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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Early bird or late riser? Blame it on your chronotype

The number of hours of sleep we need and the time of day we sleep best varies — and the differences are natural.<p>Thomas Edison was known for trying to …

Lavabit founder: 'My own tax dollars are being used to spy on me'

The Obama administration has created a surveillance state on a scale not seen since senator Joe McCarthy's infamous 1950s crackdown on suspected communists, according to the tech executive caught up in crossfire between the NSA and whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>"We are entering a time of …

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Beirut-based contemporary artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan uses sounds to shine a light, so to speak, o...

Secure Email Options for Message Privacy

It's shockingly, disturbingly easy for the government to snoop on your emails. Here are your weapons in the fight for secure email.<p>Many of us had assumed our feeble Gmail passwords were secure enough to keep prying eyes out of our email accounts. (I used a letter, a number, <i>and</i> a symbol!) But with …

The Week In Numbers: The First Lab-Grown Burger, 3-D Printed Body Parts, And More

<b>$600,000</b>: the funding the National Institutes of Health has awarded to bioprinting projects since 2007. See how 3-D printed body parts will revolutionize medicine.<p><b>20,000</b>: the number of cow cells used to make the first lab-grown beef patty<p><b>$15,000</b>: the money this team hopes to raise for a campaign to …

Sniffing Out Cancer: Dogs Are the Pros in This Lab

Ohlin Frank, a chocolate lab whose focus has the intensity of Sherlock Holmes, is only on his fourth training session at Penn Vet Working Dog Center, …

Google Tests Internet-Filled Balloon in California As Bill Gates Criticizes the Project

With its Project Loon Google has grand plans to bring the Internet to the developing world with balloons. The company first began testing the large …

How to fry a planet | Business & Economy

When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems. Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the Age of Oil, will soon be superseded by the Age of Renewables, just as oil had long since superseded the Age of Coal. President Obama …

Solar Revolution | Environment

As the sun sets over developing countries, more than a billion people are either plunged into darkness or forced to rely on polluting light sources such as kerosene.<p>While clean energy alternatives exist, switching to them has been slow and in Kenya, more than 80 percent of the country’s 40 million …

A Liter of Light | Philippines

Despite living in the sunny tropics, many people in the Philippines spend their days in darkness cramped together in make-shift homes with limited privacy and electricity.<p>However, a locally raised social entrepreneur and <i>Liter of Light</i> founder Illac Diaz has developed a green, cheap and simple …