30 Aug 2018

Meet the Rose Hip Cell, a New Kind of Neuron

It’s been more than a century since Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal won the Nobel Prize for illustrating the way neurons allow you to walk, talk, think, and be. In the intervening hundred years, modern neuroscience hasn’t progressed that much in how it distinguishes one kind of neuron from another. Sure, the microscopes are better, but brain cells are still primarily defined by two labor-intensive characteristics: how they look and how they fire.

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28 Aug 2018

North America’s first known sex doll brothel opening in Toronto

Toronto will soon be home to North America’s first known sex doll brothel, offering sexual services with six silicone-made dolls.

According to the website for Aura Dolls, the company behind the brothel, the vision is to bring a new way to achieve sexual needs “without the many restrictions and limitations that a real partner may come with.”

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27 Aug 2018

White House raises flags back to full staff soon after McCain’s death

Flags at the White House were back at full staff Monday, after being lowered for only a few days to mark the death of Sen. John McCain.

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26 Aug 2018

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ tops box office again with crazy second weekend

“Crazy Rich Asians” is still crazy rich at the box office.

The Warner Bros. rom-com brought in an estimated $25 million in its second weekend to once again top the box office.

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24 Aug 2018

There’s “no safe level of alcohol,” major new study concludes

While some medical studies — and a great deal of media attention — have focused on possible health benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation, a large new report warns that the harms of alcohol greatly outweigh any potential beneficial effects. The authors of the study, which looks at data on 28 million people worldwide, determined that considering the risks, there is “no safe level of alcohol.”

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