Does Dark Matter Harbor Life?

ILLUSTRATIONS BY JACKIE FERRENTINO An invisible civilization could be living right under your nose. BY LISA RANDALL Even though we know that ordinary matter accounts for only about one-twentieth of the universe’s energy and a sixth of the total energy carried by matter (with dark energy constituting the remaining portion), we nonetheless consider ordinary matter to be the truly important constituent. With the exception of cosmologists, almost everyone’s attention is focused on the ordinary matter component, which you might have thought to be largely insignificant according to the energy accounting. We of course care more about ordinary matter because we … Continue reading Does Dark Matter Harbor Life?

A Sex Guide for Partners With Mismatched Libidos

Not ecstatic about your current sex life? Don’t have hours every day attempting to decipher all of the sanskrit in the Kama Sutra? Unable to bankroll a shopping spree (or a single purchase for that matter) at Jimmyjane? Here’s a sex help guide for you, fellow regular human who wants to be better in bed. The inaugural installment of our series The ‘Normal’ Couples’ Guide to Sex Lynsey G The Person Violet, Los Angeles, California Age: 31 Goal: A more active and more joyful sex life with her partner, despite pelvic pain and low libido. The Sex Situation: “I’m a cis … Continue reading A Sex Guide for Partners With Mismatched Libidos