Posts tagged "science"

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

Women In Science Screwed By Sexism

Men applying to science positions at research universities were deemed more competent than women applicants, according to a new study. Or as blogger Kay Steiger put it, “Science documents…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm

As You Can See, We’re All Made Of Stars

When astrophysicist Carl Sagan said, “We’re made of star stuff,” he was speaking about the fact that human beings are quite literally composed of elements that were forged within the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 13, 2012 - 9:20 am

Candy Physics Is My New Favorite Branch Of Science

Finally a team of physicists has devoted the proper time and effort to answering the age old question, “Is it better to bite into a round piece of candy, or…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

Please Explain: Why Am I So Addicted To Chocolate?

I am certain that I am a woman. Here’s proof: these two mammary glands, my monthly menstruation and, oh yes, I am utterly addicted to chocolate.

The way…

Kate Hakala | September 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Aurora Borealis Cocktail Is The Coolest Drink Ever

Want to know a neat trick? Apparently if you add pink lemonade concentrate to gin (or vodka) and tonic, you’ll have a pretty pink cocktail that turns into a crazy…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 17, 2012 - 8:30 am

How To Watch This Weekend’s Perseid Meteor Shower

This Saturday — tomorrow! — night, the Earth will pass through a cloud of debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, resulting in a fantastic display of meteors streaking across the sky…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 10, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Study Looks At Doctors Using Steroid To “Prevent” Lesbianism

What in the what now? American doctors have been using a non-FDA-approved steroid called dexamethasone to try to “prevent” lesbianism, bisexuality and intersexuality (i.e. both male and female genitalia)…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2012 - 5:20 pm

5 Things You Need To Know About Bobak Ferdowsi, AKA NASA’s Super Hot “Mohawk Guy”

So, how awesome was the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars last night? As incredible as it was to watch space exploration happening live, we must admit we…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 6, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Mr. Wizard Was Kind Of A Dick

Yeah, yeah, Mr. Wizard, Nickelodeon’s resident science guy, taught us all lots about how electricity worked, and gravity and all kinds of other stuff. But seriously? Sometimes he could be…

Julie Gerstein | July 18, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Life Dream Status: Someday We Might Speak Dolphin

Dolphins are like humans in a lot of ways: they have sex for pleasure, mingle with different social groups, and enjoy looking at themselves in the mirror. They also spend…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 11, 2012 - 9:40 am

Sexed-Up Science PSA Fails To Attract Potential Female Scientists

Women hold less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs within the field, and are less likely than males to work in a STEM occupation. But while I…

Daley Quinn | June 28, 2012 - 2:40 pm
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