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Coronavirus Has Created a Sex Boom—but Maybe Not a Baby Boom

The clubs are shut. The pubs are shut. Tinder dates are canceled. One-night stands are practically illegal. But, despite these obvious hurdles, coronavirus has still created a sex industry sales boom. Wired UK This story originally appeared on ...

Space Photos of the Week: Awesome Planets and Ancient Gods

In 1781, astronomer William Herschel discovered a new planet. He wanted to name it Georgian Sidus (George’s Star) after King George III, but all of the other planets in the solar system were named after Roman gods. Fellow astronomer Johanne Bode ...

Pregnant Katy Perry announces she is having a girl

Pop music star Katy Perry and her fiance, film and TV actor Orlando Bloom, have announced they are expecting a daughter.

The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ tops the U.S. album chart

April 4 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter The Weeknd's After Hours is the No. 1 album in the United States this week. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Saturday is Lil Uzi Vert's Eternal Atake, followed by Lil Baby's My Turn at No. 3, Bad ...

Trump fires intelligence watchdog who sent whistle-blower complaint to Congress

April 4 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump has notified Congress he intends to fire the intelligence committee inspector general who told lawmakers last year about a whistle-blower complaint that led to the House impeachment inquiry. The president sent ...

Texts From Politicians Could Be More Dangerous Than Ever

Covid-19 has forced 2020 US political campaigns to abandon door-to-door canvassing, rallies, and fundraising extravaganzas—leaving them grasping for ways to build meaningful interpersonal bonds, just like the rest of us. Politicians want to be your ...

A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

Everybody's worried about Zoom this week. As the video conferencing software rocketed to 200 million users amid widespread shelter-in-place orders, security and privacy pros have catalogued a litany of issues. It's probably perfectly fine for most ...

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

From the coefficient on the x2 term, –0.1816, I can find the initial velocity v0 (assuming this elephant jump takes place on Earth, with a gravitational field of g = 9.8 N/kg, which seems like a safe bet). Illustration: Rhett Allain If you ...

Jean-Luc Picard Is the Captain We Need Right Now

The new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard features the return of the iconic character Captain Jean-Luc Picard, last seen in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis. Science fiction author Daniel H. Wilson was pleased to see Patrick Stewart return to ...

‘Flash,’ ‘When Calls the Heart’ actor Logan Williams dead at 16

April 4 (UPI) -- Canadian actor Logan Williams -- known for his roles in The Flash and When Calls the Heart -- has died at age 16, his mother said. The family is "absolutely devastated" by Williams' death Thursday, his mother Marlyse Williams told ...

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