Kim Simpson

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The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

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12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Why I won't be buying my daughter a Barbie at Christmas

All kids have a friend their parents don't approve of. Mine had long blond hair and a pony. I admired her from afar. I wanted to play with her, dress like her, but my parents hated her. A bad influence they said. She's too grown up. They wouldn't have her in the house. Her name was Barbie.<p>When I …

Samsung Galaxy J coming to Taiwan on December 9th, according to YouTube teaser (update: yessir)

Samsung Taiwan thought it was being sneaky when it released a teaser video of a mystery smartphone on YouTube, describing it as "just fast," "just elegant," "just for you" and "just simple." Naturally this led many to speculate that this particular device, which appears to feature a brushed-metal …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

Sperm whale explodes as man tries to open stomach

Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, Foreverly, review

Foreverly is a tasteful recreation of a classic Everly Brothers album by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and easy-listening chanteuse Norah Jones<p>At first glance, this is a very odd record: an American punk superstar and an easy-listening chanteuse perform stripped-back Everly Brothers covers. It …

Norfolk police warn of alarming clown epidemic

A police force has told members of the public to ignore people dressed as clowns if they meet them in the street.<p>Norfolk police received a report from a member of the public alarmed by a clown sighting in Gaywood, near King's Lynn, on Tuesday evening.<p>The suspect was described as wearing a "full …

Militias in the Central African Republic are slitting children's throats, razing villages and throwing young men to the crocodiles: http://gu.com/p/3ktn7/fb What needs to happen before the world intervenes? Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

Reinventing The Condom With Easy-On Tabs And Beef Tendon

When you hear the term "next-generation condom," beef tendon probably isn't the first thing that pops into your mind.<p>But a condom made from the cow part is one of 11 ideas to win $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in its reinvent-the-condom competition.<p>Another winning proposal uses a …

Derry bus driver who drove alone with bomb on board is 'selfless heroine'

A bus driver has been labelled a "selfless heroine" after risking her life to stop a bomb placed on her vehicle exploding outside Derry's main police station.<p>She managed to evacuate up to 10 passengers on the service, which was bound for the city centre, on Wednesday night and then drove the bus …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: 'Deleting should be the default'

Evan Spiegel’s app Snapchat is setting a new standard for the internet, he tells Matt Warman<p>Evan Spiegel is 23. He lives at home with his dad. And he’s worth at least $3billion.<p>This is not thanks to inheriting a fortune or winning a lottery: the app he built is now on one in four smartphones in the …

iFixit Reveals The PS4 Is Beautiful, Inside And Out

The PS4 is a lovely gaming kit. It’s sleek. Monolithic. And relatively small in comparison to the Xbox One. Sony did its 4th generation console right. iFixit found in its teardown that the gaming system is nearly as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. But that shouldn’t be a big surprise. …

Two crazy Valve hardware prototypes: a portable Steam device and a 'Frankenstein' motion controller

A small table in a side office at Valve's headquarters is littered with Steam Controller prototypes. Designer Greg Coomer is walking me through the thought process behind Valve's first hardware release, and he begins his story on an unexpected topic: the Nintendo Wii. "We were watching other …

Google employees reveal the worst things about working for the tech giant

Google employees have been confessing the worst thing about working at the company on an open thread including complaints about an excess of play areas and poor management.<p>Current and former Google employees have been posting their pet peeves on sharing site Quora, Business Insider …

Astronauts And Mice Return From Space With Altered Eyes

About one in five astronauts report vision changes after space missions. A new, small study in mice takes a look at what might cause those changes at a molecular level.<p>When he rocketed up to the International Space Station in March 2009, NASA astronaut Mike Barratt needed glasses to see things in …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

Five things Netflix is going to disrupt next

Netflix (s NFLX) has made binge viewing mainstream, and demonstrated that you don’t need to be a traditional TV networks to make great TV shows. But …

I Have Seen the Future and It's a One-Handed Magnetic Zipper

Under Armour is making the bold claim that it's finally "fixed zippers." And while its innovative new Magzip feature probably isn't going to change …

Katy Perry (In Any Language)

Katy Perry, whose latest album, <i>Prism</i>, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Like many of her songs, her current hit “Roar,” which topped the American charts (the video garnered 35 million views on YouTube within the first three days of the single’s release), is an anthem with …

Police face lawsuits in shootings of three emotionally disturbed people

The last words Elsa Cruz heard her husband say, in response to police officers banging on his locked front door, were: "Don't knock on my door, it's against my will."<p>She'll never forget what came next.<p>"I heard, bluh, bluh, bluh – the sound of the tool as they broke the door down. There was silence, …

Europe's far right parties seek alliance for greater EU standing

For years now, the economic crisis, immigration and unemployment have provided a ready platform for extreme right parties in Europe. But despite the wind in their sails and rising support at national level, their European Parliamentary standing remains low. The various far right leaders of France, …

UK school closes amid outbreak of false black widow spiders

A British school has been forced to close for the day, because of an outbreak of Britain’s most venomous spider.<p>The Dean Acacdemy in Gloucestershire has shut down after “identifying an issue” with false widow spiders.<p>The school was shut to allow pest controllers to fumigate the site.<p>Experts say the …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Meet the man behind New York’s other billion dollar internet company. This one makes money

The technology industry these days has taken on the veneer of a glam-rock festival — lots of venture capitalists, founders and executives taking …

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

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