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  • You can't just accuse people of rape

    You can't just accuse people of rape
    Writing in The Washington Post about the University of Virginia rape case, Zerlina Maxwell asserts, "We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says. Ultimately, the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of...
  • Doorstep visits change attitudes on gay marriage

    Doorstep visits change attitudes on gay marriage
    A single conversation with a gay or lesbian door-to-door canvasser had the ability to change attitudes on same-sex marriage in neighborhoods that overwhelmingly opposed such unions, according to new research. In a study conducted in Los Angeles County...
  • Laughing all the way ... out of depression

    Laughing all the way ... out of depression
    The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work...
  • Proved at last: Men really are idiots

    Proved at last: Men really are idiots
    Finally! A scientific explanation for Johnny Knoxville — he of “Jackass” fame — and the fans who keep him at his dangerous and moronic antics: Male Idiot Theory. New research has rigorously tested Male Idiot Theory, which...
  • Study links small drain pipes to pollution at Newport's 'baby beaches'

    Small drain pipes carrying runoff from Newport Beach streets could be causing high fecal bacteria counts frequently detected in bay waters at so-called "baby beaches," according to a UC Irvine study. Bays often are home to baby beaches because the water...
  • U.S. envoy: North Korea not 'serious' about restarting nuclear talks

    U.S. envoy: North Korea not 'serious' about restarting nuclear talks
    The new U.S. special representative for North Korea policy poured cold water Friday on recent reports that Kim Jong Un’s regime was ready to resume long-stalled international talks on ending the country's nuclear program. Visiting Moscow in...
  • Amazing spider leg inspires super-sensitive 'hearing' device

    Amazing spider leg inspires super-sensitive 'hearing' device
    Talk about spidey senses! Inspired by slit-like organs in the wandering spider's leg joints, scientists have built a super-sensitive device that can detect sounds and subtle mechanical vibrations. This spider-like sensor, described in the journal...
  • Proponent of the G spot clears up misconceptions and takes on a critic

    Proponent of the G spot clears up misconceptions and takes on a critic
    "My sex life is so bad, my G spot has been declared a historical landmark." — Joan Rivers Ashley Furin had a "very satisfying" sex life with her husband, she said. Then, seven years into their relationship, she had "an experience that rocked me to...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Top 5 spices for health

    Environmental Nutrition: Top 5 spices for health
    Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, they also can boost your immune system to help your body fight disease. Some herbs and spices have specific benefits, such as calming an upset stomach or aiding in blood sugar control. It's no...
  • Titan's 300-foot-high sand dunes were formed by westerly wind

    Titan's 300-foot-high sand dunes were formed by westerly wind
    There are dark and massive fields of sand dunes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, and this week two scientific papers look at how they came to be. Titan is one of the most intriguing moons in our solar system. It is the only other body besides...
  • To beard or not to beard

    To beard or not to beard
    I dislike shaving for a number of reasons. First, shaving takes valuable time in the mornings that I could spend watching TV. Second, my beard provides ample coverage of the double chins I picked up in my late 20s thanks to college dinners of beer and hot...