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Masturbation Month: 5 Surprising Facts About Self Love

May is <b>Masturbation Month</b> – and though the month is more than halfway over, you still have a few weeks to get some self-loving time in. Contrary to what many of us have been told about the act, masturbation is awesome <i>and</i> beneficial. No going blind here.<p>Below are some benefits to self love, that we …

Latin America

Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters revealed in Vanity Fair photos

Film industry bible’s exclusive photos reveal character details of Adam Driver’s villain, Kylo Ren, and Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata, who will be created using CGI<p>We still don’t know who’s related to who, or what Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia have been doing in the three decades since …

Star Wars

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Literature
Baseball

Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Space Photography - NBC News

Hubble Space Telescope

Volvo Ocean Race: stage five – in pictures

The best pictures of the fifth stage of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, taking in Auckland to Itajai in Brazil, via the notorious Cape Horn. The race covers 39,379 nautical miles and will visit 11 ports in 11 countries over nine months. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing took the lead in stage one with Team …

Sailing

Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet

A Polish firm is the latest to concoct unassuming-looking fluids that harden on impact, making for lighter, more flexible protection on the battlefield and beyond.<p>Faced with the threat of bullet fire, most people probably won't be giving much thought to the material inside their bulletproof vest. …

Engineering

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy takes on the U.S. government again

Decked out in a buffalo-hide hat, bolo tie and Western boots, Nevada rancher and states' rights rabble-rouser Cliven Bundy stood near the Capitol building Tuesday, addressing a throng of supporters and one lone counter-protester (more on him later).<p>Hey, if Mr. Smith can go to Washington, then, by …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated in split single particles.<p>Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition …

Quantum Mechanics

Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.<p>A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields …

Star Wars

Mysterious startup Magic Leap shows off augmented reality action game

Google-backed technology firm pulls out of TED conference talk but shares video of robot-blasting ‘game we’re playing around the office right now’<p>Magic Leap, the “cinematic reality” startup that raised $542m of funding from Google and other investors in 2014, has revealed one of its …

Augmented Reality

President Obama Is Right: It's Time for Mandatory Voting

Today at the Cleveland City Club, President Obama suggested mandatory voting as a solution to the influence of big money in politics. "We shouldn't be making it harder to vote, we should be making it easier to vote," President Obama said to applause. "In Australia, other countries, there's …

Government

Unexplained Aurora And Dust Clouds Spotted Above Mars

The red planet is literally shrouded in mystery<p>Our planetary neighbor just got a little more mysterious. In September, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft arrived at Mars to study the planet’s upper atmosphere, and since its arrival, the orbiter has picked up two unusual readings: 1) There’s a giant dust cloud …

Gene Method Makes Mutants More Easily, and Sparks Concerns

Scientists have found a way to create mutant organisms more reliably, using a recently developed gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. And just as in the "X-Men" movies, not everyone is happy about that.<p>The procedure, known as mutagenic chain reaction, is described in a paper published online …

Genetics

Google Filed A Patent For A Wearable To Zap Cancer

A closer look at Google's plan to attack diseases by putting tiny particles into your body.<p>Google's plans for a wearable that would zap harmful particles in the body are shaping up.<p>In a recently issued patent application, Google provided details on a novel medical treatment that would involve …

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‘Big Brain’ Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps

A single gene may have helped pave the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of neurons found in a key brain region.<p>This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, but …

Evolution

New 5-Mile-Around Hyperloop Test Track Will Cost $100 Million

Going nowhere fast<p>Two years ago, Elon Musk had an idea. What if, instead of traveling by road, rail, air, or boat, we all travelled in giant tubes that could move pods of people at up to 800 miles per hour? He called the idea the Hyperloop and released his idea to the world hoping that someone else …

Dozens of craters are opening up in Siberia and no one knows why

The Siberian Times reports that Russian scientist Vasily Bogoyavlensky of the Russian Academy of Sciences is calling for an “urgent” investigation into the cause of dozens of new “pingos” or giant mystery craters he has discovered.<p>The paper reports:<p>“Until now, only three large craters were known …

Earth Science

Astronaut finds water leaking into helmet during spacewalk

A Nasa astronaut was quickly pulled back into the International Space Station from a spacewalk after water pooled in his helmet<p>A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet on Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the <b>International Space Station</b>.<p>The leak …

Space Science

NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pockmarked.<p>Ceres lies in an asteroid belt between the paths of Mars and …

Astronomy

'It's ridiculous': record snowfall blankets New England

BOSTON (AP) — More than 2 feet of fresh snow piled up in parts of New England on Monday, breaking records set during the Blizzard of 1978 and testing the patience of officials and commuters as forecasters warned of more winter misery later in the week.<p>The latest onslaught forced the cancellations …

Weather

Stop telling me my G-spot doesn’t exist

If it really is a myth as medical experts now insist, then how do they explain my thunderous orgasms?<p>When it comes to my own body, I'm pretty sure it exists. My philosophy degree might have caused some room for at least questioning that fact, but I'm going to stick with the assumption that I am not …

Inventions

Toyota is giving away its fuel cell patents

Toyota said Monday that it will share thousands of fuel cell patents with competitors, a move designed to kick-start the commercial production of hydrogen-powered cars.<p>The automaker announced the decision, which covers some 5,680 patents, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Many of …

Alternative Fuel