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Women Skydivers From Russia Break A World Record

A group of skydiving lovers from Russia have just broken a world record. Yes, that is them in the formation you see above. Hit the jump to find out the…

The Mary Sue | July 28, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Google Science Fair Winner Brittany Wenger Made A Neural Network That Can Diagnose Breast Cancer

Looking back on high school, I’m often surprised that I graduated with even a modicum of science literacy — let’s just say that my projects usually seemed a bit rushed,…

The Mary Sue | July 25, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Will “Pushing Daisies” Head To Broadway?

Bryan Fuller‘s been dropping hints of upcoming Pushing Daisies news for the past few months, and we have been clawing at our computer screens for just as long screaming “TELL US!” The…

The Mary Sue | July 22, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Favorite Rumor Of The Day: Spice Girls To Reunite For Closing Ceremony Of 2012 Olympics

The Spice Girls’ 1997 film “Spice World” was probably a terrible, terrible movie — it was a campy, poorly-written, and ridiculous, but I loved it to death and I still watch it…

The Mary Sue | July 20, 2012 - 4:10 pm

9 Books That Made Us Terrified Of Puberty

One of the things that comes along with being a young and voracious reader is that people give you books to read, or recommend books to you, or require you…

The Mary Sue | July 15, 2012 - 11:30 am

10 Badass LGBTQ Characters From Television

We’d like this list to serve not only as a celebration of LGBTQ characters on television, but also as a reminder that this is not the end all be all…

The Mary Sue | June 27, 2012 - 3:50 pm

U.S. Olympic Women’s 100 Meter Sprint Team May Be Determined By Coin Toss

After months of training and a strenuous 100k sprint, all that stands between either Allyson Felix or Jeneba Tarmoh and the United States Olympic sprint team may be a mere coin toss.
During qualifying…

The Mary Sue | June 25, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Breast Cancer Survivor Fights To Swim Topless In Public Pool

When Jodi Jaecks, a breast cancer survivor who underwent a double mastectomy, decided she would try swimming in order to achieve the level of physical fitness she had before she…

The Mary Sue | June 23, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Unearthing Audrey Munson, Hollywood’s First Nude Actress

Although including nude women in film as often as possible seems to be a current industry standard in Hollywood, it wasn’t always so. The very first instance of female nudity…

The Mary Sue | June 21, 2012 - 1:50 pm

The CW Is Developing A “Hunger Games”-Like Show Based On The Young Adult Novel “The Selection”

The huge success of The Hunger Games film adaptation did not go unnoticed. Hollywood is currently doing everything it can to figure out how to replicate the success of that project with their…

The Mary Sue | May 20, 2012 - 11:30 am

The Geek Guide To Dating A Geek

I’ve been a self-identified nerd since I was 16, but I didn’t always date within my identity. I dated all kinds. Hipsters. Musicians. Wannabe hipsters. Bad musicians. My current boyfriend…

The Mary Sue | May 15, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Girly Games, Games For Girls, And Girls Who Game: A Conversation With Femicom’s Rachel Weil

When I stumbled across a site called FEMICOM — “the feminine computer museum” — I knew I’d found something unique. At first glance, all I saw was a collection of…

The Mary Sue | May 12, 2012 - 3:30 pm

13-Year-Old Invents A Lollipop That Cures Hiccups

As my coworkers and roommates over the years can tell you: I have louder, and thereforefunnier, than average hiccups. The involuntary diaphragm spasms also have great timing, always managing to…

The Mary Sue | May 11, 2012 - 2:10 pm

The Japanese Have Invented Ice Bras To Keep Breasts Cool

Yes, there is more important news about President Barack Obama expressing his public support for marriage equality. But these are bras with ice in them. They are from Japan, and…

The Mary Sue | May 10, 2012 - 2:10 pm

6 Made Up Nerd Words That Made It To Common Usage, Plus 8 That Should

Let me let you in on a little secret: writers like words. We like them so much. And so where you might wrinkle your nose and wonder why on…

The Mary Sue | April 15, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Which “Hunger Games” Character Topped A 2012 List Of Popular Baby Names?

It’s not a new trend to name your child after a favorite character from pop-culture but the last few years have lent themselves to trendy names from film making their…

The Mary Sue | April 13, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Brand New Details On J.K. Rowling’s First Not-A-“Harry Potter”-Book “The Casual Vacancy”

About a month ago, when J.K. Rowling announced that she was moving publishing houses and penning her first novel that wasn’t a part of the Harry Potter series in some way, that was pretty…

The Mary Sue | April 12, 2012 - 4:50 pm

The Katniss Everdeen Barbie

We admit it! We greeted the announcement of a “Hunger Games” Barbie with a little skepticism. Okay, a lot of skepticism. The secondary marketing for the movie (which took first place

The Mary Sue | April 10, 2012 - 1:10 pm

“Snow White & The Huntsman” Videos Show Off Locations, Costumes And Action

“Mirror Mirror” may be hitting theaters first but the Snow White film I’m most excited for is “Snow White and the Huntsman” from director Rupert Sanders. We’ll be seeing a new trailer for…

The Mary Sue | March 17, 2012 - 9:30 am

It’s On: The Battle Over The “Bully” Rating Heads To Washington

The public outcry over the harsh R rating for the documentary Bully has hit a new level and headed straight to the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the people who granted that rating,…

The Mary Sue | March 16, 2012 - 3:10 pm

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