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Sexiest Man Alive: People Magazine Vs. Science

Nov 22, 14 Sexiest Man Alive: People Magazine Vs. Science

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In case you haven’t heard, Chris Hemsworth has been voted this year’s People magazine’s "Sexiest Man Alive." He replaced last year’s reigning hottie, Adam Levine, from Maroon 5. Although the magazine's Sexiest Man Alive rating has been around since 1985, how closely does its male attractiveness scale accurately portray what science says all women want?

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The Science Of Getting Lost In A Good Book

Nov 11, 14 The Science Of Getting Lost In A Good Book

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What makes some books so hard to put down? That’s exactly what researchers set out to find in their recent study, which they hope to be the first step toward figuring out why we love to read. In looking at what happened to study participants' brains when they read Harry Potter books, researchers were able to get a quick glimpse at how fiction affects us physically.

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Discovery Eaten Alive Special Is Appalling

Nov 10, 14 Discovery Eaten Alive Special Is Appalling

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I wish Discovery Channel would end the pseudo-scientific, sensationalistic shows like Eaten Alive. Anacondas are amazing animals and certainly worthy of our attention, interest and conservation without having to trick them into trying to eat a human—something that is not known to be a part of their natural diet.

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First-Ever Drone-Photographed Porn Is Strangely Beautiful

The pornography industry is literally taking off. Brooklyn filmmakers have produced the first-ever drone-photographed porn -- and it’s really kind of stunning.

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‘Interstellar’ Mulls Science And Soul

Nov 05, 14 ‘Interstellar’ Mulls Science And Soul

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Juilliard-trained. Schooled in Shakespeare, Strindberg, Oscar Wilde. Dedicated to her art, and to the idea of art. But in Interstellar, the widescreen sci-fi epic from Christopher Nolan, opening Friday, Jessica Chastain plays a scientist with a head full of equations, and questions, about time, relativity, quantum mechanics. She's an astrophysicist. A stretch, right?

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Now Hear This: Scientists ID World’s Catchiest Pop Song

Nov 02, 14 Now Hear This: Scientists ID World’s Catchiest Pop Song

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It may not compare to the invention of the wheel, but scientists say they have discovered the catchiest pop song in history -- and it’s a spicy revelation. “Wannabe,” the debut hit from “The Spice Girls,” was the most easily recognized song on a list of 1,000 pop tunes in a yearlong study by the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England.

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New Exhibit Celebrates Women Sci-Fi, Horror Writers

Oct 07, 14 New Exhibit Celebrates Women Sci-Fi, Horror Writers

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The writer who brought Frankenstein to literary life is featured in a new exhibit on the contributions women have made in the science fiction and horror genre. Titled "It's Alive! It's ALIVE!", the exhibit features such writers as Mary Shelley, who was 19 in 1816 when she wrote "Frankenstein" as the result of a dare to come up with something scarier than contemporary Gothic horror.

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Game Of Thrones, Character Survival, And Bayesian Math

Oct 04, 14 Game Of Thrones, Character Survival, And Bayesian Math

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I'm fully caught up with George R. R. Martin's cruel world of ice and bloodshed. Apparently, so is Richard Vale, a statistician at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, UK. Vale has used mathematics to figure out the number of chapters each main character should have coming in the upcoming book. Sound confusing and hard? Well, duh! It's math.

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Some Teen Spirit Deodorant To Go With That Nirvana Video?

Oct 01, 14 Some Teen Spirit Deodorant To Go With That Nirvana Video?

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Because the music industry apparently hasn’t sold enough of its soul, someone has figured out a way to stick new products into classic music videos. So don’t be surprised if at some point in the near future you see Nirvana singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with an actual stick of Teen Spirit.

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Blurry Mess To Pro Shots: iPhone’s Photography Evolution

We all know how much Apple’s iPhone has improved since its first incarnation in 2007, but one photographer’s efforts help us to show just how far the product has come in terms of taking photos.

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