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Sexual Harassment Was Rampant at Coachella 2018

<i>Trigger warning: This article contains multiple stories describing sexual assault.</i><p>The annual Coachella music festival always promises a few things for my social media feeds: selfies in front of a ferris wheel, an array of photogenic and overpriced foods, and extravagant pool parties that are …


Michael Jordan Needled Allen Iverson Over Legendary Crossover

One of the most iconic moments of Allen Iverson’s Hall of Fame career took place during his rookie season, in an otherwise meaningless regular season …


Nut lovers rejoice: Your favorite snack protects your heart

Nuts have been a popular human snack for as long as we've been on the planet. As science continues to study the many benefits of consuming nuts, …

Holistic Medicine

‘Holy s–t I’m about to die’: Rookie skydiver realizes her chute isn’t opening

This is the moment a woman’s elation turned to terror as her parachute failed to open on her very first skydive.<p>Twenty-year-old backpacker Emma Carey …

Gold Coast

The latest research on disciplining kids will make you a better parent—and a better spouse.

shironosov/Getty<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A …

Mental Health

Thought Patterns to Avoid If You Have Social Anxiety Disorder

Unhelpful thinking styles are thought patterns that have the potential to cause negative emotions and behaviors. People who suffer from social …


Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

<b>"Good bacteria" - what are they, will they make me healthy and how do I get some?</b><p>To find out I took the unusual , and rather disgusting, step of donating my poo to science.<p>Microbes live on, and in, all of us and they even outnumber our own human cells.<p>But their favourite spot - and where they live …


What's going on in a teenager's brain?

<b>And why there are very clear differences between adult and adolescent when it comes to sleep amongst other things</b><p>How much can you blame teenagers for …


NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

How To: 33 Cool Little Android Features You Might Not Know About

One of Android's biggest strengths is its flexibility. There's usually more than one way to perform the same task, which makes it easy to find an …

Google Lens

NJ trooper’s roadside body search for weed sparks sexual assault claim

A New Jersey state trooper has been caught on camera as he groped a motorist’s genitals and buttocks during a search for weed, according to …

New Jersey

An Inordinate Fondness for Wasps

There are probably more species of them than any other animal group.<p>When talking about whether theology has anything to learn from science, the British biologist J. B. S. Haldane used to quip that God must have “an inordinate fondness for beetles.”<p>He had a point. Around 380,000 species of beetle …


25 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Totally True

They don't teach you this stuff in school.


3 Errors Parents Make When Their Kids Bully Them

It’s the end of a long day. You’ve just arrived home from work, completely exhausted. You flip on the TV, collapse on the sofa, and catch the end of …


How to Encourage Critical Thinking in Kids

In an age when most kids are glued to their phones and their primary mode of communication is Snapchat, it’s a concern for many parents as far as to …


This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …


The Scientific Reason Why Knuckles Crack Is Not What You'd Expect

Researchers conclude: It's not the sound of popping bubbles.<p>The sweet release of cracking knuckles has always baffled scientists. Over the years, …


Disappointing photos show what 15 famous US attractions look like in real life

The US is filled with iconic natural wonders, historic sites, and over-the-top attractions.<p>But not everything is always as it seems.<p>Keep scrolling to see what 15 major attractions in the US <i>actually</i> look like in real life.

New York City

Huawei P20 Pro first impressions: triple rear cameras, amazing low-light stabilisation

Huawei pulled back the curtains on its new 2018 flagship series in Paris today and most of the rumours turned out to be accurate: the top device of …

Mobile Photography

20 Reasons Why Your Teens Get Mad at You

Just when you think your teens are happy with you they start rolling their eyes and serving up a dose of unexpected anger. We can all relate to …


Want Tack-Sharp Photographs? Watch This Tutorial with Focus Stacking Made Easy (VIDEO)

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important …

Landscape Photography
College Sports

The 2018 March Madness Cinderella Guide

Chalk is for teachers and boring brackets. Sure, picking all teams with tiny numbers next to their names may give you the best chance of winning your …

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

College Sports

NCAA Tournament 2018 bracket: Proven computer simulation predicts surprising March Madness upsets

Our advanced computer model correctly predicted 9 out of 12 first-round upsets the past two years<p>March Madness is officially here! You can pick your …

College Sports

Picking March Madness 2018 based on nothing but the best jerseys

Let’s find the NCAA tournament’s best-looking uniforms.<p>I have gone through every matchup in the 2018 NCAA tournament to determine the best college basketball jersey, and honestly, these picks didn’t turn out <i>that</i> bad. OK, this bracket is not great, and you probably won’t win with it. But it’s gonna …

College Sports

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …


Worry less about the march of the robots, more about techno panic

An obsession with the threat of technology may well edge us closer to the dystopia we’re so fearful of<p>A robot cleaner infiltrates Germany’s ministry of finance by blending in with the pool of legitimate machines. After initially performing routine cleaning tasks, the robot, using facial …

Artificial Intelligence

This hairy spider is actually a caterpillar

The monkey slug caterpillar one oddly shaped creature.<p>Sometimes mistaken for a hairy spider, sometimes for moldy leaf litter, this larvae has six …