Posts tagged "science"

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

How Humans Figured Out The Connection Between Sex And Babies

I’m a big fan of Slate’s “Explainer” column, which enlists experts to answer those questions that boggle the mind. Oh, how this appeals to my inner science geek. Like when they explained

Ami Angelowicz | January 13, 2013 - 10:00 am

Hopes And Dreams For Earth’s Twin Planet, KOI

Last week, NASA scientists predicted that they would discover Earth’s universal twin within a year. Well, they made good on that promise and way early. Wednesday, the Kepler telescope found…

Ami Angelowicz | January 11, 2013 - 3:40 pm

NASA Is Developing Warp Speed!

 

Apparently the Milky Way contains 17 billlllllion planets the size of Earth. Billlllllion. [Newser]
And NASA is apparently developing warp speed technology – yes, just like on “Star Trek”! — so we…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 9, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Science Found A Way To Color Hair Using One Very Precious Metal

If money were no object, I would probably be covered in gold, Midas-style. Actually, much less like Midas and way more like this Indian man who had a shirt made…

Rachel Krause | January 9, 2013 - 10:20 am

Want To Protect Your Liver This New Year’s Eve? Eat Some Asparagus

If you’re planning to party like a rock star this New Year’s Eve, you might want to take a break from pounding Jagerbombs to pounding a plate of sauteed asparagus.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 26, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Science Says That Diets Are Actually Depressing, Not Just Hyperbolically

Dieting is probably my foremost hobby. It might even take precedence over my two other main interests, which are 1) lying on the sofa complaining of feeling faint like a…

Rachel Krause | December 13, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Is Moldy Cheese The Key To The French Health Paradox?

White bread, rich cheeses, and red wine are beloved staples of the Gallic diet. They smoke, they drink, they consume loads of saturated fats… yet they don’t have an obesity…

Rachel Krause | December 13, 2012 - 8:30 am

This Cheese Is Made From Human Noses, Feet And Armpits

I feel like I’ve been writing/talking about cheese a lot lately. I have no idea why. I barely even eat cheese. I need to explore this new cheese obsession more…

Ami Angelowicz | December 4, 2012 - 11:20 am

Scientists Working On Very Important Project To Make Bacon Even Tastier

Sometimes science is used for good. Sometimes science is used for evil. Depending on the depth of your love for bacon, it may be difficult to tell whether the Swine…

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2012 - 8:00 am

5 Everyday Things That Can Literally Drive You Crazy

We’re still living in the Stone Age when it comes to our understanding of mental illness. If you find out that your mom needs pills to control her blood pressure,…

Cracked | November 18, 2012 - 1:00 pm
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