Matthew Frisk

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I Tracked My Sex Life on a Spreadsheet This Year, And I Orgasm So Much More

There are few icebreakers better than "I track my sex life in an Excel spreadsheet." I learned this in 2017, when I decided to expand on a scribbled sex diary I kept in 2016 and transform it into a fully-fledged, color-coded spreadsheet, rife with data functions and of-the-moment notes.<p>One of the …

Self-Criticism

Hillary Clinton: I will reveal truth about UFOs if I become America's next President

Hillary Clinton has vowed to "get to the bottom" of UFOs if she becomes the next President of the United States.<p>And the Democratic presidential …

Could scientists create dragons using CRISPR gene editing?

<b>The mythical dragon has been associated with Wales for more than a millennium and famously graces the national flag.</b><p>But is it possible dragons could ever exist beyond the pages of Celtic mythology or the celluloid of fantasy film?<p>Academics have suggested in a recent essay the creation of large, …

Genetics

Ask Ethan: Is Interstellar Travel Possible?

For generations, when we looked out at the distant stars, we could only wonder whether there were planets and the conditions for life-as-we-know-it around them. The past 25 years have brought forth a revolution in planet-finding, with thousands of known, confirmed planets, including many of …

Lost in Space

Devising death: 'Design & Violence' portrays real tools of violence and they are chilling

When Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people at a holiday office party in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, they were armed with a veritable arsenal: a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 assault rifle, a DPMS Panther Arms assault rifle, a Springfield Armory 9mm handgun and a Llama 9mm handgun.<p>In the wake …

Guns

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Self-help

Devil's Kettle: half of this Minnesota waterfall disappears into a hole never to be seen again.

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook and Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>Unexplained natural …

Childhood Bullying Can Have Lasting Effects On Mental Health

Bullying behavior needs to be taken seriously.<p>Bullying can have a lasting effect on a person's mental health: A new study finds that children who were bullied frequently when they were 8 years old were more likely to develop a psychiatric disorder that needed treatment as an adult, compared with …

Mental Health

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed In 75-Year Study

Is it money? Is it fame? Is it a combination of the two? A 75-year study at Harvard unveils the truth.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Have you made a lot of money this year? You did?<p>Are you happy now?<p>Oh, you are?<p>But maybe …

Science Shows Fish Feel Pain, So Let's Get Over It and Do Something to Help These Sentient Beings

<i>A set of essays in the new journal</i> Animal Sentience <i>concerning the question of whether fish feel pain is a must read. Fish are not mere streams of readily available unfeeling protein.</i><p>There are many fascinating and vexing issues in the study of nonhuman animal (animal) cognition and emotions, and …

Scientists Have Discovered That Your Brain Logs A Timestamp At The Moment Of Your Death

Scientists researching circadian rhythms and the brain’s internal clock have stumbled on a fascinating, if morbid discovery. It turns out that when you die, your brain logs a timestamp of sorts for your passing.<p>Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, following up on a 2013 study, looked at the …

A giant 'sea monster' emerges from the deep

Huge sea creatures steeped in ancient lore don't often hang out by the shore with spectators—but one did in Japan this Christmas Eve. People on a pier in Toyama Bay saw a giant squid swim up near the surface, slip under boats, and tangle harmlessly with a local diver before being ushered out to …

These 11 weapons have been in the US military’s inventory for more than 40 years

The western world is always in a rush for the latest and greatest iPhone or other tech gadgets, but troops know that some weapons systems stand the test of time without too many, if any, mods. Here are 11 of them.

Military

These are some of the crazy things scientists did using gene editing in 2015

One technique in particular, known as CRISPR/Cas9, has made it possible to quickly and precisely edit genes by cutting and pasting bits of DNA, opening the door to curing genetic defects and preventing the spread of disease. It's already been used in everything from mice to human embryos.<p>Meanwhile, …

Genetics

Marines' Robot Mule Is Too Loud For War

The LS3 is being put out to pasture<p>War is heavy. Not, just, in the deep moral implications of organized violence, but also very literally, in that fighting a war takes a lot of heavy equipment. To help lighten the load, the United States Marine Corps looked to the future: a robotic mule, capable of …

U.S. Marines

The 'DNA diet' could be a game-changer for losing weight

Here’s good news for big eaters fighting the battle of the budge — the “DNA diet’’ is on the way.<p>By 2020, genome-specific diets could help people lose weight even if they’ve tried one plan after another with no success, researchers report in the journal Obesity.<p>“Although a genetic basis for obesity …

Pull Quote

New clues suggest slaves were vital to the Viking way of life—and argue against attempts to soften the raiders’ brutish reputation.<p>The ancient reputation of Vikings as bloodthirsty raiders on cold northern seas has undergone a radical change in recent decades. A kinder, gentler, and more …

Archaeology

Ancient DNA sheds light on Irish origins

<b>Scientists have sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland, shedding light on the genesis of Celtic populations.</b><p>The genome is the instruction booklet for building a human, comprising three billion paired DNA "letters".<p>The work shows that early Irish farmers were similar to southern …

Anthropology

Dating

Poll: Americans see big government as the biggest threat to our future

Shocker! <i>Gallup</i> finds that 69 percent of Americans view big government as the biggest threat in the future. The figure is slightly down from 2013, …

World's most terrifying holiday festival is like a real-life nightmare before Christmas

Many children can't sleep the night before Christmas because they're so excited for Santa's arrival.<p>It's a different story for children in eastern …

Why women are smarter than men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

Emotional Intelligence

Divorce inquiries predicted to rise more than 300% in January

Research shows many couples make decision to split before Christmas, but stay together to avoid ruining festivities<p>’Tis the season to be jolly before filing for divorce, according to new research predicting an increase in divorce inquiries of more than 300% during January.<p>Once the Christmas tree …

Kentucky mall reopens a day after disturbances involving up to 2,000 teens

A suburban Louisville mall reopened Sunday with extra security, a day after closing early when roving bands of unruly teens caused a series of disturbances that required police to bring in reinforcements to quell the violence.<p>The night before, up to 2,000 teens created mayhem at Mall St. Matthews …

10 Natural Disasters that Struck the Medieval World

Natural disasters could have a huge impact on the medieval world – they could ruin cities or regions, and leave tens of thousand dead or homeless. …