Aleix Serra

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Male-on-male erotica is hugely popular among women – an expert on sex work explains why

When I tell people I’m studying women who like gay male porn I get some pretty mixed responses. Men tend to tilt their heads quizzically to one side. …

Game of Thrones

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed <i>Homo sapiens</i> fossils were discovered. About 300,000 years ago, the story went, a group of primitive humans there underwent a series of genetic and cultural shifts that set them on a unique …

East Africa

Learn the History of Indian Philosophy in a 62 Episode Series from The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: The Buddha, Bhagavad-Gita, Non Violence & More

The belief in a singular, coherent “Western tradition” in philosophy has led to a very insular, Eurocentric view in philosophy departments, as Jay L. …

Indian Philosophy

How Paul Rudd Got Even More Shredded for ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’

Paul Rudd blew minds when he first pulled off his shirt and revealed a shredded midsection in <i>Ant-Man</i> back in 2015. The actor was 45, after all. And, …

Paul Rudd

12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July

Distant planets, fantasy adventures, and more to add to your reading list<p>Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book <i>I, Robot</i> to the latest episode of <i>Westworld</i>. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up <i>Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and</i> …

Science Fiction

No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

Plants

Westworld Director Explains That Brain-Melting End-of-Credits Scene

“I think that scene will f--k with people.”<p>This post contains frank discussion of the entire second season of <i>Westworld,</i> including the finale, “The Passenger.” If you’re not caught up, now is the time to leave.<p>Just when you thought <i>Westworld</i> was done dropping twists about Dolores’s identity, yet …

TV Series

Westworld Finale: Let's Break Down Every Bonkers Thing That Happened

Still trying to wrap your head around all those crazy twists? We're here to help.<p><b>So, uh… what just happened?</b><p>A lot! At the tail end of a second season that was often pretty confusing and meandering, <i>Westworld</i> crammed a <i>ton</i> of plot into these final 90 minutes. I’ve only seen it once, so it’s possible I …

TV Series

Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way

Experts will tell you that if you want to raise a kid who eats just about everything, you should feed them what you eat — assuming you're eating a varied, healthy diet. It's what most cultures have done for most of human history.<p>But American culture sends parents a very different message. Kids …

Nutrition

If Cancer Can't Survive In An Alkaline Environment, Why Don't We Use That As A Treatment?

<i>If no disease, including cancer, can survive in an alkaline environment, then why aren’t doctors using this method to heal their patients? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mike</b> …

Breast Cancer

A Quiet Place’s sound designers on building its very loud silence

“Viewers are not used to a stripped-down environment, where they can hear themselves breathing or crunching on popcorn.”<p>Few horror movies have gripped moviegoers this year quite like <i>A Quiet Place</i>, director John Krasinski’s tale of a world where making too loud a noise will lead to your death at the …

How Method Studios Crafted Rocket 2.0 for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Method VFX supervisor Greg Steele oversees delivery of 430 shots for the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including upgrades for Rocket …

A New Theory Linking Sleep and Creativity

The two main phases of sleep might work together to boost creative problem-solving.<p>In 1920, the night before Easter Sunday, Otto Loewi woke up, seemingly possessed of an important idea. He wrote it down on a piece of paper and promptly returned to sleep. When he reawakened, he found that his …

The Brain

Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side by side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, both have auburn …

My teen years were spent in radical right-wing groups. The paranoia was intoxicating.

It’s hard to recognize myself when I look back at that time of my life.<p>We called ourselves “the Constitution Defenders” and we wore anything that looked military: camouflage, civil war uniforms, tricorn hats. There were about a dozen of us, teenagers and even younger, and we met on Sundays after …

How the Incorporation of Musical Modes on the Miles Davis Album ‘Kind of Blue’ Reinvented Jazz

YouTuber Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays about music took a look at the iconic Miles Davis album <i>Kind of Blue</i>. He …

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

Middle East

The Monster in 'A Quiet Place' Has Super-Hearing for a Terrifying Reason

When you know the truth, this quiet horror movie becomes so much scarier.<p>The biggest mystery in <i>A Quiet Place</i> stays with you long after you leave the …

Marvel Comics

All the Marvel Cinematic Universe details you need to remember before seeing 'Avengers: Infinity War'

After 10 years and 18 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the most financially successful franchise in film history.<p>But that also means there has been a lot to keep track of before "Avengers: Infinity War," one of the most ambitious crossover events, comes to theaters later this …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Camera Basics: Understanding Hyperfocal Distance, Depth of Field, and How Focus Works (VIDEO)

Just because you have a camera with a fast and accurate autofocus system, and a bag of lenses to match, that doesn’t mean you should simply depress …

Enhance the Eyes of Your Subject in Seconds Using This Photoshop Technique

The character of your portraits is conveyed by many different elements, but a crucial one is the eyes of your subject. In this short tutorial, I’ll …

Oral sex is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made …

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

The winner of the 'Nobel Prize of Architecture' was just named — here are his stunning buildings

On Wednesday, Indian architect and urban planner Balkrishna Doshi was named the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize— the biggest award in architecture.<p>The first Indian recipient of the award, Doshi is known for his low-cost housing projects, public complexes, and educational and cultural facilities …

8 Books That Celebrate the Way Words Shape Our Lives

Patrisse Khan-Cullors<p>The introduction to Patrisse Khan-Cullors compelling memoir <i>When They Call You a Terrorist</i> begins with a quote from the prolific Sonia Sanchez: “I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.” A befitting preface to Khan-Cullors’ truth-filled …

Joan Didion Creates a Handwritten List of the 19 Books That Changed Her Life

If you've read much Joan Didion, you've almost surely come across an observation or phrase that has changed the way you look at California, the …

Literature

Alexander Skarsgård: ‘Hollywood is very silly. People are so anxious’ | Tim Lewis

The True Blood actor takes glee in pricking the pomposity of his profession and wonders if he should be an architect instead<p>When Alexander Skarsgård was 20 years old, half his lifetime ago, he decided to give acting a shot. At the time, he had left his native Sweden for Leeds – “of all places” – …

Prenatal Development

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Humanity