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You’ve got a lot of reading to do: Amazon releases Best Books of 2017 across multiple categories

It’s almost the end of the year, and if you still haven’t finished that pile of best beach books from the summer, you might want to transition to the …

Vladimir Putin bursts into giggles over plans for pork exports to Indonesia

Russia's agriculture minister unwittingly caused Vladimir Putin to break down in laughter with his idea for pork exports to Indonesia, a Muslim country.<p>Video of Mr Putin's giggles quickly went viral: The original tweet with the footage was retweeted more than a thousand times, local media covered …

A Professor Created a "Questions for Heterosexuals" Lessons for College Students

"When did you decide you were a heterosexual?"<p>A student's viral tweet on heterosexuality has created an online dialogue about why people think it's acceptable to ask the LGBTQ community personal questions about their sexual and romantic lives.<p>On Tuesday, Elise, a college student in DeLand, Florida, …

Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened …

Real Homeless LGBTQ Youth Open Up to Troye Sivan About the Realities of Homelessness

"Bitch, no. Look at me, I'm homeless and I'm amazing."<p>Troye Sivan, our Volume I cover star, is an out-and-proud musician who has forged a brave path for himself via his music and social media. A lot of Troye’s mission is, as he put it in the story, “to give the voice that I’ve been given to …

A drug company hiked the price of a lifesaving opioid overdose antidote by 500 percent

Where’s the outrage?<p>In 1971, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug that could reverse a heroin or opioid overdose. More than 40 years later, makers of this drug, called naloxone, are cashing in on the nation’s opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic and price-gouging …

Tom Price, Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services pick, worried about the “fiscal impact” of gay rights legislation

<b>(AP/Cliff Owen/Getty/nktwentythree)</b><p>Price may have a new way to discriminate against the LGBTQ community<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>November 30, 2016 7:07pm (UTC)<p>Rep. Tom Price, who was selected by President-elect Donald Trump as his pick for secretary of health and human services on Monday, has previously …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

The GOP’s Anti-LGBT, Anti-Women ‘Religious Freedom’ Law on Steroids

The First Amendment Defense Act would allow hospitals, governments, universities, and businesses to ignore same-sex marriage, deny women health care, …

Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)

Carl Sagan may have passed away almost twenty years ago, but he continues to influence minds of all generations through intellectual heirs like Neil …

Los Angeles

Test Your Creativity: What Do These 3 Words Have in Common?

In his 1962 paper on the creative process, psychologist Sarnoff Mednick, a professor at the University of Michigan, argued that all methods of …

University of Michigan

Frog goes extinct, media yawns

Is the loss of a unique life form on Earth big news? Not according to most media outlets. But how can the public care about global mass extinction if they aren’t even told about its victims?<p>On 26 September, staff with the Atlanta Botanical Garden found a frog dead in his enclosure. The frog had big …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Is There Such A Thing As Scientific Luck?

Consider two people: Amanda and Bethany. They both have too much to drink at a dinner party and they both drive home while under the influence of alcohol.<p>Amanda drives through an intersection just as a pedestrian darts across the street. She doesn't respond quickly enough and she hits the …

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 …

Biochemistry

European ‘OutDoor Show’ Best Gear Awards

The annual Outdoor Friedrichshafen in Germany is among the largest outdoor-gear trade shows in the world, tantamount America’s Outdoor Retailer. …

Getting to the bottom of anal sex

“If he tells you his apartment is messy, that’s usually a sign.”<p>I have vague memories of a friend breaking it down for a group of us during …

A Gay Child Without a Face

Last week, the Jehovah's Witnesses released a video on their website to indoctrinate children with an intolerance of homosexuality. It's a very well produced cartoon that has received some unwanted attention and criticism, given that it is aimed at children. Its point is to insist that LGBT people …

It’s a “blow job” because it’s work: How guys push women to make oral sex as common as shaking hands

<b>(Piotr Marcinski via Shutterstock)</b><p>How oral sex became a teen’s workaround, a path to popularity — but rarely the road to reciprocated pleasure<p>Peggy Orenstein<p>April 2, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape”<p><b>Why Do You Think They Call It a Blow …

Bill Clinton

Airbnb will let two people sleep in an underwater bedroom surrounded by 35 sharks

It’s free — if you win!<p>Airbnb is offering its coolest accommodation yet: an underwater bedroom surrounded by 35 sharks.<p>No selfies after dark<p>The one-night stay for two at the unusual spot in the Aquarium de Paris is free. All you need to do in order to sleep in the shark tank one night on either …

Ask the Beauty Biologist: 3 Easy Steps For Ageless Skin

As a beauty biologist, Raffaele Ruberto has scoured the shelves of laboratories around the world, meticulously deconstructing existing skincare …

Rome: Behind the Ruins

You can feel the heat in the pale blue sky, a burning day in high summer. The year is 1781, and Francis Towne is painting in the shade, looking …

Are the munchies real? Science suggests smoking weed leads to binge-snacking

Once the smoke clears, the first thing most marijuana users do is whip out the snacks. It doesn't matter whether its Doritos, ice cream or a fruitcake, what's important is that there is a bounty of snacks to be consumed immediately after smoking weed. The craving is commonly referred to as the …

Cannabis

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

From being a talented musician to walking a dog, there are plenty of traits and behaviors that can amp up your sex appeal to women — especially if you're looking to land a long-term relationship.<p>A growing body of research on romantic attraction has focused on the importance of altruism: Men who …

Relationships

Hack Your Brain: the McCollough Effect

There is a fascinating brain reaction known as the McCollough Effect which is like side-loading malicious code through your eyeballs. Although this …

Boston University

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Now you can buy Beretta's new gun made for the Army

Beretta is now selling its upgraded Army handgun to civilians.<p>The company started shipping its M9A3 pistol to retailers last week.<p>The sand-colored 9mm semiautomatic was designed for U.S. soldiers in the harsh terrain of Afghanistan. But the Department of Defense hasn't decided whether it wants to …

Smith & Wesson

Eight experiences that all teenagers should have

Teenagers of today! Your lives are boring. From sex to tattoos, you need to tick off this list of transgressions from your parents' generation<p>So, apparently, our teenage memories are the ones we recall best. Cue fond recollections of snogging behind the bike sheds, hitch-hiking to Wales and getting …