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Great music is 'as good as sex'

Listening to great music is as good as sex, according to new research.<p>It sparks the same part of the brain triggered by a delicious meal or a night of passion.<p>Scans found areas in the brain's 'pleasure' centre became active when people heard a song for the first time.<p>And the more the listener …

Deathwatch

<b>The death penalty worldwide</b><p>THOUGH China has reduced the number of crimes that it punishes by death, more prisoners are executed there than in all …

California Universities Aggressively Expand Online Courses, Finds Failure Rates Drop

The largest university system in America is aggressively expanding its experimental foray into Massive Online Open Learning (MOOCs), based on an unusually promising pilot course. The California State University system will offer a special “flipped” version of an electrical engineering course at 11 …

Learning about the cryosphere with Compton Tucker at #NASASocial.

The Ker 51 Varuna sporting a rather interesting four-sail reaching combo. And this from the newest boat in the fleet for Les Voiles de St. Barths. #oldschoolsailing

The Hottest Women Of The Week, starring Emily Didonato, Karlie Kloss and Miranda Kerr http://bit.ly/12UCFQo

IAU Issues Response To Uwingu's Exoplanet Naming Campaign

Given the popularity of the recent contest by Uwingu to suggest names for the closest known exoplanet to Earth (officially named Alpha Centauri Bb or …

U.S. teams from the University of Chicago, UCLA, and Wake Forest are among the 180 schools competing at the 45th EDHEC Sailing Cup in Brest, France, next week. Stay tuned for photos from this amazing student-organized event, which runs from April 20-27!

Manhattan Micro Loft by Specht Harpman Architects

It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City …

Living Rooms

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