Scientists: Saying “fuck” and other bad words really can decrease your feeling of pain

https://i0.wp.com/media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/screenshot-79.jpg?fit=576%2C412&ssl=1https://boingboing.net/2020/05/22/scientists-saying-fuck-an.html Repeating the word "fuck" actually can reduce your experience of pain, according to a new study by Keele University researchers. The psychologists ran an experiment in which subjects underwent a cold pressor test, a common method to pain threshold and tolerance by immersing your hand in freezing cold water for a minute. (See above video for actor Brian Blessed’s demonstration, unrelated to this current research.) According to the researchers’ scientific paper, their data "replicate…
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The Bold Plan to See Continents and Oceans on Another Earth

https://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/images/exoplanets/20200521_sgl-exoplanet-image.jpghttp://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/sharp-image-earth-like-exoplanet.htmlA group of researchers, backed by NASA funding, wants to use solar sails and the Sun’s gravity to capture an image of an exoplanet so sharp we can see continents, oceans, and clouds.


アレッソ、ファンとのリモート飲み会であれこれ語った!

http://edmmaxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Alesso_Fotor.jpghttp://edmmaxx.com/news/27249アレッソが”Truth Or Drink”なるファンとのリモート飲みゲームに挑戦。すっかり酔っ払って、いろんなことを語っているのでファン必見。興味深い発言をまとめてみました。 ドライブに最適!真夏の最新ドライビングEDM10選 , 「ULTRA JAPAN 2017」で来日したスーパーDJたちのオフショット大公開 , イケメン・アレッソは俳優としても活躍する!? NetflixのSFドラマに出演 ,


David Bowie on playing to the gallery

http://img.youtube.com/vi/cNbnef_eXBM/0.jpghttps://boingboing.net/2020/05/20/david-bowie-on-playing-to-the.html Advice from David Bowie for artists: "always remember that the reason that you initially started working was that there was something inside yourself that you’ve felt that if you could manifest it in some way you would understand more about yourself and how you coexist with the rest of society." [via @ThamKhaiMeng] Read the rest


Watch this opera singer’s wonderful performance of the Star Trek Theme

http://img.youtube.com/vi/6UEnVZ3j6UA/0.jpghttps://boingboing.net/2020/05/20/watch-this-opera-singers-won.html In her first UK concert, Spanish opera soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal warms up the Rainer Hersch Orkestra audience with a surprise performance of the Theme from Star Trek. Composed by Alexander Courage, the original TV theme was sung by Loulie Jean Norman. Here are Gene Roddenberry’s unsung lyrics that he apparently only wrote to get a piece of the action in royalties: Beyond The rim of the star-light My love Is wand’ring in star-flight…
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