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Here's one more surprising way that sex benefits your health

Sex is known to help with all sorts of things, from better sleep to improved moods – but what if we told you getting freaky also helped you <i>remember</i> …

How to Crush Your Goals in 2017, According to Harvard Research

<b>Only 8% of people are able to actually achieve their New Year’s goals — let’s fix that.</b><p>Every new year is an opportunity to draw up a fresh blueprint …

New medical marijuana research could greenlight more uses in treatment

Though the US Drug Enforcement Agency hasn’t reclassified marijuana, easier availability of the drug for study has the potential to unearth new medical uses<p>Despite its continuing hardline stance against marijuana, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has shown some signs of relenting and this …

Cannabis

Black Female Chemistry Professor Awarded $324,000 to Study Rape-Investigation Methods

With the upcoming Christmas Day release of the brilliant Oscar-worthy film <i>Hidden Figures</i><i>,</i> it looks like black female scientists who rock out in …

Howard University

Inside the Hunt for a Ghost Particle

Even for a particle physicist, Janet Conrad thinks small. Early in her career, when her peers were fanning out in search of the top quark, now known …

This simulation of a monkey talking is the creepiest thing ever

Monkeys are cute right? And if a monkey could talk, that would be adorable, right? Wrong. Scientists ruin everything sometimes. Researchers of the …

The Golden Age of the TV Bathroom

It was, for a long time, studiously ignored. Now, though, the bathroom—yes, the humble bathroom—is taking center stage.<p>The pilot episode of <i>Insecure</i> finds the show’s heroine, Issa, engaging in a timeless ritual: getting ready for a night out. Dressed, but not yet quite Ready, she tries on a series …

TV
Crime

Saudi Royal Family Corruption: Saudi, Abu Dhabi Royals Bribed Top Al Arabiya Official, Report Says

Turki bin Abdullah Aldakhil, the general manager of the Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya has come under spotlight after a report claimed that his …

Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

Ginella Massa filled in on Toronto’s CityNews 11pm broadcast and created a buzz after the broadcast ended<p>A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters.<p>Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor …

Canada

All you need to know about nature deficit disorder

<b>It's tough to connect with nature at this time of year.</b><p>Your days are spent under artificial lights in an office, while the last of autumn's blooms are hidden beneath piles of decaying leaves.<p>NDD, or nature deficit disorder, has become a buzzword of late.<p>Although it's not a recognised medical …

Ecology
Asia Pacific

Uganda orders schools funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, to shut down

<b>(CNN) —</b> A legal tug-of-war between Ugandan authorities and a for-profit international chain of schools has led to the education provider being ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo.<p>Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International …

Education
Mexico
Alzheimer's Disease

Some Religions Are More Friendly to Science than Others

Attempts to unite religion and science are not new. A big part of the challenge is finding the right language to draw parallels with, and physicists …

Humans Might Have Evolved to Spot an Animal Hidden in This Picture

One of these images should stand out more.<p>Can you identify the animal hidden in each of these four pictures below?<p>According to a recent study, one of …

Zoology

What is Cydonia?

The surface of Mars has been the subject of fascination for centuries. Even sinceGiovanni Schiaparelli first announced that he had observed the …

British Columbia

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

Humanity is cosmically special. Here’s how we know.

<i>Howard A. Smith is a lecturer in the Harvard University Department of Astronomy and a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.</i><p>As we give thanks for our many obvious blessings, let’s reflect on a blessing that is less well known, a gift from modern astronomy: how we …

Universe

White rainbows are the natural phenomenon you've never heard of

LONDON — Sometimes all the elements just come together at once to make the perfect photo.<p>During a shoot in Glencoe, Scotland on Sunday, photographer …

The 2017 Solar Eclipse: Why It's Important and Where to See It Best

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, there will be a celestial event unlike any the continental U.S. has seen in nearly 40 years. The moon will overtake the sun …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Oklahoma earthquake activity up 4000%, locals sue oil and gas companies

Earthquake activity in Oklahoma has increased by around 4,000 percent over the past eight years, according to Carnegie Mellon University. Concerned …

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