Posts tagged "science"

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

Guys, You’re Just As Depressed As Women

Depression might be known more as a women's disease, but new research shows men suffer just as much—only differently. When rage, risk-taking, and substance abuse are taken into account, men are just as likely to be diagnosed with depression as women, the study says. In fact, if nontraditional symptoms are properly identified, men may actually…

By: Newser / August 31, 2013

This Year’s Perseid Meteor Shower Doesn’t Disappoint

I've been staring at this photo of the Perseid meteor shower streaking across the milky way over the Lindisfarne Castle in the UK for the past 20 minutes. I guess I should actually start working soon, but damn, it's so beautiful that I had to share. Oh, and just in case you want to catch some…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 13, 2013

Sanjay Gupta: “I Was Wrong About Weed”

For years, Sanjay Gupta has been among the voices calling medical marijuana illegitimate, even writing a 2009 Time article entitled "Why I Would Vote No on Pot." "Well, I am here to apologize," the celebrity doctor writes today at CNN. Gupta has spent a lot of time researching pot for his new documentary "Weed," and…

By: Newser / August 11, 2013

Could Your Designer Bag Prevent Your Boyfriend From Cheating?

Back in college, a girl had a crush on my longtime boyfriend and she was persistent in letting him know it. She flirted with him shamelessly and she even did it in front of me. I tried to nicely (albeit, obviously) clue her in that we were engaged. I casually flashed my ring at her,…

By: YourTango.com / August 4, 2013

This 1962 Letter From NASA Says That No Girls Are Allowed In Space

Apparently in 1962, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (that's NASA) had no interest in sending women into space. They were also pretty sure that they would never need such a ridiculous program. Ladies! In space! LOL!  Check out this letter, which says, “We have no existing program concerning woman astronauts nor do we contemplate…

By: Mary Odell / July 10, 2013

If You’re In The Market For A Brand New Body, Now’s Your Chance

Listen up, self-loathers and body-snarkers worldwide! If you, like me, often find yourself ruminating on how, if the technology were to exist, you would happily surrender your current body, preserve your same old head, and put this head on a better, cooler body that you prefer, you may just be in luck. I know what…

By: Rachel Krause / July 3, 2013

The Future Is Here: You Can Swallow Computers Now

It's official, we are living in a bizarre Jetson's future age. Doctors and scientists have worked together to create an ingestible computer, that basically puts Google Glass to shame. The pill-form objects contain tiny sensors that help monitor the health of your body. The pills can collect data on how your systems are running, and…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 25, 2013

Jane Goodall: Still Awesome After All These Years

Jane Goodall is one of my personal heroes, so I was delighted to see this pair of photos of her -- one as a young researcher playing with a chimpanzee in the early 60s, and another more recent shot (below) of her and another chimp enjoying a similarly silly interaction. The only detectable change i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Dr. Mica Endsley, Air Force’s First-Ever Chief Scientist

For the first time ever the U.S. Air Force has a female chief scientist. Her name is Dr. Mica Endsley and we think she’s pretty kickass. She assumed her official duties for the Air Force on June 3th and is the 34th chief scientist to be appointed. This is an amazing accomplishment, but looking at…

By: Mary Odell / June 10, 2013

Kiera Wilmont Talks About The Science Experiment That Almost Ruined Her Future

We were thrilled to report a mostly happy ending to the story that was high school studentKiera Wilmot being expelled and arrested for attempting a science experiment on school grounds. No formal charges were brought against the student and she and her sister will get a free ride to space camp soon, but to hear Wilmot tell the…

By: The Mary Sue / May 25, 2013

The Kiera Wilmot Story Has A Happy Ending (That Includes Space Camp)

A couple weeks ago, we brought you the crazy story of Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old student in Florida whose ill-fated science experiment got her arrested and charged with a felony. Wilmot was set to be tried as an adult in Florida's notoriously tough court system, but thanks to a public backlash and internet campaign, she…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 17, 2013

Science Explains Your Relationship With Mom

It's Mother's Day this weekend. If you're lucky enough to spend time with your mom, you might spot some of these mother-daughter relationship realities explained by science. Many research dollars have been spent to find out why your mom loves to text you or why she always seems to mimic your fashion sense. Scientists have…

By: Tres Sugar / May 11, 2013

Science Discovers What Causes Gray Hair — And How To Stop It

If you, like me, spent a portion of your morning delicately pulling out gray hairs from the crown of your head, you're going to want to hear about this. Science! Yes, the same science that told us that boobs shouldn't wear bras and that there's a neurological reason you can't get Rihanna's "Diamonds" out of

By: Julie Gerstein / May 6, 2013

You Guys, Eating Boogers Is Good For You

When I was a kid, my oral fixation was gum. Grape or blueberry Hubba Bubba. I used to take my ABC gum and hide it in my dollhouse, under my bedside table, behind my book shelf for "later." And then I would go on a "treasure hunt" for my gum and when I would "find…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 2, 2013

Exclusive! Poop Donors Needed For Important Poop Study

Searching for something to do with your old poop? Does flushing it down the toilet just seem sad? Perhaps you should consider a fecal transplant -- give the gift of your poo to someone else. This sign was photographed at the University of Adelaide in Australia and sent to us by a reader. "Donors wanted:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 10, 2013

This 3-Year-Old Sea Lion Has Excellent Taste In Music

This is Ronan, a three-year old sea lion living at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and she loves to dance. She first bobbed her head to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Down On The Corner," and since then has rocked out to songs by the Backstreet Boys and Earth, Wind & Fire. Aside from being…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 6, 2013

Hagfish Slime Might Be The Future Of Fashion

Hagfish are jawless, spineless creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean and eat dead whales. When they are attacked or threatened, they spray predators with a slimy substance, and someday in the not-too-distant future, your clothing might be made out of that lovely slime. Here's the deal: as of now, most synthetic fabric…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 3, 2013
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