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The science of sex: how normal are your sexual fantasies?

If you’ve dreamed about sex with a celebrity, or perhaps about golden showers, you have sexual fantasies. But are these thoughts normal, or do you have deviant dreams that few others share? Researchers at the University of Montreal were struck by how often they encountered studies about unusual sexual fantasies without anyone defining them. They wanted…

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The Ig Nobel prizes

This year’s Ig Nobel prizes have been announced, with the science of slippery banana skins and the therapeutic effect of beauty among the winners. The awards, which recognise research that “first makes you laugh, and then makes you think”, were presented in a ceremony at Harvard University in the US. Scientists from Canada and China…

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