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,… READ 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… READ 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… READ MORE »
A small price to pay for being the favorite, right?? READ 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… READ 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. READ MORE »
Are aliens actually cool? Hmmmm … probably not. READ 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… READ MORE »
Three molecular biologists are hoping Lil Bub’s DNA can unlock the secrets behind rare genetic diseases—for both cats and people. READ 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. READ 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… READ 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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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” READ MORE »