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Why Calorie Counts Are Wrong

Typical calorie counts ignore how we cook and process food, how gut bacteria interact with food and the overall complexity of human digestion.

Are you a Hipster?

We all hate hipsters, right? They seem so smug and arrogant, with their ray bans and scarves and ironic t-shirts. Even those who CLEARLY ARE hipsters still recoil at the label. Embracing irony over earnestness, the key to hipsters is not just what they enjoy, but how they enjoy it. Borrowing from other subcultures, (see: Handlebar mustaches and flannel shirts), hipsters reappropriate these fashion elements as their own. But don’t we all do that? Our own fashion came from SOMEWHERE, and certainly has been refined. Do we all have a little bit of hipster blood in us?

Bolivian men fight for good harvest

Men and boys from neighboring villages fight each other in Bolivia’s annual Tinku festival. They believe these bouts please the spirits, and the strongest fighter will bring his village a good harvest. Spilled blood is seen as an offering to the spirits.

Michio Kaku on the Science of Dreams

There’s a whole lore about dreaming. In fact, Sigmund Freud wrote a book called The Interpretation of Dreams which many people think is the foundation of psychoanalysis. Well scientists now have looked at Freudian...

Titanoboa: Prehistoric Monster Snake (6 pictures)

Millions of years after the fall of the Dinosaurs lived a species of snake that is unimaginable, unbelievable, and truly mind-blowing.

60-58 millions years ago in the swampy jungles of Colombia, lived Titanoboa (meaning Titanic Boa): a massive 48 foot long, 2,500 pound snake. Disturbing isn’t it?