Archive for the ‘Human Interest’ Category

Crystal | Communicate with anyone, based on personality

Crystal shows you the best way to communicate with any coworker, prospect, or customer based on their unique personality. Source: Crystal | Communicate with anyone, based on personality via Gizmodo | This Sinister Software Tells You How to Craft the Perfect Email Based on People’s Personalities

Apply Magic Sauce – Cambridge University Prediction API that takes your Facebook likes and creates a predictive psych-demographic profile

his is a prediction of your psycho-demographic profile based on your Facebook Likes. It uses a snapshot of your digital footprint to visualise how others perceive you online and therefore may not be an entirely accurate picture of who you really are. You could take more psychometric tests as well and compare the results! Source: […]

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

The developers at Ashley Madison created their first artificial woman sometime in early 2002. Her nickname was Sensuous Kitten, and she is listed as the tenth member of Ashley Madison in the company’s leaked user database. On her profile, she announces: “I’m having trouble with my computer … send a message!” Source: How Ashley Madison […]

Robot surgeons kill 144 patients, hurt 1,391, malfunction 8,061 times / 1.7 million

A team of university eggheads have counted up the number of medical cockups in America reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2000 to 2013, and found there were 144 deaths during robot-assisted surgery, 1,391 injuries, and 8,061 counts of device malfunctions. If that sounds terrible, consider that 1.7 million robo-operations were […]

Ageing rates vary widely, says study

A study of people born in the same year has uncovered a huge difference in the speed at which their bodies age. Source: Ageing rates vary widely, says study – BBC News

A Review on Night Enhancement Eyedrops Using Chlorin e6

it seems fair to say that this technique is successful in it claims for low light amplification in the human eye. These findings are subjective experiences. Subject experienced no adverse effects following administration. Preliminary testing seems to indicate this increase in dim light vision to be occurring via A Review on Night Enhancement Eyedrops Using […]

Homeopathy not effective for any medical condition

After a years-long review of hundreds of studies, Australia’s top medical research agency has concluded that homeopathy is essentially useless for treating any medical condition. Researchers with the National Health and Medical Research Council conducted a review of published studies on homeopathy and report that they could not find any good quality evidence to support […]

This Map Shows Where the Happiest and Unhappiest People Live in the US

All other things being equal, the south, parts of the west, and upper midwest are the happiest places in the United States according to a recent study. Researchers from Harvard University and the University of British Columbia took data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which asked 300,000 individuals to report on their […]

The Most Comprehensive Handstand Tutorial

Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab in the World

Riot games uses League of Legends data to try to get people to be less arseholes. Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab in the World — Backchannel — Medium.

People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened

Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to committing crimes they didn’t actually commit. New research provides lab-based evidence for this phenomenon, showing that innocent adult participants can be convinced, over the course of a few hours, that they had […]

Besides Lifestyle and Inherited Genes, Cancer Risk Also 66% Tied to Bad Luck

The researchers, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, analyzed published scientific papers to identify the number of stem cells, and the rate of stem-cell division, among 31 tissue types, though not for breast and prostate tissue, which they excluded from the analysis. Then they compared the total number of lifetime stem-cell […]

Greenpeace goes around wrecking the Nazca Lines, a 2500 year old Peruvian landmark.

How Greenpeace Wrecked One of the Most Sacred Places in the Americas. Fuck off Greenpeace, stop destroying shit in the name of your terrorist agenda.

Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture

A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain’s architecture within hours, even though most patients usually don’t report improvement for weeks, a new study suggests. More than 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. use these drugs, which adjust the availability of a chemical transmitter […]

ads showing sexy women make male consumers less charitable

What happens when you use images of sexy women to attract men’s attention? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, male consumers who are shown images of sexy women feel less connected to other people and are less likely to purchase products advertised as benefiting others or make charitable contributions. via […]

Doona maxi-cosi car seat

What a fantastic idea! Ideal for the first year of your baby! Car Seat | SimpleParenting.

Bradley Manning now Chelsea Manning

Bradley Manning of WikiLeaks fame is now a woman, which raises special problems for the US Military. “The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman. The request was the first ever made by a transgender military inmate and set up a dilemma for the Defense Department: How […]

What makes an image popular?

Using a dataset of about 2.3 million images from Flickr, we demonstrate that we can reliably predict the normalized view count of images with a rank correlation of 0.81 using both image content and social cues. In this paper, we show the importance of image cues such as color, gradients, deep learning features and the […]

How to Start Parkour: A Beginner’s Guide to Parkour

How to Start Parkour: A Beginner's Guide to Parkour.

Parkour Roll Tutorial (Part 1)

Beginner Roll Tutorial (Part 1) – Parkour Ukemi – YouTube.

Predicting Successful Memes using Network and Community Structure [on Twitter]

Lilian Weng, Filippo Menczer, Yong-Yeol Ahn from Cornell University have created a model that can take a small amount of tweets and tell 2 months in advance whether the tweets will go viral and become a meme or not. This is a network based model, that takes into account: connectivity: number of early adopters, size […]

Yale researchers reconstruct facial images locked in a viewer’s mind

Using only data from an fMRI scan, researchers led by a Yale University undergraduate have accurately reconstructed images of human faces as viewed by other people. via YaleNews | Yale researchers reconstruct facial images locked in a viewer’s mind.

Glass Brain – real time 3d brain visualisation

The glass brain is a Unity3D brain visualization that displays source activity and connectivity, inferred in real-time from high-density EEG using methods implemented in SIFT and BCILAB. via Glass Brain | Projects | Neuroscape lab.

Free Visual Workouts

This page has loads of different workouts, apparently they change weekly. Keep you motivated and busy with clear pictures! Free Visual Workouts.

We Are More Likely to Lie in the Afternoon

If you want to catch someone in a lie, you’ll raise your odds in the afternoon because most people are more likely to cheat or lie then, as opposed to in the morning The researchers also found that people who tend to cheat regularly were just as likely to do so in the morning as […]

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