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Monkeys Screwing Deer in Japan Surprises Humans, Somehow

Early this year, we all pretended to be shocked when we saw a video of monkeys having sex with deer in Japan. New research actually studies the …

Monkeys

Something huge and hard went into Uranus and it got very messy

In the distant past, Uranus took an absolute pounding, say researchers, without even cracking a smile.<p>My isn’t Uranus full of surprises?<p>Researchers …

A wolverine inspired material: Self-healing, transparent, highly stretchable material can be electrically activated

Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive …

Banana Extinction Is Possible, But Science Might Save Us

So, Can You Actually Have Sex in Space?

According to NASA, no two humans ever have.<p>Have you heard about this cool new film called <i>Passengers</i>? It's the one about space that stars some cool humans, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, who also happen to be attractive humans, which is essentially why they qualify as cool humans, as well as …

Climb into Athabasca Glacier leads to discoveries

Will Gadd has climbed mountains and ice columns around the world, but his latest adventure saw him tackle something completely different.<p>The Canmore …

University of Alberta

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

The Supreme Court Gets Ready to Legalize Corruption

The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United marches like a zombie precedent, destroying all in its path. First the case turned the law of campaign finance into a useless corpse. Now it appears the law of political bribery is the next victim. Citizens United let rich people buy candidates; now …

Campaign Finance

Herculaneum scrolls buried by Vesuvius yield another secret: metallic ink

Latest tests on charred ancient papyri reveal the invention of metallic ink to be several centuries earlier than previously thought<p>Using the world’s largest and most sophisticated x-ray microscope, scientists have read a little deeper into one of the iconic relics of the ancient world: a library of …

Archaeology

J.K. Rowling Will Finally Explain America’s Magical History In A Series Of New Stories

Before the New York-set <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> hits theaters this November, author J.K. Rowling is giving <i>Harry Potter</i> fans a chance …

British scientist says memories of spending the night with Marilyn Monroe could be implanted into the brain

Professor Bliss, 75, from the Francis Crick Institute in London, said it was only a matter of time before memory was fully understood and mastered<p>A British scientist who helped uncover the foundation of memory in the 1970s has spoken of the future possibility of visiting a "synapse surgeon" who …

Scientists may have found molecular gatekeeper of long-term memory

Dialing up the amount of the molecule strengthens recall, fly study suggests.<p>For a long-term memory to form in our noggins, a complex chain of …

A copy of Karl Marx’s “Capital” signed by Carly Fiorina is being auctioned to raise money for Bernie Sanders | Salon.com

The story of how a socialist got a copy of Marx's masterpiece signed by a Republican corporate executive is quite an interesting — and funny — one.<p>Hogness, who now lives in Brooklyn, went to high school with Fiorina in Palo Alto, California. The two knew each other at the time, and even had a piano …

TRUMP: If I were black, 'I would be so angry' at Obama

"People don't know I'm a unifier. You know, Barack Obama, African-American. If I were African-American, I would be so angry at him," Trump said at a campaign rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.<p>The real-estate mogul said the unemployment rate among African-American youth under Obama's tenure was …

Edward Snowden shuts down Kanye West and Jeb Bush in 1 tweet

Edward Snowden, it seems, has also been following Kanye West's bizarre Tweetstorm with a mixture of bemusement and, well, pity.<p>West has been tweeting …

Scientists discover prehistoric 'Jurassic butterfly'

Scientists have discovered an insect that went extinct for more than 120 million years and featured many of the traits associated with modern butterflies including markings on the wing called eye spots.<p>Known as Kalligrammatid lacewings, paleobotanists for the past century have known they lived in …

Revealed: Rusingoryx, an ancient wildebeest cousin with bizarre dinosaur traits

Scientists have unearthed the fossil of an ancient creature, found in a Kenyan streambed, that roamed the savannah 75,000 years ago<p>In an ancient streambed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, scientists have unearthed fossils of a wildebeest-like creature named Rusingoryx that boasted a weird nasal structure …

14 Times Space Was Trippier Than LSD

You can spend hours just staring at this stuff...

You can finally use some Android watches as spy communicators

Android wear is getting a big update today that will add a few much-wanted features – especially if you have a recent model.<p>Most interestingly, Android Wear is finally adding speaker support – meaning you can finally be the spy you always wanted to be and take phone calls from your wrirst.<p>The …

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Universe

Everything you know is a lie: Earth might actually be 2 planets smashed together

Did you always figure that Earth was created when the sun made love to the moon? Me too. It seems we were slightly off base, and we weren’t alone — …

What an elephant’s tooth teaches us about evolution

To prove that evolutionary change isn’t always down to the genes, just open an elephant’s mouth …<p>Long ago, perhaps even before the celebrated mists of time, there was a great family of animals that lived in Africa. The story starts some 10 million years ago and then the family grew and spread out. …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

Psychology

Ancient Babylonians used geometry to plot Jupiter's path 1,400 years before Oxford scholars

Clay tablets show astronomers used advanced techniques that had previously been credited to medieval Europeans<p>Ancient Babylonian astronomers were way ahead of their time, using sophisticated geometric techniques that until now had been considered an achievement of medieval European scholars.<p>That is …

Tablets

Ohio Politician Suggests His 'Young Gal' Opponent Can't Handle Elected Office

"The gal that's running against me is a 30-year-old, you know, mom, mother of two infants."<p>A prominent Ohio politician is questioning whether his female opponent is fit to serve, saying in a recent interview that she might not be up to the job because she's a "young gal" with children.<p>"The gal …

The Universe’s Dark Ages May Hold The Secrets To Dark Matter, Inflation, And Even String Theory

How the future of astronomy — and something we can’t even see — might open up the dark Universe.<p><i>This post is written by Sabine Hossenfelder, a</i> …

Universe