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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

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 16, 2013 - 9:00 am

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…

Cracked | November 14, 2013 - 2:50 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | November 13, 2013 - 9:20 am

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 11, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Claire Hannum | October 31, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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…

YourTango.com | October 27, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

The Gloss | October 21, 2013 - 5:45 pm

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…

Cracked | October 19, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 14, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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…

Cracked | October 3, 2013 - 10:50 am

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…

Rachel Krause | October 1, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | October 1, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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…

Huffington Post Weird News | September 26, 2013 - 9:20 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 20, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | September 16, 2013 - 3:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 12, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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…

Cracked | September 1, 2013 - 11:30 am

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…

Newser | August 31, 2013 - 9:30 am
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