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How do fireworks work?

Centuries-old technology with a modern twist<p>The first firework was pretty basic. A Chinese monk named Li Tian took a piece of bamboo, stuffed it with gunpowder, and threw it into a fire, producing a bang loud enough to scare away ghosts. That was more than 1,000 years ago, but fireworks today are …

Sex is the secret to looking younger, claims researcher

Regular sex could now be the key to looking up to seven years younger, a researcher claims.<p>Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said people need to be aware of the benefits of having a healthy sex life, particularly in their later years.<p>He said sex has …

Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes

Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — …

Dessert

Will we ever… discover what happened to Amelia Earhart?

Clues suggest the pioneering aviator met a slow death as a castaway. Investigators are still searching for definitive evidence to solve this disappearance mystery, but think they may be closing in on the truth.<p>Things were not going well for Amelia Earhart on the morning of 2 July 1937. Around 19 …

Airplanes

Top Gear, biometric cars and the taming of Jeremy Clarkson

A new series of Top Gear begins on Sunday and perfectly timed to coincide with it comes a fabulously titled academic study of the programme. "The …

How Do Your Sex Numbers Compare?

The facts don’t lie: Find out where you fall on the innocent-to-risqué meter<p>Almost half of women give away their V-card before they graduate high …

Relationships

11 Ways to Have Sex Better, According to Science

Because empirical evidence could prove useful.<p>You can try all the sex positions you want, or you can call up the world's foremost doctors for sex advice on their one surefire trick in the bedroom. And then the positions get better.

Empiricism

At last, the edifice of drugs prohibition is starting to crumble

The past two months have been an incredibly busy and productive time for global drug policy reform and scientific research into psychedelic drugs. …

Space Station Cargo Craft Makes Way for Another

Poor vision may lead to loss of balance - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Compared to those with normal vision, people who should wear glasses …

Eyeball discovery may mean safer surgery - Futurity

U. NOTTINGHAM (UK) — Scientists have found a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the …

Physiology

FYI: Are Beer Bellies A Myth?

Glug glug glug...<p>Beer drinkers rejoice--the beer belly is a myth!<p>"The beer belly is a complete myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol. ...There's nothing magical about the alcohol in beer, it's just alcohol," says Charles Bamforth, a professor of food science and …

Monitor diabetes with painless breath test? - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — New sensor technology could make it possible to diagnose and monitor …

Bacterial apocalypse – the bugs are getting cleverer, and we are doing little to stop them

We're all doomed.<p>Well, possibly not. But having recently returned from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, …

Vaccine to end curse of Delhi belly

A vaccine against one of the main causes of Delhi belly could end the misery for millions of holiday makers who have their exotic holidays ruined.<p>It is an illness that ruins millions of exotic holidays every year.<p>But Delhi belly could now become a thing of the past as scientists have developed a …

Nasa's Opportunity rover finds Martian water appropriate for the origin of life

Opportunity has made one of its greatest scientific discoveries so far. Clay minerals in a rock called Esperance clearly indicate that neutral water …

Second rover finds hint of a life-friendly ancient Mars | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A Martian rock analyzed by NASA’s rover Opportunity contains clays formed in non-acidic water, an environment potentially suitable for the chemistry of ancient life to brew.<p>A portion of the west rim of Endeavour crater sweeps southward in this color view from …

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Report -- June 7, 2013

The Week In Numbers: World's Oldest Primate, Big Bang Mystery Solved, And More

<b>55 million years</b>: the age of the sedimentary rock strata in which scientists discovered this skeleton of a <i>Archicebus achilles</i>, the oldest-known primate fossil<p><b>90 days</b>: the record-breaking time in which a Chinese firm plans to build the world's next tallest building, the 2,750-foot, 220-story Sky City<p>…

This 'invisibility cloak' could conceal satellites — or hide your kids

Scientists have been slaving over the development of exotic materials that can serve as invisibility cloaks for small objects in specific wavelengths, but father-and-son researchers are showing off a type of invisibility that's done with simple sets of mirrors, lenses or tanks of water.<p>In a paper …

Opportunity rover finds traces left by 'water you can drink' on ancient Mars

Nearly 10 years after its launch, NASA's Opportunity rover has found its first evidence that Mars once had non-acidic water — the kind of water that could easily sustain the life we typically see on Earth.<p>"This is water that you can drink," Cornell astronomer Steve Squyres, principal investigator …

Grow fresh cartilage from adult stem cells - Futurity

U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) — Bioengineers are a step closer to growing new cartilage from a …

Soy Sauce Overdose: Man Almost Dies, Goes Into Coma

A man who drank a quart of soy sauce nearly died from too much salt in his body, it was reported.<p>The 19-year-old, who was not named, drank the soy …

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Why slow sex is better

You're fit—and strong. And when it comes to bedding your girl, you nail it fast and hard, just the way she likes it.<p>Problem is, it's not the way she</i> …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

For $199, you can get a lightweight smartwatch with a four-plus day battery life? Sign us up.<p>AJ Styles practices blood flow restriction, intermittent fasting, and a lot of yoga.<p>Get ready for Jeremy Scott's Schwarzenegger-inspired workout.<p>It looks cool. It'll make you feel like Superman. And boy, …