vagina
Wow, I've typed the word "vagina" so many times that it's starting to look a little weird. Vagina vagina vagina.
in

Apr 16, 2014 at 5:00pm | 18 comments

fun
If you don't want to play with a dinosaur, I don't know what we're going to do if we ever hang out.
in

Apr 15, 2014 at 6:00pm | 35 comments

science
Scientists announced the first direct evidence to support the Big Bang. This is a very big deal. Nobel Prize worthy.
television
cosmos: a space time odyssey
Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey with Neil deGrasse Tyson is premiering March 9th. I'm expressing my enthusiasm for this event the same away I express enthusiasm for anything: getting drunk and eating cake.
science
abortion
Some very sketchy "studies" conducted by anti-abortion groups and the conservative rumor mill created the myth that "90% of women change their mind about abortion after viewing an ultrasound."
in

Jan 15, 2014 at 5:00pm | 98 comments

colds
Somewhere in my brain is the conclusive idea that any illness, whatsoever, perhaps even cancer, can be washed away by simply drinking enough water.
fat
There's no evidence that BAIBA is a "cure" for diabetes or obesity, which, it should be noted, the researchers didn't claim, because scientists tend to err toward the conservative. Journalists took care of that for them, though.
in

Jan 8, 2014 at 5:00pm | 51 comments

molecule-r
Use science to make margaritas that look like eggs and tiny balls made of blue curacao.
bisexuality
When it comes to my own queerness, the idea of waking up one day and finding myself unable to be attracted to an entire slice of the gender pie -- no matter which slice it is -- frankly terrifies me.
thanksgiving
No self respecting foodie would be caught admitting to not brining their bird. Well, its a pain in my ass. So I’m going to just tell you: I’m not brining the f*#!1n9 bird this year. Because: SCIENCE.
in

Nov 18, 2013 at 5:00pm | 171 comments

books
It’s really more science textbook than cookbook. I don’t even own a third of the equipment I would need to execute the recipes.
oreos
All that this shows is that when presented with something boring (saline and rice cakes) and something awesome (cocaine and Oreos) rats will choose the more awesome thing.
open thread
Presenting the worst open thread ever, brought to you by my menstrual cycle and humanity's unavoidable destruction.
bugs
drugs
The string of recent molly-related tragedies at music festivals is putting more focus on the dangers of MDMA. But indiscriminately stressing "drugs are bad" isn't the way to go to promote safety.
in

Sep 9, 2013 at 10:00am | 188 comments

daily mail
Guess how often men think about sex, according to a new study from Ohio State University? (Bigger question: Does it even matter in the slightest?)
death
...And there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Researchers say near-death experiences can be chalked up to an 'electrical surge in a dying brain.' Yes, my dreams are shattered.
cats
cats are awesome, dogs are awesome, science is awesome, and feelings are awesome - LET US COMBINE THEM ALL INTO ONE AMAZING ARTICLE.
in

Jul 30, 2013 at 4:00pm | 267 comments

best friends
food
If eliminating gluten and processed foods from your world makes you poop better and your skin all glowy, go nuts. May neither a bagel nor a cupcake darken your gaping maw again. But let's not use evolution as an a reason to not eat a baguette with some brie.
in

Jun 27, 2013 at 9:00am | 389 comments