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12 Characters From Our Childhood That Were Totally A Little Queer

Just think about it.<p>When we were growing up, there were very few out characters in TV and movies. But maybe there was more of a representation of queer figures than we realized.

LGBTQI

How To Make A Smooth Entrance At A Party

Because awkwardness shouldn't get in the way of a good time.

Body Language

43 Fabulous Ways To Live Life Like Jack McFarland

This isn't the Will and Grace show. It's JUST JACK.<p>Also follow this amazing <i>Will & Grace</i> Tumblr for every fabulous Jack moment.

Love

This Is Why You Eat So Much

No judgment, though: We do it too.<p>View this video on YouTube<p>Connect With Culture<p>FacebookLike Us On Facebook Follow Us On PinterestFollow Us On Pinterest Follow Us On Twitter TwitterFollow Us On Twitter

YouTube

Facebook Releases Government Data Request Numbers

For the six months ending Dec. 31, 2012, the total number of user-data requests Facebook received from any and all government entities in the U.S. was between 9,000 and 10,000, the company said in a statement late Friday by General Counsel Ted Ullyot.<p><b>Update: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 12:37 a.m. ET:</b>

National Security

How to Create a Composite Image: Photographing & Editing

There are several tutorials that show you how to create a composite image using two or more photos, but rarely do you see a video that shows you how …

Tutorials

Strange, Glowing Night Clouds Continue to Spread

Author: Joe Hanson. Joe Hanson Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.13.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:55 pm. 3:55 pm<p>Just after summer sunsets in northern …

Tech and Science

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Science

What you need to know about derechos

A derecho is a violent storm system that can produce widespread wind damage across a large area. It’s usually associated with a rapidly moving band …

Will beautiful plant black locust someday be used in fuel production?

Researchers are evaluating the potential of woody crops for fuel production. The black locust, in particular, showed a higher yield and a faster …

Forestry

Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Affect Opposite-Sex Marriage Rates, Study Finds

Imagine that!<p>The data sets are in, and marriage equality isn't the harbinger of death for "traditional" marriage between men and women, according to a study from the School of Community Health at Portland State University published recently in PLOS ONE.<p>The study took the number of opposite-sex …

Semen solution: can a sperm bank save bees from oncoming extinction?

Bee populations are on a dangerous decline, but a plan to stockpile reproductive fluids might offer the solution<p>Honey bee colonies around the world are dwindling, and the consequences threaten to be severe: We rely on these bees to pollinate myriad agricultural crops, including one-third of crop …

For ill pets, survey suggests when to let go - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — A new tool could help people assess their seriously ill pets’ …

This Man Wants To Power The World With Tornadoes

Louis Michaud has received funding from Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs to harness energy through manmade vortexes. Will your streetlights soon be powered by a tornado?<p>Many retired men enjoy tinkering in the garage to fill the hours, working on an old Jaguar XKSS, say, or building a dollhouse for a new …

Food Mold 101

Scientists Go Medieval To Solve Ancient Leprosy Puzzle

Look through a series of 15th-century woodcuts, and you'll find that the leper is as much an icon of medieval art as the crown or the cross.<p>Leprosy was so common in Europe during the Middle Ages that it's estimated 1 in 30 people was infected with the bacteria. But by the turn of the 16th century, …

Lower risk of hypertension for seniors who volunteer - Futurity

CARNEGIE MELLON (US) — Older adults who volunteer for at least 200 hours a year …

Paid sick days would slow down flu at work - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Universal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in …

Flu

At last, the edifice of drugs prohibition is starting to crumble

The past two months have been an incredibly busy and productive time for global drug policy reform and scientific research into psychedelic drugs. …

Campaigners vow to take clinical trial openness into their own hands

Campaigners for more openness in clinical trial data have doubled down on their opponents, with a promise to produce their own publications of trials …

The quest to make synthetic human blood

Scottish scientists have been given the go-ahead to start trials on synthetic blood developed from stem cells. After years of denials, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave researchers at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine the all-clear to manufacture …

Block nerve 'sprouts' to ease arthritis pain - Futurity

MCGILL (CAN) — The nervous system may play more of a role in arthritis than …

Pain

New deep sea community discovered off coast of Virginia

It’s one of only a few known deep sea communities along the U.S. Atlantic coastline. The researchers brought back some great photographs!<p>On May 8, …

Sorry, Dr. Oz, Green Coffee Can't Even Slim Down Chubby Mice

The diet world has a new golden child: green coffee extract.<p>A "miracle fat burner!" "One of the most important discoveries made" in weight loss science, the heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz said about the little pills — which are produced by grinding up raw, unroasted coffee, and then soaking the result …

Self-confessed liar publishes more dubious stem-cell work

He’s back.<p>Last autumn, Hisashi Moriguchi stunned the world of stem-cell science by claiming he had become the first person to transfer induced …

Post-Apocalyptic Britain And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Video: How black holes emit x-rays

At team of astrophysicists says it has shown, for the first time, that high-energy light emission is not only possible, but inevitable when gas is …

Black Holes

Why fireflies light up

A firefly’s familiar glow is caused by chemical reaction. Explanation here, plus many wonderful firefly photos.<p>Fireflies are sometimes called …

Father’s Day: Tips My Dad Says 2.0

A few years ago we solicited input from our staff and the MAKE community for little nuggets of fatherly advice. It’s a great list. Here’s a PDF of it so you can print it out and hang it above your tool bench or put it in your maker’s notebook. But the thing about dads is they’ve alway good more …