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2014-07-29 11:06:12

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following recent public outcry regarding experiments that Facebook conducted, in which they manipulated the mood of status updates and other news feed items in order to assess how readers subconsciously reacted in their own subsequent posts, online dating site OkCupid has confessed that it has also been conducting clandestine tests on its subscribers. The admission was not, however, remorseful, and indeed informed the public that they...

2014-02-19 08:22:12

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AirFastTickets.com (http://www.airfasttickets.com), the newly launched online travel-booking service known for generating the lowest-priced fares, announced today its plans to accept bitcoins, the decentralized digital currency that allows for peer-to-peer anonymous payments. The travel-booking agency is the first in both the U.S. and Europe to accept bitcoins. Launched in 2009, Bitcoin has received attention for its list of notable...

2013-11-05 10:53:12

Study of internet dating suggests racial barriers can be overcome Usually, research findings on the state of U.S. race relations are pretty bleak. But a study of online dating by UC San Diego sociologist Kevin Lewis suggests that racial barriers to romance are not as insurmountable as we might suppose. Published Nov. 4 in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "The Limits of Racial Prejudice" analyzes, over a two-and-a-half month period, the...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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