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The World's Loudest Sound Caused Shock Waves 10,000 Times That of a Hydrogen Bomb

It shattered eardrums more than 50 km away.<p>On 27 August 1883, Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history.<p>Emanating from the island of Krakatoa, …

Geology

Read a love letter Bush Sr. sent to Barbara Bush during World War II

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1943, George H.W. Bush was more than 40 years away from becoming the 41st President of the United States. He was 19 and serving in the Navy during World War II. He was also deeply in love with his fiancee, Ms. Barbara Pierce, who would go on to be a beloved First Lady.<p>A handwritten …

College Station

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my first thoughts when I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, and encountered the spring heat was this: How did enslaved men, women and children endure day after day?<p>It was an odd thought, given that I'm a Southerner, and heat, certainly not spring heat, wouldn't ordinarily be …

Black History

Was the Iroquois Great Law of Peace the Source for the U.S. Constitution?

Back in 1744, colonial leaders from Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland met with a delegation from what at the time was one of the great powers on …

New York State

Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain Damage

This could be a game-changer.<p>A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like …

Neuroscience

Pictures of the Week 4.5.18

Devon

The 9 Best Sex Positions For Any Age

Yes, your sex life changes as you get older. It gets even better.<p>The good news: yes, sex is just as good in your 60s and 70s as it is in your 20s and 30s. The bad news? As you get older and your body changes, the way you have sex may change a little bit. Your body might not be as equipped to handle …

University of Chicago

News of Facebook's secret tool to delete executive messages caps days of chaos

As Sheryl Sandberg mounts apology tour, company is under fire again over special privacy privileges not granted to regular users<p>When Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, embarked on a media apology tour Thursday, it seemed possible that the woman known as Mark Zuckerberg’s “adult …

Privacy

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

The Map Of Native American Tribes You’ve Never Seen Before

Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. But centuries of forced relocation, disease and genocide have …

Native Americans

18 American Quirks That Are Actually Kinda Weird

Not necessarily bad but definitely strange.

Fraternities

Physicist Michio Kaku has some powerful predictions for the future

No one knows more about the world of tomorrow than Michio Kaku.<p>Equal parts theoretical physicist, futurist, and popular science communicator, Kaku …

Physics

Pictures of the Week 3.15.18

Outdoors

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

At least 39 dead as plane crashes at Kathmandu airport

<b>Delhi (CNN) —</b> At least 49 people were killed when a plane approached the runway from the wrong direction, crashed and burst into flames while landing at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal on Monday.<p>Flight BS 211, which belongs to US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, was …

Airplanes

A Mysterious Anomaly Under Africa Is Radically Weakening Earth's Magnetic Field

This could be precursor to Earth's poles swapping places.<p>Above our heads, something is not right. Earth's magnetic field is in a state of dramatic …

MIT Engineers Have Built a Device That Pulls Electricity Out of Thin Air

It doesn't need sunlight, batteries, or wind.<p>Temperature changes large and small are happening around us all the time, and scientists have come up …

'Beast from the East' to plunge UK, rest of Europe into historic deep freeze

A bone-chilling, frigid air mass will soon stretch from Ireland to Siberia, as a record-shattering weather pattern establishes itself across the …

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

[1]<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no venturing into anal sex [2] territory necessary...unless you want …

Dance

We all want good sex. It’s time for men to do their part.

<i>This is part of a series about love in the #MeToo era.</i><p>As the pain grew intolerable in my right hip, I treated myself to a professional massage. I am a single mom and busy professional. Luxury items don’t happen often. I expected to feel relief from a chronic sports injury. Instead, I was flooded …

Relationships

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Literature

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p>(Click images for full caption information)<p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Antarctica

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

I make $267,000 as a legal sex worker in Nevada — here's what I spend in a week

Stranger Things

How to Shave Your Pubic Hair, According to a Porn Star

I have never acted in a porno, but it looks like it would be a lot of work. For one, it seems like the gig requires a strong enthusiasm for cardio. Second, porn stars probably need a damn good setting spray to ensure that their makeup stays put in between takes.<p>"To me, shaving is like being your …

Letter: 'I am a mom who was in the room while Larry Nassar treated my daughter'

I am a mom who was in the exam room while Dr. Larry Nassar treated my daughter.<p>She had extreme back pain — to the point that it was difficult to walk. So of course, we called Larry. There was no other option in our minds. He was world-renowned. THE gymnastics doctor. Simply the best. No question. …

Empathy

Good sex: The 1-minute fix couples should do every day - TODAY.com

<i>Dr. Stephen Snyder is a sex therapist in New York and author of the new book, "Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship."</i><p>It’s 7:30 a.m. and a man is about to leave the house to go to work. Kissing his wife goodbye, he buries his face in her hair to inhale …

Relationships

5 Fifty Shades sex positions to set your climax free

Your inner goddess will thank you. Maybe.<p>A lot of the sex scenes from <i>Fifty Shades Freed</i> elicit a resounding "hell no" from me. Sorry, but I just don't find sex in a meadow erotic. Ticks, anyone?! But a select few are actually worth a shot if you're feeling brave, or have run out of Netflix shows to …

Sofa