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How couples ‘click’ in just four minutes - Futurity

STANFORD (US) —When trying to make a love connection in just under five minutes, speed …

Now We Know What Early Earth Smelled Like

When one kind of microbe fed on another, the result was a rotten-egg stench—and a pathway for complex life.<p><b>P. U.</b><p><b>Early earth had a distinctive aroma. And it wasn't very nice. That's what scientists have now determined, using advanced imaging techniques to examine fossils nearly 1.9 billion years old</b> …

Feminists Must Advance Immigrants' Rights as Women's Rights

Fault lines run along color lines in American public life, and the women's movement is no exception. Over the years, feminism has become more inclusive but there is still hard work to be done to include LGBT women and communities of color.<p>Nothing will test the political will of our movement or our …

Budding psychopaths? Study hints traits may be seen in kids' brains

Could little Johnny, that kid who always seems to be in trouble for hurting other children, be a psychopath in the making? Or is he just rambunctious? And if he’s at risk of becoming a future psychopath, could science catch it early, and head off a life of trouble?<p>A new study from British …

Pink Embraces the Word 'Slut' and We Should Too

Pink embraces the word "slut" -- and we should too.<p>The first time I can remember hearing the word "slut" was in the 9th grade. I'm sure it came across in conversations before, but sitting at a lunch table full of hormonal teenage boys discussing the latest "school slut" really sticks with me. I …

Spider-Man Wanted By Los Angeles Police For Stealing $6,000 On Hollywood Boulevard

Oh, what a tangled web Spider-Man can weave.<p>On Friday, a man dressed as Spider-Man allegedly made off with $6,000 from a tour operator on Hollywood Boulevard, a place known to attract various costumed people who usually pose for pictures in exchange for tips.<p>As a result, Los Angeles Police officers …

Jon Stewart Unloads: 'Congress Doesn't Care About Meals On Wheels Unless It Is Rolling Down An Aisle'

Congress failed to avert the across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester earlier this year, which have led to a variety of painful consequences — from furloughs to air traffic controllers to indiscriminate cuts to programs like Meals on Wheels.<p>But Stewart noted that when faced with the …

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Baby Sold On Facebook: Grandfather Arrested After Selling Newborn Grandson For $830

A grandfather in India was arrested this week after selling his newborn grandson on Facebook.<p>Feroz Khan, 47, of Ludhiana city in the northwestern state of Punjab, allegedly kidnapped his daughter Noori's son from the hospital shortly after he was born on April 3, according to Punjab Newsline. He …

A newborn's placenta may reveal autism risk

Yale researchers show that analysis of placentas can reveal whether a newborn is at high risk of autism.<p>Doctors may be able to diagnose a child's risk of autism at birth, which would allow treatment of the burgeoning disorder to begin in the child's earliest days, a new study finds.<p>Solely by …

Google reports record spike in government requests to remove content

Governments made a record number of requests for Google to remove political content in the last half of 2012, the search giant said on Thursday.<p>The …

Fleurette French Allegedly Dialed 911 Because She Was Lonely, Drunk

Apparently, 911 is the loneliest number.<p>Deputies in Vero Beach, Fla. say that 64-year-old Fleurette French dialed 911 on multiple occasions in March because she was "lonely," according to an arrest affidavit obtained by TC Palm.<p>A dispatcher says when French made an emergency call around 8 p.m. on …

Washington McDonald's Supports Transgender Rights With Bathroom Message

McDonald's tagline is "I'm lovin' it," and one Washington franchise is giving us a big reason to love the hamburger chain, other than just the Big Macs.<p>On Tuesday, a Reddit user posted a photo of a memo hung in a downtown Seattle, Wash., McDonald's. "This was posted up in my local McDonalds. Made …

Hispanics help revive heartland town in Iowa

In 1980, just 200 Hispanics lived in Ottumwa, Iowa. Today, the heartland town has come to mirror the increased diversity around the country, as Hispanics now account for 11% of the population of the small town of nearly 25,000.<p>Originally drawn by blue-collar jobs and opportunities for better lives, …

The eye-popping truth about why we close our eyes when we sneeze

One whiff of budding flowers and the pressure in your chest starts to build. Your nose feels twitchy, your eyes snap shut and a-a-a-a-c-hooo -- a sneeze rockets out at 75 to 100 miles per hour. And with a long, miserable allergy season ahead, that's going to be happening a lot.<p>We all know how a …

Alex Mesa Ticketed For Running Backwards In Miami Beach, Florida

For six years, Alex Mesa has been running backwards throughout Miami Beach. He's appeared in tourists' YouTube videos and even completed an entire 5k in reverse.<p>On Saturday, police interrupted his jog.<p>WTVJ reported that four officers responding to a 911 call ticketed Mesa for obstructing traffic. …

Electronic Arts Named 'Worst Company' By Consumerist Readers; Lower Than BofA, Carnival

A Consumerist readers' poll of the "worst companies" has awarded Electronic Arts a "Golden Poo" for the second year in a row. The video game maker, whose botched release of "SimCity" recently drew intense criticism from users, earned nearly 78 percent of readers' votes, faring far worse than …

Mark Wahlberg's 'Pain & Gain' Role Was Influenced By His Criminal Past

For Mark Wahlberg, playing a bodybuilder with criminal tendencies in the upcoming film "Pain & Gain," wasn't too much of a departure. All the actor had to do was draw on his past experiences as a youth in Boston with a taste for trouble.<p>Wahlberg convinced director Michael Bay to allow him to adopt …

Ferrets Sold As Toy Poodles: Argentina Pet Dealers Reportedly Selling Weasels On Steroids (PHOTO)

Apparently Argentinian bazaar salesmen are passing off ferrets on steroids as toy poodles -- and people believe them.<p>A local news report out of Buenos Aires caught the attention of the Daily Mail and other sites this week, after a man took the "toy poodles" he bought at the La Salada market to a …

Star-Shaped Cataract Appears In Eye Of Austrian Man Months After Punch: Report

Some people have stars in their eyes, but not like a 55-year-old man in Austria, who actually developed a cataract in his eye in the shape of a star.<p>The patient initially saw a doctor because his vision deteriorated after being punched in the eye nine months earlier.<p>Doctors took a close look and …