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Popular Adult Website Pornhub launches sex education centre

Popular Adult Website Pornhub launches sex education centre

The newest source for sexual health information may not be one you’d expect, but it’s worth checking out. Pornhub will be launching a free online resource for viewers, providing advice and information on sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. The Pornhub Sexual Health Center is surprising, but I think, totally exciting. The site on Wednesday, February 1, took on the challenge ... Read More »

NZ researchers express fears over future of environment

NZ researchers express fears over future of environment

New Zealand researchers voiced concern for the future of international research on issues such as climate change and extreme weather following US President Donald Trump’s imposition of travel restrictions to the country. The Royal Society of New Zealand, the country’s leading science organisation, said the US hosted many international projects and conferences and there was a significant risk that the ... Read More »

World Hijab Day 2017: Women decry discrimination over hijab

World Hijab Day 2017: Women decry discrimination over hijab

Today marks World Hijab Day. First celebrated on February 1, 2013, it has grown globally in recognition of the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the headscarf. What is the hijab? The hijab is the name for Islamic headscarves that cover the hair but it is also a general term for modest Muslim dress. The type of headscarf ... Read More »

Solar-powered water purifier developed (research)

Solar-powered water purifier developed (research)

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have come up with a way of making solar-powered water purifiers cheaper and far more efficient. You’ve seen Bear Grylls turn foul water into drinking water with little more than sunlight and plastic. Now, academics have added a third element — carbon-dipped paper — that may turn this survival tactic into a highly efficient ... Read More »

Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes not guilty in sex crime case

Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes not guilty in sex crime case

Verdict in Brent Hawkes: Provincial court Judge Alan Tufts handed down the verdict today in Kentville, N.S., saying he found significant inconsistencies in the testimony of the witnesses. Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes faced sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged incident involving his male students in the 1970s when he was a teacher in the Annapolis Valley area. Charges were ... Read More »

Humans’ oldest known ancestor was a tiny, bag-like sea creature: says new research

Humans' oldest known ancestor was a tiny, bag-like sea creature: says new research

A group of international researchers in China have discovered what they say is the oldest known ancestor of humanity. The 540-million-year-old fossil is a microscopic sea animal, no larger than a millimetre in size, called a Saccothytus. It was discovered in central China. The creature was discovered by University of Cambridge paleobiologist Simon Conway Morris and colleagues, resembled an old ... Read More »

French Police Charge Brussels Bombing Suspect Mohamed Abrini Over Paris Terror Attacks

French Police Charge Brussels Bombing Suspect Mohamed Abrini Over Paris Terror Attacks

Mohamed Abrini has been formally charged with his alleged involvement in the 2015 Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people. His lawyers criticized the French court case as Abrini is already facing charges Belgium. Mohamed Abrini was detained in Brussels in April last year over his suspected involvement in the 22 March attacks and the Paris killings, which the Islamic ... Read More »

Doctors Remove Little Girl’s Large Facial Tumor (Video)

Doctors Remove Little Girl's Large Facial Tumor

Doctors in Shreveport successfully have removed a rare tumor from a 3-year-old Brazilian girl’s face. Melyssa Delgado Braga had suffered from a myxoma, a usually benign tumor in children yet one that progresses aggressively. “It was heartbreaking,” Dr. Ghali, who secured housing for Braga’s family and convinced the health system to underwrite the cost of her hospital stay, told PEOPLE. ... Read More »

New species of crab named after Harry Potter (Photo)

New species of crab named after Harry Potter (Photo)

A new crab species has been named after two “Harry Potter” characters, and its discovery is an interesting tale in the search for fantastic beasts. The new species of crab, dubbed Harryplax Severus, can be found when you apparate to the dead coral fragments along the coast of Guam, a US territory located in the western Pacific Ocean. Harry Conley, ... Read More »

China unveils shortlist of names and logos for 2020 Mars mission

China unveils shortlist of names and logos for '2020 Mars mission'

The name and logo collecting started on Aug. 23, 2016 and ended 80 days later. The websites of the China National Space Administration and China’s Lunar and Deep Space Exploration received and sorted out the names and logos coming from China as well as other countries and regions. “We have collected over 35,000 names and over 7,000 logos for the ... Read More »