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Childbirth Makes Way More Sense After Watching This Ping-Pong and Balloon Demonstration

If the actual specifics surrounding childbirth are confusing to you, you're not alone. Liz Chalmers, a childbirth educator, has taught enough classes through her midwifery practice to know that the details can be a bit fuzzy for moms-to-be. So when her niece was learning to be a childbirth teacher …

Astronomers spot oldest galaxy ever detected by looking back in time 11 billion years

You already know that humans are newbies when it comes to the age of the universe — in fact, “new” doesn’t adequately describe the incredibly brief …

Does Smoking Pot Lead To More Sex?

Tobacco companies put a lot of effort into giving cigarettes sex appeal, but the more sensual smoke might actually belong to marijuana.<p>Some users have said pot is a natural aphrodisiac, despite scientific literature turning up mixed results on the subject.<p>At the very least, a study published Friday …

Cannabis

Yes! We Are Officially Sending a Habitat to Orbit The Moon

It's happening!<p>Now that the United States is officially getting back into space exploration, the Moon now seems to be the focus - or at least the …

The mass extinction that might never have happened

Should the “big five” really be the “big four”? For decades, we have recognised five devastating mass extinctions that punctuate the last …

Prehistoric Fossils Dating Back 9.7m Years Could Rewrite History Of Where Humans Came From

'We shall have to start rewriting the history of mankind after today.'<p>A set of fossilised teeth dating back a staggering 9.7 million years could …

Visit Our Solar System’s Celestial Bodies with Google Maps

No one can deny Google Maps is a great resource, but it does have one major limitation — it’s only useful for this planet. Sure, we love getting …

Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon

This might perhaps be the most random thing I ever write, but here goes nothing. Snap, the maker of Snapchat and Spectacles, is selling the dancing hot dog costume on Amazon for $79.99. If you’re a Snapchat or Bitmoji user, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about.<p>The dancing hot dog first …

16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

Science, more often than not, can answer questions that were previously unknown to us. But sometimes, it can simply blow your mind.<p>People on reddit …

Biology

A Few Rocks That Include Silicate Materials

01<p>of 36<p>Amphibole (Hornblende)<p>The silicate minerals make up the great majority of rocks. Silicate is a chemical term for the group of a single atom of …

Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, 88, given six-month jail sentence

A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews. She has …

Astronaut Scott Kelly's book is the closest you'll get to experiencing space yourself

Ever wondered what space smells like?<p>If you’ve ever wondered what space smells like, think about sparklers on the Fourth of July. “Slightly burned, slightly metallic” is how former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly describes it in his new book <i>Endurance</i>, about his year in space.<p>Between 2015 and 2016, Kelly …

Samsung Connect Tag tracks your kid or pet for up to seven days per charge

A first to use narrowband network technology<p>Samsung will release a trackable tag that it says is the first consumer mobile product to use narrowband network technology (NB-IoT). Narrowband networks connect Internet of Things devices through cellular communication bands. The networks are designed …

This Four-Ingredient Chia Pudding Recipe Is Endlessly Customizable

"The further along I’ve gotten in my career, the more I think about how I like to eat, how other people like to eat and really started to enjoy …

Wikked Skull Cap Crochet pattern by Spider Mambo | Crochet Patterns

3 Rows of skulls graduating from small to large. Make them in 1 color, 3 rows of stripes, or outlined with a row of Contrasting color in between<br>I …

Yarn

Watch Jon Stewart Struggle to Defend President Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert brought on a second host to <i>The Late Show</i> on Monday in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet over the weekend asking for “equal …

Bella Hadid Basically Walked Around Paris in Her Underwear

As expected, Bella Hadid made her mark this year at Paris Fashion Week. And to close things out, the supermodel stepped out in an unforgettable …

What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

Sex Robot So Heavily Damaged She Had To Be Thrown Out After Arts Festival

RealDoll sex toy by Abyss Creations (via Realbotix)<p>If you ever wonder why we don’t have nice things, consider the fact that a sex robot doll was …

Robotics

Do gravitational anomalies prove we're not living in a computer simulation?

Is our entire universe just a computer simulation? It sounds like the premise for a sci-fi movie, but over the years the idea has been debated by …

Quantum Physics

Water ice mystery found at Martian equator

A new examination of old data suggests that there might be ice hiding in the Martian equator, even though scientists previously thought that the substance couldn't exist there.<p>Scientists uncovered an unexpected amount of hydrogen when looking at older data from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft dating …

Parents of Ohio student speak out against North Korea

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of a young Ohioan who was detained in North Korea for more than a year and died soon after being released said Tuesday …

North Korea

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

NASA is dead-set on sending astronauts to Mars within the next 15 to 20 years. China has said it hopes to send people there between 2020 and 2030, and even Russia is floating plans to put boots on the red planet.<p>Meanwhile, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight enough to …

Space Exploration

What You Need to Know About Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters Definition and List<p>Neurotransmitters are chemicals that cross synapses to transmit impulses from a neuron to another neuron, …

Neuroscience

Controversial sex robot that can orgasm is now for sale

A sex robot that was built to become a member of your family is now for sale in the U.K.<p>The hyper-realistic toy named “Samantha” comes with a “sex …

Dolls

Which makes a better home, a shipping container or an A-frame?

<b>Two articles look at the two technologies; each has its own strengths and weaknesses.</b><p>Two articles were published in New York City on September 22 …

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

Charlotte police shooting: Family says video is unclear on reported gun

<b>Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> Relatives of Keith Lamont Scott, after watching two police videos, said they couldn't say what was in his hands when he was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer.<p>"It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his …

Law Enforcement

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …