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Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween?

What makes trick-or-treaters happy is candy. And more candy is better, right?<p>Well, it turns out that might not actually be the case. A few years ago researchers did a study on Halloween night where some trick-or-treaters were given a candy bar, and others were given the candy bar and a piece of …

What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?

<i>For more of our reporting on this story, please see our work in</i> The New York Times Magazine <i>and on</i> This American Life<i>.</i><p>A couple of months ago, we reported on a charity called GiveDirectly that's trying to help poor people in the developing world in an unusual way: by sending them money with no …

Banksy's New York works suffer vandalism just hours after completion

Banksy's new pieces in New York are being vandalised just hours after they appear as part of a surprise all-city exhibition, Better Out Than In.<p>The elusive street artist Banksy embarked upon a month-long exhibition throughout the streets of New York on Tuesday, but so far his new pieces are being …

18 Rooms with Breathtaking Views

Vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and, gardens.<p>Not only are these rooms impeccably decorated, they also feature vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and gardens.

Interior Design

"When You Do Something Guaranteed to Succeed, You Close the Door"

It's easy to take on projects that you know you'll finish successfully, but as designer Milton Glaser (who's most famous for the I♥NY logo) points …

Silicon Valley Big-Data Startup Bought for $1B by … Monsanto?

Climate Corporation, which crunches weather data to model agricultural crop risks and yields, is not the average Silicon Valley technology company. …

Kombucha Beer: Catch a Fermented Buzz!

Kombucha, a fermented tea drink with probiotic properties, has become very popular over the past few years. Regular kombucha only has trace amounts …

Voyager 1 becomes first human-made object to leave solar system

At the edge of the heliosphere, you wouldn't know by looking whether you left the cradle of humanity behind and floated out into interstellar space. You would just see unfathomably empty space, no matter which side of the invisible line you were on.<p>But scientists now have strong evidence that …

No Bitter Pill: Doctors Prescribe Fruits And Veggies

It was the Greeks who first counseled to let food be thy medicine. And, it seems, some doctors are taking this age-old advice to heart.<p>In New York City physicians are writing prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables. That's right, 'scripts for produce.<p>If you listen to my story on <i>All Things</i> …

Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' gets retro Mario Paint cover

Here's a question you probably don't hear often: Did you ever try the music mode in Mario Paint for Super Nintendo? If you're not aware, Mario Paint had an awesome 8-bit music composer and a genius has manipulated it to play a funky version of Daft Punk's summer hit "Get Lucky." It's funky …

Daft Punk

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Citizen Science

Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want

How does hostage negotiation get people to change their minds?<p>The <i>Behavioral Change Stairway Model</i> was developed by the FBI’s hostage negotiation …

How I Lasted Five Months In South America On $14 A Day

We were just beginning to feel the heat of the Great Recession, and journalism jobs were few and far between. The flagship paper in my home state just laid off half its staff, and the entire business looked like one big dead-end.<p>Somehow, I wound up with an offer from a local newspaper anyway. It …

A middle class revolution? | Business & Economy

The Arab Spring has been about the removal of dictatorial regimes, but mostly spurred on by the lack of economic opportunities.<p>And when we look at the protests from Brazil to Turkey, India to Russia, this is something that is being explored by social commentators and economists across the …

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20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

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NASA X-ray spots amazing exoplanet eclipse

Since being definitively discovered in 1992, the study of exoplanets -- planets outside our solar system -- has grown into a massive field of astronomy that reached a new milestone Monday. For the first time ever, an exoplanet was observed passing in front of its parent star in X-rays, which can …

Astronomy

Fan's Touching Story Will Make Roger Federer Your Favorite Athlete

Tennis star Roger Federer has long been considered one of the good guys in sports. A recent Twitter post by a young fan, however, takes Federer's …

Tough times don't last; tough people do.

Johnson, Hester raced cheetah

Chris Johnson has the fastest 40-yard dash time in NFL combine history. But does his speed measure up to the world's fastest animal on land? A …

This German Woman Has Been Living Without Money For 16 Years

Daniel Suelo, 50, traded his nine-to-five for dumpster diving and a cozy cave in Utah's canyonlands back in 2000.<p>But even before Suelo, there was Germany native Heidemarie Schwermer. In her early 50s, Schwermer decided to see what it'd be like to leave her cushy job as a psychotherapist and live …

They Finally Tested The 'Prisoner's Dilemma' On Actual Prisoners — And The Results Were Not What You Would Expect

The basic version goes like this: Two criminals are arrested, but police can't convict either on the primary charge, so they plan to sentence them to a year in jail on a lesser charge.<p>Each of the prisoners, who can't communicate with each other, are given the option of testifying against their …

A technology revolution in Kenya's schools

When parents in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, found out that two schools in the vicinity had “special” new computers, they started signing their children up to attend.<p>Such was the level of interest that Amaf Primary and Elim Academy in Kawangware, a low-income settlement in Nairobi, now both have …