Posts tagged "science"

Science: Marijuana Use Might Be Causing Man Boobs

Oh man, I better call up all my high school boyfriends and tell them the news before it's too late. Actually, on second thought, I'll let them suss this one out for themselves. According to experts (yeah, you heard me, experts!!), regular marijuana use could be to blame for a hormonal imbalance leading to excessive…
By: Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013

Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Sexist Hate Mail

Meet Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Officer of the Field Museum in Chicago. (Now that's a job title I'd like to have!) She's also the host of a YouTube series called The Brain Scoop which investigates cool scientific topics like how octopi have sex and the differences between moths and butterflies.  Emily…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2013

Are Silent Farts Really More Deadly?

You know you've wondered. And lucky for us, there's a video that answers that very question! Spoiler alert: Unless your audible farts are packing an excess of sulfur, your silent farts are probably stinkier. Science! [ANIMAL New York]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 16, 2013

4 Bigots Using ‘Science’ to Further Their Dumb Theories

For centuries, science and intolerance have been natural enemies, as ideas like "everyone who isn't me is a subpar crap smear" don't really stand up to scrutiny. But nowadays, some of the most backward-thinking people on the planet are finally embracing the wonderful world of science, only to twist it beyond recognition in order to…
By: Cracked / November 14, 2013

Science Figured Out The Best Times Of Day To Drink Coffee

Ever wonder why sometimes your morning cup of coffee leaves you totally energized while other days it seems like it does absolutely nothing? I certainly have, and it's driven me crazy. Lucky for us, Steven Miller at Gizmodo researched the science behind your caffeine addiction to find out the prime hours for coffee's effectiveness i…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Yves Rossy, The Swiss Daredevil Who Circled Mt. Fuji With A Custom Jetpack

Dear Yves Rossy AKA "Jetman," Ever since I was a kid, the technological advancement I've been most impatient for is the personal jetpack. Flying cars? Meh. Teleportation? Whatevs. Immortality? No thanks. But the idea of strapping on a freakin' JETPACK and taking off to explore the great unknown? YES PLEASE. And you, sir, are quite…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 11, 2013

Very Serious Study About Dog Tail Wagging Reaches Important Conclusions

How happy is your dog?  Is she anxious?  Does she need puppy Prozac?!?!  All these answers and more are closer to being resolved following a very serious study recently published in the issue Current Biology.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2013

New Study Claims Women Are Inherently Catty

Next time I gossip, I'll just blame it on evolution. A scientific review of almost 100 evolutionary psychology papers has left researchers with the ... shall we say dubious conclusion ... that women are wired to be catty to each other. Seriously. Tracy Vaillancourt, a psychology professor at the University of Ottawa, led the study…
By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2013

How A Happy Marriage Can Save Your Life

Healthy people aren't just the happy ones — they're now the married ones. And if you thought that a significant other was more woe than it was worth, turns out you were painfully mistaken because a mate won't just keep you happy; they'll keep you living longer, too. Read more at Your…
By: YourTango.com / October 27, 2013

New Breast Implants Contain A Microchip And Now They’re Smarter Than You Are

Breast implant technology is growing by leaps and bounds (just like those cup sizes, I know you bros hear me), and a company called Establishment Labs has announced its latest innovation: a breast implant with a microchip that would make medical care significantly easier for implant havers. The Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix (name of implant, not a blender a…
By: The Gloss / October 21, 2013

5 Ways You Sabotage Your Love Life (Explained By Science)

Over the years, I've made a commitment to helping you get laid. And if you followed the advice in those articles, you're probably having some trouble reading this one because the writhing mass of naked bodies you're currently tangled up in won't hold still. So you've got the hot, meaningless sex part down, but studies show that young people are still more…
By: Cracked / October 19, 2013

Science Blog Editor Calls Black Female Science Writer An “Urban Whore” For Turning Down Unpaid Gig

A blog editor called Danielle N. Lee, Ph.D., a black female science writer, an "urban whore" after she declined an unpaid blogging gig for Biology-Online.org, a partner site of Scientific American. When Lee blogged about the incident for her Scientific American blog, the post was removed by her editors without warning, though bloggers for the site are reportedly usually give…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2013

6 Reasons Life In Space Sucks (That Sci-Fi Doesn’t Show You)

Obviously, life in outer space would be no vacation -- you're out there braving the final frontier, battling meteors and malfunctioning airlocks, and knowing you'll die horribly in the abyss of space if some tiny thing goes amiss. But that's what's so awesome about it -- it's an adventure, baby! And you're doing it all…
By: Cracked / October 3, 2013

This Study Of Gendered Words Used On Facebook Looks Pretty Dismal On Both Ends

Gender stereotypes: let's pretend, for a moment, that they exist for a reason, reason being that they are sometimes (sometimes) applicable. The largest analysis ever undertaken of words we use on Facebook, a socio-linguistic study published by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University, produced "strong results" emerging from the…
By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

Kids Who Begin Dating Earlier More Likely To Engage In Delinquent Behavior

I have been achingly cool for almost as long as I can remember, but circa fifth and sixth grade was the absolute low point of my coolness. I know it's hard to imagine, but I was really, really lame — I'm talking Hot Topic wardrobe, greasy hair, Transitions lenses … it was a…
By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

3D Printed Organs May Mean End To Waiting Lists, Deadly Shortages

Dying patients could someday receive a 3D-printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. Such a futuristic dream remains far from reality, but university labs and private companies have already taken the first careful steps by using 3D-printing technology to build tiny chunk…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 26, 2013

Life Dream Status: NASA Will Pay You $18,000 To Lie In Bed For 70 Days

Do you spend all of your free time lounging in bed? Have you always wanted to be an astronaut but are afraid of heights? Would you like to use your formidable napping skills to serve your country? Oh boy, does NASA have a job for you! The space exploration agency is planning a study to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 20, 2013

Research Suggests That More Intelligent People Drink More, And Begin Earlier In Life

Science is full of surprises, that much is true, but I can't say that this would be one of them. The latest installment in an ongoing series of studies continues to offer increasing evidence suggesting that more intelligent children, who develop language and intellectual skills earlier than others, are more likely to drink and take…
By: Rachel Krause / September 16, 2013

Scientific Proof That Heartbreak Really Does Hurt

Anyone who's ever had their heart broken can tell you that shit hurts way more deeply and intensely than a stubbed toe or sprained ankle. This video by AsapScience explains the various scientific factors (Brain activity! Evolution!) that come together to create the very real pain of heartbreak. Fascinating stuff. Next I'm looking forward to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 12, 2013

6 Ridiculous Sex Myths (You Probably Believe)

You'd think that by now, we as a species would have pretty much figured out sex, what with Hollywood and the Internet constantly pumping us full of messages on the subject -- and we all know that if there are two things that can be universally trusted, those two things are Hollywood and the Internet.
By: Cracked / September 1, 2013
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