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Calling all cat lovers - fancy living rent-free on a stunning Greek island with 55 cats?

Calling all cat lovers - fancy getting paid to look after rescued moggies on a beautiful Greek island and live rent free? Well, this could be the …

Pets

To keep running a page with a ‘large audience,’ Facebook wants proof of where you live

Anyone who manages a Facebook page that has a “large audience,” which is the somewhat nonspecific language Facebook uses in a new blog post today, …

Social Media

5 Modern Muggle Board Games We Think Hufflepuffs Would Love

Once all of the homework is done and the plants are all taken care of, what’s a Hufflepuff to do with their spare time? You can only watch that one …

Board Games

This Washington Town Believes a Giant Octopus Lurks in Its Waters

Washington is no stranger to monsters lurking underneath its historic bridges. But according to local legends, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge covers a …

Stomach acid drugs may cause depression

A new study — now published in the journal <i>Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics</i> — has found a link between a common class of stomach drugs called proton …

Trans Roots: Barenaked Ladies Edition

Why a bunch of cis Canadian guys are trans icons.<p>Welcome to <i>Trans Roots</i>, a new series in which I explore various media properties and pop culture …

Transgender

Turns Out, The Wage Gap Is Real For Young Girls, Too

Research has made it clear that women, overall, make less than men for the same amount and type of work. Account for race and other factors, and the …

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

9 terrifyingly underrated zombie romcoms

An AI-sourced competitive dance show is coming to the US from China’s biggest streaming service

Hot-Blood Dance Crew is coming to Rakuten Viki<p>China’s largest streaming service, iQIYI, is bringing one of its most popular television shows to North and South America. The dance-off reality TV show <i>Hot-Blood Dance Crew</i> will now be shown on Rakuten Viki, a popular video platform that allows …

Cops Laugh At ‘Drunk’ Man Who Called Police To Report A Pig Following Him Home, Then Find Out He Wasn’t Lying

In very odd and adorable news, a man recently placed an emergency call because he was being followed by a pig. As <i>Click On Detroit</i> reported, a man …

7 Spine-Chilling SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell’s iconic collections of folklore and urban legends have been terrifying and enticing children since the 1981 …

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

Found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good few …

‘When I think of Matt Damon, I think of gene editing’: scientists on their favourite sci-fi

Jan Zalasiewicz<p><b>Professor of Palaeobiology, University of Leicester</b><b><br>Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind</b><i><br>(Hayao Miyazaki, 1984)</i><p>When I reread the science fiction I loved as a kid – Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein – I’m usually disappointed. There are some wonderful plots but the books are kind of clunky. With …

A brilliant post about being a gay spy has gone viral

You know the feeling.<p>You’re in the middle of a group discussion, having a lovely time, when all of a sudden you realise – you’re the only gay person …

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

It's time to diversify and decolonise our schools' reading lists

We don't need to teach books that capitalise on inaccurate stereotypes and vulgar tropes about marginalised communities.<p>Recently, a Duluth school district in Minnesota decided to drop Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its required …

Cuba “sonic attacks” may have been spy device audio interference

Researchers think they found out what caused the mysterious concussion-like symptoms people experienced in Cuba.<p>In early 2017, American and Canadian …

The US spent $120 million on a robotic arm, then gave it to someone for a year

Johnny Matheny is the first person to live with an advanced mind-controlled robotic arm. Last December, researchers from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab delivered the arm to Matheny at his home in Port Richey, Florida. Aside from the occasional demo, this is the first time the Modular Prosthetic …

Robotics

Urban beekeeping is harming wild bees, says Cambridge University

The rise in amateur beekeepers keeping hives on roofs and gardens is contributing to the decline of wild bees, Cambridge University has claimed.<p>Experts at the Department of Zoology said the growth in urban keeping was leaving wild bees struggling to gather enough pollen and nectar.<p>Urban beekeeping …

Japan's latest sensation is a cryptocurrency pop group

If you're starting a pop group in Japan, where giant rosters and virtual superstars are par for the course, how do you stand out? By tying yourself to something trendy -- and in 2018, that means cryptocurrency. Meet Kasotsuka Shojo (Virtual Currency Girls), a J-pop group where each of the eight …

FCC evacuates net neutrality vote after bomb threats

In a shocking moment right before its vote on a rollback of net neutrality rules, a security team abruptly evacuated the FCC’s high-profile hearing.<p>"On advice of security, we need to take a brief recess,” Chairman Ajit Pai told the room, as a live feed of the hearing cut out. Security told everyone …

Alibaba will soon begin selling cars using these gigantic vending machines

Alibaba last week announced a deal to help Ford sell electric vehicles in China but, aside from the big names involved, the most intriguing part was a proposed vending machine for sales. Now the firm has spilled details of what exactly that will look like.<p>The ‘Car Vending Machines’ are futuristic …

Selling

Bad sex award 2017 shortlist: the contenders in quotes

Literary theory, avalanches and a frosty encounter on a beach – it’s time to get up close and personal with the challengers for the Literary Review’s 2017 Bad sex in fiction prize<p>He puts his hands on Bianca’s shoulders and slips off her low-cut top. Suddenly inspired, he whispers into her ear, as …

NASA Believes It Knows How To Make Mars Green Again

NASA is thinking about introducing an artificial magnetic field near Mars so that it can develop an atmosphere which would hopefully help Mars support life and liquid surface water in the future. If introduced, Mars could have an atmosphere with half the Earth’s atmospheric pressure within a few …

NASA releases Halloween playlist of ‘spooky’ sounds recorded throughout outer space

Just in time for Halloween, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration released a playlist of “spooky sounds” from outer space, recorded by …

'He was a good driver’: 10-year-old leads police on an hour-long, 100-mph car chase

By Kyle Swenson<p>, Staff Writer<p>The sedan ripped down the Ohio turnpike like a cannonball, the speedometer pushing 100 mph as a dozen police and state cruisers tagged behind in pursuit.<p>Under a cloud-streaked blue sky, the vehicle dipped in and out of lanes of morning traffic, eventually running off …

Highway Patrol

Why Seaweed, Not Solar, May Be the Energy of Tomorrow

It’s all about biofuel!<p><i>In brief:</i> <i>The US Department of Energy has invested nearly $1.5 million in projects that will help establish large-scale seaweed farms for the purpose of making biofuel. The renewable energy sector is rapidly increasing in the diversity of clean energy sources.</i><p>SEAWEED ENERGY<p>The …

Biofuel

Fire Ant Venom Could Be a Surprising New Treatment For Psoriasis

Not as painful as it sounds!<p>As many as 6 million Americans experience the pain and irritation of the skin condition psoriasis, who could now find …