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'Still Not Asking For It': Striking topless photographs call out rape culture

An Australian photographer has created a project called "Still Not Asking For It" that takes a stand against "rape culture" and sexual assault.<p>Rory …

Sexual Harassment

Astro-gastropod alert! NASA probe sees ‘giant snail’ on the surface of Pluto

Mars is infested with baby bears, crab beasts and statues of Buddha, according to UFO fans – but Pluto has been quiet… until now.<p>A NASA camera has …

The Early Universe's Most Massive Galaxy Cluster Revealed

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it came into existence. Filled with matter and radiation, it would cool, clump together and eventually form stars, galaxies, and large-scale structure under the influence of gravitation.<p>The big requirement is time; moving trillions of suns’ worth of …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

We might not exist if not for this accident that happened 600 million years ago

A single change was all that was needed to make the jump from single-celled life, like bacteria, to all multicellular life, including humans, scientists reported Jan. 7 in a study published in the journal eLIFE.<p>The findings not only explain a critical chapter of evolution, they also offer …

The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks Sunday night. Here's how to watch it.

On Sunday night, the Earth will pass through a field of debris left behind by an extinct comet. That debris — bits of rock and dust — will ignite when it enters our atmosphere, streaking across the night sky.<p>This event is called the Quadrantid meteor shower, and it will be the first great celestial …

Taco Shop Mocks Burglars, Turns Break-In Footage Into Hilarious Commercial

Nacho average restaurant.<p>A Las Vegas taco shop has turned a break-in into a unique advertising opportunity.<p>Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos released security footage that shows two burglars attempting to smash through a glass door and rummaging through restaurant on Dec. 16. Thanks to some crafty …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Being An Introvert In An Extrovert World

I am not particularly quiet, and I do work out in the world, often in front of audiences. And I love it. I have things to say and am not afraid to …

Atheist Santa Billboard Urging People to 'Skip Church' Causes Uproar

A billboard urging people to skip church on Christmas is causing a stir in a North Carolina town.<p>The sign was put up by the activist group American …

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

It isn't about getting attention.<p><i>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings</i> …

Mental Health

Shape personality test: Do you think this is a circle?

A circle, a square perhaps? There’s no right or wrong answer, but what you see says more about you than you may think.<p>Scientists believe that if you …

We Still Have a Son and Daughter — Just Not the Way We Expected

Beth and Russ McGarrity's youngest child came out as transgender. Then a month later, their second child did too.<p>Beth McGarrity forced a smile as she rejoined a group of moms around the dining room table in a spacious home in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.<p>A few months earlier, in the summer of 2000, …

Three Women Share What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Unlike what the movies show, it's not all boiled rabbits and suicide attempts.<p><i>This article was originally posted on Broadly.</i><p>Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses out there. Film and television portrayals of BPD — think <i>Fatal Attraction</i> or<i>Girl,</i> …

New Study Suggests Alzheimer's Is Associated with Brain Fungus

Every year, more people over the age of 65 are suffering from dementia. Researchers are still searching for a cause, but a new study offers a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Are you introvert or extrovert? Or an actual human?

<i>This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

New startup aims to transfer people's consciousness into artificial bodies so they can live forever

As advancements in technology continue at an ever-increasing pace, will there ever come a day when we’ll be able to use science to cheat death? …

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

The Brain

'It is like slowly falling down a black hole': men talk about their battles with depression

“Horrible, fear-filled, paranoid, self-loathing and draining. Feels like free fall and you can’t stop. Worst thing is seeing how it affects loved ones around you but you can’t stop it. It’s like a hood has been placed over my head that stops all good thoughts and feelings entering me, all I can see …

What it’s like living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is like going through the looking glass and getting stuck there. As much as I might bang on the glass, it doesn’t shift, and I’m marooned in a world of nonsensical contractions and miscommunication. For me, one of the most difficult parts of having …