Posts tagged "science"

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…

Rachel Krause | July 3, 2013 - 9:30 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | June 25, 2013 - 9:20 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 12, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Mary Odell | June 10, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

The Mary Sue | May 25, 2013 - 11:30 am

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Pop Sugar | May 11, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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!

Julie Gerstein | May 6, 2013 - 4:20 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | May 2, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 10, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 6, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 3, 2013 - 9:40 am

Sexism Fail: NY Times Remembers NASA Jet Propulsion Scientist As “World’s Best Mom”

Yvonne Brill, 88, died last week in New Jersey. According to her New York Times obituary, which ran on Saturday, her standout accomplishments were the eight years she took off…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Science Says “Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye” To Songs That Get Stuck In Your Head

Science, always out there doing things like landing car-sized robots on the moon and then making twitter accounts for them, or discovering the particle responsible for matter having mass and…

The Mary Sue | March 26, 2013 - 12:50 pm

New Dinosaur Species Named After The Nine-Year-Old Girl Who Discovered It

Daisy Morris, a nine-year-old girl from Whitwell, England, has been interested in fossil-hunting since she was just a toddler. Back in 2009, while walking along the beach on the Isle…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 22, 2013 - 8:30 am

Amazing News: Doctors Say They Have Cured Baby With HIV

Yesterday, doctors announced that they had, for the first time, cured a baby who was born with HIV, an incredible achievement that could lead to more aggressive treatments used on…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 4, 2013 - 9:40 am

Nope, Skinny Models & Famous Starlets Won’t Sell Your Widgets Any Faster

Women, we are difficult, fickle creatures. In our tabloids we body shame famous ladies, and in our magazines we gawk at every slim model body demonstrating the latest fashion trends.

Julie Gerstein | February 28, 2013 - 2:20 pm

New Worst Fear: Alien Hand Syndrome

God bless British programming for keeping us informed of all the things we need to fear in life. BBC Four’s “The Brain: A Secret History – Broken Brains” features a…

Ami Angelowicz | January 22, 2013 - 8:00 am

5 Things You Won’t Believe Math Can Predict

Look, we don’t want to take all of the magic out of life. After all, can “science” and “mathematics” quantify something as mysterious as the beauty of music, or the…

Cracked | January 21, 2013 - 3:50 pm

The Cuteness Of Baby Pandas Can Be Explained By Science

How do I get this job?!?!  There appears to be a whole field of neuroscience focused on studying why certain animals are cute (aka Cute Studies) and, as NPR helpfully…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2013 - 1:20 pm
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