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Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

Cancer

What Take-Out Food Can Teach You About American History

On any given day in the United States, 6% of the entire country will be eating take-out for one meal or another. Whether it’s ordered with a touch on …

New York City

Sources Say Belgium Attackers Originally Planned To Strike The Day After Easter

The attack was moved up after suspected Paris plotter Salah Abdeslam was arrested — and investigators now believe he may have signaled the attack in a statement made after he was detained.<p>BRUSSELS — The attackers who bombed a Brussels airport and metro station initially intended to unleash their …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) …

30 Best Music Biopics of All Time

From 18th-century composers to hip-hop legends, the greatest musician stories to ever grace big and small screens<p>Many musicians secretly want to be …

Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice.<p>The team responsible for the New Horizons flyby of Pluto last week released new pictures Friday of the previously unexplored world on the edge of the solar system.<p>"If you're seeing a …

Solar System

Obama challenges Kenya on gay rights, corruption

In a joint press conference after bilateral talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama compared homophobia -- on the rise across Africa -- to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.<p>After pledging stronger business ties and aid for entrepreneurs, he also called for firm …

Africa

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages > Well done GIF whoever crea...

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages ><br>Well done GIF whoever created it, thank you much! Added to collection!

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Zoology

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

UC Irvine

Obama off-the-cuff and full of swagger: State of the Union leaves GOP enraged

President’s speech avoided all-out triumphalism – but also an olive branch, as Republicans insisted ‘he needs to remember he’s lost the election’<p>Obama’s defiant State of the Union vows equality over hostility Complete coverage: State of the Union 2015 updates and analysis<p>When Barack Obama looked …

Mitch McConnell

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

Chilly Winter Scenes From Europe and Asia

The winter solstice took place a week ago, and the short days and longer nights have recently brought wintry weather to parts of Europe and China. Ground cover coated with frost, new sleds on fresh snow, soccer matches in snowstorms, and preparations for an upcoming ice festival, all included in …

Debris From Missing AirAsia Plane Found

Rescuers Begin to Recover Bodies From Waters Off Island of Borneo<p>A team of rescuers began recovering bodies and wreckage from an AirAsia jet nearly three days after it vanished from radar, kicking off a painstaking effort to determine why the plane crashed.<p>In the shallow, choppy waters of the Java …

Airplanes

Iconic Party Photos From the Past

From swanky soirees to posh premieres, we look back at candid photos from some of the most iconic parties.<p>From swanky soirees to posh premieres, we look back at candid photos from some of the most iconic parties of all time. Hosted by Truman Capote, Halston and Diana Vreeland, with star attendees …

Earth story

Frozen Wave in Antarctica

This Man Pretended To Be In A Coma For Two Years To Avoid Court

His "spine injury" left him in a "comatose state".<p>The Swansea 47-year-old – who claimed benefits for a "spine injury" that he claimed caused him seizures, leaving him in a "comatose state" – conned his pensioner neighbour out of £40,000 over two years and used the money to go on shopping trips and …

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Ferguson streets were calm until bottles fly

Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, as bottles flew again shortly before midnight.<p>Protesters locked hand in front of the police line, while some urged the crowd to remain peaceful.<p>The police presence rose significantly, as did tensions.<p>Until then, the streets had been …

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers<p>A drive through the sticky Florida heat into …

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

How a second-tier comic inspired a legion of misfits and changed Hollywood<p>It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Star Wars

How O. J. Simpson Killed Popular Culture

Two decades after America dropped whatever it was doing to watch a white Bronco cruise down the San Diego Freeway, the O. J. Simpson case remains unparalleled as noir mystery, soap opera, and (though no one knew it at the time) TV’s first reality show. Examining how the cast—Kato Kaelin, Marcia …

Dallas sportscaster’s shocking response to Michael Sam coming out as gay

Texas newsman Dale Hansen has some words about “the best defensive player in college football’s best conference” saying he’s gay before the NFL draft…<p>…