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17 Arrested As European, U.S. Officials Raid Online Black Markets

European and U.S. officials have arrested 17 people in a crackdown on underground online markets, including the Silk Road 2.0, that sell drugs and weapons, Europe's police agency said today in a statement.<p>The coordinated raids took place on Thursday across 16 European countries and the U.S. Those …

Standard Time Starts, And The Summer-Haters Celebrate

You know what today is, right?<p>That whole Daylight Saving thing is over, which means it gets darker earlier.<p>For a lot of people that might be a downer. You get home from work and it's pitch black outside. Maybe you skip that run because it just feels too cold and dark. Then you feel bad because you …

New Clock May End Time As We Know It

"My own personal opinion is that time is a human construct," says Tom O'Brian. O'Brian has thought a lot about this over the years. He is America's official timekeeper at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.<p>To him, days, hours, minutes and seconds are a way for …

How to Hack Sleep

Improve your productivity (and the productivity of your employees) with these tools and tips for better rest.<p>The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a …

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12 Obvious Things Confirmed By Science

Brace yourself. These are shocking developments, people.<p>1. Yes, your cat is ignoring you<p>Your tabby recognizes the sound of your voice, but it’s …

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NOPE: People Are Getting Rejected Hundreds Of Millions Of Times On Tinder Every Day

One research study published by The Guardian in January suggests the average woman kisses 15 men, has 2 heartbreaks, 4 one-night stands and 4 terrible dates before finding Mr. or Mrs. Right.<p>On Tinder, it's not much different.<p>The New York Times published some stunning facts about the fast-growing …

Millennials Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Cohabitation

<i>This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.</i><p>If you went to a wedding this summer, there is a better-than-even chance that the happy couple was already living together. Today, more than 65 percent of first marriages start out that way. Fifty years ago, it was closer to 10 …

Chemists Find A New Chemical Bond

Forming it requires replacing atoms' electrons with more exotic sub-atomic particles.<p>Fresh evidence suggests there exists a type of chemical bond that nobody has ever seen before, <i>Chemistry World</i> reports.<p>Not that they haven't looked. In the early 1980s, chemists searched for--but couldn't …

5 Ways Money Can Buy Happiness, Backed by Science

The old saying that money can’t buy happiness? Not true, it turns out. But you have to spend strategically if you expect the Benjamins to put a smile …

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Oppo N3's motorized swivel camera takes selfies to the next level

If you thought Oppo was done with making eccentric selfie phones, you're wrong; the Chinese company is back with a new model dubbed the N3 to replace the N1 from last September. The iconic swivel camera at the top is here to stay, but this time we have a 16-megapixel f/2.2 module with Schneider …

Scientists Create Coldest Cubic Meter In The Universe, Claim New World Record

<i>Brrr!</i> An international team of scientists claims to have set a world record by cooling an 880-pound block of copper to a temperature of six milliKelvins (or -459.659 degrees Fahrenheit).<p>That's just a smidge above absolute zero, which is roughly -460 Fahrenheit.<p>"This is a major technological …

Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent

My sister Natalie recently had a birthday, and a friend who hates her sent her a packet of Soylent, the powdered meal of the future containing all the boring nutrients we need to live.<p>Soylent was created by Los Angeles startup guy Rob Rhinehart, who lost his taste for delicious food in a tragic …

How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

High-end organic fare, or McD's? <i>(Click "settings" to enable English subtitles.)</i><p>We all know that how a food is packaged and marketed can influence our choices, no matter how hard we try to shake the effect. Haven't you ever found yourself contemplating a row of wines, trying to decide which bottle …

Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side

What research actually says about felines<p>Some people just don't like cats. That's okay. Some people don't like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren't satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them.<p>The first thing you notice when you …

Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

So it's A.D. 150, and you've just had a long day at the gym (or <i>ludus</i>), thrusting and parrying with your fellow Roman gladiators. What do you reach for to replenish your sapped strength? A post-workout recovery drink, of course.<p>Modern-day athletes often nurse their muscles with supplement shakes or …

Astronomers capture first ever data of an exploding fireball from a nova star

A team of astronomers have captured the first images of a thermonuclear fireball from a nova star, allowing them to track the explosion as it expanded.<p>The nova was detected last year in the constellation Delphinus by the Chara Array infrared telescope in the US.<p>Researchers from 17 institutions …

Soon You Could Send A Text Or Call A Car With A Click Of Your Heels

Because, really, there's no place like home.<p>In the future, getting out of a sticky situation might be as easy as clicking your heels together. Design firm iStrategyLabs just unveiled a prototype system called Dorothy (yeah, <i>that</i> Dorothy) that will fasten to people’s shoes, allowing them to click …

Designer vaginas: Why young women are searching for porn star perfection

Young women who have undergone labiaplasty surgery tell Radhika Sanghani why they were so desperate to have a 'designer vagina'<p>“I was about 15 when I first became unhappy with the way I looked 'down there’. Then when you become sexually active, you get more image-conscious. It was eating me up. The …

Armored Fish Pioneered Sex As You Know It

Fossils suggest that long before birds and bees, vertebrates used internal fertilization.<p><b>Hundreds of millions of years before there were birds or bees, fish were pioneering the earliest known form of vertebrate sex, paleontologists report Tuesday in Nature.</b><p>The armor-coated swimmers, called …

Rubber ducks can kill your sex drive, research finds

Women with highest levels of 'phthalates' - chemicals used to make plastics bendy - far more likely to suffer low libido, study reveals<p>Rubber ducks, shower curtains and fast food could be preventing women becoming mothers because they contain chemicals which damage sex drive, a new study …

Forget everything you thought you knew about how women orgasm

A new study claims that there is no such thing as a vaginal, or clitoral orgasm. Oh, and apparently the G-spot is a myth, too. Radhika Sanghani reports<p>The elusive G-spot does not exist, according to a new study.<p>So far, so typical. It seems we can’t go a few months without researchers offering a new …

This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …

Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you're over 60)

Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a 'significantly' better ability to recall memories<p>Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found.<p>Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks …

'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots

University of Mississippi football is riding high these days; they're undefeated and one of the top three teams in the nation.<p>But as Ole Miss fans come together to root for their team, many other traditions are coming under scrutiny. The school's been engaged in a long-running effort to remove …

Stranded In France, Migrants Believe Britain Is The Answer

Once known for lace-making, tourism, and being the closest French port to England, Calais has now come to represent a focal point of illegal immigration.<p>Hundreds of migrants roam the town by day. At night they sleep in squalid tent cities, their clothing hanging on fences and from the trees. The …

From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

In 2009, a man named Barry Beck suffered a series of strokes, which caused extensive damage to his right occipital lobe and to the brain stem. The geologist and author of several books was left completely unable to communicate, in a state known as locked-in syndrome.<p>The condition was famously …