Metaphors of the Mind: Why Loneliness Feels Cold and Sins Feel Dirty. Also contains some observations about creativity and self-identity. (via Boing Boing)
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Hybrids are yesterday's news by Nissan's standards. They see all-electric vehicles as the wave of the future.
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American Circus and Carnival Slang. If you've ever wondered what these guys were saying, now you can look it up. (via Metafilter)
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How to develop a taste for fermented horse milk. Ah, the joys of Mongolian cuisine.
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Scientists have found a safer way to make versatile stem cells from everyday adult skin cells. The "biggest stem cell breakthrough in a decade" could lead to actual use in human patients.
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Five things you didn't know about the accordion. Probably because it never occurred to you to ask.
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Sea shanties were work songs sung on ships during the age of sail. Quite a few have survived for you to listen to today.
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Did Children's Programming Ruin my Life? Jason Plautz grew up watching PBS, which is getting the blame for all sorts of ills.