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03.06.14 Andy Cush

A group of Italian researches who have developed a Kinect-powered computer that can detect human emotion by analyzing bodily movements. New Scientist explains how it works. The system uses the Kinect camera to build a stick figure representation of a person that includes information on how their head, torso, hands and shoulders are moving. Software looks for […]

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05.16.13 Andy Cush

I know, I know. You’re depressed. Its’s an oppressive, overwhelming, dehumanizing world out there. You’re single, your “friends” are all assholes, the summer sun feels like some cruelly ironic wink at the coldness inside your soul. But there’s good news: Weed is a thing! (And so are dabs, for that matter) A study published in Social […]

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01.09.13 Andy Cush

At age 10, Willow Smith recorded the buoyant, world-beating pop-rap anthem “Whip My Hair.” Now, two years later, she’s already entered her serious-second-album phase with “Sugar and Spice,” a really sad song about not knowing who you are, which heavily samples Radiohead’s “Codex,” a really sad song about yearning for innocence (and probably also death?) […]

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12.06.12 Marina Galperina

There’s a reason for clichéd emo-metaphors like “she broke my heart,” “he burned me,” and “she stabbed me in the back,” says the New Scientist, compiling several recent studies to show you that shit hurts. Literally. Rejection and betrayal fire up the same neural pathways activated by bruises and burns. When one begins to feel isolated, there’s […]

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09.11.12 Marina Galperina

Here’re a few faux book covers from illustrator and author Bob Staake from a series called Bad Little Children’s Books. See, I told you that right away so you’re not sitting there terrified that any of us think it’s ok to give your precious little snowflake Bukowski to read. You can’t do that. You’re going to […]

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