Posts tagged "science"

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…

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

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 - 12:45 pm

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,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 16, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 16, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | December 15, 2014 - 11:40 am

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…

Claire Hannum | December 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 25, 2014 - 11:10 am

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 21, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…. …

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2014 - 4:30 pm
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