science

“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

Emma Stone Loves Science, Regrets Skipping College

“[The studio] took us to these labs and this was the first time in my life that I’ve really been very angry about not going to college, because I went…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 26, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Addicted To Facebook? Answer These 6 Questions To Find Out!

Many of us will ‘fess up to being a little Facebook-obsessed. Maybe we update our status a little too often or scroll through the newsfeed during boring dinner parties, but…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 5, 2012 - 9:40 am

Love As Hard As You Can For 5 Minutes

Warning: This video may inspire a serious case of the squishes. Stanford hosted something called the “Love Competition,” in which participants of all ages had five minutes to love someone…

Ami Angelowicz | May 29, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Scratch And Sniff Newspapers Deliver All The News That’s Fit To Sniff

Newspaper readership is decreasing every day, but perhaps more people would be snapping up papers if they were able to smell the headlines instead? If a recent scratch and sniff…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 24, 2012 - 4:40 pm

In The Future, We Will Poop Rainbows

Some students studying synthetic biology at Cambridge University engineered a strain of bacteria they called E. chromi. It’s a genetically altered form of E. coli bacteria, which secretes colors when…

Ami Angelowicz | May 24, 2012 - 8:30 am

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know Why I’m Crying

Do you remember laying flat on your bed, eyes gushing like Old Faithful, unsightly snot dripping down way too close to your open mouth? This is you after your dog…

Kate Hakala | May 14, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Guess What? Talking To Yourself Is Actually A Good Thing

Do you talk to yourself? Most people do it every once in awhile. Ami does it a lot. Self-talking definitely won’t make you popular on public transportation, but a new…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 27, 2012 - 9:20 am

How Would You Use An X-Ray Vision App?

In today’s edition of “Real Life Is Basically Already ‘Star Trek’,” researchers at the University of Texas have created a device that would allow cellphones to see through walls, wood,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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