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The 7 weirdest things science has taught us about sex

Corpses can be brought to orgasm, turkeys will mate with a head on a stick, and other bizarre factoids<p>Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries through research and experimentation (and sometimes guessing and getting lucky). But sometimes we wonder how certain experiments came to be in the …

The Willy Wonka of Sriracha: Behind the Gates of David Tran's Factory

Huy Fong's chief talks about his successes, his challenges, and his imitators.<p>Even if you’re not a hot-sauce enthusiast, you may find yourself a little watery-eyed over the story of David Tran, the 68-year-old chief executive of Huy Fong Foods. The maker of America’s best-known Sriracha—a Southeast …

Bent Con | From comic-books to gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and horror

Rock music, and consequently, popular music, plays a significant role in the LGBT community. In many ways, the LGBT community can even be credited …

Philip K. Dick

Hit the open road with these 25 hacks for the best road trip ever

The only true way to experience America to its fullest is to grab a friend, hop in the car and drive wherever your journey may take you.<p>Hitting the …

How Gender Affects the Behavior of Teen Drivers

"Riding in Cars With Boys," if you're a teen girl, is probably an unwise idea.<p>There’s a poignant Subaru commercial from a few years ago in which a dad appears to be cautioning his 5-year-old daughter as she buckles into the driver’s seat and prepares to hit the road. In the last few moments the …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

My Top Ten Top Forty Songs

I have a simple test for Top Forty songs: how do they sound on an acoustic guitar, and can I sing ’em to my five-year-old daughter? Obviously, these are somewhat exclusionary criteria. Neither Drake’s “Started from the Bottom” nor YG’s “My Nigga” is going to make my list, much as I liked those …

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Why We Should Think About the Threat of Artificial Intelligence

If the New York <i>Times</i>’<i>s</i> latest article is to be believed, artificial intelligence is moving so fast it sometimes seems almost “magical.” Self-driving cars have arrived; Siri can listen to your voice and find the nearest movie theatre; and I.B.M. just set the “Jeopardy”-conquering Watson to work on …

9 Tired Movie Clichés That Need to Stop

When you watch a movie for the first time, an overwhelming feeling of deja vu doesn't mean you have magical powers — it probably means the film is …

More Americans die from car pollution than car accidents

Some day our descendants will marvel that we ever lived in cities filled with emissions direct from the tailpipes of cars. A new study from MIT suggests that in the US, 53,000 people a year die prematurely because of automobile pollution, compared to 34,000 people a year who die in traffic …

Pollution

Beijing's Amusingly Phallic New Skyscraper

The new headquarters of the People's Daily is only the latest example of the capital's unusual architecture.

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

Facebook, Google+ Prepare for National Bullying Prevention Month

"National Bullying Prevention Month," isn't until October, but social media sites are already gearing up for the conversation.<p>Facebook released a …

Handy Dating Tips for Teens From 1946 - The Atlantic

An archival film reveals what junior prom looked like in postwar America

Librarian Fired for Actually Getting Kid to Read

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A library aide has been fired for successfully doing her most basic job — getting a kid to read …

A Record-High Number of Young People Are Still Living With Their Parents: Why?

A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home"<p>Reuters<p>Another month, another record number of young people living at home long after their teenage years are over.<p>This time, it's the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporting that, despite the improved economy …

A Holy Trinity of Pop Music

Pop culture anniversaries are tricky things. Celebrate too many and you seem like a sap. Celebrate too few and you seem like you have no sense of history. You have to pick and choose. In that spirit, we bring you this thirtieth-anniversary video clip, taken from an August 20, 1983, James Brown …

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Dronestagr.am launches to showcase the world's best aerial drone pix

Demand for drones is exploding, and not to hunt down suspected terrorists, says the founder of a new social site built to share and organize pictures taken from aerial drones.<p>We might be more familiar with drones in the news that are shooting missiles at suspected terrorists, monitoring speed …

Fog, More Beautiful Than You Have Ever Seen It Before - The Atlantic

"A love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area"

Top 10 scenic drives

They don't call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes.<p>A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. See the Itineraries chapter in our new <i>USA</i> guide for more, and …

Hiking

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Turn Your Facebook Timeline Into an Actual Book With Likebooks

These days, your Facebook Timeline can serve as a digital scrapbook of your life: birthdays, graduations, weddings, trips to Disneyland and, yes, the …

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