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Clothing

More Women Are Exploring Sex Tourism—and I Was One of Them

We met her at one of the quieter bars in Hua Hin, the closest beach city to Bangkok, where women of various ages hung around pool tables in miniskirts and spiky heels, waiting for their next client to choose them. It was Valentine’s Day.<p>With long, black, shiny hair and dark skin, Dao was older and …

Tourist Dies in Extremely Rare Shark Attack

The incident is likely the fifth confirmed, unprovoked shark attack in Costa Rica in the last 400 years.<p>An American tourist recently died off the coast of Costa Rica in a tragic shark attack—a deadly incident that is extremely rare.<p>The Costa Rican newspaper <i>La Nación</i>reports that the 49-year-old …

Nature

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

Diabetes

Boeing looks to a future of planes without pilots

Boeing may be in the commercial airplane business, but it’s betting on a future without airplane pilots. <b>The company is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences, which builds drones and autonomous aircraft</b> and will help Boeing pave the way for that <i>Jetsons</i>-inspired future that we all dream of.<p>A joint press …

How drones could be 'lifesaving' in an emergency

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are devastating events that we're too familiar with: a mass shooter critically wounds victims. A tornado sweeps through a small town, harming dozens. Or a train or plane accident leaves passengers injured.<p>Often, in such cases, critical minutes pass as victims must wait for an ambulance …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Chill Out About 'Alarming' Honey Fears, Say Scientists

It's not quite time to ditch the honey.<p>Bee vomit, AKA honey, contains all sorts of stuff that bees pick up while foraging for nectar. This includes, …

Here Are The 2017 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners

It's not often you'll find these 24 names in the same place. They are historians and musicians, computer scientists and social activists, writers and architects. But whatever it may read on their business cards (if they've even got business cards), they now all have a single title in common: 2017 …

Researchers may have finally solved a decades old physics mystery

The Proton Spin Puzzle<p>Particle physics is in some ways like peeling an onion; you can peel back each layer, going smaller and smaller, until you are …

Some Animals Don't Actually Sleep for the Winter, and Other Surprises About Hibernation

It isn't just groundhogs—find out which animals hibernate and why.<p>For people who aren't fans of winter, animals that hibernate seem to have the right idea: It's the equivalent of burying your head under the covers until spring comes—isn't it? Not quite. Read on for more behind the science of …

Weather

This Robotic Parking Garage Swallows Cars Into the Earth

Giken's mantra is "Culture Aboveground, Function Underground."<p>There’s no denying it: parking garages are <i>very</i> ugly, and take up a lot of space in the …

Autonomous Cars

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

<b>Rising global emissions of some chlorine-containing chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.</b><p>A study found the substances, widely used for paint stripping and in the manufacture of PVC, are increasing much faster than previously thought.<p>Mainly produced in China, these …

A mysterious hole larger than the Netherlands has opened in the middle of Antarctic ice

A hole the size of Maine—or larger than the Netherlands, depending on which geographic mass means more to you—has opened up in the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. In an otherwise thick layer of sea ice, still frozen from the Antarctic winter, the hole is an aberration.<p>Ice scientists aren’t sure what’s …

Antarctica

Scientists have created programmable synthetic skin

Synthetic Skin<p>Engineers at Cornell University have developed a programmable synthetic skin inspired by the amazing ways octopus and cuttlefish are …

Research using brain scans finds people experience feelings of contentment from places more than from objects such as photographs or wedding rings<p>The poet WHAuden is credited with first coining the word “topophilia” to describe a strong emotional pull to a special place.<p>Now scientific research, …

National Trust

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Russia's next-gen combat suit is getting tech that's resistant to nuclear blasts

Stormtrooper Chic<p>Russia has a new battle suit that seems to be visually inspired by <i>Star Wars’s</i> Imperial Shadow Stormtroopers. While Russia’s version …

Scientists discover ring around dwarf planet Haumea beyond Neptune

A ring has been discovered around one of the dwarf planets that orbits the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>Until now, ring-like structures had only been found around the four outer planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.<p>“In 2014 we discovered that a very small body in the Centaurs region …

Astronomy

Astronomers locate distant region of newly forming stars on the far side of the Milky Way

It sits more than 66,000 light-years away<p>For the first time ever, astronomers have pinpointed the location of a luminous light source on the opposite side of the Milky Way Galaxy, far beyond the galactic center. The source — a region of space where massive stars are being born — is located in a …

Scientists just completed the first-ever "atlas of life"

Climate Change, Deforestation, and Wildlife<p>The numbers spell grim news for wildlife: according to the International Union for the Conservation of …

Biodiversity

The world's first zero emissions zone could be coming in 2035

Zero Emissions Zone<p>Oxford city centre is considering becoming the first Zero Emissions Zone (ZEZ) in the world. The proposed plan would call for …

Asking After The Future At The World Frontiers Forum

A polymath inventor and entrepreneur debuts a TED-like conference for cross-pollinating ideas.<p>You know you’re at a big ideas conference when Segway inventor Dean Kamen offers a ride to the X-Prize Summit on his private jet to Matthias Sundin, a young member of the Swedish parliament who funded his …

Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing.<p>Now astronomers have detected about half of this missing content for the first time, in a discovery that could resolve a long-standing paradox.<p>The conundrum first …

Universe

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

University of Pennsylvania

Hearts can now survive outside of the human body

Heart Safe Box<p>Conventional methods of heart transplantation require that a donated organ reach its recipient within four hours of removal. Now, …

Magic mushrooms "reset" key brain circuits in depressed people

‘Shrooming Through Sadness<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use as party drugs, but less so for …

What doctors can tell about your health just by looking at your eyes

If seeing well isn't enough of a priority, here's a better reason to get your vision checked regularly: A third of all known genetic syndromes can …

High Blood Pressure

This 18-Year-Old Makes Innovative Prosthetics From Recycled Plastic

Form5, founded by high school student Aaron Westbrook, wants to create a series of more sustainably sourced devices.<p>Aaron Westbrook was born with only one hand. Several years ago, while a freshman at New Albany High School in Ohio, he tried out his first prosthetic. It didn’t fit well, and cost …

Stanford's ultra-cheap batteries are ushering in a new age in energy

Let’s Get Salty<p>Researchers from Stanford University have developed an inexpensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries that could better help us …

NASA press release says our solar system has a 9th planet

Planet Nine<p>Earlier this month, NASA issued a press release stating that it’s likely that our solar system has a ninth planet—even if it’s proving …