Judah Lyon

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Generosity down to brain's wiring, new research suggests

How generous a person is could be down to nothing more than the way their brain is wired, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have for the first time identified the specific region of the brain responsible for altruistic thoughts – and it appears to work naturally better in some people than in …

Earth's hottest month on record was July 2016: NASA

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 17, 2016, 11:37 a.m. EDT</b> This story has been updated to include new temperature data from NOAA.<p>Earth just had its hottest month yet, and …

Global Warming

Marion Barry's son, Christopher Barry, dies in Washington

<b>(CNN) —</b> Christopher Barry, the son of the late Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry, died over the weekend, police in Washington confirmed Monday. He was 36, according to CNN affiliate WTOP.<p>Witnesses said a man was smoking the drugs K2 and PCP about 12:10 a.m. Sunday at a residence in Southeast …

U.S. Dept. of State

Obama Administration Releases 15 Guantanamo Detainees In Largest Transfer Of Presidency

WASHINGTON ― The Pentagon announced the transfer of 15 prisoners out of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Monday evening, marking the largest single exodus of detainees from the infamous prison in Barack Obama’s presidency.<p>The 15 men are being transferred to the United Arab Emirates, a …

How a 3D clitoris will help teach French schoolchildren about sex

From bronze clitoris pendants to zines about Dracula’s, the female sex organ is having a moment in France<p>Paul Verlaine celebrated it in his 1889 poem Printemps as a “shining pink button”, but thanks to the sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, French schoolchildren will now understand that it looks …

Fab Lab

Great-Grandfather Turns His Garden into Amazing Tourist Attraction

His stone cottage looks just like a fairytale.<p>When Robert and Lizzie Burns moved to their Scottish cottage in 2000, they began transforming the "jungle" outside into a beautiful garden. While the great-grandfather has since lost his wife, the couple's masterpiece continues to attract fans over a …

Loch Lomond