Paper of the day: Talmi et al., How Humans Integrate the Prospects of Pain and Reward during Choice
Also, a review of how to be a happy consumer: Dunn et al., If money doesn’t make you happy, you probably aren’t spending it right.
And a new paper by Steve Maitzen: Stop Asking Why There’s Anything.
- Spielberg’s 2013 blockbuster is about a global robot uprising.
- Scientists wrote a pickup instruction manual in 2008.
- Bill Maher’s funny rant on Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin.
- Monty Python’s one-minute refutation of libertarianism. (via Brian Leiter)
- The whole world thinks Republicans are dangerous maniacs threatening everyone.
- Rupert Murdoch still winning: 1/2 of US social program recipients believe they haven’t used a government social program.
- Killing in the Name of SebastiAn.
- High-res Hubble telescope photos of actual colliding galaxies. In case you forgot our universe is huge.
- When Twister was released in 1966, critics denounced it as “sex in a box.” Thus, it became the runaway success of 1967.