Why We Do the Things We Do

Crying, planting, eating, making silly decorations from marshmallow treats


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I feel for tears -- they're usually looked down upon or feared, their producers shunned or coddled, but I guess that's also part of their power. A neuroscientist has conducted an experiment that gives a little more insight into how people respond to and interpret the sight of tears.

This is really where technology gets us: to the efficient production of delicious Easter candy. (Plus, bonus Easter candy item! How to make a Peeps wreath. I kind of really want one of these.)

Also in today's links: parasites breed and library patrons read.