Holding Your Partner's Hand During Childbirth Does Actually Help

Your touch acts like a natural pain reliever.


The Company That Waited Decades for the Touchscreen Revolution

How the stylus-controlled graphics tablet, most notably produced by Japanese firm Wacom, helped shape our multitouch-friendly world—even if that shaping took a little while.


What Games to Buy if You Get an Oculus Rift While It's On Sale

The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is currently discounted by $200.


These Smart Gloves Let You Feel Things in Virtual Reality

Design student Danli Hu adds touch to the list of senses you can experience virtually.


The Therapists Whose Side Gig Is Professional Cuddling

More and more psychologists are turning from the therapy couch to the cuddling couch to make extra cash.


The Life of the Skin-Hungry: Can You Go Crazy from a Lack Of Touch?

As we live in an increasingly technology-focussed, socially disconnected world, we're touching each other much less than before. But what does an absence of touch do to a person?


Lustmord’s Album of Space Recordings Is a Reminder of Your Insignificance

After 25 years of working on the record, the Los Angeles-based composer talks ‘Dark Matter,’ his new release made of samples of pulsars and other sounds from the vacuum of space.


Politics, Privilege, and Crying to Podcasts: I Went on a First Date with MOTHXR's Penn Badgley

He spent five years in 'Gossip Girl' and now Badgley's recalibrated with his band MOTHXR. On this date we talked about the deep stuff, because fluffy is so whatever.


"I Was Never Interested in Hiding My Sexuality": Exploring Shura's Teen Crush Triumph

With her debut record, Nothing's Real, the young British artist has become something of a Madonna for millennials, breathing some much needed self-awareness and awkwardness into pop's classic love song formula.


Plants Know When They’re Being Touched

Researchers saw a change in thousands of plant genes occurred just minutes after they were sprayed with water.


We Suit Up with Spain's Latex Fetishists on Today's 'Daily VICE'

VICE Spain's Raül Calàbria suits up and heads to a fetish party to understand why some believe being covered in rubber is the ultimate sensory experience.