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46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

Is Kepler-452b an Earth twin? More like a bigger, older cousin

Astronomers digging through data from<p>NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope say they have discovered the closest Earth-like "twin" circling another star ever found.<p>The planet, called Kepler-452b, is about 60% larger in diameter than Earth and circles a sun-like star that sits about 1,400 …

27 Sex Facts You Need in Your Life

This is not your high school sex ed class.<p>Even if you consider yourself a total sexpert, there is always something new to learn about sex. From all the crazy ways it can improve your health to the downright weird things that happen during the act, read on for <i>everything</i> you could possibly want to …

Sexual Health

The Somme: a terrible learning curve

Gary  Sheffield, professor of war studies at the University of Birmingham, explains what British generals learnt from the bloodbath that was the …

World War I

Starwatch: The solar system in action

Because of their enormous distance from us, the stars remain stationary with respect to each other (at least during the span of a human lifetime), creating the celestial sphere – an imaginary sphere of arbitrary size on which you can paint the locations of these fixed objects.<p>A coordinate system, …

Astronomy

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Holocaust documentary whose horrors remained unseen reaches cinemas – after 70 years

Skeletal figures, too weak to move, wait limply for help. At gunpoint, blank-faced SS officers manhandle the twisted bodies of the prisoners they starved to death, slinging them into gigantic burial pits that will eventually be filled with thousands of corpses. Bullet-riddled bodies and skulls …

History

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

Biomechanics

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

How to see Comet Lovejoy in January 2015, plus best photos!

How to see Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy – still visible through binoculars and telescopes. Finder charts and best photos!<p>The wonderful New Year’s comet – …

APOD: Cataclysmic Dawn (2015 Jan 11) Illustration Credit & Copyright: Mark A. Garlick (Space-art.co.uk) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150111.html Explanation: Will this dawn bring another nova? Such dilemmas might be pondered one day by future humans living on a planet orbiting a cataclysmic variable binary star system. Cataclysmic variables involve gas falling from a large star onto an accretion disk surrounding a massive but compact white dwarf star. Explosive cataclysmic events such as a dwarf nova can occur when a clump of gas in the interior of the accretion disk heats up past a certain temperature. At that point, the clump will fall more quickly onto the white dwarf and land with a bright flash. Such dwarf novas will not destroy either star, and may occur irregularly on time scales from a few days to tens of years. Although a nova is much less energetic than a supernova, if recurrent novas are not violent enough to expel more gas than is falling in, mass will accumulate onto the white dwarf star until it passes its Chandrasekhar limit. At that point, a foreground cave may provide little protection, as the entire white dwarf star will explode in a tremendous supernova. http://www.space-art.co.uk/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150111 #APOD