Caffeine consumption slows down brain development


Children’s and young adults’ average caffeine consumption has increased by more than 70 per cent over the past 30 years, and an end to this rise is not in sight: the drinks industry is posting its fastest-growing sales in the segment of caffeine-laden energy drinks. Not everybody is pleased about this development. Some people are worried about possible health risks caused in young consumers by the pick-me-up.

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Why not to use Facebook


Facebook is a popular online social networking service. Facebook has met with controversies. It has been blocked in several countries on different bases. For example, it was banned in many countries of the world on the basis of allowed content judged as anti-Islamic and containing religious discrimination. Recently, more and more people are finding reasons not to use it. The privacy of Facebook users has also been an issue. The number one reason for users to quit Facebook was privacy concerns (48%), being followed by a general dissatisfaction with Facebook (14%), negative aspects regarding Facebook friends (13%) and the feeling of getting addicted to Facebook (6%).

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This may be the weirdest human brain known to science


This strange picture of a blob is a completely smooth brain of an adult male. It has no ridges and folds so characteristic to the most complex organ of Homo sapiens. Not much known about the possessor of the brain, except that he ended his days in a psychiatric hospital in Texas in 1970.

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NASA’s Apollo 10 mission poop transcripts


During NASA’s Apollo 10 moon mission in 1969, not quite everything went according to the plan. But we’re not talking Apollo 13-style disasters, instead, we’re talking about some toilet-based issues. On the sixth day of Apollo 10 moon mission, the three-man crew had a couple of close encounters with “turds,” which thanks to NASA’s mission transcript, have been recorded for the future generations.

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The ‘scariest search engine on the Internet’ finds Web-connected devices that Google doesn’t


“When people don’t see stuff on Google, they think no one can find it. That’s not true.” – John Matherly, creator of Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet.

Unlike Google, which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the Internet’s back doors. It’s a kind of “dark” search engine, called by ZDNet the “Google for hackers”, looking for the servers, random webcams, printers, routers and all the other stuff that is connected to and makes up the Internet.

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