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Study: Heavy Drinking Is Toxic To The Brains Of Men, But Not Those Of Women

One of the largest studies ever conducted on the long-term effects of alcohol consumption suggests that heavy drinking is linked to significant cognitive decline in middle-aged men. The brains of women, however, seem to be protected against this toxic effect for reasons that aren’t clear.<p>Cognitive …

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Internet In America: An On Again, Off Again Relationship

<b>Listen · 11:30</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The American Customer Satisfaction Index surveys large swaths of consumers about various industries. And in last year's survey, Americans rated Internet service providers at the very bottom for satisfaction. That puts them below the postal service, …

Temari spheres embroidered by a 92-year old grandmother

Temari, meaning 'hand ball' in Japanese, are embroidered toy balls constructed from remnants of old kimonos. It’s a folk art form that originated in …

50 inch 4K TVs for under $1K? Polaroid and Vizio are on board

4K televisions have undergone tremendous progress this last year, as has been clearly demonstrated at the CES 2014 show. Both Polaroid and Vizio …

4K Ultra HD

Marijuana 'Hash Oil' Explodes In Popularity, And Kitchens

<b>Listen · 3:51</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>If you think the recent liberalization of marijuana laws around the country is only about smoking leaves and buds, think again. For users younger than 25, "hash oil" is where it's really at. This concentrated resin of marijuana is creating new …

Razer reveals Project Christine, the concept gaming PC even a toddler could upgrade

Gaming hardware maker Razer has been working on this for two years: an easy-to-modify, powerful, quiet PC that will appeal both to the hardcore gamers who build their own machines as well as people who love to play, but don't know how to put together a computer.<p>The company introduced the prototype …

Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.<p>But doctors have questioned whether this ancient Eastern practice really offers measurable health benefits. A fresh review of the evidence should …

Legendary Ex-HR Director From Netflix Shares 6 Important Lessons

The culture doc, created by McCord, CEO Reed Hastings, and others at the company, is still evolving and is used by the company to this day. It has also been the starting point for many other companies, some of which have created their own, similar documents.<p>The concepts laid out in the presentation …

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Meet the Scientist Who Is Solving the Mystery of Zombie Ants

Throughout the tropical forests of the world, there's a parasitic fungus that turns unwitting ants into "zombies." Just how the fungus is able to …

Biology

Cry-Baby of the Week

This week: A woman stabbed her fiancé because they couldn't agree on a color scheme for their wedding and a French bar got fined $12,000 after customers returned their own glasses to the bar.<p><i>It's time, once again, to despair at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: The</b> …

Here's Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free

And the grand total is...<p>A mere $62.6 billion dollars!<p>According to new Department of Education data, that's how much tuition public colleges collected from undergraduates in 2012 across the entire United States. And I'm not being facetious with the word <i>mere</i>, either. The New America Foundation says …

20 of the Best Productivity Apps of 2013

2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, we have plenty of choices for calendar and to-do apps that are well-designed, useful and fast.<p>Here are 20 of our …

Reddit's 2013: 56 Billion Page Views, 731 Million Unique Visitors

Reddit today announced that in 2013 it served an impressive 56 billion page views and 731 million unique visitors. The company also shared that it saw 40.855 million posts, received 404.6 million comments, and enjoyed over 6.7 billion total votes during the past year.<p>If we compare that to last …

Officer who forced dozens of anal cavity searches for fun gets only 2 years in prison

This gentleman violently inserted his finger into dozens of victims' anuses. Sometimes his friends held guns to the victims' heads to force them to …

The NSA Has A Way To Intercept Computers Mid-Shipment And Install Spyware On Them

According to the report, TAO dabbles in a lot of spying activities, but there are a few that stand out as especially invasive.<p>First, the TAO program can intercept hardware like laptops before they're shipped to a user and install malware on the devices that let spies track the owner. The process is …

Surveillance

There Are Now At Least 14 Digital Currencies Worth More Than $1

Bitcoin prices on the Mt. Gox exchange have climbed back up to $800. Litecoin, which bills itself as the "silver" to Bitcoin's gold and is often accepted by retailers taking Bitcoin, surpassed $1 months ago and now stands at $24.<p>But many lesser-known currencies have broken through the $1 …

Cryptocurrency

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Films of 2013

We've been blown away by the variety and quality of short films that have appeared online this year, from a heartbreaking story set in the zombie …

Compilation Video of the Best Local News Bloopers from 2013

News Be Funny created a hilarious compilation video of the best local news bloopers from 2013.<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also an …

Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength - ExtremeTech

By on December 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When you flex a muscle in your …

Muscle

'Small typo' mars teacher evaluations

A single missing suffix among thousands of lines of programming code led a public school teacher in Washington, D.C., to be erroneously fired for incompetence, three teachers to miss out on $15,000 bonuses and 40 others to receive inaccurate job evaluations.<p>The miscalculation has raised alarms …

Mysterious object halts construction of Seattle's $3 billion tunnel

Deep below Seattle's picturesque waterfront, a subterranean drama is unfolding. A five-story drill named Bertha has been carving a new tunnel as part of a $3.1 billion plan to construct a highway beneath the city. On December 6th, drilling stopped. Something is blocking Bertha. Could it be a giant …

Why a Cozy Relationship Between Valve and Oculus VR Makes Perfect Sense

Team Fortress 2’s Soldier, Pyro and Heavy<br>try the Oculus Rift.One factoid from Oculus VR’s $75 million funding round last week merits a bit more …

Virtual Reality

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

New Burial EP Arrives December 16

Burial, one of the most popular and widely respected electronic music producers in the world, is set to release a new EP on December 16 on Hyperdub Records.<p>Details are sketchy right now, but the EP will contain three songs, totaling 28 minutes. This is the second straight December that Burial has …

The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals of 2013

<b>Update:</b> Looking for 2014's best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals? Head over to this year's post.<p>Welcome to our coverage of all the best Gaming Deals of …

Black Friday Turns Dark as Twitter, Websites Track Injuries, Fights, Deaths

It was only a few hours into the annual Black Friday shopping sales this year when the Twitter hashtag #WalmartFights began trending, encouraging …

FDA to 23andMe: Stop DNA testing

23andMe has made a name for itself providing a service many people didn’t even know they needed: a complete DNA profile, including risk percentages …