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Japan’s Most Infamous Softcore Porn Classics Are Arriving Here In The United States

If you read <i>Playboy</i> for the articles, <i>Wet Woman in the Wind</i> and <i>Antiporno</i> may be for you. Part of Mubi’s foray into theatrical distribution, they also …

Streaming

'The Butchering Art': How A 19th Century Physician Made Surgery Safer

The operating theaters of 19th century England were dirty, crowded spaces where patients screamed and spectators bought tickets to watch life and death struggles.<p>Surgeons wore blood-encrusted aprons, never washed their hands, and speed was prized over skill, since most patients were awake during …

Medicine

What is 'leaky gut' — and how do you know if you have it?

Ever heard of leaky gut syndrome? Of course you have. In the world of natural health, the term gets tossed around almost as often as kombucha or detox. But what does it actually mean—and is it as freaky and dangerous as it sounds?<p>That depends on who you ask. “Leaky gut syndrome is something of a …

Wellness

75% of the Human Genome Is Junk DNA, Claims New Research

How much of the human genome, our genetic blueprint, actually makes us who we are? New work by an evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston …

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List For Water-Lovers

Being near water equals instant relaxation for some of us, so a swimmable destination is much preferred when holidaying. You can't really call a trip …

Travel

The Best Movies and TV Shows of 2017, So Far

Get Out, Big Little Lies, The Beguiled, The Handmaid’s Tale, and 16 more films and series that wowed us in the first half of the year.<p>As we head off to our Fourth of July holidays to celebrate what’s left of America, it’s time to take a look back at the year we’ve had so far. Somehow we’re halfway …

TV

The 30 Most Scandalous Naked Dresses in History

Bella Hadid

We Finally Understand How Lithium Stabilizes Bipolar Disorder

"The only way that you can make a therapy better is to understand how it was working to begin with."<p>For sufferers of bipolar disorder, lithium is a …

UC San Diego

The Hottest Orgy Scenes In TV and Movie History (And How To Stream Them)

It’s no secret that streaming is the ultimate sexytime destination, and we’ve made sure to clue you in on exactly where to find the steamiest, …

‘Fake News’ Is Also Plaguing the World of Science

The political arena isn’t the only place where “fake news” is being debated.<p>Scientists are now speaking out about false information and “alternative …

Andrew Wakefield

HBO’s All-Time Most Controversial Sexytime Moments

HBO knows a little something about controversial content. The cable network is renowned for providing top notch entertainment that’s not afraid to …

TV

No, seriously. The Nokia 3310 is coming back

The Nokia 3310 had a reputation for hardiness. You could throw it down a flight of stairs, spill a pint over it, or drop it into a pool of mud, and it would emerge unscathed. It was like the <i>Wolverine</i> of phones, and for that reason, it remains a firm fan favorite.<p>And now it’s coming back, almost 17 …

How to Kill Your Sugar Cravings Without Turning Into an Actual Monster

I always look like a million bucks by the end of January.<p>See? Faintly green. As dry as paper. Angry in the face. Puffy and bloated, like six zeros in …

Nutrition

Why gravitational waves truly are the “scientific breakthrough of the year”

True scientific breakthroughs are extremely rare. We had one in 2016.<p>2016 has been a rough year. Yet science in 2016 has remained a source of optimism.<p>To solve a scientific problem, you have to believe it is solvable. That makes scientific discovery inherently optimistic. Discoveries help us …

Physics

Gut microbes switch host genes on and off under influence of diet

New research provides further evidence of the important role that gut microbes play in health - by revealing they alter host gene expression in a …

The Mysterious Phenomenon of ‘Walking Water’ Droplets Solved With Science

Smarter Every Day host Destin Sandlin solved the mysterious phenomenon of “walking water” droplets with science, a high-speed camera, and astronaut …

Chemistry

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

This is where awareness lives.<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

3tags.org

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

Have you seen them all?<p>As 2016 draws to a close, you might find yourself scrambling to catch up with the year's stand-out films. In the past couple of months alone, there's been an embarrassment of must-see cinema, and as we near awards season, you'll want to be all caught up.<p>Here are the 25 best …

The Extraordinary Link Between Deep Neural Networks and the Nature of the Universe - MIT Technology Review

In the last couple of years, deep learning techniques have transformed the world of artificial intelligence. One by one, the abilities and techniques …

Deep Learning

No, Game of Thrones' Sexual Violence Isn't 'Nonsense'

An executive from the UK distributor of <i>Game of Thrones</i> came out this week and said concerns about sexual violence against women on the show are …

TV Series

The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body

In 1995, while he was a graduate student at McGill University in Montreal, the biomedical scientist Peter Friedl saw something so startling it kept …

What Donkey Kong can tell us about how to study the brain

Brain scientists Eric Jonas and Konrad Kording had grown skeptical. They weren’t convinced that the sophisticated, big data experiments of …

Retrogaming

Are These the 100 Best Movies of the 21st Century?

According to 177 critics—including this one—they are.<p>A couple of months ago, the BBC reached out to dozens of film critics and other writers who cover film—like me, as well as VF.com’s deputy editor, <b>Katey Rich,</b> and <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s digital director, <b>Michael Hogan</b>—and asked each of them to do the near …

Asghar Farhadi

The world 'penis size' map has been invented and it shows how the average manhood measures up

There's a map these days for just about everything .<p>Political, topographic, thematic and physical maps are the traditional sort we're used to …

Extreme Sports

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Robin Williams

20 of the Sexiest Music Videos We Couldn't Forget If We Tried

The '90s had Britney. The 2010s had butts.<p>In the '90s, we had Britney Spears' pigtails. In the '00s, D'Angelo's torso. And in the 2010s, a lot of famous butts. For that, we thank the music video industry. Here, the 20 music videos that go down as the sexiest from the last 30 years.

Jennifer Lopez

Bose finally made a wireless version of its great noise-cancelling headphones

Plus noise-cancelling neckbuds and new earbuds for the fitness crowd<p>Perhaps Bose won't ever truly win over the obsessive audiophile crowd, but the company sure has built a loyal following thanks to its best-in-class noise cancellation technology. And today, those top-notch headphones are going …

Consumer Tech

The health benefits of masturbation

For the Victorians, it was known as self-abuse, and was deemed the cause of most physical and psychological ills. At the height of a moral and …

Vocabulary

Why Some Couples Have So Much More Sex Than Others

By Drake Baer<p>If researchers seem a bit, well, voyeuristic with regard to people's sex lives, there's good reason for it: In heterosexual marriages, the happier people are with their sexual lives, the happier they are with their relationships. And if you want to know how much a newlywed couple is …