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Artisanal Wheat On the Rise. Women's Work. Moist Towelette Online Museum. Michael Wolf’s 100 x 100 Series. Gyjb69j Shared by stevesilberman. Britain's new tribes. Steampunks While William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's The Difference Engine is often credited with coining this small subculture, steampunk stems from science-fiction set in the Jules Verne era.

Britain's new tribes

It began as a literary subgenre and spread into art, design and popular culture. The illusion of attention. 6a00d8341d3df553ef0133f54ae12f970b-pi (JPEG Image, 1750×2479 pixels) - Scaled (21. 'Paris Syndrome' strikes Japanese. A dozen or so Japanese tourists a year have to be repatriated from the French capital, after falling prey to what's become known as "Paris syndrome". That is what some polite Japanese tourists suffer when they discover that Parisians can be rude or the city does not meet their expectations. The experience can apparently be too stressful for some and they suffer a psychiatric breakdown. Around a million Japanese travel to France every year. Shocking reality Many of the visitors come with a deeply romantic vision of Paris - the cobbled streets, as seen in the film Amelie, the beauty of French women or the high culture and art at the Louvre. How to Be Unremarkably Average. Accept what people tell you at face value.

How to Be Unremarkably Average

Surround yourself with people who think like you. Don’t stand out. Stay close to home. Get a normal job. Clean People Feel Morally Superior. By Olivia Solon, Wired UK A new study shows that people feel morally cleansed when they are physically clean, and as such are more inclined to judge others more harshly.

Clean People Feel Morally Superior

The study, with the somewhat Victorian-sounding name of “A clean self can render harsh moral judgment” was led by Chen-Bo Zhong at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and appears in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds. An Open Letter to Researchers of Addiction, Brain Chemistry, and Social Psychology. Western surge in obesity may have been caused by a virus - Health News, Health & Families.

Researchers have discovered new evidence for an illness they have called "infectobesity" – obesity that is transmitted from person to person, much like an infection.

Western surge in obesity may have been caused by a virus - Health News, Health & Families

The agent thought to be responsible is a strain of adenovirus, versions of which cause the common cold. It has already been labelled the "fat bug". There are more than 50 strains of adenovirus known to infect humans but only one, adenovirus 36, has been linked with human obesity. Now scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have found that children who showed evidence of infection with adenovirus 36 were more likely to be fat. In tests on 124 children aged eight to 18, the virus was present in more than 20 per cent of those who were obese, compared with less than 6 per cent of the rest. Does Memory Integrate over Time? The allure of the lady (and man) in red. When female chimps are nearing ovulation they display red on their bodies.

The allure of the lady (and man) in red

Male chimps respond by masturbating and attempting to mount them. A new study claims we humans have moved on from this, but not a lot. 118 Situational Narcissism.pdf (application/pdf Object) Americans smile all the time as if they are plugged in. The social role of politeness in Russia is extremely low.

Americans smile all the time as if they are plugged in

Unwelcoming service has become one of the manifestations of this public flaw in the country. Muscovites are considered those who smile least among the residents of other Russian cities. Kathy Burke: singlehood choice last minutes. Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor and director Kathy Burke.

Kathy Burke: singlehood choice last minutes

She became a household name for her comedy performances, working with Harry Enfield to create the characters Kevin and Perry. She won critical acclaim for serious roles and picked up the Best Actress award at Cannes for her portrayal of an abused wife in the film "Nil By Mouth". Her early life had been tumultuous - her mother died before she was two and her father was often drunk, leaving her older brother ran the family home. The Woman. Anthropology in Practice: White Flight in Social Networks? A Story of Another Digital Divide. Ed Note: It is with great pleasure that AiP plays host to Eric Michael Johnson as part of the Primate Diaries in Exile blog tour.

Anthropology in Practice: White Flight in Social Networks? A Story of Another Digital Divide

Eric has written a fantastic post on the anthropology of social networks, covering the racial and economic disparities of Facebook and MySpace. You can follow other stops on this tour through his RSS feed or at the #PDEx hashtag on Twitter. Eric, you're definitely welcome any time! Scientist at Work - Dr. Donald A. Redelmeier - Debunking Myths of the Medical World. The Science of Eavesdropping. A fascinating new paper in Psychological Science explores an apparent paradox of eavesdropping: It’s harder to not listen to a conversation when someone is talking on the phone (we only hear one side of the dialogue) than when two physically present people are talking to each other.

The Science of Eavesdropping

Although the phone conversation contains much less information, we’re much more curious about what’s being said. Let’s call this “The Annoying Guy On The Train Effect.” Evening edition. Sep 30, 2010 Long before the advent of a 24-hour workweek, before we were looking to multi-task (then to single-task), long before “getting things done” was a thing to get done, we got things done.

Evening edition

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Learning. History. Archaeology. Stone Age humans needed more brain power to make big leap in tool design. Stone Age humans were only able to develop relatively advanced tools after their brains evolved a greater capacity for complex thought, according to a new study that investigates why it took early humans almost two million years to move from razor-sharp stones to a hand-held stone axe.

Researchers used computer modelling and tiny sensors embedded in gloves to assess the complex hand skills that early humans needed in order to make two types of tools during the Lower Palaeolithic period, which began around 2.5 million years ago. The cross-disciplinary team, involving researchers from Imperial College London, employed a craftsperson called a flintnapper to faithfully replicate ancient tool-making techniques.

The team say that comparing the manufacturing techniques used for both Stone Age tools provides evidence of how the human brain and human behaviour evolved during the Lower Palaeolithic period. Explore further: Serbia experts use heavy machinery to move mammoth. Women’s Equality and Neurosexism. "... for nothing terrifies the average man so much as a touch of science which he does not understand.