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  • Revisiting Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On,” and the Album That Opened R&B to Resistance: Revisited 50 Years Later

    R&B superstar Marvin Gaye was more than willing to risk his career on a record. His polished public persona was a false front behind which lurked some serious demons — depression and addiction, exacerbated by the illness and death of his close friend and duet mate, Tammi Terrell.

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  • Exploring the Brain Activity Related to Missing Penalty Kicks: An fNIRS Study

    At vital moments in professional soccer matches, penalties were often missed. Psychological factors, such as anxiety and pressure, are among the critical causes of the mistakes, commonly known as choking under pressure. Nevertheless, the factors have not been fully explored. In this study, we used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to investigate the influence of the brain on this process.

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  • Why professional soccer players choke during penalty kicks

    A new study used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity as inexperienced and experienced soccer players took penalty kicks.

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  • Dunbar’s number: why my theory that humans can only maintain 150 friendships has withstood 30 years of scrutiny

    The evidence that personal social networks and natural communities approximate 150 in size, characterised by a very distinctive layered structure, has grown considerably in the past decade. We see it in telephone calling networks, Facebook groups, Christmas card lists, military fighting units and online gaming environments. The number holds for church congregations, Anglo-Saxon villages as listed in the Domesday Book and Bronze Age communities associated with stone circles.

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  • Behold the 1940s Typewriter That Could Type in English, Chinese & Japanese

    Watch More Than a Thousand Different Characters in Action

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  • It Takes a Lot of Thought and Planning to Paint a Train

    Over the last 50 years, Amtrak has seen many designs come and go.

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  • Hot Cheetos

    Richard Montañez walked into the Frito-Lay factory in Rancho Cucamonga, CA one day and filled a trash bag with unseasoned, cheeseless, Cheetos. He was a janitor and machine operator at the plant. But he and his wife had an idea. To create a spicy chip inspired by their Mexican roots: Hot … Cheetos.

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  • Ten ideas to reimagine Indonesia’s economy after COVID-19

    If Indonesia can quickly return to pre-pandemic growth rates, the country may become the world’s seventh-largest economy by 2030, from its 16th position in 2019, rising above Italy, Russia, South Korea, and others.

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  • The Herald’s photographic coverage over the years

    The Sydney Morning Herald celebrated 190 years on April 18, 2021. Photography has been part of the Herald newsroom since 1908 when it first published a photo under the headline ‘Australia welcomes America’s fleet’. To this day they continue to capture the events and the stories for their readers. Photography by the award winning Herald photographers, past and present.

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  • CIVIC Chat About Their Debut LP, Future Forecast

    Melbourne punks CIVIC drop the studio to chat about their long-awaited debut album Future Forecast. Coming off the back of their EP New Vietnam and a string of singles, the band’s debut is their first release on local label Flightless; it was also a recent Triple R Album Of The Week. Roland and Jim from the band run Teenage Hate co-host Tim Scott through the recording of the album (from corked trombones to last-minute covers) and preview their upcoming album launches.

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