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Senate resolution in Utah seeks to declare porn a ‘public health crisis’

×<p>Senate resolution in Utah seeks to declare porn a ‘public health crisis’<p>SALT LAKE CITY — A resolution introduced in the Utah State Legislature seeks …

Public Health

Study Finds No Clear Link Between Teen Pot Use And Psychosis

<b>Editors' note, Feb. 1, 2016:</b> On Jan. 20, we reported on a statement from the American Psychological Association that a research paper, "Chronic Adolescent Marijuana Use as a Risk Factor for Physical and Mental Health Problems in Young Adult Men," had a statistical error. The APA now says that …

Mental Disorders

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Low Fat

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Music<p>Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Matt Sweeney might be reviving the mysterious project.<p>By Zach Baron4 days agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>GQ’s editors select …

Top 5 Space Questions of 2015…with Answers! (Op-Ed)

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

Science Explains How to Know If Someone Is Flirting With You

Humans are notoriously bad at detecting whether a potential romantic partner is dropping subtle hints of interest. Men overestimate the odds that …

'Light field' camera maker Lytro announces professional VR video rig

Camera maker Lytro drew our attention three years ago with what it called "light field" photography. Instead of focusing at a specific depth, its camera would capture everything in range of its finder, so you could do things like pick a focus <i>after</i> taking the picture. It was a fascinating …

Stephen Colbert got really nerdy about space with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The two finally have a 'real' conversation on late night<p>Stephen Colbert has a long history of interviewing Neil deGrasse Tyson, but last night he had the planetarium-director-turned-celebrity on <i>The Late Show</i> for the first time. Freed from the constraints of the caricature he used to play, Colbert …

No Man’s Sky Treads New Ground In Game Design

Arriving June 2016<p>It's been a big month for one of the biggest game worlds ever planned. <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, the mysterious and long-anticipated space exploration game, has released a trailer, appeared on <i>The Late Show</i>, and set a release date of June 2016 for its huge, untested universe-sized experience. …

Can graphene oust silicon from memory chips?

Engineers are turning away from silicon for memory chips and toward new nanomaterials with memory storage capabilities that silicon can’t match.<p>In …

Resurrecting a Set of Hundred-Year-Old Embryonic Genitals

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Sometimes, in science, you just have to digitally reconstruct the genitals of a thinly sliced, hundred-year-old embryo from an obscure New Zealand reptile, because you really want to know if your penis shares a common evolutionary history with those of …

Embryonic

Cells Can’t Divide And Invade At The Same Time

And that could lead to a totally new strategy in combatting cancer<p>Just like the X-Men, mutations endow cancer cells with unique abilities that normal, healthy cells just don’t have. For example, cancer cells, unlike normal ones, can invade other cells, causing the disease to metastasize to new …

Nick Cage Movies Vs. Drownings, and More Strange (but Spurious) Correlations

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>When Tyler Vigen was finishing law school a few years ago, he went on a search for identical twins—not in the real world but in data sets.<p>So he would find a study like this:<p>And then keep searching until he bumped into a totally unrelated study, one that looked …

How to light up a tumour | Alex O’Brien

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …

Tumors

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Why Are Women Less Likely To Become Entrepreneurs Than Men?

Analysis finds women are less likely to be arrogant about mistakes and more likely to be humble about their achievements. Men are more likely to disregard market signals that their ideas are flawed.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>If you look at entrepreneurs around the world, there is an inescapable …

Scientists Calculate Calories Needed To Walk To Mordor

Lord of the infinite supply rings<p>Napoleon famously quipped that an army marches on its stomach, and a fellowship of the ring is no different. Throughout the series of fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, we are treated to complaints about the lack of food to meet a hobbit’s voracious appetite. Now, …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

Why we haven't discovered life on other planets - and why it hasn't discovered us (yet)

The Night Sky in September: If other planets share Earth's history of ice ages, why would aliens have found us? That, and news about this month's Blood Moon, in our monthly astronomy column<p>The Nasa image by Niccolo Bonfadini shows columns of ice driven by wind into giant towers in Finnish Lapland, …

Google To European Union: You’re Wrong

Months after filing its antitrust charges against Google, the European Union has finally received a response from the search behemoth, and it's as contrary and (diplomatically) confrontational as they come. Disputing the findings of regulators who believe the company has abused its market power to …

European Union

NASA Crashed Another Plane Today

Totally on purpose<p>Earlier this afternoon, another NASA plane crashed into the ground. On purpose. It’s been a big summer of NASA hurtling objects into the earth, with NASA deliberately crashing a Cessna in July, and earlier this week releasing a compilation of flying machine destruction footage. A …

How to count invisible people

How do you estimate the size of hidden populations? Dr Ruth King explains here, an excerpt from her talk tonight in the London Mathematical Society’s prestigious Popular Lecture series<p>In theory the question “How many…?” is a very simple one. After all, we just need to be able to count.<p>In fact, this …