Posts tagged "science"

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.

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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, but:…

By: 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…

By: 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” to sarcastically mean “unique” must come…

By: 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...

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

Bill Nye Explains Evolution With Emojis

Bill Nye has been on an evolution-education kick lately. First, last week, he went on Newsmax’s "MidPoint" to talk about his vehement opposition to creationism being taught in public schools, or at all, to young children. When asked if creationism is making kids less intelligent, he responded: “Absolutely. They’re holding the kids back. These kid…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 16, 2014

This Is What Happens When You Saw A Rubber Band Ball In Half

I don't know what I expected to happen when a rubber band ball is sawed in half, but I certainly did not anticipate feeling a mixture of delight, fear and revulsion. Like, I am oddly terrified of, grossed out by and dying to touch whatever is happening on my screen right now. [IFL Science!]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2014

A Woman Misidentified As UVA’s Jackie Is Taking Legal Action Against Chuck Johnson

A woman identified by (Living Piece Of Poop) Chuck Johnson as UVA’s Jackie isn’t Jackie, and is pressing charges. (Jezebel) Bill Cosby Defender Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Bill Cosby Victim Beverly Johnson, and it was as ridiculous as you’d imagine on Whoopi’s part. (Death and Taxes) Another horrifying story about a lack of justice for rape…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 15, 2014

Dazzling Insta Pics Of The Geminid Meteor Shower From Around The World

The beautiful Geminid meteor shower, which happens annually when the earth encounters debris from the extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, lit up the sky this past weekend. It was visible to stargazers across the globe, especially those in the Northern Hemisphere. Luckily for us, plenty of talented photographers took to Instagram to share what they saw!

By: Claire Hannum / December 15, 2014

Life Dream Status: Bill Nye & Jessica Williams Will Help Us Explore Science

GE's #EmojiScience campaign, which launched today conducting experiments in NYU's science labs, provides a divine outlet for we non-Ph.D. folk who stew over burning scientific questions while wishing we had an astrophysicist on speed dial. Over the next two days, stars like Bill Nye, Jessica Williams of "The Daily Show," Gary Vaynerchu and Baratunde Thurston will help GE…

By: Claire Hannum / December 10, 2014

Science ‘N’ Stuff: 10 Very Important & No Doubt Stupid Questions I Have About Our Mirror Universe

Are you ready for your minds to be BLOWN? Via PBS and Scientific American, a new theory contends that when the Big Bang occurred and the universe expanded, it did so in two directions not just one, creating a mirror universe on the other side of the Big Bang. Except instead of time moving forward…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

Black Women Are More Confident About Entering STEM Fields

A new American Psychology Association study shows that while STEM is associated with masculinity cross-culturally, black women associate STEM with men less than white women do. The study mentions that African American women also study STEM majors more frequently than white women. The stereotypes women -- as well as men, as well as teachers, professors,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 25, 2014

5 Technological Breakthroughs That Will Change The Way Men & Women Interact

Many of society's roles and traditions that govern the male/female relationship have their roots in a single biological imperative: to procreate. We long understood that in order to keep our species from going extinct, certain rules and guidelines must be put in place to help men and women get along and keep it together long…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 21, 2014

Watch This Red Leech Swallow An Earth Worm Like It Ain’t No Thang

Happy Monday! I hope your lunch has had time to settle, bwahahahaha....

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2014

Sex Like You’ve Never Seen It Before: Through An MRI Scan

This video from Vox shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of human beings doing all kinds of nifty things, like blowing a trumpet, drinking pineapple juice, giving birth, and even having sex. Watching a penis thrust into a vagina — or what I assume was a vagina — is far less erotic than you think…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2014

Study: The 20th Century Was Good For Women’s Brains

Women gain intelligence faster than men as society improves, potentially because of a need to learn more quickly in order to combat discrimination, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers behind the study argue that in fighting extra hard to succeed in a world traditionally dominated by men,…

By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014
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