Amanda Tsuhako

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Animal Sex Is Dangerous and Horrifying. So Why Does Sex Exist at All?

You’ve probably heard about duck penises—that they’re shaped like corkscrews, and that females have vaginas that corkscrew in the opposite direction. …

Tokyo Loft / G architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This unique apartment is located in the very heart of Tokyo, inside a low-rise apartment complex, one …

Architecture

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

This Is Your Body On Diet Soda (Infographic)

<i>SOURCES Teeth: University of Michigan and Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine; Mood: American Academy of Neurology; Heart: American Heart Association; Metabolic Syndrome: Circulation; Kidneys: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; Weight: University of Texas</i> …

Diet Soda

Easy Homemade Lunch

<b>Combine Textures and Flavors</b><br>The most satisfying salads contain a filling protein, something salty, something crunchy, something sweet, and something tangy (P.S. You're totally allowed to have one ingredient check off multiple categories). When we were at the event, we combined edamamae (a protein) …

Are the retraction wars a sign that science is broken? – Jill Neimark

On 5 August 2014, a celebrated Japanese scientist was found dead, hanging by his neck at his workplace, his shoes politely removed and placed on the …

Journalism

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Reading from tablets before bed alters sleep cycles

If you're in bed reading this, you may feel sleepy tomorrow morning.<p>A study has found that reading from a light-emitting device, such as an e-reader, before bedtime can shift your body's natural clock and delay the onset and characteristics of your sleep. And that could leave you feeling more …

Sleep

The Most Instagrammed (& Insta-Worthy!) Shops In S.F.

Now that the holidays are over, you can finally focus on shopping for yourself — and picking up all the things Santa forgot. But, while the main …

Shopping

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Support Shiloh's Wish To Be Called "John"

Angelina Jolie's entire family recently stepped out on the red carpet to support their mother's new movie, <i>Unbroken</i>. The couple's oldest biological …

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …