Travis Rhudd

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The myth that gender is binary is perpetuated by a flawed education system

High schools all teach the same narrative in sex-ed: Chromosomes determine genitals, which determine sex, which determines gender. Women are XX, and men are XY. One has a penis, the other a vagina. It’s science. Right?<p>But what about people born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a disorder …

Non-binary

Why Disney Will Never Make a Movie as Crazy as 'Con Air' Again

Twenty years ago, the world was bestowed a magical gift in the form of "Con Air," an action thriller so over-the-top and nonsensical that a longer, more methodically paced "directors cut" made it even more confusing. The film starred Nicolas Cage (back when his post-Oscar-win action movie streak …

Iconic Blonde Socialite Paris Hilton Is Now a Brunette

There are certain things in life that you’ll always take for granted. The sky is blue, the grass is green, gravity keeps us all tethered to a planet …

Hair

A group of Dutch children may sue their sperm donor father on grounds that they 'should not exist'

Midway through the BBC's write-up of this strange case is this doozy of a sentence:<p>As the father of a child and a resident of the perverse plane of existence in which we all find ourselves, I must object to the potentially dangerous precedent that could be set here.<p>If you can sue a lying sperm …

Mental Disorders

Kristen Stewart has co-authored a paper on artificial intelligence

Yes, no, really — it describes the use of ‘style transfer’ in her latest film<p>Here’s a sentence you don’t get to read everyday: Kristen Stewart has surprised the artificial intelligence community by publishing a paper on machine learning.<p>The <i>Twilight</i> actress recently made her directorial debut with …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Chocolate You’ve Never Tasted

<i>The world’s most exquisite bars are being made in a garage in Ho Chi Minh City.</i><p>There is nothing unusual, not in this era, about being a tiny, artisanal, single-origin chocolate maker. But the artisanal, award-winning chocolate I’ve come to see is being manufactured by a tiny operation called Marou …

Eat Nuts Before Bed For A Better Night's Sleep

Terrible things happen when you don't get enough sleep. It can have an adverse effect on everything from eyesight to sexual performance. Fortunately, …

Barbie's Dreamhouse is now a full-on smart home, complete with Wi-Fi

We're still a few years away from the average person embracing a fully-connected smart home, but Barbie is an early adopter. Mattel unveiled at the …

Watch an iPhone try to survive a hot melted-crayon bath

Apple's iPhones have been subjected to some of the worst torture tests imaginable, from drowning to dropping from space. YouTube user TechRax decided to go off the deep end of strange with a new torture test devised to challenge the very being of an iPhone 6S. It involves blue crayons.<p>Crayons in …

Stephen Fry Quits Twitter After Backlash from 'Bag Lady' Joke

British comedian Stephen Fry has quit Twitter amid backlash from a joke he made during the British Academy Film Awards about a costume designer’s …

An analyst figured out how to get around the biggest problem with online dating — and meet the dates she actually wanted

On one date, the guy ordered the most expensive menu items at a restaurant then left her with the bill, Webb describes in her book, "Data: A Love Story." Webb also talks about her experiences in a TED talk.<p>One of the problems Webb found with online dating was that she and her matches weren't …

Relationships

7 easy steps for talking like a German

<b>1.</b> Use plenty of euphemisms: don’t say that something tastes awful, say it’s “needing of getting used to” — <i>gewöhnungsbedürftig</i>. Don’t say you’re …

How Pranking An Online Calendar Almost Sent This Student To Prison

Georgia Tech student Ryan Pickren shares his story on Facebook<p>It began, as these stories tend to, with an enthusiastic prankster and a little knowledge of the internet. It ended, fortunately, with a modest legal battle and a lenient judge. In the middle, it put a kid in jail on Christmas eve, 2014. …

Georgia Tech

The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make Traveling In Europe

<i>By: Erin Snell</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Aside from the typical advice not to drape yourself in an American flag (or the equivalent Team America uniform of stonewashed jeans, North Face fleece, running shoes, and a baseball cap), here are a few real-life tips to help you avoid making regrettable …

European Travel