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Executive Dysfunction Predicts Stroke Risk

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is a large body of evidence to link cognitive decline in aging with corresponding decline in blood vessel integrity. A variety of processes in aging contribute to failing elasticity and structural remodeling of blood vessel walls,...Show More Summary

Reinventing the Potato

5 days agoOdd : Neatorama

A couple of years ago, we linked to a story about how the variety of apples diminished to just a few kinds, and the efforts of one man to bring back their glorious diversity. The same fate has befallen potatoes. Thanks to market forces, particularly the demands of the French fry industry, the overwhelming majority of potatoes available in the U.S. Show More Summary

Common human protein linked to adverse parasitic worm infections

Worm infections represent a major global public health problem, leading to a variety of debilitating diseases and conditions. Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to more effective diagnostic and treatment strategies for worm infections and their symptoms. Show More Summary

First Back-To-Back Oscar Winner Luise Rainer Dies at 104

Luise Rainer, the first Hollywood star to win back-to-back acting Oscars, has died of pneumonia at the age of 104, Variety reports. Read More > Other Links From Luise Rainer

Manchester United Transfer News: Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels Rumours Grow

Manchester United's deficiencies at the back continue to be glaringly obvious despite their vast attacking talents beginning to click, so it is no surprise the Red Devils are being linked with a variety of defenders ahead of the January...Show More Summary

"Deepest fish ever recorded" filmed in the Mariana Trench

last monthOdd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. An international team aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor set a new record for the deepest fish ever recorded at 8143m in the Mariana Trench. The fish is a completely unknown variety of snailfish with a translucent body, broad wing-like fins and an eel-like tail. Additional details at the Washington Post.

Seattle Steelheads

last monthHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Seattle has been represented by many franchises in a variety of sports, none as short-lived as the Seattle Steelheads of the West Coast Negro Baseball League. LINK (via:Sportspress NW)

'A Year in Reading' at The Millions

The Millions entertaining A Year in Reading: 2014 series is finally complete, so there the link to check out all 74 entries, an enjoyable variety of recollections and recommendations from a whole lot of people; see also A Year in Reading:...Show More Summary

Physical violence and fluctuations of cortisol levels in women linked

A new study links physical violence against women by male partners to a disruption of a key steroid hormone that opens the door potentially to a variety of negative health effects. The study by the University of Oregon and the Oregon Social Learning Center looked at daily fluctuations of cortisol levels in men and women. Show More Summary

13 Southern Haunts You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

We've all seen them and we've probably posted links to them on Facebook. They come with a seemingly infinite variety of name, superlative and number combinations: “Top 10 Scariest Haunted Places,” “6 Most Terrifying Places to Eat Dinner,”...Show More Summary

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1. Jeff Bezos is smart. 2. Hyper-realistic cartoon eyeballs. 3. A variety of reflections on Jean Tirole (pdf). 4. The poor do indeed face higher rates of inflation. 5. There is no hidden bottle of scotch in your shoe stagnation. 6. Why isn’t Germany a bigger fashion player?

Cheryl Burke Leaving Dancing With the Stars for New Variety Show

Cheryl Burke is hanging up her dancing shoes, at least at ABC. The Dancing With the Stars alum has moonwalked away from the ABC reality competition series for a new opportunity at a rival network. Read More > Other Links From Dancing with the Stars Len Goodman Cheryl Burke

Sony investigating possible North Korea link in cyberattack

Hackers attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment's electronic systems earlier this week, and the studio is now investigating whether the culprits may have ties to North Korea, Variety reports. On Nov. 24, Sony's company computers suddenly...Show More Summary

They've Got Robo-Strippers Now!: Light-Up LED Pasties

2 months agoOdd : Geekologie

These are the light-up LED pasties available from Sasswear (link probably NSFW on account of barely covered areolas). They cost $32 a pair, are rechargeable, come in a variety of different shapes, colors and flashing patterns, and are the perfect pasties to give a strip club patron a seizure. Show More Summary

Apple Galette (Video)

YouTube Link: Apple GaletteMore Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel Good apple varieties for baking: honey crisp, pink lady, granny smith, golden blushing, golden delicious, Northern spy, braeburn. Bad apple varieties for baking: cortland,...Show More Summary

Smart grid wins: a quick look at some of the latest projects

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

This week’s selection of smart grid wins covers a variety of topics from asset management and EV charging to wind turbines and transmission. Read the summaries and click on the links for the complete story. via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins: a quick look at some of the latest projects.

Smart grid wins: the latest smart grid projects and developments

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

There’s a lot of variety in the world of smart grid projects this week, not to mention some interesting partnerships. Read the summaries and click the links for more details. via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins: the latest smart grid projects and developments.

Robert Downey Jr. Will Return as Iron Man After All

Robert Downey Jr. will put on the Iron Man suit one more time, Variety reports. Read More > Other Links From Robert Downey Jr.

Great, Now ABC Thinks It Can Remake Uncle Buck for TV

Honestly, is nothing sacred? On the same day NBC shelved a potential follow-up series to the 1989 classic film Say Anything, Variety reports that ABC is attempting to make an Uncle Buck series happen. Read More > Other Links From Uncle Buck Say Anything John Candy Uncle Buck Kevin Meaney

Valuable Perspective on False Rape Accusations

Have been meaning to link to this excellent piece on false rape accusations for some time now. Here are the two strongest points: False rape accusations are a lightning rod for a variety of reasons. Rape is a repugnant crime—and one for which the evidence often relies on one person’s word against another’s. Show More Summary

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