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Sex ed in France just got more inclusive, thanks to this 3D-printed clitoris

Clitoris.<p>It's a word that elicits giggles from adults, let alone children. That's one of the reasons the sexual organ is surrounded by misinformation …

Globalization

This is what a woman's brain looks like when she's orgasming

Thanks to modern science, we know more about the female orgasm now than we ever did before. The fact that there’s apparently an orgasm button, right …

PINs are better than fingerprints for protecting private data

Fingerprint scanners are becoming increasingly common on smartphones – when they first came out, they were available only on high-end handsets like the iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S5, but now feature on devices that cost as little as $150.<p>They’re great for adding a layer of security to your …

“Female Viagra” has been a flop

The female libido drug, dubbed “female Viagra” has not been as successful as hoped since it was released last October.<p>The market for female libido drugs was estimated to be worth more than $2 billion, and it’s believed that between 5 million and 9 million women in the US experience desire …

Viagra

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Psychology

The naked truth about women in science

We must encourage our daughters to study traditional 'male' STEM subjects, says economist (and life model) Victoria Bateman<p>Feminists like me are under attack, and it’s not men who are the perpetrators, but women. One Saturday morning a few weeks ago I was sipping my Earl Grey and flicking through …

Amazon's Echo speaker wants to play games with you

Amazon seems bound and determined to not let its internet-connected wünderspeaker, the Echo, fall prey to the same fate as the Fire Phone. Good on Jeff Bezos for that. In case you're already bored of the device reading you news headlines and finding restaurant info for you, now the gizmo's Alexa …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Women! There’s a new body part for you to hate (clue: it's internal)

As if the female sex wasn't under enough body pressure, a new study has come up with another unattainable body part for women: a 45 degree spine<p>You’d think there weren’t any areas of our bodies left for women to perfect.<p>We know about ideal boobs, bums and legs – let alone the <b>thigh gap,</b> anti-cankles …

The Smart Way to Start a Successful Company While Keeping Your Job

Moonlighting isn't your only option.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs face a dilemma. They want to start a new business but they don't want to give up their jobs--and the security of their paychecks--until they absolutely have to. On the other hand, launching a successful company is consuming enough …

Intellectual Property

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Airbus seeks patent for 'flying doughnut'

European aircraft manufacturer seeks patent for futuristic plane design that resembles a polo mint<p>Forget the sleek pencil shaped jet airliner, the future is the flying doughnut.<p>Airbus, the company which created the stubby cigar-shaped Airbus A380 superjumbo, has come up with an even more radical …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …