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama</b><p>When you rush for 200 yards …

College Football

Anime sword fighting isn’t like reality. Why? Biomechanics (again)

You know all those cool-looking <b>anime warriors with a katana strapped to their back</b>? It turns out <b>some of them would be really easy to beat in a fight,</b> …

Get to Know Socrates, Camus, Kierkegaard & Other Great Philosophers with the BBC’s Intelligent Radio Show, In Our Time

When writer, politician, and BBC radio and television personality Melvyn Bragg began his long-running radio program <i>In Our Time</i>, which brings …

What Makes a Buddhist a Buddhist?

photo credit: Steven Schwartzberg<p>Here's an old Jewish joke:<p>Stan has been shipwrecked on a desert island for decades. One day he is rescued. Before leaving the island, he shows the rescuer how he spent his years alone: Building a main street with several huts, each with a different purpose.<p>"This hut …

Strengthening Brain Connections

<b>Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons.</b><p>When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the …

Neuroscience

A Tiny Pill Monitors Vital Signs From Deep Inside The Body

After testing all the pieces of a tiny pill-size device, Albert Swiston sent it on a unique journey: through the guts of six live Yorkshire pigs.<p>Pig bodies are a lot like human bodies, and Swiston wanted to know whether the device would be able to monitor vital signs from inside a body. It did.<p>It's …

Medical Technology

Vibrant Room-Sized Installations Turn Smithsonian Gallery into a Larger-Than-Life Work of Art

After a two-year renovation, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum has reopened its doors with an enthralling exhibition titled <i>WONDER</i>. It unites nine contemporary artists who have each produced room-sized installations inspired by the Renwick itself. Together, these individual …

Art

Jonah Lomu was a one-of-a-kind giant of rugby for the All Blacks, who transcended the sport

New Zealand winger was utterly dominant as a player then showed dignity and determination when dealing with his debilitating kidney illness<p>Like an onrushing Jonah Lomu himself, with Mike Catt and a World Cup try-line in his sights, there was simply no stopping the torrent of tributes that poured …

Can We Test Dark Energy Using The Solar System?

One of the biggest revolutions in our scientific understanding of the Universe occurred at the end of the last century, when we discovered the existence of dark energy. Prior to that, the Big Bang — where the Universe began from a hot, dense, rapidly expanding state that cooled and spread out over …

Dark Matter

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki Is A Gorgeous Box Set With One Huge Flaw

It always happens. You buy something that you want to be absolutely perfect, just to find out it has have one big flaw. That flaw isn’t immediately …

Recognising structure of language not unique to humans

Understanding language may seem like a uniquely human trait -- but new research suggests otherwise.<p>A study published in Nature Communications has …

8 Things Later-in-Life Lesbians Want You To Know

At an event earlier this year, I met two women who, as it turned out, were not only business partners but also life partners. They left their marriages and grown children in their 50s and have been together ever since. My curiosity piqued, I'm afraid I monopolized their time with my many questions. …

Quantum computing breakthrough: Engineers manage to write quantum code to silicon chip

Engineers have been able to successfully write the quantum version of a computer code to a silicon chip for the very first time – a breakthrough that …

Star Wars Dark Force Motorcycle Comes With Your Very Own Lightsaber

Star Wars Dark Force Motorcycle Comes With Your Very Own LightsaberHow many times have you been cruising down a highway on a motorcycle and wishing …

Star Wars