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24 Secrets Sexual Health Nurses Will Never Tell You

Please stop putting such weird things up your bums, guys.<p><i>This post was put together with the help of a sexual health nurse based at an NHS genitourinary medicine clinic in central London.</i>

Sexual Health

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

Flint, Michigan Water Crisis in Pictures

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Pearl Harbor

Seventy-five years ago today, America was changed forever.<p>Sure, we all know the date and the famous quote (Dec. 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy") and, of course, the implications and significance (more than 2,000 Americans were killed in the attack, which launched the U.S. into World War …

Wow, Seth Meyers just stripped down Donald Trump’s lies and Islamophobia so clearly even your racist uncle will get it now

“When confronted about his lies, he doubles down,” Meyers says, before answering back with reality<p>Sarah Burris<p>November 25, 2015 7:12pm (UTC)<p>"Late Night" host Seth Meyers was on fire Tuesday night when he lit up Donald Trump for spending the weekend lying to justify his racism and Islamophobia.<p>Trump …

Until cannabis is legalised, users will risk brain damage | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

New research highlights the damage wrought by strong skunk. Legalisation would give users far greater control and choice over the strength of what they smoked<p>It’s news that surely surprises no one: smoking high-strength cannabis may damage your brain. By scanning the brains of people who regularly …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A playful scuffle of polar bears, crows feasting on fruit trees and mountain gorillas in the wild are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Humans created a new top predator that's taking over the Northeast — and that's just one example of the evolution we're driving

Evolution, it turns out, isn't the long, invisible process we once thought.<p>Instead, it's happening all around us, all the time, and we are its primary drivers.<p>Numbers of the coywolf, a new hybrid of the coyote and the wolf, likely just topped a million.<p>By shaping landscapes, dumping pollutants into …

10 Solar System Mysteries That Baffle Our Best Scientists

Even though we’ve already told you about the mysteries of our solar system here, here, and here, we’re back with more mysterious sights and sounds …