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Also NSFL. More »
Sometimes the most obvious lesson is the hardest to learn. More »
There’s no other time like the holidays to examine your life and how lucky you are to be surrounded by friends and family. While you’re at it, you might as well take a look at your relationship with your significant other and see just what makes you click. We’re not suggesting… More »
They may not have sorted out how Santa’s reindeer can fly, but scientists say there is an optical explanation for just how beneficial it is that Rudolph’s nose burns red and bright. Reporting in the journal Frontiers for Young Minds, a Dartmouth anthropology professor says that Arctic reindeer are (at least among mammals) uniquely qualified… More »
The combination of the favorite Uncle of Science and a rich a silly band of emojis makes hearing about REM sleep cycles not only compelling, but pure delight. More »
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 fuel cells that convert its photosynthetic sugars into electricity.
It’s not as terrifying as it sounds, but it IS complex. More »
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 in… More »
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,… More »
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… More »
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… More »
A small price to pay for being the favorite, right?? More »
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… More »
If Becky from HR tells you your hair looks A-MAY-ZING every day when you are sure it doesn’t, watch your back. More »
Are aliens actually cool? Hmmmm … probably not. More »
Here are your new standards, dudes. More »
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… More »
Three molecular biologists are hoping Lil Bub’s DNA can unlock the secrets behind rare genetic diseases—for both cats and people. More »
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. More »
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… More »
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… More »