Posts tagged "science"

Spray-On Clothing Is For Real … And Kind Of Genius

Confession: Some of us are guilty of wearing painted-on bikinis at some point during our wild and free college days. (What, you mean you didn't once run around campus with a neon pink halter top painted on your boobs? Crap.) Anyhow, this video made us wish spray-on clothing had been around back in the…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 21, 2010

Menstrual Cramps Not Only Cramp Your Style, But Maybe Your Brain, Too

Severely painful menstrual cramps may alter your brain's grey matter, according to researchers at the Institute of Brain Science at National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan. Business Week reports that IBS' brain scans suggest "repeated bouts of excruciating aches make the brain unusually sensitive to pain — in effect, making the experience of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2010

Woman Hopes Wife Will Live Forever In The Form Of Creepy Robot, Bina48

What has your S.O. done for you lately? Martine Rothblatt commissioned a $125,000 interactive robot — actually, just a robot head — of her wife, Bina Rothblatt, so that she may live foreveeeeer. A Vermont-based robotics group created Bina48, a robot with a Jane Lynch 'do, rubbery skin, and the most vacant…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

Why Men Cheat: Science Explains!

Why do men cheat? Turns out it's not because he's a "crazed sex poodle." The authors of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality say that a wily little hormone called testosterone is the culprit.
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Female Scientists Earn Less Than Male Scientists Do

An international study of female scientists found a wage gap exists six to 10 years after finishing their PhD's. Male scientists' salaries can grow to be anywhere from 18 to 40 percent higher than their lady counterparts over time. [Vancouver Sun] Underinsured African-American women die more often from breast cancer…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2010

A Sperm/Egg Bank Just For Hotties

You know what the world needs less of? Ugly babies. Fortunately, a new online sperm and egg bank at BeautifulPeople.com only shows you hotties who are willing to offer their DNA for the good of humankind. Fuglies need not apply.
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Scientists Ban Women From Mock Mission To Mars

Russian scientists have banned women from a mock mission to Mars. They don't want the women to create "sexual tension" during the 18 months they are locked in a capsule. Because, you know, an all-male group won't have any sexual tension at all. [Daily Mail UK] Constance McMillen, the lesbian Mississippi high schooler…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2010

6 (More) Absurd Gender Stereotypes That We Offer Up For Science

Can we stop making jokes already about women being bad drivers and even worse drinkers? No, I guess we can't. Apparently there's a reason why the most generic gender stereotypes won't just go away and die ... they're, uh, scientifically proven. I felt like I was watching a bad series of beer and detergent commercial…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 11, 2010

Today’s Lady News: The Geek Stereotype Keeps Girls From Studying Science

Dr. Sally K. Ride, a former astronaut, is supporting President Obama's plans to improve America's dismal math and science rankings and she's zeroing in on the cultural expectations we have for girls. Dr. Ride recalled a recent science expo she attended where the mom of a 12-year-old girl made a big fuss over…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2009

Fashion In The Future May Require Tech Support

You certainly wouldn’t let your IT department predict clothing trends for next season. So, why is the fashion industry looking to scientists for their opinions on the future of design? Yes, that’s right. When it comes to the new looks on the future runways, scientists are working with designers to come up with high-tech, brand-new…
By: Bianca Posterli / September 29, 2009

The Future Is Here: Doctors Allow Us To Telepathically Control Electronics, Get Skinny Sans Effort

It often seems like the future is never coming. I mean where are our hover boards and why haven't Dippin' Dots caught on yet? But scientists are coming up with some super-futuristic solutions that will be improving our lives way sooner than you'd think. Within the next decade, we could all be skinny, telepathic, and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 5, 2009

Woman Switches Genders When She Has Seizures

Here's a story from a medical journal: One woman's sex changes when she has seizures. We learned from the pages of the journal Epilepsy and Behavior that the woman has a tumor located near her amygdala and abnormal activity on the right side of her brain. After she has a seizure, she believes her gender…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 28, 2009

Why There’s Still No Cure For Cancer

Many of us know cancer patients who are here today and gone within a matter of weeks. The New York Times recently ran a piece with some much needed insight as to why. All the millions of dollars raised at "Walk for the Cure" and "Relays for Life" are deposited into a large…
By: Justine Fields / June 29, 2009

Science Tattoos: Dorky Hot Or Just Dorky?

There's a certain appreciation to be had for a tattoo-clad man; ink can be incredibly hot and badboy-esque. (That is, assuming he's got something serious on his body and not an, "Oh man, my buddy and I got so f-ed up in Cabo this one time, so we got these matching Chinese tats.") Part of…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 12, 2009

The Fear Of Infertility

I was lying there on the cold, hard examining table. A stranger came in and before I knew it, I was uncomfortably spreading my legs. He told me it wouldn’t hurt and proceeded to stick a strange contraption up into my body. I was there to find out “if all my parts were as they…
By: DivineCaroline.com / February 26, 2009

Head Over Heels: The Physical Effects of Falling in Love

I like to think of myself as a logical, control-my-own destiny kind of girl. I think most of my friends see themselves as equally levelheaded. But recently a friend was describing the physical sensations she gets when she meets someone that she really likes -- butterflies, sweaty palms, quick heartbeat. No matter how hard she…
By: DivineCaroline.com / February 24, 2009

Why An Attractive Voice Means A Good Mate: The Science Of Sex

We often think of a deep baritone voice as a sexy one, but it seems too cliché to think that a romantically-inclined crooner like Barry White would actually look the part. Yet, although most people’s voices don’t seem to strike a chord one way or the other, research has shown that a person’s voice ca…
By: DivineCaroline.com / February 17, 2009

A Tweet From The Womb

An NYU grad student has found a unique way to way to use Twitter. Corey Menscher, whose wife Ellen is eight months pregnant with the couple's first baby, figured out a novel way to have Twitter notify him every time the baby kicks. For a class project, he invented a pregnancy belt he…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 17, 2008

Men: The Weaker Sex?

According to a new study, men are fast becoming the weaker sex. In recent years, some 100,000 chemicals have entered the atmosphere and are wreaking havoc upon masculinity. Apparently, "gender bender" chemicals are messing with hormones, resulting in a "feminisation of the males." In male animals, symptoms include testicular dysfunction, smaller penises, and…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 8, 2008

Has The Business Of Making Babies Gone Too Far?

In last weekend's edition of the New York Times Magazine, Alex Kuczynski, the author of Beauty Junkies, writes about having a baby by surrogate in "Her Body, My Baby." In her late 30s, Kuczynski couldn't get pregnant. Over the course of several years, she tried in vitro fertilization and miscarried multiple…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 1, 2008
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