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The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

Rosemary really is herb of remembrance, as scent boosts memory by 15 per cent, say scientists

English folklore advises slipping rosemary into the pocket of an errant lover to help them remember their vows, while Ophelia confirmed the herb is ‘for remembrance’ in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.<p>Now scientists have shown that the plant really is linked to better memory.<p>A study of pensioners found that …

This Optical Illusion Will Break Your Brain

The Brain Photo credit: Marc Blank-Settle/TwitterA tweet by the BBC’s Marc Blank-Settle about his kid’s train track has been baffling the Internet. …

How Does a Mathematician's Brain Differ from That of a Mere Mortal?

Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, John Nash—these “beautiful” minds never fail to enchant the public, but they also remain somewhat …

Mathematics

From LA to London | Orgasmic Meditation is Coming to a City Near You | Amuse

If you’ve ever wondered if you could be having better sex, or dream of a polysexual utopia, this is a story for you. The story is about a practice called Orgasmic Meditation [OM] that besides providing key words for some top-grade clickbait, has the answers to all of your questions.<p>OK, not all of …

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Ronda Rousey More Than Just the World's 'Most Dominant Athlete'

Perfection is a false construct.<p>But in the here and now, Ronda Rousey, dubbed the world's most dominant athlete by Jon Wertheim of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>, seems as close to perfect as one might get. It's a completely unfair label to saddle on anyone. But after Saturday night's destruction of Bethe …

Talking Lenses and Travel Photography with Kansas-based Photographer Michael C. Snell

Veteran Michael C. Snell says he is a travel photographer, but is keen to point out the simple description is hardly sufficient. Shooting …

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There’s A Bat Hospital In Australia That Takes In Abandoned Baby Bats

If you think bats are terrifying, vampiric creatures of the night, you’ve got them all wrong. The abandoned bat pups being taken care of at the Tolga …

How to be a Tourist in Your Own City and Capture Remarkable Photos

Many years ago, I was in Manaus, the humid, bustling city in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. There I was chatting with a local guy and asked him …

Northern Europe

Photographer Captures Her Daughter’s Connection to the Sea in Graceful Underwater Portraits

Bahamas-based underwater photographer Elena Kalis and her daughter Sacha Kalis have a deep connection with the water. Elena has been an underwater …

Apple's Biggest Compromise With The iPhone 5c Over The iPhone 5s Is Life Expectancy

Having reviewed both of Apple’s latest smartphones here on Forbes (read the reviews of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s here) the dividing line between the two handsets is far more than the $100 difference in price. Both the 5s and the 5c are competent today, but over the life of a two-year contract …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum)<p>While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museums that take child-friendliness to a much higher level. These institutions are specifically designed to engage the younger set through hands-on, …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …