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How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception, and Meaning

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 07:00
Neuroscience has found that gestures are not merely important as tools of expression but as guides of cognition and perception.
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'The Matrix' Code Came From Sushi Recipes—but Which?

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 07:00
The text was inspired by those recipes, but its creator won't tell you what they are.
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Futures Aren’t Just for Juice. They’re for Truck Routes, Too

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 07:00
Many futures are for physical products, while others border on metaphysical. You can buy and sell on snowfall, box office returns, energy prices—and now trucking.
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The Physics of Building Jumps in 'The Matrix'

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 07:00
You could think about it in terms of speed, angle, or gravity.
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What To Expect When Your Giant Panda Might Be Expecting

A team of scientists and veterinarians at the National Zoo artificially inseminated Mei Xiang on Thursday evening. Giant Pandas are only able to get pregnant for 24 to 72 hours each year.

(Image credit: (Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo)/Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute)

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Autopsy For 7-Year-Old Migrant Who Died In U.S. Custody Shows She Died Of Sepsis

Jakelin Caal Maquin was in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection when the infection led to the failure of multiple organs, according to the report.

(Image credit: Oliver de Ros/AP)

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China's Global Construction Boom Puts Spotlight On Questionable Labor Practices

Chinese companies are recruiting workers from home and subjecting them to harsh treatment abroad. In one case, laborers brought to the U.S. were forced to work 14-hour days without pay.

(Image credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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Georgia's 'Uneasy Truce' On Abortion Ends

Georgia lawmakers approved a bill Friday that, if signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, will ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected in an embryo, which is typically about six weeks into a pregnancy.

(Image credit: John Bazemore/AP)

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Actor Matt Walsh Reflects On HBO's 'Veep' As Show's Final Season Kicks Off

Just before the final season of HBO's Veep starts on Sunday, Matt Walsh talks about his role in the show playing Mike McClintock — a fired press secretary turned Buzzfeed reporter.

(Image credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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Dealing With Trauma After A Mass Shooting — Over The Long Term

After apparent suicides rocked the communities of Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., one shooting survivor speaks out about the lasting mental health repercussions of these traumatic experiences.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Sherrie Lawson)

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Supreme Court Sees 2 Similar Death Penalty Questions Very Differently

An Alabama man was denied the right to have his Muslim spiritual adviser in the death chamber. But a Texas prisoner's execution was delayed because he was denied his Buddhist minister.

(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

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