Nicholas Shindler

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Orgasms: From Solo Sex to Partnered Sex

The other day at Starbucks I began chatting with a woman waiting in line for a caramel macchiato. She asked me what I do for work, so I told her that …

Where to Backpack in 2016

Our editors have scoured the globe to bring you the top destinations to visit with a backpack in tow. Whether you're hoping to get the biggest bang for your travel buck or just looking for an epic adventure, we've got you covered.

National Parks

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort to shutter the detention center.<p>The release, among the …

Damascus Residents Build Gardens To Feed Themselves

Disease and malnutrition run rampant and food is scarce in many rebel-held areas blockaded by the Syrian government.<p><i>Green rooftops are popping up across Damascus in neighborhoods under government siege. With no sign of the blockade letting up and no available agricultural land, residents in the</i> …

5 Tips For Better Photography With Any Camera

Blaming your camera gear for mistakes is a real no no in photography. In reality, a skilled photographer will be able to take great photos with any …

Photography

Researchers find possible evidence of Majorana fermions

To try to show that Majorana fermions can be observed, the team built a device that employed the use of a topological superconductor, which is a …

Bodypainters Beautifully Blend Human Bodies into Nature

Using absolutely no Photoshop, bodypainters Leonie Gen and Joerg Duesterwald worked with photographers Laila Pregizer and Uwe Schmida in seamlessly integrating the human body into natural landscapes. Called <i>Metamorphosis</i>, the project blends naked models into everything from rock formations to curly …

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

How swarm intelligence could save us from the dangers of AI

We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the dangers of artificial intelligence. From Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, to Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, luminaries around the globe have been sounding the alarm, warning that we could lose control over this powerful technology — after all, AI is about …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Breakthroughs

E.coli has developed resistance to last-line of antibiotics, warn scientists

Dangerous bacteria like E.coli have developed resistance to our last line of antibiotics, scientists have warned<p>Bacteria like E.Coli have mutated to be resistant to our last-line of antibiotics and untreateable bugs may already be circulating in Britain, scientists have warned.<p>Health experts have …

Microbiology

2 killed, 8 held after France raid, but suspected ringleader's status unknown

<b>Paris, France (CNN) —</b> French authorities took the offensive Wednesday, raiding a purported hideout of the suspected ringleader in last week's deadly Paris attacks in an operation that ended with eight detained, two dead and potentially more bloodshed thwarted.<p>But what about that suspected …

Three Simple Truths About Terror, Religion, and Islam

<b>One:</b> Terrorism is the illusion of power. It only becomes powerful when people fall for it. Picture a magician who performs a variation on the trick of sawing a person in half. The "victim" screams in agony as the saw appears to slice her in half. The magician then turns to the audience, raises his …

Death Valley Flooding Provides Yet Another Alarming El Niño Preview

A 1,000-year flood that rearranged boulders and buckled roads in Death Valley is the latest chilling window into how poorly prepared California is …

Weather

What’s the best way to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

<b>The Question</b><p>Is rinsing fruit and vegetables under water effective at removing pesticides? Should I use a store-bought produce wash instead? Are there some fruits and vegetables that, no matter how I clean them, I should buy organically grown?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There is a growing concern among Canadians …

Tap Water

Will Drinking Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism? Not So Fast

It's a tantalizing idea, isn't it, that we could burn stored fat simply by nibbling or sipping on something that tastes good.<p>Plenty of companies are now capitalizing on the allure of "metabolism boosting" foods and drinks. Among the most-hyped substance is green tea — for its supposed powers as an …

Weight Loss

Einstein on Buddhism

Dear friends around the world, I came across this interesting article recently and thought that it’d be nice to share it on my blog. People would …

A computer made up stories about these 13 photos and the results are hilarious

Developer Samim Winiger has merged image-recognition and language-processing software to birth an open-source program that can take an image and make up a story about it on the spot.<p>To give it human-like language, Winiger leaned on two AI models built by University of Toronto PhD student Ryan …

Paramount Pictures

Britain risks losing 'science superpower' status due to lack of cash, warn MPs

Britain has fallen well behind other developed countries when it comes to science funding, MPs have warned<p>Britain is ‘shackled’ by under-investment in science which will damage the future of Britain, Professor Brian Cox has warned following a damning report by MPs into research funding.<p>The Science …

The White House Is Prepping For a Huge Solar Storm That Could Kick Us Back Into The Dark Ages

Here's the plan.<p>For our electronic way of life, the Sun is a formidable foe, and the White House is taking protective action against it. On October …

Linus's Thoughts on Linux Security - Slashdot

<i>The Washington Post has a lengthy article on Linus Torvalds and his thoughts on Linux security. Quoting: "...while Linux is fast, flexible and free,</i> …

Microsoft Has Released A Quantum Simulator

The field of quantum computing is a heavily researched area of mathematics as the capabilities of unlocking the secrets of this world of physics …

All Women Are Attracted To Other Women, New Study Says

If you are a woman who happens to call yourself straight, there's a researcher who says you're lying. Gerulf Rieger, PhD, is basing this assertion on …

Comic for 2015.11.03

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

Water Delivery

When I was a kid, I asked my parents why our houses didn't have toothpaste pipes in addition to water ones. I'm strangely pleased to see Amazon …

Solar Wind Blasted Away Mars' Once Hospitable Atmosphere

Solar storms blamed for significant change in the Martian climate.<p>A new study revealed by NASA today shows the extent that solar winds and storms …

Dear first-generation sex robot ...

It appears we're on the brink of a robo-sexual revolution. Some have claimed that you'll be, like the selfie, a socially derided mainstay by 2025. Other, more conservative, estimates posit that having sex with you will be either commonplace or more popular than human-on-human sex by 2050. Whatever …

Robotics

Six coffee-making mistakes

Making the perfect cup of coffee is the type of task caffeine lovers around the world take very seriously. Here are six mistakes to avoid along the way<p>The aroma of fresh coffee is one of the joys of daily life for millions of people but everyone has their preferred method of preparing a cup. …