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The evolutionary paradox of homosexuality

Being gay no longer holds the stigma it once did, but in evolution, why does a non-reproductive trait persist?<p>In 1913 George Levick, an explorer, …

LGBTQI

Swedish Nobel Academy confirms 'unacceptable behavior'

After a sexual harassment scandal split the body awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy confirmed "unacceptable behavior" had …

Barbie's had a surname all along and we've been LIVING A LIE

She might be an inanimate object, but we'd probably consider Barbie to have been our best friend as a kid. While the rest of our primary school pals …

Why is italian toponomastics so anus-centric?

Hello!<p>I am an american linguist doing a research on italian toponomastics. I have a question for you italians. I see that many many town names are …

Blind mystic Baba Vanga 'who foretold 9/11 and Brexit' also made a chilling prediction about Russia and Vladimir Putin

A blind mystic who correctly predicted Brexit, 9/11, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami also made a chilling prediction about …

Muse, lover, lifeblood: how my grandmother woke the genius in Picasso

As the Tate’s thrilling new show opens, Olivier Widmaier Picasso remembers his grandmother’s secret life with the great artist<p>Five star review of Picasso 1932: horror and beauty collide in Pablo’s fastest, wildest year<p>On Saturday 8 January 1927, in the late afternoon, my grandfather noticed a young …

Pablo Picasso

There's No One Way to Explain How Flying Works

Let's be clear—airplanes are complicated. Sure, it's entirely possible to get a piece of paper and fold it in a particular way so that it flies. But …

I Went On A 5-Month Trip Around Europe, Traveled 40,000km, Visited 17 Countries, And Brought Back These Images

My name is Johan Lolos. I'm a self-taught travel photographer from Belgium, and 4 years ago I decided to leave Europe and travel the world.<p>When I …

What is objectum sexuality? 20-year-old woman plans to 'marry' video game Tetris after ending 'affair' with calculator

Noorul Mahjabeen touched and licked the buttons of the calculator in order to enjoy sexual pleasure.<p>A young woman from Orlando, Florida plans to get …

In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings

Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been …

'I am ready to stand for my principles': Double world chess champion says she won't defend titles in Saudi Arabia because of kingdom's inequality

It takes years of work, days of staring at a board and hours of agonising over individual moves en route to becoming a world champion in chess.<p>And it …

Here’s what your cat is telling you when it shows you its butt

If you were to walk up to a friend in public and show each other your bare butts, you’d probably get a lot of very strange looks from the rest of the …

PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attention. Now, thanks to a side project by a programmer named Dimitri Raftopoulos, an app called PiTunnel …

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

Mississippi River

Is Cauliflower Carbonara Really Carbonara? Well, No—But It’s Genius

Though this is a pasta hugged by cream sauce—with all the warm, fuzzy feelings such a thing has to offer—it’s made mostly of vegetables, with no cream or egg. You’d counterintuitively call this cream-saucy pasta <i>light</i>—<i>fresh</i>, even. But would you call it carbonara?<p>It’s all in the cauliflower. We’ve …

Italian Food

The Different Kinds Of Sex People In A Long-Term Relationship Have

Once you get into the groove of a long-term relationship, sex isn't the same anymore. But hey, it's still sex.<p>While it's not always as ravenous like …

Relationships

The World's Greatest Scuba Diving Spots

Discover the biggest fish, brightest coral, and wildest wrecks across the seven seas.<p>Considering most of Earth is covered by ocean, we should really spend more time at sea. It's soothing, adventurous, and mysterious—the ultimate escape. Life mellows when you've got the sound of the waves, the …

Scuba Diving

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, …

Sexual Harassment

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: wireless noise-canceling nirvana

These headphones have no right to sound as good as they do while being as practical as they are<p>Trade-offs.<p>Every purchase of consumer tech is defined by the choices we make about what we value more. In the world of over-ear headphones, the question has up until now been a three-way tug-of-war …

PhD students have double the risk of developing a psychiatric disorder than the rest of the 'highly educated' population

Academia isn't for everyone. The hours are long, you're likely to spend a lot of time looking at a computer or in a lab, and you are endlessly trying to prove you deserve the title of "Doctor."<p>Many of the pressures PhD students face have been published in the Guardian's Academics Anonymous series, …

The 'Devil’s Swimming Pool' on the edge of Victoria Falls is for adrenaline junkies only

Victoria Falls, without question, should be on every serious traveler’s bucket list — especially adrenaline junkies who are willing to risk it all for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.<p>The 354-foot-high falls, which are one of the seven natural wonders of the world, are a truly stunning sight to see. …

Before of the Crusades: 350 - 1095

Launched by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095, the First Crusade was the most successful. Urban gave a dramatic speech urging …

Watch a demonstration of the Pentagon's new drones that can attack an enemy like a swarm of bees

The Pentagon successfully showed off its Perdix miniature drones which can work together to attack enemies like a swarm of killer bees.<p><b>Follow BI</b> …

Syria: U.S. Central Command Declares War on Russia | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Yesterday three high ranking Russian officers were killed in an “ISIS attack” in eastern-Syrian. It is likely that they were killed by U.S. special</i> …

This Hilarious Map Shows 20 Ways to Break Europe Apart

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

Enthusiasts invited to test Baltics' longest hiking route

TALLINN - Hiking enthusiasts and fans of the outdoors are invited to take part in hikes in Parnu county and Laane county in West Estonia in September …

Sandcastle in Germany's Duisburg claims world record

Following an unsuccessful attempt last year, the German city of Duisburg has finally claimed the Guinness World Record for tallest sandcastle.

A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

What were you doing when you were 18 years old? If we had to guess, we'd say you probably weren't winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for a …

19 amazing facts about Indonesia, the wildlife haven with a very confusing flag

Indonesia is celebrating 72 years of independence today. So why not learn a little more about the world's fourth biggest country?<p>1. It covers a lot of ground<p>This vast place extends 5,120 kilometres from east to west. That's longer than the distance (as the crow flies) from London to Tehran …