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11 Science Stories You Can't Miss: The Bearded Men Edition

The five ridiculous findings about bearded men published in 2015, plus other great science stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.

Netflix Wishes You A 'Murray Christmas' In A Cheerful, Irony-Free Holiday Special

<i>A Very Murray Christmas</i> is directed and co-written by Sofia Coppola, who also worked with Bill Murray on the movie <i>Lost in Translation</i>. In that film, Murray played an actor in Japan, reluctantly doing a series of commercials there, and not at all happy.<p>In <i>A Very Murray Christmas,</i> Murray starts out in …

George Clooney

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Health Care

Best space events of 2015 and 2016 - in 90 seconds

From the supermoon lunar eclipse to the Perseids meteor shower, we look at the most spectacular space events of 2015 and the upcoming ones for 2016<p>The world has been treated to many spectacular space events this year and 2016 looks to be no different.<p>On Monday there was a rare supermoon lunar …

Astronomy

‘They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine

Caesar, the Syrian military photographer who smuggled shocking evidence of torture out of Assad’s dungeons, tells his story for the first time<p>For two years, between 2011 and 2013, the former Syrian military photographer known only as Caesar used a police computer in Damascus to copy thousands of …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Management

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

25 Of The Best Employee Perks You Need To Have

Thanks to companies in Silicon Valley, employees have high expectations of the perks that your company offers.<p>Besides perks like medical and dental …

The Workplace

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

VMAs 2015: Miley Cyrus wardrobe malfunction and show slammed by Parents Television Council

The VMAs are no friend to the Parents Television Council, which has slammed the MTV awards show in previous years. After Sunday’s broadcast the PTC …

Miley Cyrus

First supermoon of 2015 – in pictures

The sight of a perigee moon happens when the moon is full and makes its closest approach to Earth. The next supermoons will be on 28 September and 27 October

Supermoon

Tips on how to save, or lose, all eight characters in Until Dawn

<i>This story has major spoilers. If you’re having a hard time with Until Dawn, you may want to look up specific advice on a character –Ed.</i><p>This post is all about spoilers in the interactive horror story of Until Dawn, where your goal is to help eight trapped young adults survive a night in a mountain …

Walking

Elderly couple, too cute for their own good, wears matching jerseys to baseball game

We should all strive to be as adorable as this couple when we grow old.<p>Carol and Warren Reckmeyer, who have been happily married since June 1, 1952, …

John Oliver Made A Hilarious Celebrity Sex Ed Video

So we all love sex but hate sex ed. Thank god most schools just skip over it anyway and let our high school hormones run wild. Just think of how …

This Hilarious Song Explains Why The Shape And Size Of Your Penis Doesn't Matter

"Lion ka force ho tum, Niagara falls ka source ho tum."

Cocky Snapcheater Learns a Quick Sex Ed Lesson in Hilarious Snapchat Fail

Aside from providing hours upon hours of intellectually stimulating exchanges of brief affirmations of humanity, <b>Snapchat</b> also offers the perfect …

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Flight Attendant’s Hilarious In-Flight Safety Demo Goes Viral

Seatbelts and oxygen masks have never seemed so funny.<p>In-flight safety demonstration or in-flight entertainment? An attendant for Canadian airline WestJet merged both jobs with aplomb.<p>Passengers posted a video on Facebook showing the attendant’s hilarious demonstration during a recent WestJet …

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This Funny Flight Attendant Has A Great Mime Routine To Go Along With His Safety Demonstration

WestJet might not be the most famous Canadian airline, but they do seem to go out of their way to provide not just the best customer service, but heartwarming and joyful customer service. And it also appears that they hire mimes to tame passengers who get pre-flight anxiety during the safety …

Flight Attendants

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Want to curb your cravings for sex and food? Play Tetris

I’m a compulsive being. My brain tells me I want something, and I listen to it. Often, my brain does not act on my best interest, and that’s when I should turn to video games.<p>Playing the classic block-falling puzzle game Tetris for as little as three minutes can reduce cravings for food, drugs, or …

Retrogaming

This man drew incredible images of Marvel superheroes on an Etch A Sketch

Christoph Brown has a very unique skill set — he is really, really good at drawing via Etch A Sketch. Calling himself The Amazing Etch Man, his YouTube channel is full of sporadically-posted videos stretching back eight years — with subjects ranging from Taylor Swift to Stephen Colbert.<p>The latest …

Comics

10 New Artists You Need to Know: August 2015

Travis Mills, CL, Halsey, Cold Beat and more<p>10<p>By<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet …

Trends

New species of a toothy 'penis worm' discovered

You might have heard of vagina dentata — the mythical "toothed vagina" born of male paranoia. But have you heard of the carnivorous penis-shaped worm …

Water on white dwarf raises prospects of H2O-rich planets

The findings, published by the Royal Astronomical Society, are based on the discovery of "a large quantity" of hydrogen and oxygen, the two chemical ingredients of water, in the atmosphere of a white dwarf star.<p>The find, based on observations by the William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Islands, …

Astronomy

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Get ready to work faster, smarter and better. These tools amp up your mouse, keyboard and clipboard. Plus: a $150 Windows hybrid.<p>Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, …

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion<p>Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called solar sailing, Sagan described a craft that used a large reflective sheet to "work exactly as a …

Space Travel