Posts tagged "science"

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

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

Claire Hannum | July 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Study: Women In STEM Careers Are Facing Sexual Harassment During Fieldwork

As tough as it can sometimes be to foster young women’s interest in the science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) fields, an even greater struggle awaits once they begin a…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Did The Supermoon Affect You?

Unless you were a total shut in this weekend, then you probably caught a glimpse of the lovely supermoon on last night. Scientists call it the supermoon when a full…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 13, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Meet China’s Hands-Free Sperm Extractor Machine (For The Times When A Regular Handjob Won’t Do)

File this one under “Things I Had To Check Weren’t A Clickhole Post First”: hospitals in China have machines to extract sperm. The hands-free gizmos are used by urology departments…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

There Are 237 Reasons People Have Sex, According To Science

I would naively assume that the main reason a person would have sex would be simply because they wanted to. As it turns out, there are a whole slew of…

Claire Hannum | June 9, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Storm Sexism: People Take Male-Named Hurricanes More Seriously Than Female Ones, And The Death Toll Rises Because Of It

There are a lot of places women don’t get taken seriously as seriously as men — workplaces, sci-fi conventions, the military, politics — but a new study just proved that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 3, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Finally, A Scientific Excuse For Netflix Binges: There Might Be A Couch Potato Gene

There are some people who seem to be physically incapable of sitting still, whose idea of a great Saturday morning is waking up early, running 10 miles, and pumping some iron.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Just Cause: Morgan Freeman On Helium

Morgan Freeman, in addition to being a very talented actor, is arguably the world’s greatest narrator. It’s his soothing baritone and not Tim Robbins that makes it impossible for me…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 24, 2014 - 9:00 am

An Imagined Conversation Between Researchers Who Studied How Attractive Women Are When They Wear Makeup

A study by researchers in Bangor University and Aberdeen University surveyed 44 students and reported that subjects found women with makeup less attractive than the same women without makeup. They…

Kale Bogdanovs | May 1, 2014 - 10:00 am

Need: Vibrating Insoles That Give You Toe-Tickling Directions While You Walk

Contrary to popular belief, “vibrotactile ticklers” is not the latest trend in sex toys, it’s the name of the high-tech motors embedded in a crazy new navigation system called SuperShoes.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 27, 2014 - 9:00 am

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Statement On Race, Gender, Genetics & Science Is Yet Another Reason We Love Him

I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the “Cosmos”‘ host went dropped some real talk in a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

Oh Dear: New Study Claims That Our Brains Peak At 24

According to a research team at Simon Fraser University, your brain hits a major peak at 24. Think about that for a moment: your cognitive motor performance is all downhill…

Claire Hannum | April 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Vaginas Can Be Grown In Labs Now

See, girls, science is really fun: vaginas can now be grown in laboratories and implanted in the human crotch.

In a pilot study on regenerative medicine, Wake Forest Baptist…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm

6 Celebrities With Completely Weird Ideas About Science

One of the weirder bits of news making headlines this week was that our beloved Red on “Orange Is The New Black” may be a little bit kooky in real…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2014 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: I Know How To Get More Girls Interested In STEM Fields

The race to find a silver bullet to solve the “Where are all the girls in science and engineering?” puzzle is fast and furious. And as someone who works to…

Veronica Arreola | March 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Was The ‘Chicken From Hell’

Amelia’s dream or nightmare? Researchers say a new species of dinosaur unearthed in the US was a bit like a chicken—a 10-foot tall, 550-pound chicken that could rip your head…

Newser | March 20, 2014 - 6:45 pm

16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (So Far)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s’ television documentary series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” is, so far, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring shows…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

In 10 Years I Hope To Live on Mars

I want to leave the planet. In particular, I’d like to live on Mars.

Is that a strange goal? It’s my job to convince people that it’s not,…

Huffington Post Weird News | March 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Meet Your New Favorite Dinosaur: The Pygmy T-Rex!

The Tyrannosaurus Rex is the most popular dinosaur for good reason: it was huge, ferocious, had comically tiny arms, and ate a lawyer off a toilet (LOL) in “Jurassic Park.”

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 16, 2014 - 9:00 am
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