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How Women Are Pressured into Being Sexy, But Punished for Being Sexual

If you’re a woman who’s ever complained about street harassment, you’ve probably been told that you should take the attention as a “compliment.”<p>The …

Your Sexiest Hobbies, According to Men

A new study reports the perceived sexiness of various creative activities, as ranked by the opposite sex<p>In case you’re looking for a new “sexy” …

For over 7 decades now, comic book heroines, often (but not always) clad in implausibly skimpy outfits, have been saving the world in style. These …

Comic Books

6 New Rules of Sex Appeal

Learn to conquer your dating competition and make your attractiveness soar by mastering these secrets<p>Leo, Beckham, Clooney: Rich, powerful, admired.<p>But their appeal goes beyond fame or earning power. Call it charisma, call it confidence. Social scientist Catherine Hakim, Ph.D., calls it "erotic …

George Clooney

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

Your tongue doubtless knows the difference between a high-fat food and the low-fat alternative. Full-fat ice cream and cream cheese feel silkier and more sumptuous. Burgers made with fatty meat are typically juicer than burgers made with lean meat.<p>OK, so, we've long known fat gives food a desirable …

OK, don't read this article about passive-aggressive behaviour. Honestly, it's fine

It was Valentine’s Day recently, a fraught time for anyone in a relationship. Perhaps the gift you got your partner was obviously a last minute purchase from a petrol station? Or maybe you ignored Valentine’s Day because you both agreed it’s stupid, only your partner didn’t <i>quite</i> mean it?<p>Whatever …

Psychology

Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

Elevators that can whisk people and cargo up from the planet’s surface into space could spell an end to polluting rockets. But making them reality is a challenge. Nic Fleming investigates.<p>Elon Musk is considered by many to be visionary – a pioneer of private exploration, and the man behind the …

Engineering

Can finger ratio predict who's a nice guy? - Futurity

New research links men's finger length ratios with their behavior, especially during interactions with women.

Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles developed by Cambridge University spin-off

A daily 7.5g bar of the chocolate can change the underlying skin stucture of a 50 year old to that of someone in their 30s, say developers<p>It may seem too good to be true, but guilt-free chocolate which promises to slow down the emergence of wrinkles and sagging skin, has been developed by …

Anti-aging

Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

With all his homemade gadgets and cool scientific tricks, MacGyver is an engineering superhero.<p>Seriously. Who else could make a heart defibrillator out of candlesticks? Or blow up a jeep with mirrors and the sun?<p>Blow up a jeep with just mirrors and the sun? Sure. Especially if a shotgun is resting …

Humans Can Only Distinguish Between About 30 Shades Of Gray

Just a random fact we thought you might like to know<p>Of course, that's a rough estimate. Depending on the lighting conditions, surface texture, and background color, people may be able to distinguish a few more or a few less shades. Note that the image at the top of this story is an optical …

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Apple wants first cars on the road by 2020

If you believe the rumors, Apple is working on an electric car.<p>Apple hopes to start making said car by 2020, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Exactly how an Apple vehicle will be made is anyone’s guess, but the company has been aggressively hiring automotive talent to make it a …

Move aside, Apple Watch: These fruit-based devices are the future of wearables

The lead-up to the Tokyo Marathon seems to have given rise to a new breed of wearable technology: fruit-based gadgets.<p>Sure, your Fitbit can count …

Wearable banana shows your heart rate and is still edible (sort of)

Cleverly folding in this weekend's Tokyo Marathon with the current appetite for fruit-named wearables, here's some advertising silliness from fruit moguls Dole: the wearable banana. Underneath the skin, there's an array of LEDS that beam out enough red light to scroll lap-time times, the runners' …

IFTTT is now IF, and their new tool tackles tasks with a single tap

The folks over at the ‘automate all the things’ site IFTTT have changed their name, and launched a new app. Formerly IFTTT, short for If This Then That, which is exactly how their service works, the new name is simply IF. If you were hoping their new app has a more elaborate name, sorry, it is …

Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Concepts Looks Awesome (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones will be launched at Mobile World Congress in March and now designers Ivo Maric and Jermain Smit …

Phones