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Why Women Don't Watch Porn

I recently went on a recommended website to watch some porn in the name of, uh, research. I've never really watched it before and was intrigued after watching <i>Don Jon</i>, a film comparing the male fantasy of porn versus the female fantasy of chick flicks. After my research session, it is now extremely …

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

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Syrian chemical arms 'to be destroyed on US Navy ship'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1032000/1032876_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534416055_28a115c8b441933a569afd781f564c62<p><b>The body charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons has confirmed some will be "neutralised" aboard a US Navy ship.</b><p>The …

Middle East

Endangered green sea turtles make a comeback in Florida

<i>By Erika Angulo, Producer, NBC News</i><p>MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. -- When Chris Long thinks back on a summer spent digging up holes in the beach, it's a job he says he "wouldn't trade ... for anything."<p>The 26-year-old University of Central Florida Ph.D. candidate spent months looking for green turtle nests, …

Divers search for clues to an epidemic killing millions of starfish

<i>By Steven Louie, Associate Producer, NBC News</i><p>As dawn approaches, teams load oxygen tanks, wetsuits and underwater cameras into vans and trucks. A motor boat is set on a trailer, and students prepare measuring tape and clipboards -- an urgent expedition is underway. At first light, the team of …

Women Still Make Less Than Men For Same Work

Despite a host of local and state laws meant to create gender parity in the workplace, women of all education levels continue to be paid less than men for the same work. Heather Boushey, an economist with the Center for American Progress, talks about why the gender gap persists.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, …

US Rappers Use North Korea for a Video Shoot

A pair of U.S. rappers say they have filmed a music video while on a trip to North Korea.<p>Dontray Ennis and Anthony Bobb, known as Peso and Pacman, …

Indian probe begins journey to Mars

<b>India's mission to Mars has embarked on its 300-day journey to the Red Planet.</b><p>Early on Sunday the spacecraft fired its main engine for more than 20 minutes, giving it the correct velocity to leave Earth's orbit.<p>It will now cruise for 680m km (422m miles), setting up an encounter with its target on …

Mars Orbiter

India's mission to Mars gets under way

India's orbiter spacecraft breaks out of the Earth's orbit and begins 300 day journey towards the red planet<p>India's Mars orbiter mission ventured out of Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday in an attempt to reach the red planet's orbit after a critical manoeuvre.<p>The Bangalore-based Indian Space …

The $38 billion nuclear waste fiasco

Doing nothing often has a cost — and when it comes to storing the nation’s nuclear waste, the price is $38 billion and rising.<p>That’s just the lowball estimate for how much taxpayers will wind up spending because of the government’s decades of dithering about how to handle the radioactive leftovers …

Associated Press News

Reid between ACA, vulnerable Dems

In the end, one man will control whether the Senate attempts to fix Obamacare after its messy debut: Harry Reid.<p>But the Senate majority leader isn’t ready to act just yet.<p>Reid and his leadership team are assessing how Obama’s proposed administrative fix to allow individuals to keep canceled …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …

Scientists want to annihilate asteroids using nuclear weapons

There's a devastating asteroid hurtling towards Earth, and humanity only has a few years to destroy it before it destroys us. Scientists around the world are looking for solutions to just that scenario, and some of them are channeling Bruce Willis to do it.<p>Experts have previously pondered the idea …

Apple's Jony Ive designs a Leica camera you will never own

Jony Ive, the industrial designer behind almost every Apple product in the last two decades, has designed a camera.<p>Not just any camera, in fact. The Brit, in conjunction with Australian designer Marc Newson, has designed a one-of-a-kind Leica M, which will be auctioned off in November to benefit …

The Layoffs Have Begun at BlackBerry

BlackBerry wasted little time in embarking on the layoffs it announced last month. On Monday, the company began handing out termination notices to …

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Battles Continue Amid Hints Of Short-Term Truce

<i>By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</i><p>WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are increasing the pressure on each other to bend in their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown. Even as they do, there are hints they might consider a brief …

Starbucks free coffee promo prods lawmakers to 'come together'

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants lawmakers to come together to resolve their political gridlock. And he's giving away free coffee to customers who set an example how to do it.<p>From Wednesday to Friday, the coffee chain is offering a free tall brewed coffee to any customer in the U.S. who buys …

Coffee

Deadly brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water system, CDC confirms

A rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system, state health regulators said Tuesday.<p>The state Department of Health and Hospitals said in a news release that the federal Centers for Disease Control and …

The 'Nuclear Option' Is Back as the Debt Deadline Approaches

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The nuclear option — otherwise known as an arcane filibuster reform that would allow a bill to pass …

French air traffic controllers' strike threatens flight chaos

Thousands of UK air travellers face possible delays and cancellations on Thursday due to planned industrial action by French air traffic controllers.<p>The strike will have the biggest impact in southern France but it is expected that all flights over France will be affected.<p>Budget airline easyJet has …

80% Of Obamacare Websites Are Still Glitchy

The Affordable Care Act’s new health insurance exchange websites were supposed to be up and running on Tuesday morning. But as of Friday afternoon, more than 80% of them still weren’t working.<p>And because of those glitches, many would-be customers are getting stalled-out webpages and error …