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Do animals have orgasms?

Well, probably, but how can you tell?<p>Ah, the age-old question. When animals are going at it like, uh, animals, how does it end? Is there an animal version of the Big O?<p>It's a bit hard to say, actually. "The short answer is that we don't know much about orgasms in other species -- in fact, …

Human Experimentation: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Understanding Calico: Larry Page, Google Ventures, and the quest for immortality

Radical life extension is a dream shared by many top Googlers<p>Yesterday, Google CEO Larry Page announced what is perhaps his company’s most audacious project: a life science startup called Calico that will pursue solutions for aging and its associated diseases. As <i>Time Magazine</i> put it, Calico hopes …

Dear Apple: Good Luck Against The Smartphone Black Market

Last week, Apple introduced two new iPhones with new features, including fingerprint recognition on one model, and extra password protections. But the new technology is up against a sophisticated black market that has had years to grow and adapt to meet the world's desire for smartphones.<p>To call …

More Than 200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars

Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet, 202,586 people from more than 140 countries have …

What Happens When You Make Someone God Of A Video Game?

"Milkshake party, clearly."<p>Late last year, gamers started chipping away at a digital cube. The creator of this cube, designer Peter Molyneux, promised a "life-changing" gift to the person who chipped away the last piece. Come May, a normal-seeming dude named Bryan did indeed remove the last piece, …

Why Futurama Was The Greatest Show About The Future Ever Aired

R.I.P. Futurama, we'll miss ya<p>The first time I saw <i>Futurama</i>, the long-running (but off-and-on) animated series from <i>Simpsons</i> creator Matt Groening, I was a kid watching it on summer afternoons at my grandmother's house. I don't think I'd ever laughed that hard--not at its colossally influential older …

8 Of The Best Students In The Animal World

As you head off to school, take a note from some of these brilliant learners, from all corners of the animal kingdom.

Apple, Microsoft And Google Could Learn Something From Mozilla’s App Store Prototype

App Stores are broken. It’s virtually impossible to find the interesting apps among the thousands of low-quality offerings. If an app isn’t in the top 10 of its respective category, chances are you won’t find it. Apple’s “Genius” feature was so dumb, it was dropped in iOS 7 and replaced with an …

4-year-old reelected mayor

DORSET, Minn. - Robert “Bobby” Tufts hasn’t made it to preschool yet, but he’s already been elected twice as mayor of a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota.<p>Mayor Tufts’ name was picked Sunday during annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. It has no formal city …

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10 Huge Breakthroughs That Came From All-Nighters

Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary.<p>Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, chronicles some memorable stories of how successful people pulled all-nighters that led to some …

10 Wacky and Wonderful Ice Cream Flavors

It's official: summer has arrived. As the temperatures rise, we've been dreaming about delicious ways to cool off. A frozen treat is the perfect way to indulge during the hot days of summer, and these recipes are definitely worth treating yourself to. Sweet, salty, nutty, fruity -- these recipes …

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Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Computer Game Concept Art

Most video games, especially the big-name, high-budget ones, are created by a huge team of people. Some are in charge of how the game plays, others …

Amazing Before And After Images Of The Visual Effects In 'The Great Gatsby'

While some of the film may have appeared to be shot on location in New York, the only minimal filming took place in Sydney, Australia.<p>Chris Godfrey, the visual effects supervisor on the film, released a before and after reel showcasing the amount of work that went into bringing the film to …

What The Future Looked Like In 1900 -- 13 Fascinating Images

1 of 14<p>Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way …

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The 10 Greatest Giant Monster Movies of All Time

The giant monster, known as <i>kaiju</i> in Japanese, is a very different beast from the human-sized nasties you find in movies from <i>Alien</i> to <i>World War Z</i>. …

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Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …

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99 Problems, Humorous Illustrations of Jay-Z’s Potential Problems

Artist Ali Graham has created 99 Problems, a Tumblr blog collecting his illustrations of what he imagines Jay-Z’s 99 Problems might be. Currently …

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Watch 60 Years of Chic Vespas Go By

There is no cuter scooter. French creative agency Nomoon animates the icon of Italian design–as a project passione.<p>On the Internet, nothing says I love you like an unsolicited, unpaid passion project. Consider the scores of meticulously conceived and choreographed supercuts and mashups made by …

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'Borderlands' Claptrap Now Available as a Talking USB Hub and Car Charger<p>Borderlands 05/11/2018 03:47 pm<p>Borderlands<p>Picnic Aboard the Millennium …

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Latest<p>Tom Holland Creeps on Tom Hiddleston and Other Marvel Stars at Wimbledon<p>Tom Holland 4 hours ago<p>Tom Holland<p>10 Best Marvel Characters Who Deserve …

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Cory Monteith’s Best ‘Glee’ Performances

Cory Monteith was found dead Saturday in his Vancouver hotel room. To celebrate his life, enjoy some of his best performances.<p><b>"I Can't Fight This</b> …

On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …