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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Science Adventures

‘Tonight I Strike’: bringing sci-fi to life with a $1,200 laptop

Visit a world-class facility like Industrial Light & Magic, and alongside legions of brilliant artists you’ll find racks upon racks of servers, all devoted to one task: making the impossible come to life. But as computers have become cheaper and more powerful, technological bottlenecks have opened …

Zombie Run South Africa

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Pandemonium Fiction Collective | Where Authors Arm Themselves For Success

Welcome to House Pandemonium! Speculative Fiction, Fantastic Non-Fiction, and Experiments in Writing all come together in this Publishing House for …

8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other Top Storytellers

Fantasy novelist Neil Gaiman stresses the importance of a good name in describing the genesis of his <i>American Gods</i> protagonist. “There’s a magic to …

A Crazy Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Ships [Infographic]

The _Star Wars _vessels are puny compared to the ship from _Independence Day. _<p>Being a small child, I often think to myself: <i>What if the _Star Wars _spaceships got into a fight with the ships from _Star Troopers</i>? _Thanks to this infographic from DeviantART user Dirk Loechel, I finally have an …

Dungeons & Developers

An RPG-style talent tree<br>for web developers<p>As professional nerds, we love role-playing games. And we love web development. Naturally, we wondered what …

First grid-scale compressed air battery now operational

Compressed air batteries have long promised truly clean energy storage, but they haven't scaled large enough in recent years to be viable companions to renewable power sources. That changes now that SustainX has switched on the first modern air battery large enough to join an electrical grid. The …

iPad in Education: 7 New Schools Open in Holland with iPads as ‘Virtual School’

Image Source: | Source: O4NT<p>Today seven new ‘Steve Jobs Schools’ have opened in the Netherlands. These schools have a radical new approach, with iPads right at the center of it. The schools are located in the Dutch cities of Sneek, Breda, Almere, Emmen, Heenvliet and Amsterdam. They’ll be following …