The carbon-eating tower is rising in the East

The carbon-eating tower is rising in the East

Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut wants his buildings to be more than your average tower block. His vision is ambitious: create an energy-saving, carbon-absorbing civilization to fight global warming. "I want to give hope for a better tomorrow," he says. One of his eco-friendly ideas is taking root right now in Taipei, Taiwan's capital city. When Tao Zhu Yin Yuan — meaning "The Retreat of Tao Zhu" — is completed later this year, the residential complex will be covered in 23,000 trees and shrubs.

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Should Ugly People Have Their Own Dating Site?

Should Ugly People Have Their Own Dating Site?

There's a dating site called http://www.theuglybugball.com for ugly single people. (Cue the hate mail!) The idea is that "ugly" singles are more considerate, thoughtful, better people to date than hot folks. Guys – what do you think of this new dating site? Have you or would you ever date someone who was "not hot" in the traditional sense?

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My Period Made Me an Atheist

My Period Made Me an Atheist

In parts of the world, traditional customs and lack of proper hygiene products lead girls to drop out of school. In the Bronx, one Catholic man who preached about our lord Jesus Christ made me want to quit too. At 14, I hadn’t yet learned the ropes of carrying pads and aspirin in my bag or mastered tracking my flow. I was new to being a woman. So when the first ache hit in the middle of religion class, I knew I was screwed. I had no pads, and the sanitary napkin vending machines in the restroom weren’t free.

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People with a keener sense of smell find sex more pleasant and, if they are female, have more orgasms during sex

People with a keener sense of smell find sex more pleasant and, if they are female, have more orgasms during sex

Scent plays an often under-appreciated role in sexual attraction, helping to account for why visual attractiveness alone can’t explain just how physically attractive a person is perceived to be. But what role does our ability to smell our partners – or potential partners – play in actual experience? We know from past research that men born without the ability to smell tend to have fewer sexual partners. And about half of people who lose their sense of smell, through infection or injury, report negative impacts on their sexual behaviour.

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Facebook still doesn’t know what user data Cambridge Analytica actually had

Facebook still doesn’t know what user data Cambridge Analytica actually had

There are still some (big) rocks to be turned over in Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica drama. Despite suspending the data firm, which collected the personal data of as many as 87 million Facebook users without their permission, Facebook is still trying to figure how big the Cambridge Analytica problem is. “To this day, we still don’t actually know what data Cambridge Analytica had,” COO Sheryl Sandberg said on Tuesday at Recode’s annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

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