The neurologist and author explored the mysteries of the brain in 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,' and died after an earlier form of cancer in his eye returned and spread throughout his body.
Guatemala is a place where justice seldom reaches those who deserve it most. But today in Guatemala, something amazing has happened. And they're calling it “Guatemalan Spring.”
It's called Chadder, created by John McAfee. I'm sure it's about as secure as a Central American bunker filled with guns, cocaine, and hot underage broads. Read the rest
The classic 'Dueling Banjos," played badly by dogs, but played by dogs. Sort of. Video Link. [Thanks, Dean!] Read the rest
Maybe if the more than 200 Nigerian girls abducted from their school weeks ago were on a ferry in Korea, a jet liner in the Indian Ocean, in the owner's box at a Clippers basketball game, or were white, the world would pay more attention.
Behold the splendid "Earth Cake" baked and decorated by Redditor Clatence. "The cake is a mixture of chocolate and red velvet cake mixes," Clatence explains. Read the rest
Steven Levy has a feature in the new Wired Magazine about the personalization technology behind Facebook's "smart" newsfeeds.
“We’ve grown accustomed to a world in which data flows by us, letting us dip into the steam whenever, wherever, and however we want,” writes Levy, who breaks down the algorithms and formulas the company uses to build your "personal feed."
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A new study shows that working women with breast cancer who receive chemotherapy and live for four or more years after treatment are 30% more likely to lose their jobs within those first four years of survival. Read the rest
A new trailer for the new Godzilla movie, out May 16, just hit the internets. Looks promising, and will be offered in IMAX 3D for pants-crapping thrills. Read the rest
This animated video created with data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows the creation and movement of a weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting seven central and southern states in the US this week. Read the rest
From the official Star Wars website today, a long-awaited announcement: the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Read the rest
From an Associated Press trend piece on drones as a possible growth market in North Dakota, where fracking has recently created another boom.
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State and federal officials have big hopes for the growth of what are known as unmanned aircraft systems.
From a Washington Post profile of trans servicemen and women:
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More than two years after the repeal of the law that barred gay men and lesbians from serving in the military openly, transgender service members can still be dismissed from the force without question, the result of a decades-old policy that dates back to an era when gender nonconformity was widely seen as a mental illness....
Los Angeles high school science teacher Greg Schiller has returned to his classroom, two months after being suspended by administrators after complaints two of his students put together "dangerous" science projects in his classes. Read the rest