Shani Staretz

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Why Has Female Ejaculation Been Banned in British Porn?

What has the British Board of Film Classification got against women’s orgasms? Unsurprisingly, sexist double standards are at play.<p>I wish I could …

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

As we're sipping away on a glass of stout or Merlot, we probably take for granted our ability to digest the alcohol in the drink. Alcohol, or dietary ethanol (as scientists like to call it), is technically a toxin — imbibing too much can lead to a hangover and even poisoning, of course.<p>But thanks …

Is HIV Evolving Into A Weaker Virus?

Viruses are masters at mutating.<p>So the big concern with deadly viruses, like Ebola and hepatitis C, is that they will evolve into more dangerous forms over time.<p>It looks like just the opposite is happening with HIV — although it's happening slowly.<p>"HIV can generate any mutation in the book, on any …

How One Guy Made $500,000 Off a Bottle of Beer

A typo explains the $500K profit one collector turned.<p>For many Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll make in their lives, usually …

Personal Finance

How Meryl Streep Ended Up at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Place on Thanksgiving

Just because <b>Meryl Streep</b> was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (and showered with the President’s affections) last week does not mean that the Oscar-winning actress was off the hook for cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. The <i>Into the Woods</i> star and mother of four stopped by <i>Live! with</i> …

A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

A scientist who chose to ignore the mainstream nearly 30 years ago has found a new way to regenerate nerves in the spinal cord, at least in animals. A drug that Jerry Silver, a professor of neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University, helped design a drug that has allowed paralyzed rats to …