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Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington …

Public Health

Jesus' Secret Revelations? Copy of Forbidden Teachings Found in Egypt

The oldest known copy of a text claiming to be Jesus' teachings to his brother James has been discovered in an ancient Egyptian trash dump, scattered …

Scientists Weigh a White Dwarf Star, Prove Einstein Right

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicted that the gravity of stars could brighten and bend the light coming from other stars like a …

Two Scientifically Plausible Conceptions of Time Travel and Their Bizarre Consequences

The time traveller of <i>The Time Machine</i> by HG Wells proclaims, “There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a …

Why Watching Porn Together Makes Couples Hotter And Hornier For Each Other

5.4K<p>SHARES<p>We know you’ve heard that watching porn is “bad” for you (no matter how much you enjoy jerking off to it), but we have good news – all of …

There's a Real, Scientific Reason We Love Oral Sex

Let's take it back to basics.<p>Why do we engage in oral sex? As foreplay, or because we genuinely like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there is a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply moving from third base to fourth base. We all know why we have an innate need …

Solar plane slowly soaring from Hawaii to California

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A solar plane on an around-the-world journey has reached the point of no return over the Pacific Ocean after departing Hawaii, …

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

This New Pen Digitises Your Notebooks as You Write in Them

This is so cool.<p>No matter how convenient and easy doing everything online is these days, nothing will replace the feeling of scribbling notes, …

Cure for HIV and AIDS could be only a few years away after scientists prove they can snip away the virus

A cure for HIV and AIDS could be just a few years away after scientists proved they can snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the …

The 'next Einstein'? She's from Africa

<b>Back in 2008, South African physicist Neil Turok gave a speech in which he declared his wish that the next Einstein would be from Africa.</b><p>It was a rallying call for investment in maths and physics research in Africa. The "Next Einstein" slogan became a mission for the organisation Neil Turok had …

Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could Have Stopped ISIS: Officials

The CIA in 2012 proposed a detailed covert action plan designed to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, but President Obama declined to approve it, current and former U.S. officials tell NBC News.<p>It’s long been known that then-CIA Director David Petraeus recommended a program to …

Middle East

Giant remote-controlled beetles and 'biobot' insects could replace drones

It might sound the stuff of nightmares, but giant cyborg beetles could soon be winging their way to a town near you, after scientists proved they can wire up insects and control them remotely.<p>Several labs across the world are trying to design robot insect swarms because the creatures are good at …

Scans of spider-like fossil<i>Idmonarachne brasieri</i> point to the idea that the ability to spin silk has given spiders a leg up in evolutionary terms<p>With more than 45,000 known species and a foothold, or eight, on every continent except Antarctica, spiders are an evolutionary success story.<p>Now …

Zoology

This female beetle uses unsexy pheromones to calm horny dudes

Beetle sex and beetle facts!<p>If a female burying beetle doesn’t want sex, none of the males around her can get turned on. That’s because she emits pheromones that nip a male's sexual desire in the bud — temporarily, at least.<p>A report in <i>Nature Communications</i> this week reveals that female burying …

One of the men who started the drug war admitted that it’s intentionally racist

IF YOU WERE BORN AFTER THE 70’S, you may have never heard of John Ehrlichman. But during the Watergate scandals that eventually pushed Richard Nixon …

Bizarre shape-shifting material invented by Harvard

A new wonder material invented by Harvard University can change shape, be stiff or flexible, and fold away completely<p>It is the ultimate dream for campers. A lightweight, flat-pack home which pops into perfect alignment after being plucked from a backpack.<p>Now engineers at Harvard University have …

Nanotech

Rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania could be ‘target’ for poachers

A white giraffe with a genetic skin condition has been photographed at a national park in Tanzania, with experts fearing she could become a target for poachers<p>A rare white giraffe with a genetic condition which means many of her body surface cells are incapable of making pigment has been …

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …

Researchers say remains of 27 murdered tribespeople in Kenya prove attacks were normal part of hunter-gatherer relations<p>Some 10,000 years ago a woman in the last stages of pregnancy met a terrible death, trussed like a captive animal and dumped into shallow water at the edge of a Kenyan lagoon. She …

Anthropology

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

Synthetic Skin That Remembers Can Teach Robot Hands To Be Gentle

Memory-storing sensors could help robots pick up delicate objects without crushing them.<p>Robotic hands have come a long way; they're now able to grab lots of different kinds of items with great dexterity. What's harder for a bot is the subtlety of touch. It's not easy for them to select a specific …

Robotics

Watch: Never Booze Alone Thanks to This Robot Drinking Buddy

A South Korean inventor has created a cure for all those nights spent drinking alone. No, it's not some sort of 12-step program: It's a little robot that will throw back shots with you. This video shows off Robot Drinky, the alcohol-drinking robot.<p>Before it pounds the shot, the robot offers to …

This Bionic Eye Could Help the Blind See—From the Back of Their Head

This year in Australia, researchers will implant a world-first bionic eye that can restore sight to the blind—no eyeball necessary.<p>While bionic eyes …

Here's the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and an Atom Bomb

In some ways it’s a shame human beings ever figured out how the sun works. If we hadn’t figured that out, we never would have learned how nuclear …

This Just Might Be the Craziest Thing Announced at CES 2016

Kodak (KODK) on Tuesday announced that it was reviving the Super 8 video camera, with some updated modern features.<p>Despite the Super 8 Camera …

The coolest tech of 2016 is about to go on display at CES

Want a hint at what gadgets and gizmos are coming this year? The world is about to find out, as innovators gather next week at CES, the preeminent technology expo.<p>CES is where the latest, greatest and not-so-greatest inventions get put on display each year.<p>At this year's CES, the tech industry is …

Virtual Reality

Humongous sea spiders from Antarctica are baffling scientists

If you're reading this, you probably aren't a spider, and may even have a strong aversion toward eight-legged, web-weaving creepy crawlies — especially giant ones.<p>However, we regret to inform you that spiders of epic proportions are more than just the stuff of fiction, and do indeed walk among …

Only sailors truly understand the strange tradition of the New Year's Eve ball drop

The dropping of the New Year's Eve ball in Times Square has been a tradition for over 100 years. We spoke with the agent for the ball itself, Jeffrey Straus, and climbed to the top of One Times Square to find out why millions join together on December 31st to watch a lighted ball drop down a</i> …

The perfectly named ninja lanternshark is a new glow-in-the-dark shark species

Also known as the Etmopterus benchleyi<p>Meet the ninja lanternshark. It was officially declared a species just last week, and its superhero-esque new nickname — known scientifically as a "common name" — makes up for its slightly unsettling little frown mouth and iridescent eyeballs.<p>The shark's …