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Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

5 How-To Manuals from the Middle Ages

From dying to being a king, these manuals had people in the Middle Ages covered.<p>1. How to Die Well<p>The Middle Ages was a good time to learn how to …

U.S. Air Force

7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)

Disturbing advice from the mid-20th century. It’s about to get real.<p><b>1. Don't Talk</b><p>Oh, did Mavis from next door insult your prize winning squash? Did …

Detroit Tire Shop Allegedly Paid Workers With Crack

A Detroit tire shop allegedly paid its employees in crack cocaine instead of a paycheck for their work.<p>The business, ironically called Big <i>C’s</i> Tire …

Crime

Venezuela Toilet Paper Shortage, Government Claims Conspiracy

Venezuelans have been hit by a chronic toilet paper shortage that has emptied supermarket shelves empty and seen long queues for a few remaining …

Venezuela

PRI

The ancient Maya culture once spread across the region of Central America.<p>That heritage lives on in the contempory Maya culture as well as in the ruins of stone pyramids.<p>"The early pyramids really do seem to be temples to the Gods," said archaeologist Patricia McAnany. "Later on in time after …

Reporter ignites controversy by asking what is most average place in America

Last week, while working on a story about your typical American community, New York Times writer Annie Lowrey asked, via Twitter, what is the most average place in America?<p>Almost immediately, the Internet lit up with nominations. Economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University cast his vote for …

George Mason

Forgotten aviation pioneer's aircraft to take to the air once more

If it had not been for a crushingly bad stroke of luck, Christopher Carlyon would likely be remembered as one of aviation’s greatest pioneers.<p>As it was, the colliery worker from south Wales became one of history’s nearly men when a storm smashed his experimental aircraft before its first major …

Gliders

The story of the first email spam message

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Spam

Photographer Captures Her Daughter’s Special Bond with Wild Animals

Some photographers make a name for themselves by creating portraits of children, while others create similar images of wild animals. Photographer …

Researcher pioneers low-cost means of storing energy

Batteries are a convenient but expensive way to store electricity.<p>There's another path to storing electricity that physics has known about for centuries, also expensive and even less convenient. It’s called electrolysis and that happens when a current is passed through water, and separates H2O into …

Clean Energy

PRI

The Jewish Museum in Berlin wants to rename a street in front of it's building for an 18th century German-Jewish philosopher. But district officials say no. According to an edict passed in the district, no street can be re-named after a man until there are an equal number of streets named after …

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

Twenty years ago, when brain imaging made it possible for researchers to study the minds of violent criminals and compare them to the brain imaging of "normal" people, a whole new field of research — neurocriminology — opened up.<p>Adrian Raine was the first person to conduct a brain imaging study on …

¡Ay yi yi!: Mini Taco Cookies Recipe

Just in time for Cinco De Mayo, here's Mini Taco Cookies. You can find the recipe by Sandra over at SheKnows.com, the same site that brought us these …

The Cicadas are Coming!

The <i>New York Times</i> reminds us of the horrible pests known as cicadas:<p>Their buzzing can reach 90 decibels, equivalent to some power motors. They have …

Another New and Hideous Portrait of The Queen

Why can't anyone paint the royal family just looking...nice?<p>The latest portrait of the Queen was unveiled at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff …

Porn Stars Allie Haze, Nina Hartley Gratified By Study Suggesting Porn Effects On Behavior Are Minimal

Porn gets blamed for corrupting the minds of pretty much anyone who views it, so a new study suggesting its effects on young people may be minimal has many porn stars feeling, well, gratified.<p>The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, did not show a direct correlation between viewing …