Posts tagged "science"

Scientists Unveil Terrifying And Beautiful Cyborg Flower

Behold the Frankenflower!
Researchers in Linköping University in Sweden have created the world’s first electronic cyborg plant.
What the hell is this you ask? Well, it’s basically making plant-based…

Katrin Higher | November 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm

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…

Iris Harris | October 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Katrin Higher | September 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 16, 2015 - 11:16 am

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…

Katrin Higher | September 12, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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 - 12:30 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | August 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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 - 4:10 pm

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

Are aliens actually cool? Hmmmm … probably not. …

Megan Reynolds | July 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

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

Here are your new standards, dudes. …

Megan Reynolds | July 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | June 1, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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 - 2:00 pm

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…

Beejoli Shah | March 31, 2015 - 5:15 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | March 20, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | March 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | March 1, 2015 - 10:00 am

Blue Balls Are Real, But They Don’t Hurt That Bad, Says Science

Dudes, it could be worse.

Megan Reynolds | February 26, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 3:40 pm

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…

Cracked | January 22, 2015 - 3:15 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 2, 2015 - 12:30 pm
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