Monday Mashup: What Are People Spending Money On?
Every week, we scour the web to bring you interesting bits and pieces from around the world. Enjoy!
What Are People Spending Money On?
Or rather, what do people want to spend money on? This graphic attempts to answer that question by exploring the most Googled products of each country around the world. The results vary between hilarious, horrifying and simply wtf.
Never Letting Go Takes On New Meaning
After you give birth, you still have a bit of your baby inside you. A study has shown that escaping fetal cells, while few in number, often become part of the mother’s own body outside the uterus. The effects of this are less clear — though perhaps more interesting.
A New-Old Look At Autism
A new book called NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman is examining society’s understanding and perceptions of autism from the very beginning. It’s a fascinating history of science that takes us from Nazi-controlled Vienna to present day, challenging our past and current understanding of the condition. We’re left dying to read the book.
The Deadliest Species In The Amazon
It’s not what you think. Read about one scientist’s crusade against a creature banal, yet threatening. Her methods are even more interesting — instead of focusing on chemical warfare, which could harm other organisms in the precious ecosystem, she’s mapping the creature’s DNA to find a weakness.