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Study suggests probiotic to prevent obesity possible

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have raised hopes for the possibility of developing of a probiotic to treat obesity and …

8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex

Going down is about to get even better<p>You probably have a ton of favorite positions when it comes to sex, but what about foreplay? If your pre-sex routine is feeling, well, routine, it’s time to get creative with your mouth moves. Take a page (or eight!) out of the <i>Men’s Health and Women’s Health</i> …

Tiny Traps Capture Individual Blood Cells

Don't worry, they're humane traps—the cells remain alive inside their translucent pyramidal prisons.<p>Gotcha! These little pyramids are actually microscopic traps designed to gently enclose single cells without killing them. The idea is that in the future, such traps could be a part of a system for …

In Vivo

Strong Link Established Between Trust and Intelligence

If you don't trust this study's conclusions, you must not be smart. (Joking.)<p>Conventional wisdom has a few things to say about trusting strangers--all things being equal, it isn't generally considered a wise thing to do. Perhaps surprisingly, then, new research has found a strong link between …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Chemistry

Why DARPA Wants An Experimental Spaceplane

An ambitious DARPA project seeks to get satellites into space cheaper and on demand.<p>So DARPA wants a reusable spaceplane. I mean, who doesn't? For decades, space experts have tried to design quick-turnover, reusable launch systems. So far, however, no one has made one that works. "There really …

The Strongest Electrical Current in the Universe Spotted, 2 Billion Light Years From Here

Looking for a source of renewable electricity? Researchers at the University of Toronto have found some serious current emanating from a huge cosmic jet 2 billion light years from Earth. At 1018 amps, the current is the strongest current ever seen, equalling something like a trillion bolts of …

Is Trypophobia a Real Phobia?

We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes<p>If you're like me and you have a visceral reaction to the image above—if it makes your skin crawl, your hair hurt, and your stomach turn—you can count yourself among the trypophobic. According to its Facebook page, which is more than 4,000 members …