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19 Supermarket Mind Games That Get You To Buy More Junk Food

Sure, that produce at the front of the store looks nice. They put it there so you'll buy the Cheetos two aisles down.

Picasso's The Blue Room hides a secret painting

Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, The Blue Room, using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand. Now the question that conservators at the Phillips Collection in Washington hope …

Inside The Stomach Of A Carnivorous Plant

Pitcher plants attract insects and then trap them in a pool of acid. If you're a wasp, don't watch this.<p>Pooh and his crew were never really my thing …

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'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul is controlling your Xbox One

Aaron Paul, co-star of the wildly popular "Breaking Bad" television series, is featured in a Microsoft ad that just might take control your Xbox One.<p>Microsoft released ad earlier this month with Paul showcasing the voice commands available in the Xbox One. At the beginning of the commercial, Paul …

Samuel L. Jackson Recites His Famous 'Pulp Fiction' Speech From Memory

How Samuel L. Jackson would greet a guy taking his daughter on a date.<p>In the 1960s, experts drew on the best science of the time to show how humans …

Pulp Fiction

Put down the smart drugs – cognitive enhancement is ethically risky business

<i>Cognitive performance enhancers promise to deliver a better version of ourselves: smarter, more alert and more mentally agile. But what if such</i> …

England Is Suffering a World Cup Cocaine Shortage

If there's anything the English love more than watching soccer, it's doing lines of coke before, during, and after watching soccer. But a sudden shortage of blow in the UK in a time of high demand has dealers looking for options.<p><i>Photo via the International Relations and Security Network ISN Flickr</i> …

Real-Time Wastewater Analysis Shows What Drugs Are Being Used Where

Drugs have been found in wastewater around the world.<p>When people take drugs, they end up in the water, either unchanged or broken down into specific metabolites. Increasingly, water can be tested to gauge how much drug use is going on in an area, and a new study shows that the level of illegal …

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Meet Amelia Rose Earhart, The Woman Who Plans To Fly Around The World

Later this month, Amelia Rose Earhart will circumnavigate the globe to raise awareness for the Fly With Amelia foundation, which provides flight …

What Mario Kart taught me about economics

The release of <i>Mario Kart 8</i> for the Wii U last month was evidence that this hallowed videogame franchise, which began in 1992 with the release of <i>Super</i> …

​Master the Art of Small Talk with Strangers to Be Happier

Silent train and bus journeys can be long and miserable, but one study found that a bit of small talk with strangers can make those trips more …

Remember the Vuvuzela? Meet the World Cup's newest noisemaker

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Although it's selling for $14 a pop, this rattlelike instrument is banned from …

Jonah Hill Apologizes For A Homophobic Slur

We can all learn something from this.<p>In the 1960s, experts drew on the best science of the time to show how humans might live and work in lunar style.<p>…

Homophobia

Here's The Mountain From 'Game Of Thrones' Deadlifting 994 Pounds

It's probably worth mentioning that currently Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is the third-strongest man in the entire world.<p>In the 1960s, experts drew on …

Game of Thrones

Cocaine Smuggler That Inspired “Blow” Released After Almost 20 Years

After nearly 20 years in prison, notorious drug trafficker George Jung is now free to hide whatever he wants under his mattress. The 71-year-old, …

George RR Martin's editor hints at eighth Game of Thrones book

Anne Groell, the editor of George RR Martin's epic book saga A Song of Ice and Fire which is being filmed for TV as Game of Thrones, has suggested that the series might end up with eight novels rather than the planned seven.<p>In a Q&A with fans, she said that the series was originally a trilogy, …

The biggest, most accurate Lego Imperial Star Destroyer ever built

More than 40,000 bricks. 110 pounds (50 kilograms). 6.62 feet long (2.02 meters). 4.1 feet wide (1.25 meters). 1.9 feet tall (58 centimeters). Eight …

The Science Of Bubbles

More than just good for a bath, bubbles are a focus of new research<p>Bubbles may seem pretty ordinary. We tend to think of them just as beverage enhancers or entertainment for small children. But scientists are uncovering another side to bubbles: They can perform computations, drive climate, and even …

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The Rise of the $8 Ice Cube

In 2007, during a business school lecture at UCLA, Roberto Sequeira had a revelation. <i>What if I could design the perfect business?</i> he asked himself,</i> …

New Starbucks Free Drink Record Set With $54 Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino

What did you accomplish this weekend? Maybe you opened your pool, planted a garden, or took care of some pesky errands. Not Andrew. Andrew set what …

Apple Will Buy Beats for $3 Billion

Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre will join Apple.<p>The Apple/Beats Electronics deal is now official, and Apple says it will spend up to $3 billion to buy the headphone maker and streaming music company.<p>Why?<p>Because Apple likes the businesses Beats has already built, and wants to make new stuff with the help of …

The Michael Jackson Hologram: Slave to the Spectacle

Because we apparently can’t let things be, a Michael Jackson hologram performed at last night’s Billboard Music Awards. Slouched atop a gilded, …

These Bones Might Be the Biggest Creature That Ever Walked the Earth

Paleontologists have just unearthed the fossilized bones of a gigantic dinosaur that's never been seen before. They believe it's an entirely new …

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Why the iPad is (still) the future of Apple

Here is a surprisingly controversial statement: The iPad is going to be huge. Tablets, in general, will someday soon not merely outsell personal computers, but actually replace them, even in businesses, and in productive capacities for which people currently believe “only a PC will do.”<p>IDC<p>Quartz’s …

Why Crime Needs Cash

Spaniards call the European Union’s 500 euro note “the bin laden.” The currency’s existence is well known, like that of the terrorist leader up until …