Thomas Harnischmacher

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We Finally Know Why Women Have Orgasms, Thanks To Science

9.8K<p>SHARES<p>In case you didn't know, we have sex to procreate. That’s kind of the only reason why we have those innate urges to take off our clothes …

Biology

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

4 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Sexual Satisfaction, According to Science

2.2K<p>SHARES<p>Has your passion been lacking in the bedroom? Has your once-incredible sex slowly transforms into a soul-crushing chore? Don't worry, …

Record Heat Wouldn't Be Happening Without Human Influence, Study Says

Last year’s record heat marks the latest in a string of more than a decade of hot years. Scientists project 2016 will be even hotter. Record …

The Forest In Your Mouth

The study of the human microbiome—the booming and much-hyped quest to understand the microbes that share our bodies—began in the mouth. Specifically, it began with dental plaque.<p>In 1683, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the first human ever to see bacteria, became the first human ever to see <i>his own …

Biology

App designed for children with autism now lets you track your kids with one click

For parents, knowing their child is safe can be one of their biggest worries. Parents of children on the autism spectrum may worry even more.<p>But …

Autism

A Perfect Day in Downtown Melbourne

As a first-time visitor to <b>Melbourne</b>, I wanted to explore as many neighborhoods as possible. I wandered Gertrude, Smith, and Brunswick streets in Fitzroy, indulged in Italian pastries on Lygon Street in Carlton, and basked in the beachy-chic vibe of St. Kilda.<p>But when it comes to getting around the …

Australia

El Niño Does Bring Floods And Drought, But There's A Silver Lining

Maybe El Niño isn't as bad as its reputation.<p>El Niño is an ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific that crops up every few years and alters world weather patterns. And the world is in the middle of a big El Niño that roughly began in May 2015 and will continue for at least several more months this …

Weather

The 7 most important documentaries premiering at Sundance

JUST AFTER ATTENDING THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL for the first time in 2013, I wrote about how the experience made me really contemplate my mortality. …

Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works

Google announced a breakthrough in the field of quantum computing Wednesday. The company thinks it's found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional processes. If confirmed, this discovery could not only lead to iRobot-style artificial intelligence but also …