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Mar 7, 2023

PLEASURE GENERATORS in the Brain: The Neuroscience of Pleasure Explained

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, evolution, media & arts, neuroscience, sex

Brave new world let’s create happiness for everyone by putting microelectrode arrays in our brains but be careful not to create a situation like death by ecstacy by Larry Niven.

In the brain, pleasure is generated by a handful of brain regions called, “hedonic hotspots.” If you were to stimulate these regions directly, you would likely feel pleasurable sensations. However, not all of the hedonic hotspots are the same–some generate the raw sensations of pleasure whereas others are responsible for consciously interpreting and elaborating on the raw pleasure produced by the other hotspots. In this video, in addition to exploring the neuroscience of pleasure, we’ll see how understanding pleasure, happiness, meaning, and purpose can help us live better lives.

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Mar 3, 2023

CHM Seminar Series: Understanding Techno-Moral Revolutions — John Danaher

Posted by in categories: ethics, law, neuroscience, robotics/AI, sex

John Danaher, Senior Lecturer in Law at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway:

“Understanding Techno-Moral Revolutions”

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Feb 15, 2023

Scientists reconstruct approximately 9,600-year-old Zuzu’s face

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“Although the skull has an affinity with an Asian population, among individuals of such ancestry, there are a large number of structural differences, which are circumvented by closing the eyelids.”

Found buried in the fetal position at Toca dos Coqueiros in 1997 in Serra da Capivara National Park, Zuzu lived in modern-day Brazil nearly 9,600 years ago. Zuzu’s face has been wondered about by archeologists for years. Moreover, there were some controversies about Zuzu’s sex. We could finally see Zuzu’s face thanks to a new facial approximation.

Moacir Elias Santos et al.

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Feb 15, 2023

VRChat Sex Worker Denied Entry To US Over ‘Prostitution’

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UK-based Hex wanted to visit friends in the U.S. but was barred from entering due to her virtual work.

Jan 22, 2023

A Billion Years Before Sex, Ancient Cells Were Equipped for It

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Molecular detective work is zeroing in on the origins of sexual reproduction. The protein tools for cell mergers seem to have long predated sex — so what were they doing?

Dec 27, 2022

Scientists Created Male and Female Cells from a Single Person

Posted by in categories: health, sex

Cells with XX or XY chromosomes provide researchers with a new tool to study how differences in sex chromosomes can influence health and development.

Dec 26, 2022

Company Installs VR-Enabled Masturbation Pod for Employees

Posted by in categories: sex, virtual reality

A sex startup says it’s created a VR-enabled masturbation pod for companies that want to make their employees very uncomfortable, very quickly.

Stripchat, a porn site, announced in a blog post that it’s developed something it’s dubbed a “Wank Pod” to give company employees a place to engage in a little office onanism. The company even installed one in their own workplace, and plans a commercial roll out in the future.

“Each ‘Wank Pod’ is planned to come fully equipped with masturbatory accessories, including a 4K LED screen to watch VR cams boosted by Dreamcam’s technology, an Oculus Quest VR headset, lotion, tissues, and more,” the startup wrote in the announcement.

Dec 25, 2022

Male flies produce a chemical that makes females sleep in after mating

Posted by in categories: biological, chemistry, sex

A “sex peptide” transferred from male to female fruit flies during mating interferes with the female’s biological clock, reducing her chances of mating again.

Dec 22, 2022

In a first, scientists produced male and female cells from a single person

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, sex

It will provide a better understanding of how drugs affect men and women differently.

Scientists created male and female cells with the same genetic code from the same person for the first time. This unique set of cells could provide researchers with valuable insights into how sex chromosomes affect various diseases and their role in early development.

CDC/Dr. Laine.

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Dec 10, 2022

Men are losing their Y chromosome, and rats could show our future

Posted by in categories: existential risks, sex

What alternative sex-determining system will we adapt?

The sex of human and other mammal babies is decided by a male-determining gene on the Y chromosome. But the human Y chromosome is degenerating and may disappear in a few million years, leading to our extinction unless we evolve a new sex gene.

A new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows how the spiny rat has evolved a new male-determining gene.

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