Posts tagged "science"

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 can, you…

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

Will Somebody Take Me To Space, Please?

Space fun fact: IT MAKES YOU TALLER! Astronauts who orbit the earth have gained up to two inches in height while floating in oute0r space. The lack of gravity in…

Julie Gerstein | November 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Why Do Men Get Morning Wood? Here’s An Explanation

Ever rolled over in the morning to snuggle your dude and got jabbed in the belly button? Thought so. That’s because all men experience “noctural penile tumescence,” AKA morning wood.

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2012 - 11:40 am

6 Things Men Do To Get Laid That Science Says Turn Women Off

As we mentioned in this article, attracting a woman can be so easy you don’t even realize you’re doing it. Of course, most of the methods are totally outside of your…

Cracked | November 8, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Science Says Beauty Is Boring, And What The Hell Is Beauty, Anyway?

How many times have you met someone really, really ridiculously good-looking, only to discover that the catch-22 of such genetic physical advantage is that they’re also really, really ridiculously terrible…

Rachel Krause | November 5, 2012 - 2:20 pm

It’s Impossible To Empathize And Analyze At The Same Time, Study Says

A study done at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio found that the parts of our brains that empathize and the parts that analyze are essentially unable to function at…

Ami Angelowicz | November 2, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Lady Gaga Gets A Gender-Bending Fern Species Named After Her

When Dr. Kathleen Pryer and her team at Duke University’s herbarium discovered a new species of fern that produces spores that grow into male, female, or bisexual plants, their minds…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 25, 2012 - 11:20 am

Study Determines The Top Ten Most Annoying Sounds, Like You Don’t Already Know What They Are

Knowing is half the battle, right? And I know I have misophonia — which is when you are insanely irritated by particular sounds — like chewing, or crinkling bags, or…

Julie Gerstein | October 18, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Please Yield To The Space Shuttle

This weekend, the streets of Los Angeles were graced with a sight much more spectacular than the usual gridlock as the Space Shuttle Endeavor was moved to its new home…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 15, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Be My Pet: Fanged Dwarf Porcupine Dinosaur

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Pegomastax africanus, a newly discovered dinosaur about the size of a house cat, with self-sharpening fangs and porcupine-like quills. It looks vicious, but scientists believe Pego…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 4, 2012 - 8:30 am

“Edit-a-thon” On Wikipedia Targets Crappy Entries About Women In Science

The Royal Society, a prestigious science group in the UK, will host a Wikipedia “edit-a-thon” on October 19 and encourages smart peeps to contribute to Wiki pages about women…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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