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Scientists capture most intimate view yet of human conception

Birds do it. Bees do it.<p>But until now, no one has been entirely sure how humans do it – at least at the molecular level.<p>Using high-powered X-rays and sophisticated computer algorithms, two teams of researchers – one based in Canada, one in Japan – have revealed the mysterious connection that allows …

Why would anyone in their right mind want to join the vegan cult?

Just under a year ago, I wrote that I was thinking of going vegetarian – and that, morally and environmentally, it was tough to argue otherwise. I stand by this, but you won’t be surprised to know that I have failed abysmally. Yes, I eat a bit less red meat, but the day I tell you that sausages are …

People are obsessed with this traditional Indian spice with huge health benefits

This year's report looked at the food queries by volume from 2014 to 2016 and compiled a list of the trends. These were put into categories of sustained and seasonal risers and decliners as well as rising and falling stars.<p>You may be surprised to find out the top rising star under "foods with …

The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

Should you really eat fat to stay slim? The new food rules explained

The nation was enjoying its breakfast last week when the latest food fight broke out. A damning report by a leading obesity charity warned that the low-fat, low-cholesterol message underpinning 30 years of public health advice was plain wrong.<p>Eat more fat, less carbohydrate and don’t worry about …

Nutrition

The Canada Food Guide is killing you: ‘The obesity epidemic… really began with our dietary guidelines’

Canadians are a pretty obedient bunch when it comes to eating what the government says we should be eating.<p>[np_storybar title=”Why the Canada Food …

Nutrition

Ten workplace dysfunctions that must be eliminated

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab.<p>Every organization would like to build a high-performance …

Video of possible rape brings attention to app where college students share their sexual exploits

The video, uploaded to Florida A&M's Yeti feed, appears to show a man facing away from the camera, possibly sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman, The New York Daily News reported.<p>It's not clear if the individuals in the video were affiliated with Florida A&M, and Tallahassee, Florida, police …

Genius Netflix socks automatically pause your videos when you fall asleep

Nope, Netflix isn't punking everyone. Netflix socks are real... and actually kind of ingenious.<p>Instead of throwing bags of money at a corny TV …

A wall of skulls shows why story of humankind has to be rewritten

A spectacular series of fossil discoveries, now going on public display, has transformed the study of our early ancestors<p>A stark demonstration of the dramatic changes that have swept through the science of human evolution will be revealed this week at London’s Natural History Museum. A wall of …

Google Earth

Intelligent robots don't need to be conscious to turn against us

A top signatory who studies artificial intelligence (AI) was Stuart Russell, a computer scientist and founder of the Center for Intelligent Systems at the University of California. Russell is also the co-author of "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach," a textbook about AI used in more than …

Historic pictures of planets in our solar system

A new image of Earth from space, and last week’s photos of Pluto, lead our collection of historic images of planets<p>Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission Earth from a million miles away: Dscovr satellite sends new image

Astronomy

How Canada's economy went from boom to recession so fast

An in-depth look at the perfect storm that pushed Canada into recession<p>Two hours before the street racing movie <i>Fast and Furious 7</i> was released in …

Stock Markets

9 Delicious Chicken Dinners From Around the World

Spice up your repertoire with these delicious chicken dinners. They come from all over the globe, but are easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket.<p><b>1. Asian BBQ Chicken</b><p>Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. It …

These Are the 10 Best Cities to Visit Around the World

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Circumcised or not, it matters little to sexual partners, study shows

There's plenty of debate about male circumcision, but as far as sexual partners are concerned, it doesn't really matter whether a man's foreskin has been surgically removed or is intact, a new study shows.<p>Researchers at Queen's University surveyed 196 people in sexual relationships with men, …

Circumcision

8 Essential Apps for Traveling Abroad

Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There's an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are …