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This Is How Long Sex Usually Lasts

We're not saying you've peeked through the blinds to see your neighbors doing the deed, but chances are you've wondered how your stamina stacks up against everyone else. So yes, we're basically asking: Are you the tortoise or the hare?<p>Due to the private nature of sex, it's a hard question to …

7 space mysteries that scientists can't explain

2001It's no secret that space is full of mysteries.Our species has barely gone past our own planet's moon, and only one of our probes, Voyager 1, has …

Universe

A History of Religion, Part II — Jacob Kokaly

A History of Religion, Part II<p><b>To the Editor:</b><p>This letter will complete my writing on Religion being practiced in the world today. Although there are …

Religion

I Tried Kundalini Yoga. Here's Everything You Need To Know

As someone who has been practicing yoga for years, it seems there's always a new trend on the horizon.<p>One day I find myself doing my sun salutations …

Yoga

Watch Microorganisms Play 'Pac-Man' for Science

The maze-like maps of 'Pac-Man' capture microorganism habitats better than traditional Petri dishes.<p>I still remember marveling when I was a kid at the LCD watches in the 1980s that let you play <i>Pac-Man</i>—at the time, I couldn't imagine anything smaller was possible. But researchers at the University …

Pacman

Here’s how to watch NASA’s $1 billion do-or-die mission to Jupiter today

(NASA)<br>The biggest space event of the year is happening soon.<p>Today, NASA's un-crewed Juno spacecraft will end its nearly 5-year journey through space …

Found: planet the size of Jupiter orbiting two Sun-like stars

Researchers using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope have spotted the largest planet yet orbiting a two-star system. The planet — dubbed Kepler-1647b — is basically the same size as Jupiter in terms of its radius and mass. The stars it orbits are also somewhat similar to our star: one is a bit …

Irritability and Anxiety are Linked in Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder works in phases. There are periods of mania and depression lasting from a few days to months at a time, but there are periods in …

Physicists Think They Know What Planet Nine Is: An Exoplanet Stolen From Another Star

Is this the first exoplanet ever found inside our Solar System?<p>Everything about Planet Nine is weird. There’s the fact that something 10 times more …

Why I Stopped Taking My ADD Pills

This is what it's like to get to know your brain post-medication.<p>​​<p>Photo by Lauren Gucik<p>At age 12, I—the perpetual space cadet who constantly loses my jacket and backpack—am told I have Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD. I'm sitting with my mother and sister, lounging on pillows, and my mother pulls …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

What life is like when you don’t feel real

<i>This week (May 16-22) is Mental Health Awareness Week, with “relationships” as the theme. We’ll be running features all week about the mental health of those close to you, the mental health of the artists that inspire you and the different ways that communities and individuals deal with the issue.</i> …

Mental Health

Congress Challenges NASA to Get to Jupiter's Moon Europa

Evidence is mounting that Jupiter's icy moon Europa might hold alien life, and Congress wants NASA to hurry up and go find out.<p>Just this week, …

The Secret Bones In Benjamin Franklin's Basement

Benjamin Franklin lived in London's Craven Street for nearly two decades, while he was an ambassador for the American colonies.<p>The elegant, …

What would happen if the moon suddenly blew up

It's no spoiler to say that in Neal Stephenson's 2015 novel "Seveneves," the moon is destroyed.<p>That's because the opening line reads: <b>"The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."</b><p>We don't how the moon would suddenly explode in the real world — it's unlikely. But the way Stephenson …

11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set recipe …

A Mysterious Object Beyond Pluto Is Coming Into Focus

Pluto may be long gone, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is by no means finished with the outer solar system. For the second time, New Horizons has …

Complain All You Want, But Your Busy Schedule May Help Your Brain

Single mothers, untenured professors, young reporters and on-call doctors might have a thin silver lining for their hurried days and response for the people who insist on slowing down: All that hustling may translate into superior brain power as you get older, as a study finds that the busiest …

The Brain

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Google's AI has written some amazingly mournful poetry

Artificial intelligence can control self-driving cars, beat the best humans at incredibly complex board games, and fight cancer; but one thing it …

Watch a 450-year-old supernova continue to bloom

Back in 1572, a white dwarf's explosion shone brightly on the sky. It was visible to the naked eye, and astronomers like Tycho Brahe were able to monitor the event despite not having the equipment we do today. We might have missed the chance to see what's now known as Tycho's supernova, but thanks …

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Tiny coffin reveals youngest preserved fetus from ancient Egypt

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a century, the teeny tiny coffin hid a big secret: the youngest mummy in ancient Egypt.<p>British archaeologists revealed this week that a miniature coffin under their care contained the youngest human fetus ever uncovered in ancient Egypt.<p>"This discovery is the only academically …

Archaeology

The FBI Is Keeping 80,000 Secret Files on the Saudis and 9/11

The secret ‘28 pages’ are just the start. The FBI has another 80,000 classified documents, many of which deal with Saudi connections to the 9/11 …

Obama Administration

If photons have zero mass, why do they feel the effects of gravity? (Advanced)

<i>We know that black holes exert a gravitational force on the objects. How can a massless photon go into black hole and not escape from it? The</i> …

Physics

Parts of That 'Lost Maya City' Might Actually Be a Marijuana Grow-Op

In a story that keeps on getting weirder, a scientist familiar with the Mexican region where a Canadian teen claims to have discovered a lost Maya …

Hubble Unveils Deepest View Of The Universe Ever

To see farther out into the Universe than ever before, you must gather the greatest amount of light possible.<p>The way to do that is:<p>go to space,<br>• with the largest telescope you can,<br>• and observe a clear patch of sky for as long as you can.<p>In 1995, Hubble imaged a dark region of space with few stars and …

Universe

Want a Better Memory? Science Says Do This

A study suggests this dead simple trick can double the amount you recall.<p>What do you do when you need to commit some sort of information to memory?<p>Let me guess: You take notes.<p>It's a habit most of us learned way back in school when some teacher stuck her lecture notes up on an overhead projector …

DOJ Files Lawsuit Challenging North Carolina Bathroom Law

The Department of Justice has filed its own lawsuit and upped the ante in a fight between the federal government and North Carolina's governor in the legal battle over the state's law regarding access to bathrooms.<p>In the suit, the Justice Department said the law "stigmatizes and singles out …

LGBTQI

Reading on computer screens changes how your brain works, scientists say

Reading on computer screens and smartphones has made people unable to fully understand what they are reading as our brains retreat into focusing on small details rather than meanings, a study claims.<p>Researchers found that those who filled in forms, read short stories or studied using computer …

High Level