Monthly Archives: October 2011

World Population and the 7th Billion

Halloween is supposed to be scary for the costumes, haunted houses, and razor-blade laden candy, but this year is really special. Researchers have recently proclaimed that October 31 will be the first day that the world will have seven billion people. Continue reading

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Sleepers, Whispers, and Amnesia – How You’re Influenced by What You Forget

There are many ways people are influenced by things that they forget. Learn about many of them here. Continue reading

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Personal Trainer Becomes Overweight to Understand Clients

Drew Manning is the awesome personal trainer who is in the middle of making a year-long sacrifice to understand his clients. This is the story so far. Continue reading

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The Domestic Abuse Double-Standard – Part 2: A Man’s Worth

Battered women are damsels in distress. Battered men are the butts of jokes. This double-standard can be seen from a live broadcast of a few months prior. Continue reading

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The Domestic Abuse Double-Standard – Part 1: Are women always the victims?

Domestic abuse is an awful thing. Women are seen on TV all the time being bruised and battered… but where are the men? It turns out, they’re suffering too, but in a different way. Continue reading

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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: A Brief History

Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning classes have been online for the past week, and tens of thousands are watching the video lectures intently. Today marks the first homework assignment deadline, and the online message boards are ablaze with discussion. … Continue reading

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2011 Official Playboy Sex Survey

Playboy has recreated a survey from 1983, and they compared results between those two times, as well as males vs. females, liberals vs. conservatives, and much more. Continue reading

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TED Gallery: On the Virtue of Being Wrong

I ran across another fantastic TED talk that gave me a great idea for an aggregation. The topic is about being wrong, and the videos are worth the watch. We’ll start with a guy who talks about how science has … Continue reading

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“Pure Evil” – Godwin’s Law, Before Hitler

When an argument goes on long enough, Godwin’s law states that it will end up in someone reference to Nazis or Hitler. But who did people think was that evil before Hitler? Continue reading

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Is Japanese the Fastest-Sounding Language?

Research looked into the speed of speech of various languages. Where do Japanese and English stack up? Continue reading

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