Sara Chodosh
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017

Erectile dysfunction can be hard. No, this is not a joke, even though that pun was absolutely intended. The simple fact is that ED can have psychologically devastating effects that we shouldn't make light of. If folks are too ashamed to talk about these issues, they're more likely to turn to things like male enhancement coffee.

Kendra Pierre-Louis
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017
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“We are living in a plastic age,” Captain Charles Moore tells PopSci. “We're ignorant of its dangers, and we haven't learned properly to fear or to respect it.”

Stan Horaczek
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017
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We see hundreds or even thousands of images a day, and almost all of them have been digitally manipulated in some way. Some have gotten basic color corrections or simple Instagram filter effects, while others have received full on Photoshop jobs to completely transform the subject. It turns out humans aren't very good at recognizing when an image has been manipulated, even if the change is fairly substantial. Hany Farid is a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College who specializes in photo forensics, and while he can't share all of his fancy software tools for detecting editing trickery, he has shared a few tips for authenticating images on your own.

Sara Chodosh
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017
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Turns out bacteria cells might not actually outnumber your own, but there's still a heck of a lot of the little buggers living all over you. And since you're already sharing the rest of yourself with your partner—your bed, your shower, your saliva—it makes sense that you'd share bacterial colonies too.

Marissa Shieh
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017

Lots of people rely on insulin injections to manage their blood sugar. But after nearly a century of helping diabetics, the hormone is starting to look appealing for other uses as well.

Aparna Nathan
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017

It's relatively new to America's drug scene, but in the last few years, its victims have included everyone from musician Prince to a 10-year-old boy in Miami. The culprit is fentanyl, a lesser-known—but incredibly lethal—opioid that has become increasingly prevalent in the United States.

Marlene Cimons
at 12:11 PM Jul 20 2017
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After that oyster slides into your mouth, and you've tossed another empty shell onto your plate, do you ever think about where those shells end up?

 
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