Linda van Herwijnen

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Should You Boycott Vodka Over Russia's Horrible Treatment of Gays?

Dan Savage’s #DUMPRUSSIANVODKA boycott (particularly Stoli) to protest the government-sanctioned oppression of gays in Russia is in full swing. …

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Aubrey O’Day Shows Off Toned Body, New “Ab” Picture on Instagram

<b>Aubrey O'Day</b> is flaunting her assets. The 29-year-old singer proudly showed off her toned body via Instagram Thursday, August 1, revealing her …

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Watch A Squishy Gel Transform Into Robotic Claws

The "ionoprinting" process converts gels into machines<p>What you see here are hydrogels--squishy, aqueous semi-solids--being turned into tiny machines. By wiring a copper electrode to hydrogels (in any shape), researchers from North Carolina State University can stiffen sections of the gels, making …

How To Create The Perfect Workspace, According To Science

Optimize your performance. Or just make it pretty.<p>There's nothing worse than sitting in a dull, drab cubicle. If you're going to be stuck in one place for 40 or more hours a week, it might as well be pleasant--for the sake of your sanity and your company's bottom line. Research shows that how you …

April guide to the bright planets

April finds Venus blazing away in the west at evening twilight, and Jupiter rising at mid-to-late evening. After the Mars and Saturn conjunction on …

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Scare Tactics Don't Stop People From Using Drugs

Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.<p>For years, anti-drug and anti-smoking ads have relied on scaring people about the potential health risks of substance abuse. These are smoker's lungs! This is your brain …

Kickstarter bans project creators from giving away genetically-modified organisms

Kickstarter is clamping down on genetically-modified organisms following the success of a project to genetically engineer glowing plants for use as additional lighting in people's homes. Earlier this week and without explanation, the crowdfunding website quietly altered its guidelines for project …

Who Would Take A One-Way Trip To Mars? This Woman.

Katrina Wolfe, a 24-year-old video game designer, wants to live and die on Mars.<p><i>Mars One, a Netherlands-based private spaceflight project, announced April 22 that it would begin accepting applications for a one-way mission to colonize Mars; three weeks later, 78,000 people had already signed up. We</i> …

Matt Damon: where did it all go right for the leftwing activist, devoted dad and intelligent action star?

Decca Aitkenhead meets Hollywood's Mr Nice to talk politics, parenting and his latest film Elysium<p>Matt Damon's politics owe a great deal to his mother. The first time Nancy Carlsson-Paige saw her son featured in a glossy magazine, she was appalled. "My beautiful boy is being used to sell products," …

23 Face Morphs That Will Change The Way You See Politics Forever

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This Is What Happens When You Raise A Rainbow Flag On "Paratrooper Day" In Russia

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“Pastafarian” wins right to wear strainer on government ID

It’s not the first time a government has recognized the religion’s sieve-sporting practices<p>In some countries, cooking is like a religion. In the Czech Republic, it apparently is.<p>Lukas Novy, a Czech "Pastafarian," has legally won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer in his official government ID …

One Small Bag of Skateboard Photography Equipment for Any Situation

Suppose you want to shoot on location but you don’t have access to a car or a crew to move equipment. Impossible? With the right setup, it doesn’t …

8% of British Adults Take Stealthy Photos of Beautiful Strangers, Survey Finds

Have you ever covertly taken a photo of an attractive stranger when out and about in public? If you have, then you’re no different than 8% of Brits, …