A Lesbian’s Guide to Making Sure You’re Doing Oral Sex Right

by merritt k Listen up y’all, because your good pal merritt is about to reveal another secret of lesbian sexual charisma. This time: oral. Giving head. Eating pussy. Cunnilingus. Whatever you call it, it’s too often done poorly, for the wrong reasons, or not at all. Let’s see what we can do about that. First, for the love of God, don’t make going down on a woman into a macho thing or some kind of bizarre gesture about “making it up to her.” More than any technique I can impart, this is key. I repeat, DO NOT make oral sex … Continue reading A Lesbian’s Guide to Making Sure You’re Doing Oral Sex Right

BIRTH CONTROL PILL OFFICIALLY LINKED TO INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER

by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Some predict that in coming years cancer rates will climb to 1 in 2 adults, and in the throes of such a serious cancer epidemic, all eyes are on causes and cures. Hormonal birth control has long been suspected of contributing to the risk of developing cancer, and this claim is further supported by a European study of cancer rates in women who use this hugely popular method of birth control. Looking at a large swath of data collected on Danish women using hormonal birth control, researchers note a link to the development of breast cancer, coming … Continue reading BIRTH CONTROL PILL OFFICIALLY LINKED TO INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER

Chemotherapy found to increase the number of tumor cells circulating in the blood, spreading it to previously unaffected areas

by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) Chemotherapy is a pretty scary prospect, but a lot of people are convinced by their doctors that its potential benefits are worth enduring the very unpleasant side effects. Unfortunately, a new study shows that getting chemotherapy before surgery can actually increase the tumor cells in your blood and spread the cancer to other areas. This adds to the growing body of evidence that chemotherapy isn’t as solid of a cancer treatment as many doctors make it seem. According to the study, which was published in Science Translational Medicine, several common breast cancer chemotherapy drugs that are used for treating … Continue reading Chemotherapy found to increase the number of tumor cells circulating in the blood, spreading it to previously unaffected areas

Astronomers Are Gearing Up to Listen for Evidence of Aliens from a Mysterious Interstellar Object

Image credit: Brooks Bays / SOEST Publication Services / Univ. of Hawaii  Creative Commons IN BRIEF The strange celestial object called ‘Oumuamua will be the subject of a Breakthrough Listen initiative to see if it’s giving off a radio signal. While the object is likely natural, astronomers do concede a slight possibility of it being ET in origin. LISTENING IN Our solar system was recently introduced to the first interstellar object in late November. The object, called ‘Oumuamua (a Hawaiian word for “messenger”), has caught the attention of astronomers and space enthusiasts who are toying with the possibility of it … Continue reading Astronomers Are Gearing Up to Listen for Evidence of Aliens from a Mysterious Interstellar Object

The minds of plants

Fast learner; Mimosa Pudica, the touch-me-not. Photo Suppasak Inganinanda From the memories of flowers to the sociability of trees, the cognitive capacities of our vegetal cousins are all around us by Laura Ruggles is a philosophy PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide in Australia. At first glance, the Cornish mallow (Lavatera cretica) is little more than an unprepossessing weed. It has pinkish flowers and broad, flat leaves that track sunlight throughout the day. However, it’s what the mallow does at night that has propelled this humble plant into the scientific spotlight. Hours before the dawn, it springs into action, turning its leaves … Continue reading The minds of plants

How do plants know when it floods? Recent research reveals how plants sense increased levels of water

by: David Williams (Natural News) Just how important are a plants roots to its survival? What might seem like a stupid question at first will actually surprise you if you start to look at it closely. Researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) looked into how plants are able to sense and react to soil flooding. In terms of detection, no other part proved to be more crucial than the plant’s roots. It’s a known fact that a plant lets its roots grow somewhat freely in the soil underneath it in order to gather the … Continue reading How do plants know when it floods? Recent research reveals how plants sense increased levels of water

ANOTHER FACEBOOK EXECUTIVE ISSUES WARNING ABOUT ITS DISASTROUS EFFECT ON PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY

byVic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” ~Chamath Palihapitiya In a recent talk with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, former vice-president of user growth for Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, made some rather startling comments about the impact Facebook and social media are having on human culture.  He acknowledged feeling ‘tremendous guilt’ about his involvement with Facebook, citing the fact that the technology is so widely used that it is actually affecting how human beings interact with one another, upending our entire cultural history of communication. When asked what ‘soul-searching’ … Continue reading ANOTHER FACEBOOK EXECUTIVE ISSUES WARNING ABOUT ITS DISASTROUS EFFECT ON PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY