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24 Diagrams To Help You Have Better Sex

Understand consent, keep your penis safe, get it on while pregnant, and more.

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Why Dentists Should Fear Snails

She was 34, on a trip to Europe, got sick from a flu or maybe it was a virus, had to lie down and stay in bed — for months and months. A friend brought her a snail. You might enjoy its company, she was told.<p>"Why, I wondered, would I <i>enjoy</i> a snail?," Elisabeth Tova Bailey asks in her book <i>The Sound of</i> …

Premier League 2013-14: what won't happen next season

Pulis for Barcelona, Di Canio at The Hague and tributes pour on for Nolan's budgie - as predicted by Telegraph Sport.<p><b>June</b> <b><br>Stoke</b> are still struggling to find a replacement for Tony Pulis. <b>Swansea</b>’s Michael Laudrup is initially appointed, but the Dane resigns after his first training session. “I cannot …

What If Online Scams Were Real People, ‘The Inbox’ Short Movie (video)

An awesome video has been created show a humorous look at what some of the more popular and most annoying online scams would look like if they …

June 2013

What if the best thing we could do for our children is just to leave them alone? 'In Europe and America alike, many kids today are effectively under house arrest.' Jay Griffiths on why modern parenting is making our children miserable: http://gu.com/p/3ffyx/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Joel Redman/Gallery Stock

Change the colour of your eyes with a laser

This week we've discovered two possible elixirs of youth, the secret to being more attractive to the opposite sex, and a back-pain breakthrough that …

Stem Cells

Vaccinate mosquitoes to stop malaria?

<b>MICHIGAN STATE (US) —</b> Mosquitoes are deadly and efficient disease transmitters, but they also can be equally good at spreading a cure for diseases …

Public Health

The man who lives without food

Rob Rhinehart has replaced all his meals with a nutrient-rich shake he calls ‘Soylent’. Is it dangerous? Or the future of food? Will Storr reports.<p><b>Last Christmas, Rob Rhinehart</b> realised that <b>food</b> doesn’t work. At least, not very well. Its function is to deliver the energy and nutrition that the body …

Heavily stubbled men are more attractive, says science

This week science has shown that clean shaven is not always best, and that brief periods of stress are actually good for you. We've seen modified …

Cancer Cells

How are humans going to become extinct?

<b>What are the greatest global threats to humanity? Are we on the verge of our own unexpected extinction?</b><p>An international team of scientists, mathematicians and philosophers at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.<p>And they argue in a research paper, …

I think, therefore I heal: the weird science of neurofeedback

It's been dismissed as bunk science for decades. But does neurofeedback deserve a second look?<p>Imagine if treating a mental illness was as simple as playing a video game — except your mind is the controller. That idea isn’t only real, it’s a therapy gaining traction in the medical community and …

Gene could rejuvenate old hearts

Old or damaged hearts could be regenerated simply by switching off a gene which prevents cells from dividing, researchers have claimed.<p>The hearts of newborns have the remarkable capacity to heal themselves after injury by generating new heart cells but we lose this ability shortly after birth.<p>Now …

Applicants wanted for a one-way ticket to Mars

<b>Want to go to Mars? Dutch organisation Mars One says it will open applications imminently. It would be a one-way trip, and the company hopes to build a community of settlers on the planet.</b><p>Uncharted waters, mountains or far away lands have always drawn explorers. History books show that desire for …

Experiment Gives Phantom Limb Syndrome To People Who Have All Of Their Limbs

A simple illusion caused subjects to mentally process an extra hand.<p>You've probably heard of phantom limb syndrome. Because of odd wiring in the brain, a majority of amputees get the (frequently painful) sensation of having a limb, even after it's gone. But a team has shown that you don't have to …

Yes, You Can Fight Invasive Species by Eating Them

Two years ago, Glenn Reynolds reported on how Caribbean divers and chefs are fighting lionfish, an invader from the Indian Ocean, by putting them on restaurant menus. Now he returns to Grand Cayman and finds the result: Yep, it's been working.<p><b>A while back, I wrote a piece here on</b> dealing with …

Bitcoin and the illusion of money

The world’s “first decentralised digital currency” promises financial salvation, but what is it and can it really deliver?<p>Dubai. Greece. Spain. Portugal. Italy. Cyprus. Ireland. The list of countries needing financial bailouts seems to go on and on. And that’s before you include those banks in the …

Bitcoin

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

How To Trick People Into Changing Their Political Views

Researchers change opinions on political issues with a sleight of hand.<p>If you're a die-hard Democrat or a die-hard Republican, you probably think that nothing could make you change your beliefs. Wrong. A study from Lund University in Sweden shows that it's possible to alter the opinions of almost …