A History of DC Crossovers: The Silver Age

So last time, we examined the crossovers in the Golden Age between National Comics and All-American Comics before they were merged to create, essentially, DC Comics. (They wouldn’t officially call themselves “DC Comics” until 1977. Before that, they would brand their comics as “A Superman DC Production” or simply “A… » 5/27/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

The White House Supports A Proposed Ban On Editing The Human Germline

In the wake of news that scientists in China modified the DNA of human embryos, a number of scientists and bioethicists have called for a global moratorium on experiments that could alter the human germline. The White House has come out in support of such a ban — for now. » 5/27/15 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

Why The Most Powerful Time Travel Stories Aren’t About Changing The Past

The question “What would you do if you traveled back in time?” is often synonymous with the question “What would you change about the past?”. But time travel is a rich subgenre, and some of its most interesting stories aren’t about changing the past — they’re about exploring it, so we can better understand ourselves… » 5/27/15 2:21pm Today 2:21pm

Too Much, Girl: Ridiculous Mad Max Makeup You Can Only Wear in Private

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Leaving the house is overrated. Sure, there are like, flowers, and friends, and fun things to do out there, but also you have to wear sunscreen, and spend money to do the fun things, and sometimes you have to talk to strangers when you don’t feel like it. And WORSE, you can’t always wear the exact outlandish amazing… » 5/27/15 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

I Got My Friends to Try Female Condoms. Here’s What They Thought.

I know they’ve been ridiculed. I know some people think they’re ew. Thing is, I don’t believe in judging things on blind emotion. I believe in data. So I recruited two of my friends and their partners, all of whom have a really good sense of humor, to test some female condoms for me. » 5/27/15 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… » 5/27/15 1:23pm Today 1:23pm

How Anti-Virals Exploit The One Weakness That Every Single Virus Has

Ever read about the discovery of a new protein in a virus coating, and think, “I know that must matter to someone, but who?” It matters to the people who make antivirals. Each newly discovered protein could allow them to take control of viruses like puppeteers. Here’s how anti-virals work, and why they’re amazing. » 5/27/15 10:47am Today 10:47am

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