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These lamps let you grow plants anywhere - even in windowless rooms

The Mygdal Plantlamp allows you to grow plants anywhere – no sunlight required. Whether you’re stuck in an office cubicle, basement, or rainy city, …

Design

HOW TO LOVE MINDFULLY: Just ask a dog!

The term “mindfulness” can seem confusing. Isn’t the point of meditation to get out of one’s mind? To move past the endless chatter of daytime …

Relationships

North Korea Says Its New Missile Can Turn Tanks Into "Boiled Pumpkins"

It's an update of an old Soviet design and could be used in guerrilla warfare.<p>North Korea's newspaper the <i>Rodong Sinmun</i> has announced the country has a new anti-tank missile capable of destroying enemy tanks, rendering them "no more than a boiled pumpkin". The missile, an updated version of an older …

China's Y-20 transport probably operational this year

BEIJING, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- China's Y-20 large military transport, built by Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation, is likely to enter service this year.<p>…

Military

Revealed: Pentagon’s Plan to Defeat Russian and Chinese Radar With A.I.

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on a new generation of electronic warfare systems that are based on …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Blind ‘fingering’ dates are London’s latest craze

“Who wouldn’t want to get their genitals stroked regularly, pleasurably, and with no strings attached?!” writes one orgasmic meditation practitioner, with palpable enthusiasm. “(These classes) feel good, with side effects of better communication, more body awareness, less mental chatter, and the …

Charisma

Russia Proposes Dedicated Health Facilities To Treat “Gender Identity Disorders”

The facilities would also be mandated to have “at least one dildo” among their tools.<p>The Russian Ministry of Health is proposing new regulations that would mandate the creation of dedicated exam rooms throughout the country for the treatment of people with "gender identity disorders," "disorders of …

LGBTQI

New molecular scissors cut out lingering HIV—maybe once and for all | Ars Technica

Alongside current drugs, therapy shows potential to safely help nix infection.<p>For the approximately 37 million people worldwide who are infected with …

Immunotherapy

5 Simple Hacks to Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

We spend an awful lot of time in school throughout our lifetimes, diligently studying and cramming and writing exams, all in the quest to be more intelligent human beings.<p>How much time do you spend on your emotional intelligence?<p>If you're like the average human being, the answer is probably: "Um, …

Emotional Intelligence

“They really don’t want this out”: The biggest Iraq War scandal that nobody’s talking about

“The Burn Pits” reveals how a Dick Cheney-connected company got rich while U.S. soldiers got poisoned<p>The first 10 pages of “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers” will rip your heart out. In the opening chapter of this new book, Joseph Hickman, a former U.S. Marine and Army sergeant, …

Obama Administration

What It's Like to Keep Falling in Love with Heroin Addicts

Since the age of 17, I've had three long-term relationships—and all three were with men who were addicted to heroin.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Influence.</i><p>Four months ago, I dropped my boyfriend James* off at rehab—the same rehab I took my first boyfriend to ten years before. …

Relationships
LGBTQI

The truth about infidelity: Why researchers say it’s time to rethink cheating

Cristina overheard it in the garage. Her husband sat in the car, talking intently on his Bluetooth. As the car speakers blared his conversation, it dawned on Cristina that he was in the midst of breaking up with another woman.<p>"It was literally like the ground had been ripped out from under my …

University of Pennsylvania

Fitness: The best Muscle-Building Smoothie Recipes .

Whether for people who want to adjust their weight or for people who are health-concerned; smoothies are one of the best ways to achieve one’s goals. …

Fat Shaming, Toxic Masculinity, and the Gay Male Beauty Myth

It’s an idea so prevalent in the gay community that the hook-up app Grindr made it a commandment: No Fats.<p>Have you ever been told you’re too fat for …

Why Does BO Sometimes Smell Like Weed?

Body odor that smells like pot is a real phenomenon, according to some of the world's most eminent biologists and cannabis experts.<p>The first time I noticed my BO smelled like weed, I'd just had sex with my girlfriend at the time. She nudged her nose affectionately into my chest. "Hey, you smell …

Cannabis

'Autistic' monkeys created in Chinese lab

Scientists in China have genetically modified monkeys to give them autism in an experiment they hope will allow them to find better treatment for …

Autism
Painkillers

Aston Martin Vulcan For Sale For a Mere $3.4 Million

Claimed to be the first in the U.S., it's for sale—for $1.1 million more than Aston's original asking price.<p>Yes, $3.4 million is more money than most people will make in their lifetime, and it's a heck of a lot of money to spend on a car you can't even drive on the road, but if you're in the market …

Sports Cars

How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power 'Mind Over Body'

While researching the book <i>Cure,</i> science writer Jo Marchant wanted to understand how distraction could be used to nullify pain, so she participated in a virtual reality experiment.<p>During the first part of the experiment, Marchant sat, without distraction, with her foot in a box of unbearably hot …

Mindfulness

Chatbots Are Back And They're About to Take Over

Miss Piggy doesn’t like it when I ask her about Kermit. We’re having a conversation in Facebook’s Messenger app, and the famous Muppet is trying to …

Chatbots

Eva Longoria and Other Stars Pose as Gay Couples to Share a Message of Love

Eva Longoria is spreading the love.<p>The actress is part of a bold and powerful project by French artist and photographer Olivier Ciappa in which the …

Russia's Federation spacecraft 3.5 times cheaper than NASA’s SpaceX Dragon

Russia intends to spend three and a half times less than NASA on a new-generation manned spacecraft designed to replace the Soyuz family. The craft …

Here's how China could reorganize its military to become a world power

Over the past several decades, China has risen to become a prominent player on the world stage with global operations and interests far from its shores.<p>As the People's Liberation Army reorients itself toward China's evolving priorities, weapons acquisitions have garnered the most international …

Military

Putin's disturbing message for the west: your rules don't apply

Litvinenko findings further highlight Russian president’s paranoid nationalism and international indifference<p>The official conclusion that Vladimir Putin “probably approved” the murder of the former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 has again raised uncomfortable questions about Russian …

Russia

Stop hurting your engine by idling the car when it's cold out

If you're one of the many drivers who thinks it's important to idle your car — turn it on and let it sit — in these frigid winter months to protect the engine, you've likely fallen victim to a myth that may be doing more harm than good.<p>We spoke with former drag racer Stephen Ciatti— who has a PhD …

Engines