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Here's How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss

First base is a great place to get your mouth microbes some new friends, finds a new study in the journal <i>Microbiome</i>. A ten-second French kiss can …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

Underage girl who befriended 200 men on internet 'could fill a prison on her own', says judge

A 13-year-old girl from Fife in Scotland is at the centre of a paedophile probe after contacting around 200 men online and exchanging indecent images<p>A judge has said that a 13-year-old girl at the centre of a major paedophile probe "could fill a prison on her own" after she befriended around 200 …

Sociology

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.<p>Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if …

Toyota to begin selling hydrogen fuel cell car Mirai for first time

World’s largest carmaker to sell Mirai in Japan, US and Europe – but only a few hundred at first<p>There will only be a few hundred, and they won’t be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.<p>The world’s largest …

Chris Froome back-pedals on Tour de France threat as Team Sky riders starts to plan for next season

Chris Froome hints that he may, after all, compete at next year's Tour de France despite previously suggesting that the mountainous course does not play to his strengths<p>Chris Froome says he is looking forward to getting back to winning ways next year, but has not rowed back on his threat not to …