Posts tagged "science"

6 (More) Absurd Gender Stereotypes That We Offer Up For Science

Can we stop making jokes already about women being bad drivers and even worse drinkers? No, I guess we can’t. Apparently there’s a reason why the most generic gender stereotypes…

Ami Angelowicz | May 11, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: The Geek Stereotype Keeps Girls From Studying Science

Dr. Sally K. Ride, a former astronaut, is supporting President Obama’s plans to improve America’s dismal math and science rankings and she’s zeroing in on the cultural expectations we…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Fashion In The Future May Require Tech Support

You certainly wouldn’t let your IT department predict clothing trends for next season. So, why is the fashion industry looking to scientists for their opinions on the future of design?

Bianca Posterli | September 29, 2009 - 7:40 pm

The Future Is Here: Doctors Allow Us To Telepathically Control Electronics, Get Skinny Sans Effort

It often seems like the future is never coming. I mean where are our hover boards and why haven’t Dippin’ Dots caught on yet? But scientists are coming up with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 5, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Woman Switches Genders When She Has Seizures

Here’s a story from a medical journal: One woman’s sex changes when she has seizures. We learned from the pages of the journal Epilepsy and Behavior that the woman has…

Susannah Breslin | August 28, 2009 - 12:50 pm

Why There’s Still No Cure For Cancer

Many of us know cancer patients who are here today and gone within a matter of weeks. The New York Times recently ran a piece with some much needed insight…

Justine Fields | June 29, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Science Tattoos: Dorky Hot Or Just Dorky?

There’s a certain appreciation to be had for a tattoo-clad man; ink can be incredibly hot and badboy-esque. (That is, assuming he’s got something serious on his body and not…

Leonora Epstein | June 12, 2009 - 11:45 am

The Fear Of Infertility

I was lying there on the cold, hard examining table. A stranger came in and before I knew it, I was uncomfortably spreading my legs. He told me it wouldn’t… | February 26, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Head Over Heels: The Physical Effects of Falling in Love

I like to think of myself as a logical, control-my-own destiny kind of girl. I think most of my friends see themselves as equally levelheaded. But recently a friend was… | February 24, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Why An Attractive Voice Means A Good Mate: The Science Of Sex

We often think of a deep baritone voice as a sexy one, but it seems too cliché to think that a romantically-inclined crooner like Barry White would actually look the… | February 17, 2009 - 3:00 pm

A Tweet From The Womb

An NYU grad student has found a unique way to way to use Twitter. Corey Menscher, whose wife Ellen is eight months pregnant with the couple’s first baby, figured out…

Wendy Atterberry | December 17, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Men: The Weaker Sex?

According to a new study, men are fast becoming the weaker sex. In recent years, some 100,000 chemicals have entered the atmosphere and are wreaking havoc upon masculinity. Apparently, “gender…

Susannah Breslin | December 8, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Has The Business Of Making Babies Gone Too Far?

In last weekend’s edition of the New York Times Magazine, Alex Kuczynski, the author of Beauty Junkies, writes about having a baby by surrogate in “Her Body, My Baby.” In…

Susannah Breslin | December 1, 2008 - 12:00 pm

The Mother Of Invention Could Be You

Still upset you didn’t win the school science fair? Well, Whirlpool is giving you a chance to come in first place as an adult. The company has just announced their…

Simcha | June 6, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Natural Selection: Who Should You Cheat With?

A study published in February’s Psychological Science found that women in relationships are more likely to consider cheating with single men when they’re fertile, but they’d go after attached men…

Catherine Strawn | February 27, 2008 - 7:30 pm
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