Welcome to the New World Reality

In case you were scrambling to find a store that still had chicken wings in stock and missed the Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition, a 'new reality' has set in among the slightly less masterful Masters of the Universe. 


The Journal reports that since President Obama chided Wall Street bankers over their "shameful" redistribution of federal aid money to pay nearly $20 billion in bonuses, bank executives are now warning that further cuts could be made. Sen. Claire McCaskill introduced legislation that would limit the pay packages of financial executives to no more than what the U.S. president makes, namely $400,000. The writers of the piece, Aaron Lucchetti and Matthew Karnitschnig note that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein earned that much in about two days in 2007. Here's an excellent clip from Michael Lewis explaining that greed on Wall Street is a prerequisite.

Archaeologists unearth dozens of mummified cats in Egypt

Dozens of mummified cats were dug up this week. This isn't as shocking as you might think.

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Culture & Religion
  • Archaeologists in Egypt have found dozens of mummified cats in the tomb of a royal offical.
  • The cats will join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of previously discovered ancient kitties.
  • While the cats are nothing special, the tomb also held well preserved beetles.
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Men obsessed with building muscle mass have higher mental health risks

They're at a higher risk for depression, weekend binge drinking, and unnecessary dieting.

Palestinian participants flex their muscles during a bodybuilding competition in Gaza city on October 28, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
Mind & Brain
  • Body dysmorphia is not limited to women, a new study from Norway and Cambridge shows.
  • Young men that focus on building muscle are at risk for a host of mental and physical health problems.
  • Selfie culture is not helping the growing number of teens that are anxious and depressed.
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A.I. turns 57 million crop fields into stunning abstract art

Detailed (and beautiful) information on 57 million crop fields across the U.S. and Europe are now available online.

Image: OneSoil
Strange Maps
  • Using satellite images and artificial intelligence, OneSoil wants to make 'precision farming' available to the world.
  • The start-up from Belarus has already processed the U.S. and Europe, and aims for global coverage by 2020.
  • The map is practical, and more — browse 'Random Beautiful Fields' at the touch of a button.
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