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Male contraceptive jab works as well as the pill - and can even increase libido

A male contraceptive jab which lowers sperm count has proved 96 per cent effective in a new study – almost as effective as the female pill.<p>The …

World Health Organization

First-ever dinosaur brain tissue found

What was going on in dinosaurs’ noggins as they dwelled in Cretaceous forests, stalking fierce prey or sitting on a nest of giant eggs? …

How scientists proved the wrong man was blamed for bringing HIV to the U.S.

The Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing<p>HIVto the United States and triggering an epidemic that has killed nearly 700,000 people has been exonerated by science, more than 30 years after his death.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers used newly available …

Urban Geography: Why We Live Where We Do

Eumir Deodato - "Ai que saudades da Amélia" (1965)

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Watch Two Space Agencies Attempt a Daredevil Landing on Mars This Morning [Updated]

After a seven month journey, the ExoMars mission arrives in orbit around Mars today. Its first order of business? To attempt a historic, daredevil …

Bacteria in dentist's water sends 30 kids to hospital

<b>Anaheim, California (CNN) —</b> An outbreak that sent 30 children to Southern California hospitals and could have long-term effects on their health, is raising awareness about the risk of bacterial infection from water at the dentist's office.<p>All of the children had a pulpotomy, essentially a "child …

Public Health

Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say

<b>China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new findings suggest.</b><p>Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the First Emperor near today's Xian, may have come from Ancient Greece.<p>They also say …

Archaeology

BMW’s New Motorcycle Concept Is So Smart You Won’t Need a Helmet

On Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., BMW Group debuted a motorcycle concept so artificially intelligent that it eliminates the need for the rider to …

Motorcycles

Physicists Just Witnessed Quasiparticles Forming For The First Time Ever

It's a glorious moment for science.<p>For the first time, scientists have observed the formation of quasiparticles - a strange phenomenon observed in …

Quantum Mechanics

Mars-bound astronauts face chronic dementia risk from galactic cosmic ray exposure

Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That's the question concerning University of California, Irvine scientists probing a …

Neuroscience

Colombians reject deal to end 52-year FARC rebel war | Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal with Marxist guerrillas in a referendum on Sunday, plunging the nation into uncertainty and dashing President Juan Manuel Santos’ painstakingly negotiated plan to end the 52-year war.<p>The surprise victory for the “no” camp poured cold …

South America

How would sex work in space?

It’s more complicated than you might think<p>Elon Musk doesn’t want to simply <i>send</i> humans to Mars. The SpaceX CEO has bigger ambitions. He wants us to be an “interplanetary species,” which means creating a self-sustaining civilization on Mars, which means living and dying on Mars — which at some point …

Sexual Harassment

The chatter inside all of your cells: First maps of how genes interact could help us fight inherited diseases

The chatter inside all of your cells: First map of how genes interact could help us fight inherited diseases<p><b>New map breaks away from the old way of</b> …

Serena Williams

Saudi Arabian women file petition with over 14,500 signatures to end male guardianship

More than 14,500 women in Saudi Arabia have signed a petition calling for an end to the country's male guardianship scheme.<p>Saudi law states that all …

Saudi Arabia

Validation of a Functional Pyelocalyceal Renal Model for the Evaluation of Renal Calculi Passage While Riding a Roller Coaster | The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

<b>Table 1.</b><p><b>Location of Calculi in Calyx</b><p><b>Calculi Volume</b><p><b>Overall Passage</b><p><b>4.5 mm3</b><p><b>13.5 mm3</b><p><b>64.6 mm3</b><p>Upper<p>0/1 (0)<p>0/1 (0)<p>2/7 (28.6)<p>2/9 (22.2)<p>Middle<p>0/4 (0)<p>1/2 (50.0)<p>…

Old Palo Alto (Waverley St) Personal Weather Station

The solar radiation sensor (not part of the Orion unit) is an Apogee Instruments model SP-110, whose spectral response is shown here.<p><b>Network</b> …

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The best cereals of all time, ranked

To taste your favorite cereal is to transport yourself back to the saccharin days of youth — the Saturday cartoons, the lazy mornings, the innocent bliss.<p>Since we tend to romanticize the cereals we grew up with, debating which one is the best can be a rather contentious affair. Luckily, there’s …

General Mills

8 Questions With Iliza Shlesinger

Since winning Season 6 of “Last Comic Standing,” Iliza Shlesinger has stayed busy, from comedy appearances and tours to hosting the dating …

If Google buys Twitter, there’s a perfect spot for it in YouTube

If you combined the fastest and slowest types of social media, the result could be both must-see and never-forgotten.<p>YouTube lacks short-form, frequently updated content, but is synonymous with video and that popularity brings in lucrative ads. Twitter is struggling with growth and monetization, …

Profit

Marriott to Nearly Double Workforce in Mideast, Africa

Marriott International Inc., which became the world’s largest hotel operator with its $14 billion purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide …

Hospitality

‘Thinking of the past, considering the future.’ Inside the African American History and Culture Museum.

I am in the building, but mostly I’m in my head.<p>Thinking of the past, considering the future. Mesmerized by the right now.<p>This building, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is monumental in scale. Grand and breathtaking with its elegant filigree panels of bronze-tinted …

Black History

Fabric of the land: how Zegna restored rundown Italian farmland to its past glory

It’s midsummer on the Ligurian coast. The Mediterranean shimmers an antique turquoise; the scent of pine caresses the hillside. As lunchtime draws to a close, events have an air of nostalgia even as they unfold.<p>Olive-and-cream striped awnings shade trestle tables heaving with focaccia, fruit and …

Here's how Snapchat's new Spectacles will work

Your questions answered<p>The company formerly known as Snapchat surprised the world last night by unveiling Spectacles, its first hardware product. The sunglasses, which record videos in 10-second increments, are expected to be available for sale sometime "soon." Snap Inc., as the company is now …

Mobile Photography

NYC bombing spurs push to overhaul emergency alerts

New York City is pushing federal regulators for an overhaul to the smartphone emergency alert system following the recent bombings in Manhattan and …

Report: Santa Cruz County water agencies grappling with carcinogen

Chromium 6 testing results<p>• EPA maximum: 100 parts per billion<p>• California maximum: 10 ppb.<p>• Public Health Goal: .02 ppb.<p>• Watsonville city water: …