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The 5 Weirdest Reasons We Have Sex (According to Science)

Ever since Darwin popped off his big theory of evolution, we’ve all kind of presumed that everything we do — the way we eat, the mates we choose, the way we purposely mispronounce “indubitably” for laughs, everything — is ultimately tied to one goal: continuing the species.

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Top 10 Most Important Google News Ranking Factors

The following are the most important factors for gaining high rankings in Google News as judged by the respondents: The Top 10 Most Important Google News Ranking Factors:1=strongest factor; 10=weakest “I think the algo is far simpler than search. If you have a unique article, it will rank.

Elvis Presley’s ‘Crown’ for Sale

Expensive Items Slideshow: Elvis Presley’s model teeth could be worth over $15,000.

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Xi Jinping, expected to become China’s next leader, said during his first visit to the White House that he hoped to deepen China’s friendship with the U.S. Tuesday is the first full day of the U.S. visit by Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, the man in line to assume China’s top post.

Queen of Sheba’s lost gold mine discovered, archaeologist claims

A British archaeologist working in northern Ethiopia believes she may have discovered an ancient goldmine that holds clues about where the Queen of Sheba obtained her storied wealth. Louise Schofield, a former curator at the British Museum, told The Observer she was alerted to the mine by a gold prospector while working on an environmental development project in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast: It’s Good for You – Los Angeles Restaurants and Dining – Squid Ink

By Samantha Bonar Tue., Feb. 14 2012 at 7:25 AM Remember Bill Cosby’s classic 1982 routine about feeding his kids chocolate cake for breakfast? It went like this: “The child wanted chocolate cake for breakfast! How ridiculous! … And someone in my brain looked under chocolate cake and saw the ingredients: eggs!

NASA – NASA TV to Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk Feb. 16

NASA TV to Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk Feb. 16 HOUSTON — Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk Thursday, Feb. 16, to continue outfitting the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the spacewalk beginning at 7:45 a.m. CST.

Who’s Opposed To .XXX Domain Names? Not Exactly Who You’d Think : NPR

The group selling .xxx addresses online says it makes it easier to identify adult content and block it for children. But that won’t happen if adult entertainment companies don’t move their sites — and some of them hate the new suffix. If everything is under one domain, it’s easier to censor, they say.

Is Facebook ‘Subscribe’ for real? Booming new traffic explained

As their Facebook “subscriber” lists have spiraled upward — into the thousands and tens of thousands in recent weeks — many journalists have looked on in awe and wonder. Executives at the social media behemoth say the “Subscribe” function, introduced in September, has instantly become a hugely popular feature.

Aneesh Chopra, the first White House chief of technology, resigns

Aneesh Chopra, the first White House chief of technology, has resigned after almost three years on the job. Chopra’s resignation was announced in a post on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s blog that did not explain why he’s leaving the Obama administration.

Beefing up user profiles on Forrst

I have been meaning to write a bit about something we rolled out on Forrst a two weeks back — this tiny question bar that lives right under our navigation bar. While seemingly simple on the surface, it was a blast to dream up and build (with some inspiration from Hiten Shah).

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kim jong-il looking at things

the dear leader liked to look at things. updated every other day and sometimes on the weekends too.

5 tips to grow your Facebook page from scratch

We’ve passed a big milestone over on Breaking News’ Facebook page: 100,000 likes! True, this is a pretty modest Facebook audience compared to many other major brands. But unlike some of those brands, Breaking News is still a relatively new entity in the news ecosystem. We launched our Facebook page on June 11, 2010.

Sacramento Bee fires Bryan Patrick for photo manipulation | Poynter.

The Sacramento Bee fired award-winning photographer Bryan Patrick on Friday after finding three cases, going back to 2009, in which he digitally manipulated photographs. Patrick was suspended earlier this week when a reader raised questions about his published photo that showed a great egret catching a frog, with a snowy egret reaching to grab it.

Pulitzers re-open contest after a few miss earlier deadline | Poynter.

The Pulitzer Prizes Some Pulitzer hopefuls – perhaps those who enter year after year? – didn’t realize the entry deadline had been moved up to Jan. 25 from Feb. 1. A post on the Pulitzer website explains: We have learned that some entrants, relying on past practice, innocently missed the deadline.

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