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V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

The Daily Word in Horse Sense, Cuss Words and Hypnotic Breast Enlargement

The Daily Word

Want to see a real life Transformer? A Turkish company converted a BMW into one. Watch the video, bro.

A report from Applied Animal Behaviour Science says that horses understand symbols and are apparently self aware. Within 14 days, 23 horses learned how to express if they were cold and wanted a blanket by touching a series of three symbols held by researchers.

So, back in the '90s there was this dude offering breast enlargement through hypnosis. Results were mixed.

It's been driving you crazy for years: Why do some monkeys have blue balls?

This sounds like a great idea: Asteria, the wearable virtual assistant who will actually have a conversation with you. It records all the things you do, and then uses that data to relate with you on a more personal level. Because feeding a machine your most private information is way better than making friends with real people.

Linguist Benjamin Bergen just released his book What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves, which discusses why cuss words are awesome, and why saying them feels good. Fuck, yeah, it does!

V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016

The Daily Word in Coffee, Deep Sea Discoveries and Van Gogh's Ear

The Daily Word

Hopefully this doesn't ruin Calvin and Hobbes for you...

Humans aren't the only primates that use tools! According to a new archaeological find, capuchin monkeys have been using them for 700 years.

The way coffee affects you is predominantly determined by your genetic makeup.

Scientists have used their smarts to develop a perfectly rationed bar of fancy weed chocolate. Thanks, guys.

This uniquely addictive game is Pavlov's-dogging your brain.

Artistic genius fueled by mental illness?

Sea explorers discover nearly two dozen sunken ships in the Aegean Sea spanning more than 2,000 years of Greek history.

V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015

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Sex Ape

Are humans ready to learn from our most promiscuous cousins?

The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Sexologist Dr. Susan Block has a unique solution to human sexual and social happiness: Follow the example of our great ape cousins, the bonobos.