sex
The Science of Female Condoms: The Future of Sex?

Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex. Emily Anthes investigates.
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wtf
How an Arm Wrestle Resolved a Major Airline Dispute

David vs. Goliath. Burr vs. Hamilton. Ali vs. Frazier. These fights have captured the public's imagination like few others. On March 20, 1992, another battle entered this conversation. Herwald vs. Kelleher. Okay, so most likely, you probably don't have any clue who Kurt Herwald and Herb Kelleher are and why they decided to match up against one another, but you soon will. Read More >>

transport
The Amazing Antonov A-40: A Flying Tank

When it comes to war, innovation is key and WWII saw more insane ideas and weapons of war developed than perhaps any before it. One of the more surreal was the Antonov A-40, colloquially known as the tank that could fly! Read More >>

history
The Woman Who Survived the Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic Disasters

Today I found out about Violet Jessop, "Miss Unsinkable," the woman who survived the sinking of the sister ships the Titanic and the Britannic, and was also aboard the third of the trio of Olympic class vessels, the Olympic, when it had a major accident. Read More >>

accessories
Here Come the Leap Motion Music Apps

Leap Motion is ground breaking motion detection module which launches in the UK next Monday, allowing anyone to connect a little box to their Mac or Windows computer that can detect gestures more precisely than Microsoft Kinect, for a mere £70. Eventually, Leap Motion technology will be integrated into computers, so you won’t even need to buy a separate box in order to wave your hands in the air to select, control, create, and interact with music. Read More >>

science
Meet ATHLETE, NASA's Next Robot Moon Walker

To build and supply a lunar base, astronauts will need heavy-duty space trucks for transporting gear. There's just one problem: no roads. That's why NASA engineers designed the rover they call ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer)-to handle any terrain, whether dusty, rocky, or crater-y. Read More >>

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