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Scientists discover the animal kingdom’s first ‘female penis’

A female insect’s ability to penetrate and gather sperm from its male counterpart stumps researchers<p>Scientists have discovered four species of Brazilian insects in which the females possess a penis and the males possess a vagina. This announcement, made today in the journalCurrent Biology, …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Habitable Zone

25 Huge Trends That Will Make People Billions Of Dollars

Recently, investing gadfly James Altucher posted a "cheat sheet" for what you should be doing with your money that spotlighted a handful of "demographic trends" that investors could get behind.<p>We wanted to expand on that handful to a full-blown list of all the technologies out there that are poised …

Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found

Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life as we know it.<p>Experts don't know if the planet, …

Scientists Clone Stem Cells From Two Adult Men In Major Breakthrough

By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.<p>The advance, described …

On the Red Couch with Chef Daniel Boulud

Inside Flipboard / November 28, 2013<p><i>For the Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud, it all starts at the farmer’s market: fresh, local ingredients are</i> …

The Week in Review: Winter is Coming...No, It's Here

The Week in Review: Winter is Coming…No, It’s Here<p>Inside Flipboard / January 4, 2014<p>The new year is here and so is the snow. Winter Storm Hercules, …

The Week in Review: Gadgets and Gizmos A-Plenty

Inside Flipboard / January 10, 2014<p>The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which just completed its 2014 run in Las Vegas, was full of gadgets—some …

Gear & Gadgets

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

Florida

'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens

Before World War II, many Americans got exaggerated ideas about Africa from movies like <i>Tarzan the Ape Man —</i> movies that were filmed on Hollywood sound stages<i>.</i><p>It took time to change that view. But after the war, <i>Life</i> magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon sought to shed a new light on the vast and …

What You Should Cook in 1964, According to Vintage Bon Appétit

In 1964, the Beatles appeared live on The Ed Sullivan Show. And what were those 73 million viewers eating? We take a look at 1964 issues of BA to find out<p>Fifty years ago this Sunday, John, Paul, George, and Ringo gave their first live U.S. television performance, appearing on <i>The Ed Sullivan Show</i> in …

Cream Cheese

Trying to Help in Haiti

The cinder-block school has no windows and no doors, just a string of incandescent lightbulbs hanging down the center of the ceiling like the spine of a great whale. It’s hot and humid, and the room throbs with the voices of 200 Haitians who have paused from fishing, gardening, or painting the …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

DIY Travel Hacks That Will Change How You Pack Forever

Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, this we know.<p>Whether you're concerned about saving space in your bag or the size restrictions on the liquid toiletries, organizing all of your belongings into one spot seems like an impossible feat. What better way to hack your way to a more efficient …

You Think You Have It Bad? Here's One Of The Snowiest Places On Earth

Ok, we know we know. It's snowing...<i>again</i>. We get it. But these poor folks over in Japan get dumped on annually, sometimes with 50 to 60 feet of snow in a typical year, according to the video below. (For some perspective, they had nearly 17 feet of snow on the ground in January of this year.)<p>On the …

Terrified Vancouver pedestrians flee as mysterious Camaro speeds down sidewalk

[np_storybar title=”Watch video of the incident” link=”#1″]<br>[/np_storybar]<p>Vancouver Police are trying to track down the driver of a mysterious red …

To improve mental health, quit smoking

People who struggle with mood problems or addiction can safely quit smoking—and kicking the habit may improve their mental health, too.<p>Health …

Ice Age Infant’s Genes Show That Native Americans First Came From Asia

Toward the end of the last Ice Age, a baby boy, a year and a half old at most, was buried with great ceremony in central Montana, his body covered …

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Dreams of 'self-discovery' destroying marriage, claims psychologist

Time was when a roof over your head, food on the table and occasional bouts of sexual activity were the hallmarks of a successful marriage. Not any more. According to a US psychologist, the modern marriage must fulfil far deeper demands, and most couples are struggling to cope.<p>Eli Finkel, director …