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February 13th, 2012 by in Images, Links

7 Theories on Time That Would Make Doc Brown’s Head Explode – [Cracked]

11 Mind-Boggling Results From a Nationwide Doomsday Survey[11 Points]

Whitney Houston’s Family Told Death Due To Rx NOT Drowning[TMZ]

Whitney Houston’s family was told by L.A. County Coroner officials … the singer did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol … this according to family sources.

We’re told Coroner’s officials informed the family there was not enough water in Whitney’s lungs to lead to the conclusion that she drowned.

Why Does Adele’s “Someone Like You” Make Everyone Cry? – [WSJ]

What explains the magic of Adele’s song? Though personal experience and culture play into individual reactions, researchers have found that certain features of music are consistently associated with producing strong emotions in listeners. Combined with heartfelt lyrics and a powerhouse voice, these structures can send reward signals to our brains that rival any other pleasure.

MIT Launches Free Online “Fully Automated” Course[BBC]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world’s top-rated universities, has announced its first free course which can be studied and assessed completely online.

An electronics course, beginning in March, will be the first prototype of an online project, known as MITx.

The interactive course is designed to be fully automated, with successful students receiving a certificate.

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