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Sex’s Enduring Mysteries | WIRED

Early in <i>Masters of Sex</i>, Showtime’s new <i>Mad Men</i>-era drama about pioneering sex researchers William Masters (a respected ob-gyn) and Virginia Johnson …

21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic]

That sort of painful, sort of bittersweet, sort of wistful feeling you get looking out the window or driving at night or listening to a far-off train whistle? There's a word for that in Japanese.<p>Few of us use all--or even most--of the 3,000 English-language words available to us for describing our …

Porn on the Brain – TV review

Britain has come a long way since 1986 when TV's red triangle would warn of (what sounds to my Australian ear as) "sex wheel imagery". Nowadays the most extreme hardcore pornography is just a few clicks away on the internet, freely available to adults, children, and cats walking across keyboards. …

Poll: Americans will blame GOP for government shutdown

Fifty-eight percent say Republicans are “acting like spoiled children”<p>According to a report from CNN, a new CNN/ORC International poll finds that if a government shutdown occurs, House Republicans will get the lion's share of the blame.<p>The poll, conducted Sept. 27-29 with 803 respondents and a 3.5 …

Right-wing extremists “are guilty of murder,” Sen. Angus King tells Salon

In an interview with Salon, Independent senator unloads on conservatives who urge young people to remain uninsured<p>Tuesday begins a 6-month race to enroll as many uninsured people as possible in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges. For the markets to be effective, they need millions of …

DOJ To Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law, Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will sue the state of North Carolina on Monday in an effort to block an array of voting restrictions passed by Republican officials this year, a source briefed on the Justice Department's plans told The Huffington Post.<p>The lawsuit, which will be filed on …

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In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.<p>Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in …

Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

German election: Angela Merkel secures historic third win

Angela Merkel was basking in a historic third-term election victory in Germany on Sunday night, having led her conservatives to their best result in more than 20 years.<p>Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its sister party won 41.5% of the vote, with analysts calling the win a personal victory …

Nairobi Westgate attack: 'Most hostages now rescued'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1012000/1012854_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524685326_942bfb2a3ee470e608c42155a8c49f8d<p><b>Most of the people caught up in an attack on a shopping centre in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, have been rescued, defence officials have told the BBC.</b><p>Col …

Latest iOS 7 bug lets you place calls from a locked iPhone

Apple released iOS 7 earlier this week and the first lock-screen bug surfaced just a day later. Now another bug has been discovered, but this one actually allows people to make phone calls from locked devices. Forbes was first made aware of the bug by Karam Daoud, and it's astonishingly simple. …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Internet of Things

Fighting fire with data: how mapping tech helped beat back the Rim Fire

The past month's Rim Fire blazed through more than a quarter million acres of land in California, but the tensest moment came on August 27th, when the fire came close to threatening San Francisco's water supply. If the blaze had advanced any closer than it did, it would start dumping ash into …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

Terrorists stormed a Kenyan mall and killed at least 39 people

<b>Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET.</b><p>Terrorists stormed an affluent Nairobi shopping mall on Saturday, throwing grenades and firing machine guns, in a brutal attack that killed at least 39 people. The gunmen weren’t immediately identified, but the Somali militant group al Shabaab had previously threatened to …

Extremism

The Extreme Filmmaking Behind “Chasing Ice”

Walking barefoot through a frozen sea and repelling down an ice cliff to snap a picture–just another day at the office. Those are but two examples of the lengths that the team behind the documentary film <i>Chasing Ice</i> went to in order to record Earth’s disappearing ice formations. “There are probably …

5 Unexpected Factors That Change How We Forecast The Future

We see the future in terms of technology, but if you actually want to do a better job guessing what will happen, it’s better to look at social, cultural, and environmental inputs.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This post is part of <i>Co.Exist</i>‘s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading …

Flying Car

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

The Week In Numbers: Sad News For Life On Mars, Earth's Smallest Car, And More

<b>1.3 parts per billion</b>: the maximum concentration of methane in the Martian atmosphere, according to a new analysis from the rover Curiosity (sadly, this means the red planet is probably not home to living organisms)<p><b>260 million</b>: the number of surfaces in this astounding room designed by computer …

Need 70 days off your feet? NASA pays volunteers $18K to lie in bed

If you just can't get out of bed, NASA might have a mission for you.<p>A NASA study is recruiting volunteers to to lie in a bed that's tilted downward at a 6-degree angle for 70 days. Subjects who complete the entire bed rest project can earn up to $18,000.<p>The study is meant to test the conditions …

Space Exploration

Biden Hails Importance Of U.S.-China Relationship

Washington might love to hate China, but the U.S. relationship with the No. 2 economy is fast becoming our most important.<p>Vice President Joe Biden basically said so on Friday when he met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the White House.<p>Biden said he believed China’s development was in the …

Angela Merkel makes final appeal to German voters to stay with her in Sunday's election

Angela Merkel told voters they would be in safe hands with her as German chancellor, as the latest polls showed the tightest of races in the last hours before Sunday's election.<p>A Forsa poll published on Friday showed an almost complete dead heat between Germany's centre-Right and …

Syria 'submits chemical weapons data' to Hague watchdog

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1012000/1012133_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694320_532bfd98f2ab69d0ec84a23e455d574c<p><b>Syria has begun sending details of its chemical weapons as part of a US-Russia brokered deal to make them safe, the chemical arms watchdog has …

German politicians make final push to secure undecided votes before election

Latest polls show Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and its coalition partner the Free Liberals have a paper-thin majority<p>German politicians are crisscrossing the country and bombarding citizens with messages on social media in a desperate attempt to rally up to half of voters still thought to be …

German economic boom pushes youth toward Merkel

With Germany’s elections set for Sunday, polls show young Germans turning to Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party. How did the country’s economic boom turn young Germans to the right? FRANCE 24 reports from Germany.<p>If recent polls are to be believed, the German left can no longer …

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

Hackers offered bounty to crack iPhone fingerprint security

Wine, whisky, Bitcoins and more than $10,000 in cash is being offered to the first person who can hack into Apple's new iPhone fingerprint security.<p>The online competition coincides with the launch of the iPhone 5s and will test whether prints left on beer mats and other objects can be used to break …