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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Daily Drift

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Today in History

Britain repeals the Stamp Act.
British forces evacuate from Boston to Nova Scotia.
Napoleon Bonaparte and his army reach Mediterranean seaport of St. Jean d’Acra, only to find British warships ready to break his siege of the town.
The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued.
John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight in Otay, Calif.
Twenty African Americans are killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.
The British steamer Utopia sinks off the coast of Gibraltar.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
The Camp Fire Girls are founded in Lake Sebago, Maine.
Russia increases the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.
Four Douglas army aircraft leave Los Angeles for an around the world flight.
Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail.
The Nazis begin deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.
The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.
The 14th Dalai Lama flees Tibet and goes to India.
The United States increases military aid and technicians to Laos.
The Soviet Union asks the United States to pull out of South Vietnam.
A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.
The Army charges 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
Nixon asks Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.
Twenty are killed in Cambodia when a bomb goes off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
First POWs are released from the “Hanoi Hilton” in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.
White South Africans approve constitutional reforms giving legal equality to blacks.

Saint Paddy Snakes

The Real Problem With Trade Deals

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

Science is not wrong.
by Jessica Mattern
Science is at it again. 
According to Business Insider, a new study says men were designed to look for key physical attributes in women. The study claims these features make women attractive because they are associated with good health and fertility, making them subconsciously, or very consciously, turned on.
According to the data, these are the features:
A Wider Waist to Hips Ratio. A ratio of 7:10 is particularly pleasing, apparently. The waist and hips are related to childbirth, making men think, those big hips would be great for delivering my baby! This one's pretty obvious– men like small waists and big butts
A High Voice. According to a study cited in the video, a high-pitched voice evokes youthfulness and signifies a small, feminine body, both of which are attractive to men. Let's just say our high-pitched shrieks at the scandalous happenings on the Real Housewives is a sign of evolution at work.
Healthy Hair. Shiny, full, and long hair is very attractive. Again, it's a sign of health and fertility. And thankfully, very fake-able with regular salon visits and blowouts. Remember, it's for the future of the human race.
Smiles. Well obviously, happy people are attractive people. But science has also proven the whiter the teeth, the better.
Less Makeup. You may think that contouring, layers of eye shadow, and bold lips are making you more beautiful, but it turns out, the natural look is more appealing to men. The video says that men prefer women who use up to 40% fewer cosmetics. But it shouldn't take science to tell you that the natural you, is the best you.
Wearing Red. There's a reason red is associated with lust. Scientists have proven that wearing red enhances attraction. In fact, they've found this phenomenon to hold true in other animals as well. Note to self: dry clean red dress for Saturday date night.

A Feminist On a Mission to Introduce Women to Ayahuasca

You're Probably Doing Kegels Wrong ...

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You're Probably Doing Kegels Wrong—and It Could Be Causing Pelvic Damage

Lighter, Stronger, Healthier with Age

President Barack Obama has arguably the most stressful job in America — and yet he's a lot healthier than many men half his age.

Doing This Incredibly Easy Thing Could Help You Cut 206 Calories a Day

Weight Loss
Doing This Incredibly Easy Thing Could Help You Cut 206 Calories a Day
Use this research-backed trick to lose a pound this month—without even trying

The Superhero Diet

New Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants from Any Donor

About 100,000 people in the USA are currently waiting for kidney transplants. The right donor kidney has to come along for a transplant to work. About 50% of patients have a great deal of difficulty receiving a transplant and about 20% have such sensitive immune systems that finding a matching kidney is almost impossible.
But that may change. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found a way to change the immune system of a transplant patient so that it can accept any donor kidney.
This treatment filters a patient's own antibodies out of his blood, then replaces it with different antibodies. Gina Kolata explains at the New York Times:
Desensitization involves first filtering the antibodies out of a patient’s blood. The patient is then given an infusion of other antibodies to provide some protection while the immune system regenerates its own antibodies. For some reason — exactly why is not known — the person’s regenerated antibodies are less likely to attack the new organ, Dr. Segev said. But if the person’s regenerated natural antibodies are still a concern, the patient is treated with drugs that destroy any white blood cells that might make antibodies that would attack the new kidney.

What Really Happened to Easter Island's Rapa Nui?

Easter Island's Rapa Nui people saw a mysterious collapse of their society and culture, for reasons that are debated to this day. We look at the latest theories for the cause of their demise.

Count Dracula's Castle Is Up for Sale

Time for some creepy new digs.
by Caroline Picard
It's the stuff of literary legend—and the view's not half bad either. That's right, you can now own the infamous Bran Castle in Transylvania, the fictional hilltop home of the world's most famous vampire, Count Dracula. 
Deep out in the Romanian countryside, this towering 12th Century fortress certainly looks the part—the spooky towers were purportedly the setting of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror novel, Dracula. And that's not the only real-life inspiration for the famous book–the blood-thirsty ruler Prince Vlad Dracul (a.k.a. the Vlad the Impaler) apparently lent his name to the titular character. Unfortunately, Vlad's own residence is now in ruins, and Bran Castle is as close as you'll come to true vampiric architecture. 
The breathtaking structure currently belongs to descendants of the Romanian royal family, who have been operating the property as a popular museum. As the country's largest tourist attraction, some half a million people visit its spooky halls every year. But the current owners are getting older and hope to pass the estate on to someone who will continue to build up its destination status. 
While the initial asking price apparently topped $66 million, the castle may sell for much less, especially since the Romanian government has reportedly declined the offer. According to the Financial Times, the unusual property could go for as little as $13 million.

A Lakeside Path

A stone path running alongside Morskie Oko, a Polish lake located high in the Tatra Mountains.
The name "Morskie Oko" ("Sea Eye", "Eye of the Sea") is derived from an old legend, according to which the lake was connected to the sea via an underground passage... Morskie Oko is one of the most popular destinations in the Tatras, often receiving over 50,000 visitors during the vacation season. It is reached by foot in about two hours from the nearest road that allows motorized access.

Record-Shattering February Warmth Bakes Alaska, Arctic 18°F Above Normal

2015 Saw an Unprecedented Spike in CO2 Levels

The annual growth rate of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose more in 2015 than scientists have ever seen in a single year.

How Satellites Find Shipwrecks From Space

Distinctive linear plumes of these particles extend as far as 2.5 miles downstream from shallow shipwreck sites.

Earth's Transit Zone

How the heck can we find, let alone communicate with, extraterrestrial intelligences when there's billions of potentially life-friendly planets to survey?

Primal Linkage

Animal Pictures