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Mark Twain on Masturbation

In 1879, 44-year-old <b>Mark Twain</b> — irreverent adviser of little girls, pointed critic of the press, recipient of some outrageous requests from his fans — took the podium at a men’s club in Paris and delivered a lecture titled “Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism,” onanism being masturbation, …

NASA Confirms the Existence of 715 New Exoplanets

Using a new verification technique, Kepler scientists have confirmed the existence of 715 new exoplanets — four of which are located within their …

Universe

Welcome to Googletown

Some days it feels like Google is taking over the world. For the residents of Mountain View, California, that feeling is personal. Two weeks ago, Google signed a deal for its very own airport just east of the Googleplex, complete with a blimp hangar large enough to house the Hindenburg. But …

The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia

The untold story of the rescue mission that could have been NASA's finest hour.<p><b>February 1, 2016:</b> <i>One of the most tragic events in the history of space</i> …

Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon

What if your dog could greet you with more than a growl, or announce the reason he's scratching at the door?<p>It sounds absurd and much like the …

More Bad News for Older Dads: Higher Risk of Kids With Mental Illness

For so long, mothers – particularly older moms — bore the brunt of responsibility for genetic disorders in their children. And for good reason. Eggs …

Tesla: 4 states contend for 6,500-job battery plant

The money will be used for the battery plant and a new mass-market electric car<p>Tesla Motors said on Wednesday that four Sunbelt states are in contention for a massive new $5 billion plant to build batteries for its next-generation of electric cars.<p>The electric-car maker released details of its …

Tiny Houses: A Big Idea to End Homelessness

Advocates tackling the nation's homeless problem are thinking small.<p>In Austin, Texas, a village of 200 tiny houses is being built for the homeless. In upstate New York, Rochester Greenovation has designed a prototype for small-scale individualized shelters. “Homeless No More Survival Pods” have …

Homelessness