Posts tagged "science"

Frisky Rant: I Am A Scientist, Not A “Lady” Scientist

Earlier this year, Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt and Biochemist at the University College London found himself with a bit of a PR problem when he tried to analyze the gender gap in science. According to Hunt, the real issue was that women were just too damn sexy for the white coats. While men i…

Iris Harris / October 2, 2015

Bill Nye Uses Science To Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights

It has been a pretty shitty year for women’s reproductive rights in this country, I think we can all agree. When so much progression has been made for LGBT rights, Trans Rights and more, the Right still wants to attack the decisions that women make with regards to women and reproduction. Laws are getting worse,…

Katrin Higher / September 26, 2015

9th Grade Muslim Boy Arrested For Building A Clock That His Teacher Decided Might Be A Bomb

Meet Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader living in Irving, Texas. Ahmed loves playing around with electronics and on Monday, he managed to do something seriously cool: he built a clock from scratch! And he did it in just about 20 minutes. I don’t know about you, but I can barely figure out how to work…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2015

First Human Head Transplant Scheduled For 2017

Thirty-year-old Russian computer scientist Valery Spiridonov will become the world’s first head transplant patient in December 2017.
Spiridonov suffers from a rare genetic degenerative muscle condition called Werdnig-Hoffmann disease which has no treatment.
The doctor who will perform the surgery is Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero. It is clear that this procedure is full…

Katrin Higher / September 12, 2015

Sorry, Older Sisters: Science Says You Weigh More Than Your Siblings

A small price to pay for being the favorite, right??

Megan Reynolds / August 31, 2015

NASA Has Started A Year-Long Isolation Program In A Dome To Simulate Life On Mars

Since the Earth is slowly dying because human beings are garbage monsters, scientists have decided it’s time to try and move to Mars.
In preparation for this, they have started a year-long project to simulate life on Mars so that we can all be ready to move there ASAP.
Despite scientific and technical tests which…

Katrin Higher / August 30, 2015

Hey, Maybe Look Out For People Who Are Super, Super Polite, Because They’re Actually Mean

If Becky from HR tells you your hair looks A-MAY-ZING every day when you are sure it doesn’t, watch your back. …

Megan Reynolds / August 27, 2015

The Concept of “Earth 2″ Is Alternately Frightening And Exhilarating

Are aliens actually cool? Hmmmm … probably not. …

Megan Reynolds / July 24, 2015

Here’s What Makes A Perfect Penis, According To Science

Here are your new standards, dudes. …

Megan Reynolds / July 21, 2015

Wacky Homeschooling Mom Will Teach Darwin How To Science

She’s baaaaaaAAAAAaaaaack! Remember Megan Fox, the wacky creationist homeschool mom who got SO MAD at The Field Museum for not saying that dinosaurs were really dragons and whatnot? Well, she is back with a new video, and a new field trip – to the Creation Museum in Kentucky!
Megan had a lot of adventures on her…

Robyn Pennacchia / June 1, 2015

Yes, Really: Celebrity Cat “Lil Bub” To Have Her Genes Sequenced

Three molecular biologists are hoping Lil Bub’s DNA can unlock the secrets behind rare genetic diseasesfor both cats and people.

Jenn Frank / May 22, 2015

How These Tampons (And Their “Handy Attached Strings!”) Are Cleaning Up Your Drinking Water

The next time a man tries to tell you that hearing about periods is disgusting, just remind him that if he wants a nice tall glass of water to go with his side order of shut the fuck up, he can thank tampons for the fact that his water is clean and safe to drink.

Beejoli Shah / March 31, 2015

Science Says Hugging Keeps You Healthy!

Something I didn’t realize or appreciate until I got older is how intentional my parents were about being a big hugging family when I was growing up, because most of the adults who raised them as kids were not. I guess they had the right idea, because a recent Carnegie Mellon study found that hugging helps keep us healthy! More specifically, feeling…

Claire Hannum / March 20, 2015

Easily Distracted? You Might Be A Creative Genius!

A study from Northwestern University suggests that if you find yourself struggling to shut out distractions, it may be a sign of creative brilliance. Is that not the most validating information you’ve heard in years? According to Science Daily, the findings provide “the first physiological evidence that real-world creativity may be associated with a reduced ability to filter ‘irrelevant’ sensory…

Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Badass Shark Scientist Eugenie Clark Dies At Age 92

At age 17, during her interview to apply to Columbia University, Dr. Eugenie Clark was told by the dean: “Well, we can admit you to Columbia … but I can tell by looking at you that after we put in all our time and money to give you an education, you’re going to get married…

Katrin Higher / March 1, 2015

If Assholes Won’t Stop Caring About Cellulite, Women Will Just Have To Do It For Them

Iggy Azalea is quitting Twitter, and normally I wouldn’t care, but this tweet really got me:
Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 19, 2015

I never thought I’d say this,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

5 Things Every Snob Says (Confirmed By Science)

Well, this is kind of a tragedy. I started out researching this column with the intention of writing “5 Snobby Comments Science Says Aren’t True,” but clearly the research just didn’t shake out. Time after time, I kept discovering that the most obnoxious, condescending, scarf-wearing douchebags in the world are correct, justified, and [some third…

Cracked / January 22, 2015

Looks Like “Snowflake” Doesn’t Really Mean “Unique And Special” — They Only Come In 35 Different Shapes

Remember that “snowflake” quote from Fight Club?

“Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.”

Turns out, it’s redundant! Is it weird that that’s really satisfying to me?
Our popular usage of “snowflake”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 2, 2015

The Year In Year-End Roundups: Everything The Blogosphere Thought Was Important In 2014

So many year-end lists, so little time, so we’ve rounded up the best of 2014’s year-end roundups just for you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014
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