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The Problems With Public Sex

Sex Party Pitfalls<p><b>EUGENE, SIR:</b> I agreed to go to a sex club. Partly to spice things up, partly because it sounded interesting. We did what you said, …

Suspended – Medium

Japanese Amateur Artist Specializes in Gravity-Defying Coin Structures

Stacking coins in a simple tower can get pretty challenging after it reaches a certain size, but that’s child’s play compared to what this Japanese …

You Can Fly to Europe for $69, So You Have No Excuse Not to Travel This Year

You may remember a while back when we shared the news that $69 flights to Europe were going to be a thing come 2017.<p>Good news: We've got an update, …

New York City

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

Did ‘dark stars’ help form the Universe?

Our vast Universe may have been formed with help of dark matter particles we haven’t been able to observe. The hunt is on to prove they, and the “dark stars” they created, exist.<p>Think of everything we know that exists in the Universe – the huge cosmic furnaces like our Sun. The gas giants that …

27 Brilliant Songs You Need In Your November Playlist

Let's get our November aesthetic on.

Leaked NASA Paper Shows The 'Impossible' EM Drive Really Does Work

Did we just achieve fuel-less propulsion?<p>The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the …

Watch this autonomous Tesla drive from home to work on its own

Tesla announced Wednesday evening that all Tesla cars made from now on will have all the hardware they need on board to achieve full self-driving (though autonomous software will rollout later, with a cross-country demo planned for the end of 2017). Tesla’s already doing its own early testing, of …

9 mind-expanding documentaries to increase your intelligence

Be honest, now and then we all spend our free time watching various TV series, don’t we? And while some may consider it to be a rather meaningless …

Stephen Hawking

Researchers Just Found a Second 'Dyson Sphere' Star

But still no aliens.<p>When astronomers discovered a strange pattern of light near a distant star called KIC 8462852 back in October, it was like …

How Will We Travel to That Promising New Planet?

With an Earth-like planet orbiting our closest neighbor star, it's about time we start talking about how we could send a spacecraft there.<p>In case you didn't hear, there is an Earth-sized planet orbiting the closest star to us—the red dwarf Proxima Centauri—and it is within the star's habitable zone …

There's a star nearly 5 light-years from Earth. Stephen Hawking is sending a spacecraft to it

Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg and a group of tech and science giants want to send a tiny probe no bigger than an iPhone traveling at 100 million …

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Here's how long it would take to visit the closest star in our galaxy

There are many possible answers to this question — some very simple, others in the realm of science fiction. But coming up with a comprehensive answer means taking a lot of things into consideration.<p>Unfortunately, any realistic assessment is likely to produce answers that would totally discourage …

Space Travel

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just snapped a picture of something that's unlike anything it encountered before

Just in time for the holidays, NASA's Curiosity rover is celebrating Christmas 2015 at a Red Planet Paradise — spectacular "Namib Dune." And she marked the occasion by snapping her first ever color self-portrait with the mast mounted high resolution Mastcam 34 mm camera.<p>Heretofore Curiosity has …

Particles

Dogs look like their owners – it’s a scientific fact

The canine “mini-me” reveals a narcissistic tendency within us all – a trait that may also be shaping your love life, says David Robson. (Photography by Gerrard Gethings.)<p>Go to any park, and you will see the strange phenomenon of the canine mini-me. Maybe it’s a bearded hipster, accompanied by a …

Psychology

Scientists built an AI robot that’s figuring life out just like humans do

There are so many precious moments in a newborn’s life that parents love to capture on film: The first time their child sits up on her own, the first time she stands, her first cautious steps. Igor Mordatch, a robotics post-doctorate student at the University of California, Berkeley, has been doing …

Robotics

Antarctic UFO mystery deepens after researchers 'find tanks guarding alien crash site'

YouTubeA fake CGI image of the "UFO" and below Google Earth images showing tanks<p>Express.co.uk revealed earlier this year the claims of another UFO …

Google Earth

Fossil fuels could be obsolete by 2050, says top futurist

"On the other side of 2050 I don't see why you would need them (fossil fuels)," Pearson, who is also a fellow at the World Academy for Arts and Science, said.<p>"If you go 100 years from now I think the energy we use will come from either fusion or solar."<p>Recent breakthroughs have Pearson especially …

Renewable Energy

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Poof! The Planet Closest To Our Solar System Just Vanished

The disappearance of Alpha Centauri Bb raises questions for planet hunters looking for Earth-sized alien worlds.<p>Scientists just made a planet disappear. According to a new study, Alpha Centauri Bb, a world in the nearest star system to us, was merely a ghost in the data.<p>The planet, thought to be …

Pyramids of Giza: Technology may unlock secrets of Egypt’s Wonder of the Ancient World

Egypt is hoping to uncover the secrets of the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World – and save its struggling tourism industry in the …

Seoul, South Korea: 10 Places Every Modern Man Mus

Share<p>Tweet<p>10. Seoul, South Korea<p>Seoul may feel like a high-tech, ultramodern mecca, and it certainly is — but it’s also an ancient city, dating back to 18 B.C. Now, a full quarter of South Korea’s population calls Seoul home, making it the de facto center for business, culture, entertainment and …