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Porn site bans all North Carolina users over anti-LGBT law

Since Monday, porn site has refused access to any user with a North Carolina IP address. The site says the block will stay in place until the state repeals House Bill 2, which prevents cities and counties passing rules that protect LGBT rights. "We have spent the last 50 years fighting …

Baby-Faced Celebrities Are More Popular When the Economy's Strong

During turbulent times, there's a preference for more-mature features.<p>When the Great Recession produced a new age of hopelessness, artists responded with attempts to process it. Anne Enright's <i>The Forgotten Waltz</i> and Donal Ryan's <i>The Spinning Heart</i> were just two of the many ruminative novels spawned …

Great Depression

Popular Science on Twitter: "This is the highest, fastest looping coaster"

Waiting for The Flu’s New Year’s Evolution

Every year around this time, the age-old practice of making New Year’s Resolutions takes center stage as millions of people promise to adopt social behavior patterns that will help them live and thrive. Most of these promises follow a similar code of conduct – dieting, exercising more, being nicer …

Your culture determines what you remember - Futurity

The details you remember about an event, such as your last birthday party, are determined in part by your cultural background.