Saturday, October 21, 2017

Study Suggests Getting Circumcised Doesn’t Make Your Wiener Less Sensitive After All

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Circumcision is a topic that often splits opinions. andrey_l/Shutterstock Getting the snip is a touchy subject, but a new study into the tactile receptiveness of pruned peckers has...

Headdress Made Of Deer Skull Is The Earliest Known Shamanic Costume

Photo credit: Depiction of an Evenki shaman in Mongolia wearing an antler headdress similar to those found at Star Carr (after Witsen 1785, 655)....

Scientists Create Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Photo credit: Shutterstock A team, led by synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, have come up with an answer...
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Monkey Takes Man’s GoPro And Goes On A Selfie Rampage

Photo credit: Trent Houdek/YouTube As a general rule, camera equipment and small monkeys don’t mix. Case in point: The footage shot at Wildlife World Zoo in Phoenix,...

Oldest Human DNA Ever Sequenced Could Rewrite Human Evolutionary Tree

Photo credit: © Kennis & Kennis/Madrid Scientific Films It now seems like the Sima de los Huesos remains were likely from Neanderthals. Researchers have managed to...

Ice Shelf Bigger Than Manhattan Could Be About To Break From Antarctica

Photo credit: Nansen Ice Shelf and the crack, taken by Landsat 8 on December 16, 2015. USGS Antarctic scientists have documented ice shelves disintegrating from the southern continent at an unprecedente...

$1bn Bank Heist Foiled By A Rather Hilarious Mistake

Photo credit: Hurst Photo/Shutterstock When there’s billions of dollars on the table and you’ve been snooping around the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, make sure you...

IHEU calls on UN to reinforce human rights mechanisms protecting LGBTI people and SRHR

Today at the United Nations, the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s director of advocacy, Elizabeth O’Casey, again called on the Human Rights Council to...

Oldest Known Pine Tree Fossil Discovered

Photo credit: Falcon-Lang et al. 2016 The tiny fossil, on the left, measures just half a centimeter long. When triceratops and velociraptors stalked the forests of the...

Newly Formed Neurons Help Brain “Catalog Memories In Time”

Photo credit: Kaonos/Shutterstock The human brain generates 1,400 new neurons per day, but their function had until now remained unknown. Sometimes it can feel every day is...