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What Women Want Now

What I find strange is how anyone could find the following end quote from the linked article as strange or even unusual. It’s how I’ve seen the world my entire life. What Women Want Now | TIME

It’s no longer a man’s world. Nor is it a woman’s nation. It’s a cooperative, with bylaws under constant negotiation and expectations that profits be equally shared.

Can you tell if a man is dangerous just by looking at his face?

Can you? Can you tell if a man is dangerous just by looking at his face? | Slate Magazine

Contracts Try to Master the Universe

Covering most of the bases I guess… Lawyerese Goes Galactic as Contracts Try to Master the Universe | WSJ.com

The contract said, their act could be “edited, in all media, throughout the universe, in perpetuity.”

Blind tasting

Robert Parker : The Frontal Cortex

“Our brain has been designed to believe itself, wired so that our prejudices feel like facts, our opinions indistinguishable from the actual sensation. If we think a wine is cheap, it will taste cheap. And if we think we are tasting a grand cru, then we will taste a grand cru.”

How your brain creates the fourth dimension

Timewarp: How your brain creates the fourth dimension | New Scientist

“VanRullen has an alternative explanation. The brain processes different objects within the visual field independently of one another, even if they overlap in space, he suggests. So the RPL may well be taking the “snapshots” of the two moving patterns at separate instances – and possibly at slightly different rates – making it plausible that the illusions could happen independently for each object.

This implies that there is not a single “film roll” in the brain, but many separate streams, each recording a separate piece of information. What’s more, this way of dealing with incoming information may not apply solely to motion perception. Other brain processes, such as object or sound recognition, might also be processed as discrete packets.”

Why the “Copy Cats” Win

The Chinese Internet: Why the “Copy Cats” Win

Women prefer dates wear a suit and because women are predisposed to look for “good providers” Li says he can track for every extra 1,000 RMB you make a month, statistically what percentage more attractive you will be to an average woman. “It’s a math fact,” he says. “I can build you a model.”

The Human Body Is Built for Distance

The Human Body Is Built for Distance | NYTimes.com

Most mammals can sprint faster than humans — having four legs gives them the advantage. But when it comes to long distances, humans can outrun almost any animal. Because we cool by sweating rather than panting, we can stay cool at speeds and distances that would overheat other animals. On a hot day, the two scientists wrote, a human could even outrun a horse in a 26.2-mile marathon.

What Startups Are Really Like

Another excellent essay from the keyboard of Paul Graham… What Startups Are Really Like

1 shot of gene therapy and children with congenital blindness can now see

Now this is more inline with the kinds of treatments I was expecting in the 21st century… 1 shot of gene therapy and children with congenital blindness can now see | Eureka! Science News

Starting a business isn’t as crazy and risky as they say

A different look at the statistics. Starting a business isn’t as crazy and risky as they say | blog.asmartbear.com