Will People Ever Evolve Out of Craving Unhealthy Food?

By PopSci on at

Maybe, but it's going to take a long time. For the past 200,000 years or so, fatty and sugary foods were hard for humans to come by and well worth gorging on. Fats help maintain body temperature, sugars provide energy, and craving such food is hardwired: Eating fats and sugars activates reward centers in the brain.

The Reason People Pirate Stuff

By Sam Gibbs on at

Why’s it so freaking difficult to legally get the content you want? The Oatmeal explains with this spot-on portrayal of an attempt to stay legal and buy access to a show, rather than just taking the easy route and pirating the damn thing. But you know what -- it’s just not possible and it's bloody infuriating. And they wonder why people still pirate stuff.

You Just Got Served By a Poke

By Sam Gibbs on at

In a landmark ruling by the English High Court, Facebook can now be used to serve notices and legal claims like injunctions, court orders and court summons within the UK. Now they'll be no where to hide.

Eating Dessert for Breakfast Can Make You Skinny

By Casey Chan on at

Your mother, doctors and life lied to you. According to scientists (science, people!), combining a low-calorie diet that includes dessert for breakfast will help you lose weight. Sweets, cookies, creme brulee, cake. ALL OF IT will help you lose weight if you start your day off like that. I love breakfast now.


"This Country Has Been Attacked With Nuclear Weapons"

By Gary Cutlack on at

This is the horrifying script the BBC was planning to broadcast to the nation in the event of a nuclear attack on the country, back in the '70s. If your radio or TV still worked, and if your ears hadn't been melted off your head, this is what you would've heard: