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Scientists discover coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River

Scientists have discovered vibrant coral reef ecosystem near the mouth of the Amazon River that stretches roughly 3,700 square miles -- even though coral isn't supposed to be able to grow there in the first place.<p>The reef described in the journal Science Advances could shed light on how these …

Rio De Janeiro

What Happens When Women Get Their Periods in Space

Women here on Earth may think of their periods as monthly inconveniences, but consider what it's like for astronauts aboard the International Space …

Here's How Many Straight Women Have Taken a Dip in the Lady Pond | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter, So This Happened, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>In the context of the study, female same-sex contact was defined as giving or receiving oral sex, as well as any other "sexual experience" with another woman. For men, on the other …

Republicans would be screwed without racist voters

For years, Republicans have bristled at these sorts of descriptions, especially because Democrats tend to leave out the first part, painting the party as purely racist. But this election has forced Republicans to confront reality: A healthy chunk of Republican voters don't have a broad objection to …

Republicans

7 Tips For Pulling Off An Epic Easter Egg Hunt

Countless kids excitedly await Easter Sunday for the most festive of celebratory activities that comes with it: the egg hunt. Whether you’re 5 or 55, a brilliantly executed egg hunt is delightful and delicious -- and there is no thrill equal to discovering a beautifully decorated egg cunningly …

The Dragon Slayer: An exclusive interview the man who saved the internet

Two years ago, John Oliver called Tom Wheeler a dingo.<p>The host of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> had set his sights on the then-raging net neutrality debate, acerbically calling out broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon for their throttling antics and intense Congressional lobbying. Midway through the …

'Body Hacking' Movement Rises Ahead Of Moral Answers

A curious crowd lingered around Amal Graafstra as he carefully unpacked a pair of gloves, a small sterile blanket and a huge needle. A long line of people were waiting to get tiny computer chips implanted into their hands.<p>Graafstra had set up shop in a booth in the middle of an exhibit hall at the …

Singularity

Apple's lawyer just tore into the government — here's what he said

Here is what Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell just said:<p>We received the brief just over an hour ago and honestly we're still absorbing it but we wanted to get a couple of points out for you guys as you're working your way through it.<p>First, the tone of the brief reads like an indictment. We've all …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah fires off tweetstorm arguing that Donald Trump is a fascist

Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," ripped Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in a Wednesday-afternoon tweetstorm.<p>Noah contended that Trump is indeed a fascist, based on a list of the defining features of fascism — like "fear of outsiders," and "resentment of national …

Judges weigh arguments over teacher vs. student rights in landmark tenure lawsuit

An overflow crowd at a state appellate courtroom in Los Angeles listened attentively Thursday to the latest round in an ongoing argument about the intersection of students' rights and teachers' rights.<p>"There probably isn't anybody in this room who didn't have a bad teacher sometime," presiding …

Education

'House of Cards' presidential portrait unveiled at Smithsonian

Every president deserves an official portrait, even Frank Underwood.<p>The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery unveiled a new portrait of the evil "House of Cards" president on Monday night, the museum said in a press release.<p>The portrait of actor Kevin Spacey in his role as Underwood will hang in …

Media Industry

Science Finally Explained My Resting Bitch Face to Me

After researchers used a program called FaceReader to study the phenomenon of "Resting Bitch Face," I decided to get my hands on the program myself and see how bad my RBF was.<p>I was a pretty serious kid. Teachers used to call me a "thinker," which was fine until around the time I turned 19. That was …

Vulture arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of spying

A vulture from an Israeli nature reserve has been captured in Lebanon on suspicion of espionage after flying across the border, Israel’s nature reserve authority has said.<p>Members of the Israeli public phoned the Israel Nature and Parks Authority to alert it to Facebook reports and pictures of a …

Middle East

Antarctic Fungi Survive for a Year in Mars-Like Conditions on Space Station

Fungi and lichens like those living in the most extreme environments on Earth may be able to survive on Mars, according to an experiment conducted on the International Space Station. The discovery is encouraging to scientists who hope to find traces of recent — or even current — life on the Red …

Space

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.<p>"The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we …

Stephen Colbert mocks the Oregon 'militia' asking for coffee creamer and pillow cases to sustain 'revolution'

Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night's episode of "The Late Show" ripped the lengthy supply list put out by the self-styled Oregon militia.<p>The 80-plus item list, which was reportedly sent out by the mother of Ammon Bundy, the armed occupation's de-facto leader, asked for people to send the group such …

Colorado Celebrates Legalization Anniversary: Massive Drop in Arrests and Millions in Tax Revenue

More than three years have passed since Colorado residents voted to legalize marijuana, which immediately allowed adults to possess and cultivate limited amounts of marijuana. This past New Year's Day marked the two-year anniversary of adults being able to legally buy marijuana in Colorado. The …

When a Teacher's Email About My Son's Food Allergies Made Me Cry

<i>By Shannon Miskimen</i><p>My son Cayden is 5 and in kindergarten. He's no stranger to class parties at the holidays, as he's been in daycare and preschool since he was 2 and a half. He's also no stranger to being excluded from these parties and from nearly every food-based activity at school because of …

Tom Brady's personal chef says sugar is the 'death of people'

In a profile of Brady and Gisele Bundchen's personal chef, Allen Campbell, by The Boston Globe's Hilary Sargent, Campbell revealed just how strict Brady's diet.<p>In addition to eating "80%" vegetables, which excludes nightshades like tomatoes and peppers, Brady also doesn't have coffee, caffeine, …

Tom Brady

8 Next-Generation Organizers That Will Transform Your Home

These innovative Kickstarter projects have got us excited about the future of tidying up.<p>These innovative Kickstarter projects have got us excited about the future of tidying up.

Diversity Policies Rarely Make Companies Fairer, and They Feel Threatening to White Men

U.S. companies spend millions annually on diversity programs and policies. Mission statements and recruitment materials touting companies’ commitment to diversity are ubiquitous. And many managers are tasked with the complex goal of “managing diversity” – which can mean anything from ensuring equal …

Remembering 2015: Republicans Get Conned

It's hard to feel sorry for Republicans, given that they control both sides of Congress and two-thirds of state legislatures. It's difficult to feel compassion for members of a party who, for much of the year, acted like bullies. Nonetheless, in 2015 the GOP's rank-and-file get royally conned, not …

The Secret Airline Passenger Rights You Don't Know About

Two days ago I was thrown off an airplane.<p>To be precise, I was “involuntarily denied boarding.”<p>I never stepped foot on the airplane, just stood by …

Flying

Sheriff: Mom plotted 'affluenza' teen's escape

FORT WORTH, Texas — The mom of a Texas teen caught Monday in Mexico after spurring an international manhunt planned their departure down to the going-away party before they fled, said the sheriff who was determined to find them.<p>Ethan Couch, known for invoking an "affluenza" defense after he killed …

Crime

How Donald Trump destroyed the Republican Party in 2015

History will remember 2015 as the year when The Republican Party As We Knew It was destroyed by Donald Trump. An entity called the GOP will survive — but can never be the same.<p>Am I overstating Trump’s impact, given that not a single vote has been cast? Hardly. I’m not sure it’s possible to …

Government

This Christmas, Tune It All Out

Americans are just about the safest people in the world, but we're more frightened than ever<p>Before I had kids, I despised Christmas.<p>I thought the …

Death And Taxes | SPIN

Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer are being sued for allegedly stealing the idea for their hit Netflix series. Charlie Kessler is…<p>In an …