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What Does That Dangly Thing in the Back of Your Throat Do?

<i>Uvula image via Shutterstock</i><p>The uvula is one of the weirdest looking features of the human body. Yet despite its infamy, scientists have spent …

Why Some Male Turkeys Are So Damned Sexy

It's not what you have, it's how you use it.<p>For male wild turkeys, reproduction is an all-family effort. Less attractive males often don't get to mate, but they're still driven to ensure their genetic material is passed on. So they help their brightly colored, dominant brothers seduce hens in a …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

These Surreal Video Portraits Are Terrifying In The Best Way

Once you're done recoiling in fear, they're pretty great<p>Artists Enrico Ascoli and Donato Sansone (who goes by the name Milkyeyes and whose very, very NSFW work you can find here) teamed up to create these nightmarish video portraits as part of a project simply called "Portrait." The mini-videos are …

Google patents 'pay-per-gaze' eye-tracking that could measure emotional response to real-world ads

Advertisers spend heaps of cash on branding, bannering, and product-placing. But does anyone really look at those ads? Google could be betting that advertisers will pay to know whether consumers are actually looking at their billboards, magazine spreads, and online ads. The company was just granted …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles' Last Days

What led to Paul McCartney's announcement on April 10, 1970 that the band was breaking up<p>Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather …

50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Released Their Debut Single, 'Love Me Do'

The surprise hit helped kick-start Beatlemania<p>Exactly 50 years ago today, on October 5th, 1962, a new single titled "Love Me Do" hit record stores …

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …