The "close-door" button in the elevator, the crosswalk button at the intersection, even the thermostat in your office — there's a good chance that they're all placebos. Over the last 20 years or so, many (though, weirdly, not all) of these buttons have become technically useless, but are left in place both because it's expensive to replace existing equipment and because, psychologically, they still serve a purpose.
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Professor attempting to live underwater for 100 days and emerge "super-human"
University of South Florida biomedical engineer Joseph Dituri, 55, is attempting to spend 100 days underwater in a tiny room called Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida. The Lodge… READ THE REST
Mice genetically engineered to grow tiny deer antlers
Oh deer! Chinese researchers genetically engineered mice to grow tiny deer antlers. They implanted stem cells from deer into the rodents who then grew the appendages. According to the scientists… READ THE REST
What makes 'true fun' and how to spot 'fake fun'
What is "true" fun? To find out, science journalist Catherine Price asked thousands of people around the world to describe their most fun and enjoyable experiences. Through her research, she… READ THE REST
Save over 50% on the Microsoft Surface Go 1, perfect for students on the go
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Keep things fresh this spring with a $229 lunchbox that heats your food up anywhere
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Spring into pickleball with this power-inducing paddle, now only $120
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