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The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
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Did the FBI Seize My Vagina Cultures?

When the FBI raided the offices of at-home microbiome testing startup uBiome, it likely took with it data about my own health.
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I Tried Skype’s New 50-Person Video Calling Feature, My Personal Hell

Skype's conferencing feature now allows double the participants, so I tested it out.
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This GoPro for Your Dick Is Ridiculous

You can now buy the Cock Cam, a cock ring with a camera on it, for £120.
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No Nut November

Let That Be the Last No Nut November

The 'No Nut November' movement, a challenge of orgasm denial, has been co-opted by misogynists and the far-right.
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Scientists Processed 109 Hours of Oral Sex to Develop an AI that Sucks Dick

Anonymous machine learning engineers wrote 'The Blowjob Paper' to try to make this BJ machine more lifelike.
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An Example of a 2,000-Year-Old Board Game Was Found in a Secret Castle Passage

A checkers-like game was discovered in a medieval castle.
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This DIY Headset Lets You Echolocate Like a Dolphin

Using bone conduction headphones and some drone parts, marine scientist Andrew Thaler crafted a pair of glasses that help you "see" like a dolphin would.
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Deepfakes Were Created as a Way to Own Women's Bodies – We Can't Forget That

When Redditors started using AI to attach celebrities' faces to porn performers' bodies, the media reaction focused on the implications for potential political hoaxes, but we need to focus on the women they harmed.
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Man on LSD Caught After Stolen Car Chase Said He Thought He Was Playing 'GTA'

An Oregon man allegedly hallucinating on LSD led police on a stolen car chase straight out of GTA.
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Pewdiepie Is Teaching His Audience that Women Are Asking For It

A feud between Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg and a streamer who goes by "Alinity" encapsulates the way many gamers and Twitch streamers feel about women online.
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In a First, a Man Is Charged for Rape Over the Internet

Sweden’s laws don’t require penetration to call it rape.
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