Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Why Smart Can Be Stupid

Why Smart People Sometimes Do Dumb Things, Chased From The Courthouse, Boston Bombing Truthers Continue To Ask Questions, Crowd Loses Its Mind As Guy Throws 17 Perfect Darts In A Row, The Man Who Invented Scotch Tape, Confessions Of A Fixer, North Carolina's Marshmallow Crops Are In Trouble
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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TO ERR IS HUMAN
Why Smart People Sometimes Do Dumb Things
scientificamerican.com
Although most people recognize that IQ tests do not measure every important mental faculty, we behave as if they do. We have an implicit assumption that intelligence and rationality go together — or else why would we be so surprised when smart people do foolish things?
A SHOCKINGLY DIVERSE GROUP OF SKEPTICS
Chased From The Courthouse, Boston Bombing Truthers Continue To Ask Questions
boston.com
Interviewing the people who believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is innocent.
THIS IS THE NEW GAME FACE
Crowd Loses Its Mind As Guy Throws 17 Perfect Darts In A Row
digg.com
Who knew there was such an audience for professional dart throwing? Well, all of us now.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Man Who Invented Scotch Tape
priceonomics.com
How a scrappy "misfit" engineer with no college education revolutionized the world of tape.
TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL
Confessions Of A Fixer
chronicle.com
How one former coach perpetuated a cheating scheme that benefited hundreds of college athletes.
THEY DON'T GROW IN MARSHES
North Carolina's Marshmallow Crops Are In Trouble
digg.com
Too much rain wreaking havoc on Ben Yoken's marshmallow orchards and as harvest time comes near, business isn't looking good.
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KREMLIN'S CAPTIVES
Image: Russian opposition activist and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, 38, second right, and his brother Oleg Navalny, left, enter into the cage at a court in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is a leading foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been found guilty of fraud and given a suspended sentence of three and a half years.
Russian opposition activist and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, 38, second right, and his brother Oleg Navalny, left, enter into the cage at a court in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is a leading foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been found guilty of fraud and given a suspended sentence of three and a half years. Credit: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Eyes And Ears And Mouth And Nose

A Visit To The European Parliament Leaves Many Amazed — Or Near Tears, There's No Rabies In Britain, And Here's Why, Look, No Hands!, The Ancient Arabian Tradition Of Camel Racing Has Taken A Modern Twist — With Robot Jockeys, Burping After Inhaling Helium Is Gross And You Should Definitely Do It, Will Same-Sex Marriage Conquer The Deep South?
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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FLOOR 5 1/2 ?
A Visit To The European Parliament Leaves Many Amazed — Or Near Tears
wsj.com
The European Union has a reputation for being an institutional maze. It doesn't help that its buildings often turn out to be actual labyrinths, stranding lawmakers, lobbyists and journalists on their way to meetings — and sometimes to their own offices.
SOCIALIZED MEDICINE FOR DOGS?
There's No Rabies In Britain, And Here's Why
digg.com
In 1993, the New York Times called rabies a "shared national nightmare" for Britain. What changed?
THE NOSE KNOWS
Look, No Hands!
looknohands.me
I design with my nose. Let me tell you why.
WATCH LIVE USING CAMEL CAM
The Ancient Arabian Tradition Of Camel Racing Has Taken A Modern Twist — With Robot Jockeys
pri.org
Imagine a DeWalt drill body. Now cover it in brightly colored silk. Finally, picture a crude plastic whip attached to the drill and then put the whole contraption on top of a camel.
MORE GROSS THAN FARTING ON HELIUM?
Burping After Inhaling Helium Is Gross And You Should Definitely Do It
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The human body is indeed a miracle of science.
THINGS DO MOVE SLOWLY DOWN THERE
Will Same-Sex Marriage Conquer The Deep South?
newyorker.com
The final fortress, with the exception of South Carolina, is the Deep South. That is where the last legal battles are likely to be fought, and it is precisely the sort of place that gay-marriage opponents say shouldn't be rushed by the courts, because it's "not ready."
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FASTER THAN A FALLING SNOWFLAKE
Image: Slovenia's Peter Prevc soars during his second jump of the first stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany, on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Prevc placed third.
Slovenia's Peter Prevc soars during his second jump of the first stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany, on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Prevc placed third. Credit: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader
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Monday, December 29, 2014

The Top Recipes of 2014 + 50 Muffins for Brunch

 
Food Network Newsletter December 29, 2014

50 Marvelous Muffins

 

50 Marvelous Muffins
Choose from these fun new ideas from Food Network Magazine and bake a batch for holiday guests.

Recipes for Chocoholics

 

Recipes for Chocoholics
For chocolate lovers, Ree's baked fudge, or a warm brownie or chocolate chip cookie is the ultimate comfort food. These decadent desserts will satisfy any comfort cravings.

Break Out the Bubbly

 

Break Out the Bubbly
Whether you're popping a bottle of champagne to ring in the new year or serving next-day Bellinis, these cocktail ideas make the most of Prosecco, champagne or sparkling wine.

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