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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

“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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Scientists Resurrect Ice Age Flower

This story sounds like the stuff of hardcore science fiction, but it’s really a heartwarming squirrel success story. Over 30,000 years ago, some industrious Siberian squirrels collected nuts and seeds…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

5 Insignificant Things That Determine Who You Have Sex With

If nothing else, this website is devoted to helping you find a mate … using science. After all, attracting a partner is still a thankless chore full of wearing pants…

Cracked |

8 Scientists We Want To Date And Why

Ever since I implored the fungus guy to be my boyfriend, I’ve been thinking about all the different types of scientists who would make excellent partners. I polled my biologist…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Study Says Creative People Cheat More

Are you creative? Have you cheated? Well then, it might be because you’re creative. We’re not necessarily talking about cheating on a partner or anything — but say cheating on…

Julie Gerstein |

18 Inventions We Need Now

Science is a beautiful thing. Science has brought us many technological advancements, such as and including, air travel, tanning beds and mini-pizzas. But there are many things that science has…

Julie Gerstein |
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