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No prizes for guessing why this clip of a girl singing into a well has gone viral

Who needs backing singers when you've got a handy well?<p>Last week, Kansas student Tiffany Day shared a video on Twitter of herself singing into a well …

Scientists Transplanted Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Into Women Born Without Them

After receiving the organs, which were "hand-sewn into a vagina-like shape," patients reported completely normal function several years later.<p>For the first time ever, researchers have grown human vaginas in a laboratory and implanted them into women born with a rare disorder. The procedure has …

Wake Forest University

Mall of America Hires First Ever Black Santa

Larry Jefferson, a professional Santa Claus, got a big career bump this holiday season when the Mall of America hired him out of an annual Santa …

Mall of America

Most Beautiful Streets in the World Every Traveler Must Visit Photos

Not all streets are created equal. Take the colorful Caminito that anchors Buenos Aires's La Boca neighborhood: It not only provides visitors with a vibrant photo op but also serves as a reminder of how the neighborhood was built in the 19th century. Streets, however, don't have to offer a history …

Italy

The first smart mirror you can actually buy focuses on your flaws

Staring lovingly at your reflection in the mirror gets old, especially if it's not a magical one that tells you you're the fairest of them all. But what if all that time you already spend in front of a mirror could actually make you the most beautiful person in the land? Many smart mirrors already …

China now has an Amazon Echo-like device called the 'LingLong DingDong'

Some analysts expect the Chinese smart home market to be a $22 billion a year business by as soon as 2018. With growth like that, it’d be a clear win for companies like Google and Amazon, who’d love to get their digital assistant-equipped smart speakers into the hands of (potentially) over a …

Ants have been farming plants for millions of years, long before people did

Could ants get any cooler?<p>These amazing insects have been known to create rafts and bridges with their bodies and tend to vast fungus gardens. Now, a new study suggests they have also been farming plants for millions of years.<p>High in the trees of the island nation of Fiji, evolutionary biologist …

This impressive tool uses big data to predict your future

Internet users leave combined data trail of over 2.5 billion gigabytes a day. That’s a staggering amount of information, and it’s information that can tell us a lot about our futures.<p>Predictive World is a tool combining big data, demographic information and personalized data to give a creepily …

Scientists Have Developed a Synthetic Way to Absorb CO2 That's Way Faster Than Plants

Meet the new photosynthesis.<p>The conventional logic when it comes to addressing Earth's dangerously high carbon dioxide (CO2) levels is to figure out …

University of Illinois

Blu phones have been secretly sending your texts to China

Blu’s unlocked Android smartphones are a noteworthy bargain, offering decent hardware in a range of models for between $50 – $110 across the US and Latin America. Unfortunately, they’re not so great when it comes to privacy.<p>US-based security firm Kryptowire said that it discovered firmware in …

AdultFriendFinder network hack exposes 412 million accounts

Almost every account password was cracked, thanks to the company's poor security practices. Even "deleted" accounts were found in the breach.<p>A …

Security

Adidas is selling only 7,000 of these gorgeous shoes made from ocean waste

For a while, Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, an organisation dedicated to reducing plastic waste in oceans, have collaborated on shoes made of …

Shoes

3tags.org

The placebo effect: is there something in it after all?

A study of the sometimes positive effects of taking drug-free pills suggests a biological factor at work<p>The placebo effect remains one of the most baffling mysteries in medicine. The idea that a useless sugar pill or harmless saline injection could result in a measurable improvement in a patient’s …

Placebos

3tags.org

Inside the male brain: Why do men behave the way they do?

Let's face it: Men aren't always on the same page as women.<p>Though the brains of both sexes are more alike than different, there are small wiring differences.<p>In her book, “The Male Brain,” neuropsychiatrist Dr. Louann Brizendine explores those differences to explain why some men act the way they …

Alzheimer's Disease

How doctors could one day use your DNA to cure you

“I don’t mean to be morbid,” Eric Dishman told a friend as he was winding down his job at Intel. “But this may be the last time you see me.” Dishman, a longtime leader of the company’s health research division, was preparing to die. The kidney cancer he’d been diagnosed with in college had caught …

Cancer

Brain 'reads' sentences the same in English and Portuguese

An international research team led by Carnegie Mellon University has found that when the brain "reads" or decodes a sentence in English or …

6 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than Jogging

Step up your sweat sesh.<p>Shutterstock<p>When you want to get in shape, no doubt you think about lacing up your sneaks and pounding the pavement. You may have heard that the average person torches 100 calories per mile out there, so it seems like an effective way to shed fat fast. And it is—don't get us …

Exercise

Sexual Pleasure Literally Puts You Into A Trance

Many people feel that they “lose control” in the climax of a sexual encounter, and research shows this is a very apt description of what’s going on in the brain.<p>In a paper in the journal Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology last month, Northwestern University neuroscientist Adam Safron proposes …

The Brain

Every Chocolate Addict Needs This Upgraded Pumpkin Pie Recipe

<i>POPSUGAR is bringing you an exclusive look at Thanksgiving recipes from famous lifestyle influencers. We're excited to present the first online look at this chocolate-crusted pumpkin pie recipe from Candance Nelson's The Sprinkles Baking Book.</i><p>Every year, I pull the same fiercely protected, …

New Killer Fungus Found in U.S. Patients

A newly identified fungus that can kill very sick patients has been found in U.S. hospitals and has probably been here for a few years, federal health officials reported Friday.<p>It’s infected at least 13 people, including four who died.<p>The yeast is called Candida auris and was first identified in …

Microbiology

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

Quantum Mechanics

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

Ingestible Tiny Robots Can Now Save Your Life

Scientists make robots in all sizes, but did you know some are so small we can ingest them? Just how small can robots get?<p>"Take two robots and call …

Project Fi app update teardown reveals upcoming group plans

Since its launch, Google’s Project Fi network has made some major advances. After dropping invites, Fi has added new carriers and awesome features such as data-only SIMs, but one thing it has always lacked is a family plan. That feature has been highly requested by many users, and according to some …

Yes, We Can Build Industry in Space—And We Should Start Now

In a lengthy proposal released last week, former NASA researcher and current University of Central Florida professor Dr. Phil Metzger argues that the …

Space Exploration

Barack Obama delivers his last 9/11 speech

Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois when, 15 years ago today, terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon and changed the world as we know it. Amid the wave of racial clashes and terrorist attacks in the US and abroad during his two terms, Obama has had to address …

Al-Qaeda

Here One earbuds bring augmented reality to your music

A few months ago, we reviewed the Here active listening system by Doppler Labs. If you’re not familiar, they are a pair of earbuds that could tune out specific sounds from your world (like a wailing baby), or help you tune <i>into</i> other ones (like the bass guitar at a live concert).<p>That made for an …