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Dorking.

A brief guide to dorking, the use of search engines to find very specific data. ~ learn more

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Fit over 40.

“I found a guy who goes around Miami asking insanely fit people over 40: • What they eat • What workouts they do • What supplements they take. Here are my top 8” ~ learn more

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There’s no such thing as a tree (phylogenetically).

“So you’ve heard about how fish aren’t a monophyletic group? You’ve heard about carcinization, the process by which ocean arthropods convergently evolve into crabs? You say you get it now? Sit down. Sit down. Shut up. Listen. You don’t know […]

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A real life Weekend at Bernie’s.

“Police in Brazil have detained a woman suspected of wheeling a dead man, who she said was her uncle, to a bank to withdraw a four-figure loan.” ~ learn more

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Wait, does America suddenly have a record number of bees?

A story of incentives. “After almost two decades of relentless colony collapse coverage and years of grieving suspiciously clean windshields, we were stunned to run the numbers on the new Census of Agriculture (otherwise known as that wonderful time every […]

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Self-assembling nanomachines.

The bacterial flagellum is an incredible, natural, nano-scale motor. “Film from Keiichi Namba and colleagues, explaining their work at the cutting edge of research into the structure, function and assembly of the bacterial flagellum.” ~ learn more

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The rise of the remote husband.

The Economist points out that remote work is not distributed equally. “All over the country, among the well-heeled and well-educated, a new trend appears to be emerging. When the wives head out in the morning, to their offices, classrooms or […]