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Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Insomnia That Kills

A woman and her husband are racing to find a treatment for her deadly genetic sleep disorder before symptoms set in.<p>Almost everyone has had at least one night where it’s been impossible to fall asleep. But Sonia Vallabh dreads those nights more than most. For her, insomnia is more than an …

The 7 weirdest things science has taught us about sex

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Corpses can be brought to orgasm, turkeys will mate with a head on a stick, and other bizarre factoids<p>Anna Pulley<p>December 14, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries through research and experimentation (and …

Top 17 Surprisingly Awesome Garden Hacks and Tips That Actually Work

The garden is a place where we mostly have rest. There we drink our morning coffee, have pleasant family lunches, intimate dinners under candlelight… …

Black Hole Challenge To Einstein's Theory

Structural changes to the Milky Way’s super-massive black hole have been detected as it emitted a blaze of electromagnetic energy, an observation that could lead to a profound rethinking of physics.<p>The images of the singularity at the core of our galaxy (called Sagittarius A*, abbreviated SgrA* and …

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

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Lyft Accuses Former COO Of Stealing Confidential Documents Before Joining Uber

On-demand rides startup Lyft is taking its former COO Travis VanderZanden to court for breach of his confidentiality agreement and fiduciary duty weeks after the executive joined arch-rival Uber.<p>In a complaint filed this afternoon in San Francisco Superior Court, Lyft claims VanderZanden downloaded …

Election 2014: Who were the big winners and losers?

Election night 2014 was like a tsunami, as Republicans wiped out Democrats to take control of the Senate and won governorships in states that easily re-elected President Obama. A look at some winners and losers:<p>Senate: Republicans win control<p>Analysis: Will shake-up make things worse?<p><b>WINNERS</b><p><b>Mitch</b> …

If Dropbox's CEO Could Give Advice To His Younger Self, It'd Involve A Tennis Ball And The Number 30,000

At Web Summit in Dublin on Tuesday, CNN's Laurie Segall asked Houston to clarify what two things mean.<p>Houston said the tennis ball reminds him to work on a business he's obsessed with — like a dog who is focused on retrieving a tennis ball. He once started an SAT prep company and lost interest; he …

Facebook says the US is the worst offender in a huge leap in requests for user data

Global government requests for Facebook user information in the first half of 2014 surged by a quarter, compared with the second half of 2013, hitting nearly 35,000, according to a new report from Facebook. Some 15,433 of those requests were from US law enforcement agencies—a jump of 23% versus the …

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