Posts tagged "science"

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

Einstein’s Advice To A Little Girl Who Wants To Be A Scientist

As per the book Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein’s Letters to and from Children, this is a 1946 letter written by a little girl to Einstein:
I forgot to tell…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

This Just In: A Couple Beers Might Improve Your Test Scores

A new study from the University of Illinois should make college students very happy: apparently drinking a couple beers before a test may improve your performance. Researchers administered a brain…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 13, 2012 - 8:30 am

Wait, What? Scientists Discover A Jennifer Aniston Neuron

Jennifer Aniston obviously plays an important role in American pop culture, but scientists have discovered that she also plays a prominent role in a more unexpected place: the medial part…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 5, 2012 - 9:20 am

New 3D Chocolate Printer Is Way More Delicious Than A Regular Printer

Your old printer has served you well. It’s dutifully churned out term papers, contracts, and last-minute photo gifts. But wouldn’t it be nice to upgrade to a printer that prints…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 3, 2012 - 9:20 am

“Beer Goggles” Explained By Science

We are all familiar with “beer goggles,” otherwise known as the only reason anything happens on “Jersey Shore” ever. Recently, scientists with too much time on their hands have discovered…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 2:20 pm

What Songs Get Stuck In Your Head?

A few days ago, NPR’s “Talk Of The Nation” featured a psychologist named Vicky Williamson who specializes in earworms. That might sound like a particularly gnarly kind of parasite, but…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 16, 2012 - 11:20 am

Study: Redheads Feel Pain Differently

Redheads! They’re so different! So special, so rare! And the same recessive genes that give them their ginger locks also cause them to feel pain in a different way than…

Julie Gerstein | March 6, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Science Might Explain Why You’re Single

Kim Kardashian may not just be an example of a walking, talking publicity stunt — she could be an example of biology gone awry! Scientists have discovered a gene that…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 5, 2012 - 4:40 pm

The 5 Weirdest Reasons We Have Sex (According To Science)

Ever since Darwin popped off his big theory of evolution, we’ve all kind of presumed that everything we do — the way we eat, the mates we choose, the way…

Cracked | March 3, 2012 - 11:30 am

Stem Cells May Allow Women To Grow More Eggs

Women are born with a finite number of eggs in their ovaries, but a new study is offering a peek into the possibility that we can change that. Here’s the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 1, 2012 - 10:40 am

Be My Boyfriend: Oetzi The Ancient Iceman

Dear Oetzi AKA The Ancient Iceman,

I just saw a picture of you and damn, with a beard like that all you need is a jaunty newsboy cap…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 29, 2012 - 2:20 pm
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