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What is Kisspeptin? The Kissing Hormone May Have A Major Impact On Your Sex Life

You may have learned about the birds and the bees growing up, but the reality of what controls our sexuality much more complicated — it's all about …

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

Watch A Wind Turbine On Fire Fan Its Own Flames

A new kind of renewable energy.<p>A video captured in Palladam, a city in southern India, shows a wind turbine spinning wildly out of control, on flames. The combination of the fire and the rotation of the turbine's blades produces an incredible spiral smoke pattern which we see drift away with the …

13 Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

Pesky bugs have no chance of winning this battle.<p>You're outside grilling dinners, hosting parties — and fending off what feels like a never-ending supply of mosquitoes. If chemical sprays aren't your thing, try these 13 non-toxic bug repelling tricks instead.

15 plants that will purify the air in your home

1/<p>1. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)<p>Boston ferns rank as one of the best plant air purifiers and they also release an abundant amount of moisture …

Plants

7 rules-of-thumb to follow in aquaponics

19 Aug 2015<p>From a media bed unit start-up in Bangkok to a fully developed 120 households deep water culture (DWC) unit in Ethiopia, aquaponics is …

Dodgers designate pitcher Nick Tepesch; recall infielder Chris Taylor

The Dodgers designated pitcher Nick Tepesch for assignment on Saturday afternoon, ending his tenure with the team less than 24 hours after he gave up five runs in four innings of a start against the Pirates. The team recalled multipurpose infielder Chris Taylor.<p>The Dodgers still need a fifth …

Cow Urine Kills Farm Pests in India's First Fully Organic State

Nimtshreng Lepcha seeps medicinal leaves in cow urine and sprays the brew over his tomatoes. It’s the main way pests are repelled on his farm in the …

Drone images lead to new discovery in ancient city of Petra | The Star

AMMAN, JORDAN—A U.S. archeologist says satellite and drone images have led to a new discovery in the ancient city of Petra — a massive platform …

Why Envy Any Other Photographer?

Garden Grove, 2016One of the most toxic feelings that a photographer (or human being) is to feel envy. Apparently envy is a trait that is deeply …

Street Photography

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

Here's How Long Sex Lasts on Average, According to Science

Let's make on thing clear up front: good sex lasts as long as it needs to, depending on your preferences. But according to scientific research, sex …

Condoms

Federal agency making waves in battery storage, energy tech innovation

Whenever the military sets up operations in isolated and hostile locations like Iraq or Afghanistan, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring troops get reliable power.<p>Until now, that often has meant trucking in vast amounts of diesel to power generators, a strategy that isn’t all that …

A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>As the sun sets on the small Indonesian island of Sumba, Danga Beru Haba begins weaving under the glow of a single incandescent lightbulb, the only one in her home. Although she is tired from working dawn to dusk in the fields surrounding her village of Kampung Kalihi, …

Brussels attacks: Nuclear breach fears as two more charged with terror offences

Nuclear breach fears as three more charged over terror offences<p>A security guard who worked at a Belgian nuclear medical research facility was murdered two days after the Brussels bombings, it emerged on Saturday, deepening fears that Islamist terror cells are plotting attacks against nuclear …

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There's a frightening link between climate change and malnutrition

By 2050, nearly half a million adults worldwide could die from climate<b>-</b>change-induced malnutrition, according to new research from the University of …

After spat, Chinese flotilla heads to Indonesia for joint drills

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ships left the port of Qingdao on Saturday to take part in naval exercises off the coast of Indonesia, China’s Ministry of Defence said, a week after a dispute between the two countries over contested waters in the South China Sea.<p>Soldiers of China's People's Liberation …

Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge

Today’s retail economy is focused on acquisition and retention costs. Getting into people’s homes and turning them into long-term brand buyers is the goal, and appliance makers control an untapped resource — the Internet of Things (IoT) — that can effectively extend a brand or retailer’s supply …

‘Palmyra will rise again. We have to send a message to terrorists’

Syrian forces are closing in on the ancient citadel. Now comes the task of assessing the destruction caused by Isis and rebuilding the city’s temples<p>Palmyra’s famous temples will rise again from the desert sands, Syria’s top archaeologist has promised, as he prepared to inspect how much of the …

Singapore’s fish farms brace for impact of climate change

SINGAPORE: With temperatures in Singapore expected to climb in the coming weeks, coastal fish farmers are coming up with ways to cope with a possible …

These Are The 10 Cities With The Worst Air Pollution in The World

Air quality up to 15 times dirtier than what's considered healthy.<p>Last week, the World Health Organisation reported that an estimated 8.2 million …

Tiny Fruit Fly Sours Australia's Big Ambitions in Agriculture

A tiny fruit fly is undermining Australia’s efforts to grow its $3 billion fruit and vegetable exports, despite the country reaching a series of free …

International volunteers recycle clothes for refugees on Lesbos

As Athens scrambles to implement a deal on refugees between the EU and Turkey, very little has changed for those helping refugees on the ground. …

Scientists fly glacial ice to south pole to unlock secrets of global warming

High on Mont Blanc, huge ice cores are being extracted to help researchers study the alarming rate of glacial melt<p>In a few weeks, researchers will begin work on a remarkable scientific project. They will drill deep into the Col du Dôme glacier on Mont Blanc and remove a 130 metre core of ice. Then …

Global Warming

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Clean Energy

More research shows why EVs are awesome

Studies show that electric buses are more profitable, and that saving fuel saves the planet.<p>I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but EVs are great.<p>If you happen to be part of the audience that isn't on board yet, maybe operators of electric buses could change your mind. In addition to being …