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  • Millions Of Young Risk Hearing Loss From Loud Music, UN Says
    The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music.
    - 6 mins ago, 1 Mar 15, 6:58am -
  • Why Are Albums Released On Tuesday?
    The recent news about the music industry adopting Friday as the global release day for new albums has prompted many questions. One of those is: Why are albums released on Tuesday in the U.S.?
    - 6 mins ago, 1 Mar 15, 6:58am -
  • Dakota Johnson Joins ISIS — On 'SNL'
    We knew "Fifty Shades of Gray" was bad, but we didn't know just how bad until we learned on "SNL" that Anastasia is joining up with ISIS.
    - 43 mins ago, 1 Mar 15, 6:21am -
  • The Cop Who Loved Champagne
    Jack Maple was a New York City cop with champagne taste and a beer wallet. When he fell for the swank charms of the Plaza Hotel, his life began to unravel.
    - 59 mins ago, 1 Mar 15, 6:05am -
  • When Did 'You’re Welcome' Become A Gloat?
    These days, it has become commonplace to say “you’re welcome” apropos of nothing, signaling, roughly: “No need to thank me. I already know how great I am.”
    - 59 mins ago, 1 Mar 15, 6:05am -
  • Do Whales Have Graveyards Where They Prefer To Die?
    Whales are famous for stranding themselves on beaches. Are these coastlines the whales' graveyards?
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 5:18am -
  • The Physics Of A Record Breaking Long Jump
    Notice that after the human leaves the ground, the horizontal velocity is mostly constant (as it should be since there are no horizontal forces on the person).
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 3:15am -
  • The Sisterhood Of The Student Midwives
    At a pint-sized school in a tiny Maine town, strangers break the ice and prepare to build bonds with expectant mothers by practicing pelvic exams and experiencing other ordinarily awkward encounters w…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 1:12am -
  • 'Sports Analytics' Is Bullshit Now
    At this weekend's 9th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics there will be talk about the exciting future of sports analytics, there will also be talk about how it's all bullshit.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 11:09pm -
  • Why Activity Trackers Could Be Running Out Of Steps
    A tiny chip in the iPhone automatically and accurately tracks your fitness — no wearable needed. That could mean trouble for Fitbit and Jawbone.
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 9:06pm -


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  • VPNs: which ones value your privacy?
    Torrentfreak has published its annual survey of privacy-oriented VPN services, digging into each one's technical, legal and business practices to see how seriously they take the business of protecti…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 3:39am -
  • First-hand reports of torture from Homan Square, Chicago PD's "black site"
    In the wake of last week's revelations about Homan Square, the off-the-books "black site" where Chicago PD disappear prisoners for violent, aggressive interrogation, four of the site's victims have…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 11:12pm -
  • Spontaneous jam: USMC & HS marching band, Mardi Gras
    Matt sends, "video I caught of a spontaneous jam session that happened in front of me at Mardi Gras 2015: A USMC band and a bunch of high school band members met in the streets and suddenly launch…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 10:52pm -
  • How to turn your mobile display orange for better sleep
    I've been using f.lux on my computers for years. Now I've come up with a way to make my iPhone and Kindle have orange displays, too. Read the rest
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 4:49pm -
  • Goodbye, Spock.
    Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015. (more…)
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 4:47pm -
  • Motown 25: rebroadcast tomorrow of unforgettable 1983 TV special
    Do you remember when Michael Jackson debuted his moonwalk on the absolutely fantastic 1983 TV special Motown 25 - Yesterday, Today, Forever? That program hasn't rebroadcast since, but on Saturday n…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 4:23pm -
  • NASA honors Nimoy
    The beloved “Star Trek” actor's work brought space home to so many millions of fans. Read the rest
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 2:35pm -
  • Leaving China – a painted memoir about growing up during WW2
    James McMullan, an illustrator and watercolorist known for his popular theatrical posters for Lincoln Center as well as various children’s book covers, has created a beautiful memoir entitled Leavin…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:52pm -
  • Simple sourdough loaves
    With my sourdough starter active and friendly, I've been baking some fantastic bread. I figured you may need something to do with all that starter, while you wait for second recipe in the fried chi…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:32pm -
  • SF Bay Area: Sunday March 1st, Give Me Fiction short story reading show
    This Sunday at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco, a group of comedians and writers read original short fiction at Give Me Fiction, the literary series hosted by Ivan Hernandez. Read the rest
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:21pm -


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