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Several beauty products contain baby foreskin cells, urine, or snail extract

When I read that New York City-based celebrity facialist Georgia Louise gave Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett a “penis facial”—and that it costs $650 per treatment—I did not flinch. I didn’t even flinch when I read further that the serum used for the treatment is made from stem cells derived from …

Skin Care

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

FLORENCE, N.J. — Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans. It was not, she says, the most stimulating activity. And lifting the bins, which often weigh 25 pounds each, was also tiring over …

Robotics

Robot workers could lead to universal basic income in Hawaii

Politicians in Hawaii are debating using a universal basic income to offset the potential robot job-pocalypse. It’s a trend other states might consider joining as AI is poised to take on a larger role in the work force.<p>The new bill — which was passed earlier this year and basically opened a …

A Remake That Feels Original

Metroid II: Return of Samus is considered the black sheep of the Metroid franchise. First released on the Game Boy in August of 1991, this little …

Metroid

Metallic Bras from Space! Sci-Fi Pulp Ladies & Their Shiny Metal Brassieres

For some reason, mid-century sci-fi pulp magazines always had their ladies wearing metallic bras. Go figure. By the 1960s, space women finally …

Science Fiction

Asimov's Laws Won't Stop Robots from Harming Humans, So We've Developed a Better Solution

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>How do you stop a robot …

Exclusive: Chelsea Handler Gets Real About Her Highly Publicized Breasts

Throughout the years, we've seen a <i>lot</i> of Chelsea Handler's breasts. That's because she proudly and frequently shares them on social media — not just …

Update: Xbox One Users Can Download Free Comics Beginning Today

IDW Comics is addressing a glitch some users have encountered with the new app.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> A representative for IDW provided a statement to IGN regarding …

How I transformed an ordinary girl into Supergirl

The response to the Supergirl image I posted on social media a few days back has been amazing. DIY Photography contacted me and asked me to do a …

Tutorials

Spaceworks may have a real-world stasis chamber for space travel by 2018

A process traditionally used to treat cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury is now showing promise as a possible method to enable long-term space …

From Rogue One's Peter Cushing to Audrey Hepburn: 6 stars who were digitally brought back to life

<i>Contains spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i><p>As vampire hunter Van Helsing, in the old Hammer Dracula films, Peter Cushing was preoccupied with making sure the dead stayed dead. As Victor Frankenstein, another of his famous horror roles, he was initially preoccupied with quite the opposite.<p>All …

‘MindGamers’ Trailer: Sci-Fi Thriller Explores Hacking the Human Brain — Watch

The film follows a group of young students that create a wireless neural network.<p>What if you could hack the human brain? What if it were possible for …

Action Movies

NASA Wants You to Take Part in Its Deep Space Poop Challenge

NASA is asking everyday terrestrials to come up with cosmic solutions to a very down-to-earth problem: how to deal with human waste when you’re …

Services like Netflix take away 6 days of commercials from children's lives a year

Earlier this year, we found out that Netflix's lack of ads cuts out over six days of commercials from your life for the average subscriber, compared to cable TV.<p>Now Exstreamist has taken a look specifically at how Netflix affects children. They estimated that Netflix saves children 150 hours of …

Sesame Street

Morning Bits: A Mueller-Trump showdown in the offing?

The administration is going to have a showdown with states, again. “The Trump administration is proposing to freeze fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in 2020, a move that will ease rules for auto makers and also likely intensify a legal fight with California. . . . This latest …

Donald Trump

Portland Takes On Tiny House Owners

Female horseriders who fail to wear sports bras could be stressing animals

Female horseriders who fail to wear a sports bra could be causing distress to their animals, a study by Portsmouth University finds.<p>A survey of riders discovered that fewer than one in five women regularly wore a sports bra for riding even though it can lead to poor posture and musculoskeletal …

Horseback Riding

Curt Schilling's defunct game studio won't face criminal charges

Curt Schilling's 38 Studios has run into plenty of trouble since declaring bankruptcy in 2012, not the least of which is an SEC lawsuit this year. However, criminal cases won't be contributing to its headaches. The Rhode Island State Police have determined that they won't file charges over the …

How Bumble swiped left on Tinder, as an increasingly safer space for women to date online

Online dating once lurked in the shadows. Couples who connected over the internet would laugh nervously and mutter something about “meeting in a …

Why Insomniac Games is betting big on virtual reality

For Insomniac, the move away from just being a PlayStation studio was made for a few reasons. One was purely practical — like many others, the studio saw the industry shifting away from purely console and PC games, and realized it had to change, too. "When we were making the transition to …

A review is nice, but it’s time for Canada’s 30-year tax revamp

<i>Jack M. Mintz is President's Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. He was head of the Technical Committee of Business Taxation in 1997.</i><p>It's good that Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced a review of tax expenditures. I would go further. With low normal growth, Ottawa …

Budget cuts leaving Marine Corps aircraft grounded

EXCLUSIVE: Since 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps has prided itself on being “The Few" and "The Proud." But while the Corps takes pride in doing more with less, senior Marine officers are warning that the Corps' aviation service is being stretched to the breaking point.<p>Today, the vast majority of Marine …

‘Hot Cop’ guilty of breach of trust

BARRIE<p>A Wasaga Beach OPP officer once dubbed “Canada’s Hot Cop” wept in court Wednesday after a jury found her guilty of breach of trust.<p>“It’s very …

12 comic book series you can binge-read this week

Who needs Netflix when you have a good graphic novel?<p>There are plenty of long reads in the literary world — but comic book lovers often find …

Simplistic Chart Of How Long Different Animals Live

This is a retro chart from Compton's Encyclopedia detailing the average lifespans of a bunch of different animals. I had no idea that carp and swans …

Meteorites

New SpaceX landing photos make you feel like the rocket is coming down on top of you

Up until now, we've really only seen SpaceX's rocket landing in the middle of the ocean from afar. Chase planes near the drone ship provided a spectacular view of the milestone event, but now, SpaceX has released up-close pictures of the landing taken from the ship itself. The images capture the …

Last flight-qualified space shuttle fuel tank in existence begins its journey to L.A.

The journey began early Sunday when crews delicately pushed the 15-story space shuttle fuel tank from its outdoor perch outside<p>NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility onto an ocean barge bound for Los Angeles.<p>These were the first tiny steps in what will ultimately be a giant leap for the rust-colored …

Space Exploration

Billionaires: More Wealth In Fewer Hands, Growing Philanthropy

The world has changed considerably since 1996: Legacy industrial production has shifted to cheaper resource-rich markets, creating demand for labor and materials – and created billionaires out of those individuals able to capitalize on the demand. In the industrial world, the nascent technology …

This New Pen Digitises Your Notebooks as You Write in Them

This is so cool.<p>No matter how convenient and easy doing everything online is these days, nothing will replace the feeling of scribbling notes, …

Princeton University

Brampton monster home owner wants 3.5-metre fence | The Star

The four-year saga of a partially built Brampton monster home, with its faded blue shell looming over the modest bungalows around it, has neighbours …