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′The Analyzer′ Gets Time Served for Million-Dollar Bank Heist

Friday, July 6, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.wired.com

Ehud Tenenbaum, aka “The Analyzer,” was quietly sentenced in New York this week to time served for a single count of bank-card fraud for his role in a sophisticated computer-hacking scheme that federal officials say scored $10 million from U.

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Why Are Jim Thorpe’s Olympic Records Still Not Recognized?

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Friday, July 6, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.smithsonianmag.com

He was a reticent Sac and Fox Indian from the Oklahoma frontier, orphaned as a teenager and raised as a ward of government schools, uncomfortable in the public eye. When King Gustaf V of Sweden placed two gold medals around Thorpe’s neck for winning the Olympic pentathlon and decathlon and pronounced him the greatest athlete in the world, he famously muttered, “Thanks,” and ducked more illustrious social invitations to celebrate at a succession of hotel bars.

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Apes With Apps

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Friday, July 6, 2012
Category: Technology

From spectrum.ieee.org

Such talents wouldn’t seem exceptional in a human child, but Teco is an ape—a bonobo, to be precise. To the uninitiated, bonobos look very much like chimpanzees, but they are in fact a separate species with distinct physical and behavioral traits.

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The Average Bear Is Smarter Than You Thought

Friday, July 6, 2012
Category: Nature

From blogs.scientificamerican.com

Decades of research have provided evidence for the numerical abilities of gorillas, chimpanzees, rhesus, capuchin, and squirrel monkeys, lemurs, dolphins, elephants, birds, and fish. Pre-linguistic human infants share the same mental modules for representing and understanding numbers as those non-human animal species.

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How to Treat Life Like An Experiment - James Altucher

Friday, July 6, 2012
Category: Life

From www.jamesaltucher.com

Every day, wake up and see what you can experiment with. Foods, lifestyle, exercise, people you associate with and how they make you feel, methods of meditation and self-improvement, methods of feeling contentment when everything seems to falling apart around you.

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Consider the long s

Friday, July 6, 2012
Category: Language

From esoltas.blogspot.com

Using Google′s N-gram tool, we can pinpoint the moment that the long s fell out of style: 1800. It was then when "ſaid" became "said," when "Paradise Loſt" became Paradise Lost -- and when, more broadly, modern English as we mostly know it today came into form.

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The Essential Psychopathology Of Creativity

Friday, July 6, 2012
Category: Behavior

From hplusmagazine.com

Is there a difference between being hypomanic and being extremely creative? Yes, there is. While being an intensely creative person may imply you are meeting most of those criteria a lot of the time when you are in that state of flow, that doesn’t mean you are dysfunctional.

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