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Flex, a tampon alternative you can wear during sex, just raised $1 million

The Flex Company, the makers of a disc-shaped tampon alternative, has raised $1 million from Y Combinator, Amplify.LA and several others and acquired menstrual disc competitor Softcup for an undisclosed amount.<p>Flex now owns all of the market’s menstrual disc products, which the company says are …

Menstruation

KFC told to stop using chicken treated with antibiotics

<b>The company that owns Kentucky Fried Chicken is facing new calls to stop using poultry that has been treated with antibiotics.</b><p>US consumer groups will deliver a petition signed by more than 350,000 people to Yum Brands on Wednesday.<p>KFC has already promised to limit the use of human antibiotics in …

The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

<i>This is the fourth in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural</i> …

Democratic National Convention

Apple's Unimaginative Approach To Selling Its Boring New iPhone

It’s the camera. It’s about great pictures. It’s about capturing the moments that only Apple can capture for you.<p>If you ask me what story Apple is going to try to use to sell the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets, the answer is going to be the camera and the imaging potential of the …

This South Korean Cloning Facility Promises to Bring Back Your Dead Dog

Man's best friend, reborn.<p>The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation can reincarnate your dead dog, a service that would delight pet lovers - for …

World Trade Center

British Airways, Cathay Pacific and oneworld Have Found a New Way to Screw Customers

The oneworld alliance no longer requires to through-check luggage onto partner airlines when passengers are traveling on more than one …

We Made a Red Velvet Iced Coffee With Cream-Cheese Whipped Cream and It’s Delicious

Red velvet cupcakes are, no doubt, a dessert lover’s fave. The delicious rich flavor with classic cream cheese frosting always hits the spot when we’re craving something sweet. Recently, we’ve started seeing this “flavor” (it’s basically chocolate… ooh, red velvet debunked!) make its way into other …

Dessert

Scientists may have stumbled on losing-your-virginity genes | The Star

According to the lore of modern-day movies about teenage angst, the age at which you lose your virginity has to do with a lot of complicated external …

Did Stephen Hawking Claim Black Holes Are Portals To Alternate Universes? Not Quite

This week, Stephen Hawking launched a new research initiative into black holes, working with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to learn more about what are increasingly strange celestial phenomena. And he said something that got people overly excited, namely that “Things can get out …

Black Holes

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The Brain

I Tried Cheating a Drug Test Using 'Science' I Found on the Internet

A highly un-scientific scientific odyssey.<p>Twas the night before 4/20, and all through the head shop, people were readying themselves to ride the green dragon on the high holy holiday of stonderdom. I was there for a different reason.<p>"I need to beat a drug test tomorrow," I said to the girl behind …

Drug Testing

Creating Hallucinations Without Drugs Is Surprisingly Easy

Try this at home, but don't blame us if things get weird.<p>The human brain is a remarkable thing. It can do things our primate relatives are thousands …

The Brain

8 Best Websites to Get a Single, First Class Seat | Investopedia

Not that long ago your options for buying a first-class seat on a flight were limited to burning a lot of frequent-flier miles or paying many times …

Your girl friends can eavesdrop on convos in this dating app

A new dating app called Boompi works like Tinder at first blush. It finds matches based on location, and you can swipe left or right to let it know if you're interested or not. Now, here's where it gets iffy: if you're a woman, you can invite your girl friends into a private convo you've been …

Amazon and Flipkart are speechless after India announces new foreign investment rules

The Indian government has clarified its policy for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the fast-growing e-commerce sector. And the new policy seems to have left some of the large incumbents dumbstruck.<p>India has allowed 100% FDI in online retail consumer businesses that operate as …

India

Looking for love? Manspreading could be the key to success, study suggests

Using videos and a Tinder-style app, researchers have determined that people who stretched themselves out were rated more attractive by potential partners<p>Never mind sparkling conversation, smelling clean and remembering the person’s name. In the world of modern dating, the secret to success is to …

Dating

How Tinder Is Changing The Urban Bar Scene

<i>Oklahoma City, OK–</i>The way men and women meet nowadays is totally different than before. It used to be that if a guy saw an attractive woman, he’d approach her–unaware of whether she was even single, much less interested–and then brace himself for a humiliating rejection. Now both parties just use …