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No cats were harmed in the making of this card game (we think)

Jan 29, 15 No cats were harmed in the making of this card game (we think)

Posted by in Gaming, WTF???

A Kickstarter project dedicated to exploding kittens has become the most backed campaign in the history of the crowdfunding website, becoming fully funded in just 20 minutes and earning 1000 percent of its target in less than an hour. Lest people get all up in arms, I should point out that this is not a campaign to raise funds to blow up felines. Rather, it’s for a new card game called Exploding Kittens .

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‘Science and Beauty’ explains why bugs, humans love orchids

Jan 29, 15 ‘Science and Beauty’ explains why bugs, humans love orchids

Posted by in Science

What luck! A newly hatched butterfly, we'll call him Bob, spots an exceptionally sexy female on a nearby tree. He flutters to her, but she's strangely inert. "What's the matter, baby?" he says, rubbing his abdomen against hers. Bob's buddies point and laugh. "Dude, you just tried to mate with a flower," they say.

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Life skills: Stargazing for beginners

Jan 29, 15 Life skills: Stargazing for beginners

Posted by in Space

Carl Sagan nailed it. "Even today, the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars," he wrote. "When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away." The magic that dazzled Sagan can be enjoyed by anyone with just a modicum of planning, expense and effort.

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Puberty comes earlier and earlier for girls

Jan 29, 15 Puberty comes earlier and earlier for girls

Posted by in Health

At age 6, Rebecca’s body began to develop in ways that seemed unusual. Her mother, Ellen, had noticed a change in Rebecca’s breast area, but some of the other little girls, the chubbier ones at least, also seemed to be carrying extra weight there. But there was also the hair that had begun to appear under her daughter’s arms.

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IBM’s Watson applies its know-how to Canadian comfort food

Jan 29, 15 IBM’s Watson applies its know-how to Canadian comfort food

Posted by in Technology

IBM's Watson cognitive computing system started out by winning Jeopardy, a rather frivolous proof-of-concept for some interesting technology. It then segued into more serious work in cancer research. And now it has returned to an application most of us can relate to more easily: food.

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Vaginal rejuvenation or mutilation?

Jan 28, 15 Vaginal rejuvenation or mutilation?

Posted by in Health, WTF???

One of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States — actually the entire Western world — is labiaplasty, a procedure that alters, or in some cases entirely removes, the labia minora and/or the labia majora (labia are the vaginal lips). 5,070 such procedures performed in the U.S. during 2013, a whopping 44 percent increase over the preceding year.

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Emotional versus sexual infidelity and their impacts

Jan 28, 15 Emotional versus sexual infidelity and their impacts

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science

What exactly is infidelity? Is it touching, kissing, full on copulation, or falling in love with another? And does infidelity affect all people in the same way? Well, as it turns out, all of this may just matter on the gender and sexuality of an individual more so than anything else, according to a redOrbit article.

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Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

Jan 28, 15 Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

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NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the space station in 2017.

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Pregnant women need to relax to avoid harming their babies

Jan 28, 15 Pregnant women need to relax to avoid harming their babies

Posted by in Health

Having a baby can be stressful for some moms-to-be, but too much stress could permanently damage a child’s future health. Researchers from the University of Cambridge studied what happens inside a pregnant woman when she becomes stressed, and published their findings in The Journal of Physiology.

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Why money won’t ever buy you happiness

Jan 28, 15 Why money won’t ever buy you happiness

Posted by in Science

Money is the number one cause of divorce, number one cause of stress for every day Americans, and it's affectionately labeled as the root cause of evil. Psychology researchers combed through the complicated relationship between money and emotions. They published their findings, which revealed money’s inability to buy happiness.

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