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We Were Wrong About Rats Spreading The Black Death Plague

Classic rodent blaming.<p>Plague came to Europe in the 14th century and rapidly conquered the continent. The pandemic, one of the worst in human …

McDonald's Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Fast Food | Inc.com

While I don't eat at McDonald's very often anymore (the few times I eat a burger in any given year, my place of choice is In-N-Out), I have unwrapped plenty of Quarter Pounders with Cheese, Egg McMuffins, and other delectable McTreats in my time.<p>McDonald's sells a tremendous amount of food each …

Sustainability

7 Things Your Pooping Habits Say About You

Are yours normal?<p>If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission.<p>Getty Images<p>Let's talk about poop—seriously. It's something that's been talked about before, so chances are, you already know when your movements look or smell weird (if you need a refresher, here are 7 things your …

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was vaporized in Saturn’s atmosphere back in September (RIP), it’s still revealing fascinating insights about the …

《惡魔日記》:羅森堡之所以重要,在於他的觀念全被希特勒實現了

宋朝第一個貶過嶺南的重臣,蘇軾一肚子不合時宜

簡報成功表達的五大原則:儘早準備的好處多多,只有一個嚴重缺點

英文文法過招第一式:嵌入句要正著裝還是倒著裝?

文:史嘉琳(來自美國明尼蘇達州,台大外文系教授)<p>今天上一堂文法課吧!我們來講一個很多台灣人常忘記怎麼用,或者根本從來沒學得很完整的文法規則。<p>開始之前,來練習一下,你能用正確的語序把以下問句放在「I wonder...」開頭的嵌入句嗎?<p>範例:What time is it? → I wonder what time it is.<p>Who is his dad?<br>• What will his excuse be?<br>• What caused the accident?<br>• What is he planning to do?<br>• Where are they going?<p>「Yes-No」問句跟「WH-」問句<p>英文有許多要用 …

八大解析,看懂勞基法三讀後的「各種彈性」

企劃:極憲焦點團隊 文:蔡晴羽律師<p>今(2018)年執政黨第一個重大爭議就是在1月10日正式三讀通過「勞動基準法」修正案,並將於今年3月1日生效施行(下稱本次修法)。本次修法以「彈性化」為主軸,修正重點包括:<p>休息日加班費取消做一給四<br>• 每三個月內彈性調整單月加班上限<br>• 輪班間隔例外可縮短為八小時<br>• 七休一鬆綁為例外十二休二<br>• 特別休假可遞延一年<br>• 加班可1:1換補休<p>這引起了勞團與社會輿論極大的反彈聲浪。到底本次修法是改了什麼?勞工只能坐以待斃嗎?《極憲焦點》以下八個QA提供解析。<p>Q1:關於「休息日加班費」取消「做一給四」是改了什麼?<p>在105年的勞基法修法時,為了達到全面週休二日的目標,採取了「一例一休」的休假模式。 …

「五隻猴子和香蕉」的實驗,原來從未發生?

很多人都聽過五隻猴子跟香蕉的實驗。這個故事常被用來啟示世人不要輕信別人的勸告,要記得先思考。但事實是:這個實驗根本沒有被做過!<p>「籠子裡有一支梯子與五隻猴子,梯子的上方掛著香蕉。每當猴子想要上去取香蕉時,就會有大量的水柱沖濕猴子,久而久之猴子就知道去拿香蕉會被水沖得不舒服。之後開始把一隻隻舊猴子換成新猴子,最後整籠新猴子即使沒被水噴過,卻不再去試著拿香蕉……」<p>因為這個故事太傳奇,卻鮮少有人說明資料來源。身為心理宅的小編我決定來去找原始文獻拜讀。找著找著發現一個更大的八卦:這則猴子實驗,壓根就是假的編出來的。<p>開始去查之後,發現國外也有許多網友問過類似問題。目前一致認為這則「寓言故事」出自於一本19 …

人有相似?Google讓你找到藝術館藏畫中的「分身」

社交媒體上,不時見到有人貼出在藝術館的照片,表示在多年前的畫作中發現自己︰<p>@shannonpurser pic.twitter.com/ioVGyay1P8<p>— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) December 28, 2017<p>pic.twitter.com/JME6cXAEhq<p>— CurlyHeadedFuck (@NotTooJewish) December 26, 2017<p>Hey everyone pic.twitter.com/DQ26c1EQvR<p>— Carson T. Cody (@CarsonTCody) December 27, 2017<p>當然,這不是 …

【插畫】「緬懷蔣總統」的斯德哥爾摩症候群

空靈氣質好吸引人!跟著台灣新演員「小美」學習 3 招不 NG 穿搭法

@patricia_meimei 對許多人來說可不是一個陌生的 Instagram 帳號,因為脫俗空靈的氣質、標誌的五官,早就為小美吸引了快 20 萬粉絲,本名林美吟的她,2017 年以「林映唯」這個名字重新介紹自己,除了如過往常接下的模特兒、MV 拍攝的工作,還拍了公視新創電影《濁流》,並且走上金 …

Leica 發佈兩款 SL 系統全新定焦鏡頭

集合優秀性能與緊湊工藝的完美設計。<p>繼去年年底發佈全新 APS-C 相機 Leica CL 之後,Leica 此番又帶來兩款 SL 系統全新高性能鏡頭,它們分別是 APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. 鏡頭和 APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. 鏡頭。這兩款 SL 鏡頭的焦距適合拍攝各類題材,尤其是肖像攝影,其中 APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. 鏡頭適宜拍攝自然肖像,而 APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. 鏡頭也是拍攝肖像的經典焦段,並能産生自然的景深壓縮效果。這兩款鏡頭都能 …

極速擊敗《與神同行》!改編自韓國黑歷史《1987:黎明到來的那一天》讓你看著更心寒!

近年韓國電影越來越精彩,繼上年的《逆權司機》橫掃不同電影獎項後,最近的《與神同行》亦都成為大熱之作,當大家都在討論《與神同行》的劇情時,另一部改編自韓國歷史事件的電影《1987:黎明到來的那一天》即將上映,而且聲勢比《與神同行》還要厲害,在不同電影網站都得到最高評分的韓國電影,在韓國上映後更極速擊敗 …

每天瘋狂地塗潤唇膏還是覺得嘴唇乾?或許你犯了這些錯!

有沒有想過,假若有朝一日你要流落荒島,身上只能帶一件美容產品,你會選擇什麼?懂得選的話,必定是選擇潤唇膏!因為我們都知道,當幼嫩的雙唇遇上了乾燥的天氣時,那種繃緊爆裂的感覺,是非常難受的。不要說得荒島那麼遠,其實就在平常的冬季,有時候當嘴唇的潤唇膏變乾,我們也會覺得非常不舒服。原來除了塗潤唇膏外,假 …

獲得「爛蕃茄」最高評價,是哪部電影成為了史上最高連續滿分紀錄保持者?

全球二手衣回收市場消失,快時尚將釀環境災難

快時尚不僅加快衣物汰舊換新的速度,造成更多污染與浪費,現在隨著成本下降與各國對衣物品質的要求提升,被視為環保再利用的二手衣市場也逐漸消失,使得服裝產業已經成為另一大環境污染源。<p>二手貿易是一門有利可圖的生意,以前先進國家的二手衣物通常會進入貧窮國家,但現在貧窮國家也不要二手衣物了。彭博認為,若沒有改變 …

This unbelievable image of Jupiter’s cloud belts makes me want to move there

Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth, and its atmosphere is mostly …

Scientists Develop Important Tool for Connecting Poo Bacteria to Health

Your poop is a living forest. Seriously! Hundreds of species of microbes thrive inside of you, helping you to live your best life. Everyone’s …

How Close Are We to Self-Destruction?

While some claim we’re living in peaceful times, the Doomsday Clock ticks on. Two anthropologists get to the bottom of this contradiction.<p>Each …

Qantas Airways Has Changed Its Website After a Warning From China

Australia’s Qantas Airways (qubsf) said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than …

What cells in the human body live the longest?

Although the our bodies are continuously replenishing their cells, some stick around for longer than others.<p>On average, the cells in your body are …

Good News, Mars Colonists: Pure Water Ice You Can Dig Up With a Shovel

Mars has large deposits of near-pure water ice just beneath the surface at mid-latitudes, a discovery that could have huge implications for future …

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The …

Carbon Dioxide

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

Mobile Photography

A Night Walk in Venice

Venice From Above<p>Here’s an all-Venice video I made with a quadcopter – enjoy!<p>Daily Photo – A Night Walk in Venice<p>To get around the …

This is why you should always leave your shoes on when flying

Oh God...<p>Recently we’ve been learning a lot about the do’s and don’ts of flying.<p>From the terrifying reason why you should never board a plane first …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilence<p>In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally …

Anthropology