College-aged girls have heard it before: Never leave your drink alone. But what if there was a way to know, before you even took a sip, if it had been tampered with? - This Mini-Chemistry Kit Will Let You Know If Your Drink Has Been Drugged
“Scientists have found that marinating pork in beer — yes, beer — can reduce the level of carcinogens”
“Surgeons at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pennsylvania, are pioneering a new technique to buy surgeons some valuable time when treating gunshot patients. And it involves suspending them in a state between life and death.”
Bordering on NSFW, but for a good cause.
Finally, there’s a socially acceptable reason for men to take pictures of their penises and post them to the Internet: The latest trend on Instagram and Twitter is #cockinasock, and it’s intended to raise awareness for testicular cancer. As the name implies, guys hang a sock from their nether regions, post the pic online, and add the hashtag in hopes that someone will be inspired to go to the doctor for a checkup.
“Fifty was a shock, because it was the end of the center period of life. But once I got over that, 60 was great. Seventy was great. And I loved, I seriously loved aging. I found myself thinking things like: ‘I don’t want anything I don’t have.’ How great is that?”
Neuroscientist Bevil Conway believes scientists can learn a lot from examining the strategies artists use to clarify color. “The best access we have of what color is and what it does to us is by studying the work of people who have studied it obsessively. Matisse is one of those people,” he says. “I think it’s extremely valuable, and there’s been very limited work treating that corpus as the sort of scientific evidence that it will turn out to be.”
“So even as we kind of hate child prodigies, we remain in awe of their gifts. For a long time, scientists had little insight into the nature of these talents. But over the past several years psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz has assembled what she calls the “largest sample” of prodigies on record—a list more than 30 deep and growing—and what she’s found points to one factor that’s consistently off the charts among prodigies regardless of their area of focus: working memory.
“They all have exceptional memories,” Ruthsatz tells Co.Design. “I think it’s the piece that allows for their abilities.”
“Practice is great! But practice alone won’t make you Yo Yo Ma.”
“I’m obsessed with diarrhea.”
“Using three different experiments, the study found that both regular people and experienced angel investors are more likely to be swayed by a man’s business pitch, especially an attractive man’s, compared with the exact same pitch delivered by a woman.”
“Nobody is growing enough marijuana. Activity is off the charts, but we’re still not meeting demand.”
“Social media is basically social comparison on steroids.” … It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap online. “What you don’t see are the same things you don’t post about yourself: fights with loved ones, family drama, insecurities, problems at work.”
“The drummer essentially becomes a cyborg.”