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Yet Another Suicide in the Financial Services Industry: Is There Something Going On?

A recent string of apparent suicides in the financial services industry this year has given birth to a flurry of conspiracy and other theories suggesting that the deaths are somehow connected.<p>And the passing of a Wall Street trader earlier this week seems to have given new life to these …

The AIDS Cure

Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.<p><b>In 2007</b>, a little-known German doctor applied to speak at a prestigious AIDS conference, claiming to have cured a single case of the disease. He described a 41-year-old man, dubbed the “Berlin …

How Can We All Listen Better?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Extrasensory.<p><b>About Julian Treasure's TEDTalk</b><p>Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.<p><b>About Julian Treasure</b><p>Julian Treasure …

This Centuries-Old Musical Instrument Sounds Exactly Like Super Mario

Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure …

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Foodily Blog

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly are Definitely Not Just for Kids

The classic kids' combo gets a sweet-and-salty reinvention in peanut butter and jelly blondies.<p>Good things come in pairs, and of the great duos of history—Abbott and Costello, Bert and Ernie, Antony and Cleopatra—none holds a special place in so many hearts like peanut butter and jelly. We hail the …

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Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld’s The Triple Package, reviewed.

Have you ever wondered why finance firms are full of Jews or why the campuses of selective colleges are dominated by Asians? You might not feel free …

DIY Simple Cone Pendant Lamp

For whatever reason, the most obvious solutions are often the most elusive. It’s like when you’ve put your wallet right on the middle of the coffee …

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Becoming a father linked to reduced testosterone in men – and less sex

Researchers have found evidence – if evidence were needed – that men have less sex after becoming a father for the first time.<p>A study of more than 400 young men in the Philippines found that their sex lives declined significantly when they had their first child. The fall in sexual activity was …

Miso-Marinated Flat Iron Steak with Yuzu Kosho

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A case for yuzu kosho, and the steak to put it on.</i><p>Don't get mad -- I'd like you to buy yuzu kosho. I am sorry about this, but this condiment, fashioned from chili …

Baked Eggs With Mushrooms, Cheddar, and Ham Recipe

<b>Read more: Meat Lite: Baked Eggs With Mushrooms, Cheddar, and Ham</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing ramekins2 cups thinly-sliced button mushrooms2 slices thick-cut cooked ham, chopped1 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese2 tablespoons heavy cream4 …

An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

Ten years ago Dennis Sorensen was setting off fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve with his family in Denmark when something terrible happened.<p>"Unfortunately one of the rockets we had this evening was not good and when we light it then it just blew up and, yeah, my hand was, was not that good …

Hong Kong: US bomb from World War Two defused by police

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1050000/1050858_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675008_bd603df5a39d83210f8c83ddf3e42af5<p><b>Hong Kong police have successfully defused a 2,000 pound (900kg) bomb from World War Two, described as the biggest wartime bomb to be found in the</b> …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Samsung to open 60 stores in Europe in partnership with Carphone Warehouse

Samsung is to open 60 standalone stores across Europe in partnership with Carphone Warehouse in a direct challenge to Apple.<p>The outlets, fitted out with minimalist white and blue interiors, will sell Samsung's full computing range from laptops to tablets, phones and smart watches.<p>Between 10 and 15 …

Height perception and paranoia

Experiencing the world from lower down than usual can increase how mistrustful and paranoid people feel, according to research in a virtual world.<p>Scientists believe that feelings of persecution were triggered when people lost height and suffered a fall in self-esteem, which led them to see …

EverQuest Next could be the first MMORPG to support the Oculus Rift

Since the release of the Oculus Rift development kit, many major game developers have been experimenting with virtual reality in their labs. Now, another one of them has come forward in support of the technology: Sony Online Entertainment, the company behind <i>EverQuest.</i> Now, it sounds like the …

Russian Mortal Kombat Cook's Shawarma Making Routine

Note: No screencap is going to do this beast-ninja justice, just watch the video.<p>This is a video from Russia of a cook whipping up what appear to be …

How to Make Sweet Potato Caramel

An easy, one-ingredient sweet-potato caramel to put on chicken, meat, ice cream, brownies, and more<p>When <b>Brad Leone</b>, our test kitchen assistant, told us that his thick homemade caramel sauce had only one ingredient, we didn't believe him. Because, of course, he was LYING. It has two ingredients, <b>water</b> …

Free trade: EU frets over US investment talks

<b>The European Commission says it will consult on part of a far-reaching EU-US free trade deal amid concern that hard-won social protections in Europe might be undermined.</b><p>The trade negotiations began last year but now the Commission has launched a three-month public consultation on the proposed …

The first-ever botwall could change the economics of hacking forever

For companies with data to protect, their primary problem is how cheap hacking can be.<p>While “hacking” encompasses a wide variety of activities, one company is specifically tackling the botnet problem: The ability to use a network of linked computers to overwhelm a website or break into user …

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Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …