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The work of the world's leading nutrition researchers appears to be riddled with statistical errors

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Brian Wansink is one of the most-cited nutrition researchers in the world; 30,000 US schools use his advice to design their lunch programs, drawing on studies he's done that show that kids eat more carrots when they're called "X-ray vision carrots" and that putting out fruit bowls improves eating habits, and that smaller plates reduce portion sizes. (more…)

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Lawsuit alleges Bose's headphone app exfiltrates your listening habits to creepy data-miners

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Bose's $350 wireless headphones need an app to "get the most" out of them, and this app monitors everything you listen to -- the names of the podcasts, the music, videos, etc -- and sends them to Bose without your permission, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Chicago by Kyle Zak. (more…)

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Kentucky coal museum installs solar panels because conventional energy is too expensive

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The Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham, KY, spends $2,100 a month on electricity; to save money, they're putting in 80 solar panels, which will save them $8,000/year. (more…)

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Watch the girls of Girls become The Golden Girls

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With HBO’s Girls coming to an end, Jimmy Kimmel Live! imagines a second act for its cast: As The Golden Girls.

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