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The Quantified Vagina: This Startup Aims To Track Women’s Health Through Smart Tampons

Many conditions that threaten women’s fertility go undetected for years. This monthly blood testing technology could be a game changer.<p>Gretchen Anthony hadn’t been to an OB-GYN since her six-year-old child was born. “I didn’t have any medical issues, so I didn’t feel pressure to go,” she says. “I …

NASA gets a better picture of Pluto's surface

Back in December, NASA shared its best Pluto close-ups gathered by New Horizons. It was a detailed, but incomplete set -- now, the plucky probe has transferred more data back to Earth, allowing researchers to stitch together the rest of the picture. The new "mosaic strip" covers a larger part of …

Solar System

What is the Great Attractor and its pull on our galaxy?

Around four decades ago, astronomers became aware that our galaxy, the Milky Way, was moving through space at a much faster rate than expected. At …

New cretaceous fossils shed light on the early evolution of ants

Ants comprise one lineage of the triumvirate of eusocial insects and experienced their early diversification within the Cretaceous. The success of …

The Coming Genetic Editing Age of Humans Won’t Be Easy to Stomach

In the transhumanist age, the human being should be looked at more like a machine—something that comes out a particular way, but then can be heavily modified.<p>Some futurists believe humans will eventually become all ones and zeroes, a result of a total merger with machines and the microprocessor, …

Oscars 2016: Chris Rock's Girl Scout Cookie Competitor Speaks Out - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>Chris Rock</b>‘s ultimate Girl Scout cookie competitor Linda Dunn has spoken. <br>After the comedian used his Oscars hosting gig to encourage celebrities to …

The Rock Shares First Photo Of His Baby Girl With A Sweet Message About Fatherhood

"Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father."<p>Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shared the first photo of his baby girl on Monday with a sweet post about fatherhood. As he discussed being a better father and …

2015 was the year it became OK to genetically engineer babies

In April of this year, researchers in China published the results of an experiment in modifying the DNA of human embryos. Though the embryos they worked on were damaged ones that could not have grown into living babies, it sent a tremor through the scientific establishment.<p>Just a month earlier, a …

Cancer in pregnancy: the uncertainty no mother should have to face

The death of baby Ally Louise Smith, delivered early so her mother could begin treatment for breast cancer, touched many this week.<p>Her mother, Heidi Loughlin, 32, based in Somerset, discovered she had a fast-spreading form of the disease when she was 13 weeks’ pregnant. Rejecting the option of a …

Postpartum

Woman 'In Love' With Country Music Star Serves Husband With Divorce Papers After Concert

Jenna, 26, says that when she met country star Kip Moore with "meet and greet" passes at one of his concerts, it was "love at first sight." She describes it as an "instant connection." The married mother of two recalls, "He stared into my eyes. I've never felt something so strongly in my …

Caffeine overdose is very real: See if you’re drinking too much coffee

According to the Mayo Clinic, 400 mg of caffeine is our daily limit. Find out if you’re putting your health at risk<p>Americans drink a lot of coffee. In fact, the U.S. has the highest coffee consumption in the world, followed by the world's leading coffee producer, Brazil. Recent data show that …

Similarities between this year's El Niño and monster weather system of 1997

'Shocking' similarity between this year's looming El Niño and monster weather system of 1997<p><b>Conditions bear a resemblance to the huge El Niño event</b> …

Strange Phenomenon Occurs As Ants Circle iPhone When It Rings

First ants, next humans! Throw all your Apple products in the garbage, they clearly are dangerous mind control devices.

Earth - What is our Universe made of?

If an alien managed to visit our Universe from a parallel reality, there is a high chance they would not even notice we exist.<p>In a way that's obvious: the Universe is enormous and our planet is but a small, pale blue dot. But it's worse than that: the aliens might not even notice all the stars and …

23 incredible lost wonders of the world

Archaeology

Have scientists at Harvard and MIT found a cure for obesity?

Snipping out bad DNA code could prevent or even cure obesity in those people with a faulty gene, say scientists from two top US universities<p>A cure for obesity could be just an injection away after scientists at Harvard and MIT discovered that a tiny DNA tweak causes the metabolism to burn up excess …

Genetics

Investigators hope debris will shed light on Malaysian jet's disappearance

Investigators in France are preparing to examine a barnacle-encrusted piece of a Boeing 777 found this week on a remote Indian Ocean island, hoping to resolve at least some of the mystery surrounding the long-vanished<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>Aviation experts professed near certainty that the …

Vapshot Mini Bartop Alcohol Vaporizer Now Available From $700 (video)

Party goes that have become a little bored with drinking alcohol and sure to enjoy this new bar top alcohol vaporiser machine in the form of the new …

Archaeologists find 'very significant' 4K-year-old home in Ohio

One tribe lived in Ohio so long ago we don't even have a name for them. Archaeologists recently uncovered one of their 4,000-year-old homes in Lorain County and say it belonged to hunter-gatherers who visited periodically during the fall and winter, the <i>Cleveland Plain Dealer</i> reports.<p>"There's …

4-Year-Old Cancer Patient 'Marries' Man of Her Dreams

One little girl with cancer got to "marry" the man of her dreams with a little help from hospital staff at the Albany Medical Center.<p>Little Abby is battling leukemia and was looking forward to one day marrying her prince charming and favorite nurse, Matt Hickling, according to Abby's mom.<p>"Abby …

The 27 highest-paying jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree

According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 27 highest-paying jobs that you don't need a four-year degree to pursue. Each has a median annual salary of at least $60,000.<p><i>This is an update of a story originally written by Vivian Giang.</i>

The KKK Stirred Up White-Hot Rage at the South Carolina Statehouse This Weekend

What do you get when you combine the KKK, angry counter-protesters, and a whole lot of Confederate flags?<p><i>All photos by</i> <i>Justin Schmitz</i><p>On Saturday, the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia played host to a fierce rally organized by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a North Carolina–based …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

You know it when it happens: All of a sudden, everyone on the Internet is talking about the same thing. What does it mean for the future of information?<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously began …

Aliens' Newt to return in fan film after three decades

She ought to have been the breakout star of Aliens as the little girl, Newt, who defies all odds to escape from a remote planetoid overrun by lethal extra terrestrials, but Carrie Henn never saw her name in lights again. Now the actor is to return to the screen almost 30 years on from the release …

James Cameron

The town that banned Wi-Fi

'Electrosensitive' people are flocking to the West Virginian home of a deep-space telescope, attracted by the rules prohibiting phones, TVs and …

Astronomy

20 Things You Might Have Missed Watching "Game Of Thrones" For The First Time

Contains spoilers for those who are yet to catch up with Season 5, obviously.

Americans Are Spending More Money And Drinking Less Coffee, Thanks To Keurig

Few products illustrate the high price of convenience like K-Cups. There's no easier or faster way to get a hot cup of coffee than popping one into a Keurig machine, pressing a button and having a few ounces drip out into a mug. But the coffee beans within them end up being many times as expensive …