In the beginning, there was … well, maybe there was no beginning. Perhaps our universe has always existed — and a new theory of quantum gravity reveals how that could work.”Reality has so many things that most people would associate with sci-fi or even fantasy,” said Bruno Bento, a physicist who studies the nature of time at the University of Liverpool in the U.K.In his work, he employed a new theory of quantum gravity, called causal set theory, in which space and time are broken down into discrete chunks of space-time. At some level, there’s a fundamental unit of space-time, according to this theory. Bento and his collaborators used this causal-set approach to explore the beginning of the universe. They found that it’s possible that the universe had no beginning — that it has always existed into the infinite past and only recently evolved into what we call the Big Bang.Related: Big Bang to civilization: 10 amazing origin events

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What you see below, is a hands-free automatic sperm collector. Yes, you read that right and if that’s already got you laughing, then check out the video.

The concept is probably just as you can imagine. A massage pipe protrudes and retracts after the user has gotten himself into position and the machine keeps going until it has collected the sperm. The height is adjustable and the user even gets to chose the frequency, amplitude, and temperature. There’s even a screen to provide some visual stimulation which is probably needed to help you forget that you’re currently being fellated by a machine like a cow being milked.

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“Experts noted reduced anxiety and improved overall emotional mood in the herd. Examples of dairy farms from different countries show that in a calm atmosphere, the quantity, and sometimes the quality, of milk increases markedly," the statement read. 

They also noted that local farms are already playing classical music to cows during the winter months to boost their spirits. That already "has a positive effect on milk flow.” 

Researchers will continue the experiment in a long-term study, and the developers are reportedly happy to expand the project to other farms if it proves successful.  

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