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This book nerd painted her staircase to look like her favorite books

LONDON — Sometimes, displaying our most beloved books on a shelf just doesn't cut it. And when it comes to doing justice to the extent of our …

Kirsten Dunst Is About to Turn The Bell Jar Into a Movie (Starring Dakota Fanning, No Less)

This is one book-to-movie adaptation we can definitely get behind: Kirsten Dunst is taking up the directorial reins for her first feature film, which just so happens to be an adaptation of Sylvia Plath's iconic novel <i>The Bell Jar</i>. And the movie already has a star: Dakota Fanning, who's also helping …

Kirsten Dunst

The world's first 'Pokémon Go' dating service has launched

The launch of the service comes after the wildly successful release of augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go, which has gripped millions of people around the world.<p>Pokédates aims to get single Pokémon Go players to meet up at a prearranged "PokéStop or "PokéGym" before exploring their city for …

Pokémon

Dating is awkward — even without Asperger’s

A group of strangers sits semi-circled in a downtown condo common room. They shift in their chairs, smiling tense and attentive, and steal glances …

'Thailand is closed to sex trade', says country’s first female tourism minister

Thailand has promised to eradicate its notorious sex tourism industry as it attempts to reinvent itself as a female-friendly travel destination.<p>Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the country’s first female tourism minister, made the pledge following a series of police raids on Thai brothels last month, amid …

Asia

5 Bizarre Ways Everyone Gets World War II Wrong

What with all the propaganda, prejudice, and humanity's tendency to reduce the complexities of history to Michael Bay films, World War II remains one …

World History

Stephen Hawking bemused by Donald Trump's success

Technically Incorrect: In comments taped for British TV, the famed physicist has no kind words for the presumptive Republican nominee.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Scientists don't always understand human beings.<p>The former trust …

Autism linked to overdose of folate and vitamin B12 during pregnancy

Pregnant women who overdose on folate and vitamin B12 may increase the risk of autism in their babies, controversial research has shown.<p>Taking too many folate supplements may double the chances of a mother’s child developing the developmental disorder, while very high vitamin B12 could triple the …

What You Need to Know About Period Sex

Period sex can be a seriously divisive topic. Some women think it's no biggie, while others get anxious at the thought of it. While there's nothing wrong with period sex (it's a natural thing, after all), some people need a little more convincing than others.<p>Whether you're thinking about having …

Pakistan’s ‘Solar Kids’ Live Normal Lives by Day, Become Mysteriously Paralyzed at Night

Pakistani brothers Shoaib Ahmed and Abdul Rasheed are suffering from a mysterious condition that has left doctors in Islamabad scratching their …

Medicine

If Men Had To Deal With Rape Culture In The Ways That Women Do

It'd be much harder to ignore the problem.

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

Northwestern University

'We'd rather go back to the streets than eat vegan food,' homeless tell famous Italian chef

A famous chef's vegan offerings proved to be so unpopular at a soup kitchen in Italy with homeless people, some threatened to "return to the streets".<p>TV star Simone Salvini, from Tuscany, created a healthier menu for the Antoniano shelter in Bologna but some of those in need rebelled against the …

Italy

Why these artists are having sex with the earth

<i>Note: The following contains descriptions and images that may be considered NSFW.</i><p>One Australian performance group is asking a provocative question: …

Venezuela introduces two-day week to save energy

Venezuela'ssocialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the crisis-hit South American country.<p>President Nicolas Maduro had already given most of Venezuela's 2.8 million state employees Fridays off during April and May to cut down on …

Venezuela

Insects are conscious, claims major paper that could show us how our own thoughts began

Insects have a form of consciousness, according to a new paper that might show us how our own began.<p>Brain scans of insects appear to indicate that …

Shakespeare 400: How The Bard Invented More Than Edison

The English language was a struggling infant when Shakespeare wrote, and he took full advantage of its fluidity, inventing more than 1,700 new words …

Language

Prince’s Sister Says He Had No Will, So Who Gets His Millions?

Prince left no will, reports say, raising the prospect of a lengthy battle over his estate between his six surviving siblings.<p>Prince's sister said …

Internal Revenue Service

Someone is trying to sell rainwater from the day Prince died

Moments after news broke that Prince passed away on Thursday, people flocked to auction and trading sites like eBay to cash in on Prince records and …

Man crossing ocean in inflatable hamster wheel rescued, yet again

Who knew that traveling the open sea in a giant inflatable bubble could cause so much trouble?<p>Pretty much everyone, apparently, but that didn't stop …

Donald Trump Says Changing Diapers Is the Wife's Job

"I won't do anything to take care of them."<p>It's safe to assume Donald Trump didn't change the diapers of his five children. During a 2005 radio interview, the Republican front-runner said he wouldn't marry a woman who expected him to change a diaper.<p>There's a lot of women out there that demand that …

Parenting

The Way Your Vagina Is Shaped Could Impact Your Orgasm

Science is blowing my mind right now.<p>A new evidence review suggests that your ability to orgasm has a lot to do with the shape of your vagina, Medical Express reports.<p>Leslie Hoffman of the Department of Anatomy at Indiana University School of Medicine and her colleagues found that during gestation, …

Relationships

Lena Dunham: Why I Chose Hillary Clinton

I want Hillary Clinton to be President. I think she’d do a fantastic job, better than anyone else.<p>Yes, I admit, I’m pretty worked up about the …

US court orders Boston College to hand IRA tapes to police in Northern Ireland

An American university has been ordered to turn over tapes in which former IRA members discuss the roles they played during the Troubles, and which could shed light on the infamous abduction of Jean McConville in 1972.<p>The tapes are held at Boston College as part of the Belfast Project, an oral …

Asda Store Creates 'Quiet Hour' To Help People With Autism And Disabilities

'It’s all about helping people really.'<p>An Asda superstore in Manchester has been praised for introducing a 'quiet hour' to make shopping easier for …

What we eat has bigger consequences for the planet than we ever thought

A new report has added to the growing body of research suggesting that what we eat has tremendous consequences for the planet — and the future of …

'I am here' - Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Benjamin Alexander cannot speak, but he is determined to be heard. He cannot type without a hand to support his, and yet he writes and writes, his inner voice shouting out his thoughts. He returns repeatedly to the "fiend" that tried to silence him, the autism he sarcastically …

The secrets of men who grope women on public transport - and how to spot them                        

Admit it: you think you know what a groper looks like. You probably think you could spot one a mile off. Before this week, I certainly thought I was pretty savvy about such things.<p>But after spending a morning undercover with British Transport Police (BTP) officers, I’ve been forced to …

Transit

Stop war drills and we'll stop nuclear tests, North Korea tells US after missile launch

Foreign minister makes remarks in western interview after regime tested submarine-launched missile off east coast in breach of UN sanctions<p>North Korea will halt its nuclear tests if the US ceases its annual military exercises with South Korea, Kim Jong-un’s foreign minister has said in a rare …

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …