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The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

The Type of Man Most Likely to Make Women Orgasm, According to Science

It may be near impossible to whittle the female orgasm down to an exact science. But researchers from the University of Albany have uncovered some …

Scientists Say They Know Where MH370 Is—Just as Money Runs Out to Find It

With $150 million spent looking in the wrong place, scientists are now sure they know the right place. But will Malaysia fund a new search?<p>Scientists …

Trump's deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the …

Immigration

Mesentery: New organ discovered inside human body by scientists (and now there are 79 of them)

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.<p>Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few …

People Unwrapping Yeezys Experienced a Real Christmas Miracle

Gloriously childlike behavior.<p>Opening Christmas presents was so much better when I was a kid. A toy car worth a couple bucks could send me over the edge, holding it up with both hands to present it like a championship trophy while circling around the room. Now, after 26 dulling years, it’s hard to …

Every Country’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

There are two types of travelers: those who want to hit up the most popular tourist attractions of their intended destination, and those who would …

College Students Show How Easy It Is to Use Terrifying Genetic Engineering Technology

The gene drive is quickly becoming one of the most controversial technologies of our time. Its possibilities are at once spectacular and alarming: by …

Genetics

Peter Thiel may just be the biggest douche of 2016

Silicon Valley mogul and Trump<p>fanboytransition advisor, Peter Thiel may have, once again, proven that he is the biggest douchebag of the year.<p>Not only does he think higher education is a waste of time, he’s also so disenfranchised by the real world that he invested in the Seasteading Institute – …

Laser-Based Propulsion System Could Get Us to Mars in Record Time—Just Three Days

Scientists are gearing up for further explorations into space. But normal rockets aren’t going to cut it for missions to places like Mars and beyond. …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn (1962)

The American physicist and philosopher of science coined the phrase ‘paradigm shift’<p>Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) did not invent the concept of scientific revolution, but he gave it a special meaning and created a phrase – “paradigm shift” – so popular that it received the ultimate accolade: no fewer …