Infographic: What A 16 Pound Baby Looks Like, In Other Stuff

Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2011

This week, a woman in Texas gave birth to a terrifyingly large 16.1 lb. baby named JaMichael Brown. JaMichael’s way-larger-than-average size is being attributed in large part to his mother’s gestational diabetes which causes her to produce extra insulin. “Although insulin does not cross the placenta, glucose and other nutrients do. So extra blood glucose… More »

I Hereby Challenge Mila Kunis To A Trekkie Trivia Throwdown

In the last week, I have learned two pieces of valuable information about Mila Kunis. The first is that she is generous with her time and is willing to spend it with the commonfolk. For example, she is attending the Marine Corps. Ball with one of our men in uniform, simply because he asked herMore »

Nerd Girl Porn: Hot Indie Director Edition

Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2011

The Casey Anthony Madness Continues

A week later, we are still in shock that Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, Caylee, and is scheduled to be released this Sunday. Apparently, the rest of the country is in the same state. Juror number 12 in the case, a redheaded woman in her 60s, quit her part-time jo… More »

The Gonorrhea Superbug Is Here

Ami Angelowicz / July 12, 2011

Did you need something new to worry about today? No problem, I can help you out with that. According to the C.D.C., a new strain of gonorrhea — aka “The Crap” — identified in a woman in Japan and two men in Norway, appears to be resistant to treatment. While no cases of the new… More »

Is Porn A Relationship Dealbreaker?

Emily Heist Moss / July 12, 2011

My mother and many of her second-wave feminist peers view pornography as an institutional ill that is degrading to women and damaging to developing sexuality. She believes that the camera-ready angles, waxed and plastic body parts and pervasive depiction of extreme acts as “normal” distort human sexuality and give young porn-viewers a whole bunch of… More »