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03.11.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Here’s the latest booze news from the science world: Alcohol actually fuels the brains of heavy drinkers, a new study shows, literally boosting the brain’s energy levels, something that we once thought only sugar could do. Habitual boozing increases brain levels of acetate, a high-energy chemical released by the liver during alcohol metabolism. Interestingly, the […]

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03.16.12 Marina Galperina

First, science gives us a good excuse to booze the night away. Now, a new study justifies sad drinking. If a male fruitfly’s attempts to mount a fly girl don’t work — “nuzzling her genitals, tapping her abdomen and singing with his wings” — he goes off to find alcohol. Sex and drinking both reward its wee brain with neuropeptide […]

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10.20.11 Bucky Turco

According to Wealth-X, a company that bills itself as “the world’s leading wealth intelligence, due diligence and prospecting firm,” New York City has the largest concentration of really rich people. The study found that there are 7,720 “ultra high net worth individuals” (those who are worth $30 million or more) living amongst us here in […]

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02.07.11 Marina Galperina

No one even wants to steal music anymore, according to an internet bandwidth usage analysis commissioned by NBC. Music makes up a mere 2.9% of all copyright infringing downloads; porn makes up 35.8%. However, online content is by no means trending strictly legal: The study (PDF doc) also notes that 23.76% of all internet traffic […]

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02.23.10 Marina Galperina

A recent study shows that providing contextual information alongside artworks makes people who already don’t care about art like it even less.  […]

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