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Arizona man gave gun to daughter, 14, told her to kill herself, officials say

An Arizona dad was so fed up with his 14-year-old daughter's disciplinary issues he handed the girl a gun Sunday and told her to pull the trigger, police said.<p>Ulys Laffette Bell IV, 38, of Fort Mohave, gave the 9mm handgun to his daughter Sunday and instructed her to commit suicide, the Mohave …

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Science Just Gave You an Awesome Reason to Get High and Masturbate All Day

The benefits of stoned sex are well-documented. Numerous studies have pointed out smoking weed can have aphrodisiac effects, relaxing your …

A CIA operative's guide to safe travel

Even in the most hostile environments, you can make yourself a very difficult and less attractive target by applying simple preventive security measures.<p>Terrorists and criminals will always conduct surveillance of their intended target.<p>If your preventive procedures are good, they will most likely …

Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep

Late last year, an edgy, blanked-­out feeling nestled in with me and wouldn’t leave. I’d find myself sitting at my desk, facing emails that I couldn’t remember sending and deeply wished to retract. How had my life been put in the hands of someone like me? I had no attention, no patience; whatever I …

Airbnb will let two people sleep in an underwater bedroom surrounded by 35 sharks

It’s free — if you win!<p>Airbnb is offering its coolest accommodation yet: an underwater bedroom surrounded by 35 sharks.<p>No selfies after dark<p>The one-night stay for two at the unusual spot in the Aquarium de Paris is free. All you need to do in order to sleep in the shark tank one night on either …

This Thermos Is the Next Best Thing to an IV Drip of Tea

The sleek and stylish thermos that keeps us drinking our favorite teas at the office all day long.<p>We spend over 40 hours at our desks each week. To make it work, we keep our headphone game tight and religiously follow the commandments of lunch al desko (i.e., we're not afraid of stocking our desk …

Have You Met the Refreshing Cousin of the Margarita? Let Me Introduce You!

<i>This Grapefruit Paloma recipe is so refreshing and classy! This easy to make tequila based drink is perfect for sipping on this weekend!</i><p>Hey y'all! Have you had a paloma before? It's kind of like the refreshing version of a margarita. Typically made with grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila, and a …

The perfectly named ninja lanternshark is a new glow-in-the-dark shark species

Also known as the Etmopterus benchleyi<p>Meet the ninja lanternshark. It was officially declared a species just last week, and its superhero-esque new nickname — known scientifically as a "common name" — makes up for its slightly unsettling little frown mouth and iridescent eyeballs.<p>What about Noah …

Dinosaur eggs reveal their body temperature

Researchers have measured the body temperatures of a wide range of dinosaurs using eggshells. The results offer clues to how the animals may have …

Dinosaurs

New Trailer For 'The Martian' Shows Matt Damon Get To Work On Mars

But will he make it out alive?<p>Some people here on Earth (Elon Musk — looking at you) can't wait to visit Mars. But in its current form, the Red Planet is a harsh mistress, as the new trailer for <i>The Martian</i> shows. The hotly-anticipated new film from director Ridley Scott, adapted from the …

Skydiving spider steers while it falls

A newly discovered nocturnal spider about two inches across is able to steer while falling, much like a wingsuit flyer, in order to return to the …

Zoology

These Might Be the Best Foodie T-Shirts Ever

This story originally appeared on foodandwine.com. For more articles like this, visit foodandwine.com now.<p>Ever wonder what your peanut-butter …

T-shirts

Could Sexting Help Your Relationship?

Sexting is scandalous, dangerous and downright dirty behavior.<p>Or, at least, that seems to be its reputation, maybe because most studies of the behavior have focused on teens. Among young adults, exchanging explicit messages and photos by phone has been linked to higher rates of early sex, sexually …

Watch A Robotic Roach Learn To Tuck And Roll

By mimicking the real roach's ability to slip through cracks, robotic roaches could help save trapped disaster victims<p>Cockroaches are amazingly skilled at slipping through the cracks of walls, rubble, and ruins. While this makes them annoying household pests, it also means their bodies are useful …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Genius

Rare "Sea Serpent" Oarfish Found on California Island

The fish, which was dissected for further study, is giving experts a glimpse into a mysterious deep-sea animal.<p>Another one bites the dust: A dead oarfish has washed ashore on Catalina Island, roughly 22 miles (35 kilometers) off the coast of Los Angeles. It's the fifth of the mysterious deep-sea …