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Huh? Scientists find a version in each of 10 languages studied

Humans speak many languages, but we may be united in our confusion. A new study examined languages from around the world and discovered what they say could be a universal word: "Huh?"<p>Researchers traveled to cities and remote villages on five continents, visiting native speakers of 10 very different …

A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest

Warning: graphic images. Pytor Pavlensky carried out the stunt on the country's Police Day national holiday.<p>A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.

Mexico clown convention condemns fancy-dress drug cartel killing

Delegates to a three-day Latin American clown convention in Mexico City have distanced themselves from the murder last week of a drug lord by a hitman in fancy dress, insisting no genuine member of their profession would have committed the crime.<p>Convicted drug trafficker Francisco Rafael Arellano …

Happy Socks Releases Best Sock Ad Campaign Ever (PHOTOS)

We knew we loved Happy Socks, but the brand's latest ad campaign pretty much sealed the deal.<p>Shot by photographer David LaChapelle, the fall-holiday ads feature dancers jumping around Southern California in Happy Socks... and basically nothing else. The cheeky tone (and brightly-printed, …

What your Facebook updates say about your age

For a long time, psychologists have studied how the words people use correlate with characteristics like gender, personality type and age. They would …

Linguistics Halloween Jokes

What are the ghosts of dead phoneticians called?<br>Spectral-grams<p>What does a linguist dressed up as a pirate wear on their face?<br>An I-PAtch<p>What do …

Malala Yousafzai: 'It's hard to kill. Maybe that's why his hand was shaking'

Malala Yousafzai says she's lost herself. "In Swat [district], I studied in the same school for 10 years and there I was just considered to be Malala. Here I'm famous, here people think of me as the girl who was shot by the Taliban. The real Malala is gone somewhere, and I can't find her."<p>We are …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Numero: A Beautiful Pop-up Book of Numbers by Marion Bataille | Colossal

<p>Five years ago graphic artist and illustration Marion Bataille took the pop-up book world by storm with her incredible ABC 3D book. Bataille is back …

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

But Google is facing a series of challenges that could upset that dominance. The challenge comes with a new type of search, called "latent," "abstract," or "conversational" search.<p>Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type …

Rap Genius: the website that crunches hip-hop lyrics

Eventually, it seems, the ultra-nerds invade everything, and the latest sphere of popular culture to fall is hip-hop. It's already creaking under the weight of self-consciously spoddy lyricists and battlers, such as the UK's Marlo, Shuffle-T and Mos Prob, and insanely anal compilers of statistics …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Roman skulls found during Crossrail dig in London may be Boudicca victims

Blackened Roman skulls, possibly victims of Boudicca's revolution that scorched the foundations of the Roman empire in Britain, have come tumbling out of a Crossrail tunnel in the heart of London.<p>Archaeologists know they will find thousands of skeletons on the site, which was the 17th-century …

Language and Prejudice

<b>What is Kickstarter?</b> It is a place to receive backing for creative projects. <i>Kickstarter is not a site that facilitates charitable donations.</i> Pledges …

Deadly lake turns animals into statues

<i>(Images: Nick Brandt)</i><p>ACCORDING to Dante, the Styx is not just a river but a vast, deathly swamp filling the entire fifth circle of hell. …

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10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

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Babies Smell Delicious, Just Like A Cheeseburger

A baby's scent triggers the reward circuits in women's brains, the same circuits that light up when an addict gets drugs or you eat a juicy cheeseburger, according to a study co-authored by University of Montreal researcher Johannes Frasnelli. He explains to host Rachel Martin why people want to …

New $100 Bill Has 3-D Feature

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

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The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

Fall Food Fest 2013 | Northeastern University Dining Services

Meet us in the courtyard for this free fun food extravaganza. We’ve invited some of our food vendors to campus so you can try samples and interact …

Naughty meanings and naughty words

Piraro makes the point that he is allowed to publish a cartoon showing a street prostitute holding up a sign saying "GLUTEN FREE" (see it here), but …

Digital Indians: What is the future of the language web?

<b>Will the web ever be friendly to languages other than English? That was one of issues taken up by Indian innovators in the final Google Hangout to mark the BBC's special series on Digital Indians. Here are some excerpts from the conversation:</b><p>Ben Gomes, vice president, Search, Google<p>Search for …

Why Can't Fish Oil Supplements Keep Our Brains Sharp?

Lots of people think of fish as brain food. And there's good reason.<p>Many kinds of fish — think salmon, sardines, tuna — contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a class of polyunsaturated fat, which have been shown to fight inflammation and improve the function of our neurons.<p>So, why is it that …