How could someone believe in a god when there’s no hard evidence supporting his existence? That’s a question I’m asked more often than I care to think about.
Maybe they have such a problem with bleeding hearts because they actually can’t stand the sight of blood.
seems legit
I admit it: I faked every single enthusiastic Bloody Mary experience in middle school. Sorry everyone.

Aug 4, 2014 at 9:00am | 100 comments

The news that climate change could make redheads disappear from Scotland has me pondering the benefits and disadvantages of my hair color.
3d printing
In terms of “Is it the future yet?” 3D printers are somewhere between a LaserJet and a Star Trek style replicator.

Jun 30, 2014 at 6:00pm | 49 comments

hair color
I felt like my hair color was tied not just to who I wanted to be, but to who I already was. The hidden parts of me just needed some encouragement, some poking and prodding, to come out.
Want to learn one cool trick to perfectly blend fat-shaming, fear of chronic illness, and a disregard for science?
oil pulling
If I could, I would ban the words “detoxify” and “toxin” from the English language.

May 29, 2014 at 9:00am | 208 comments

Fashion has always been considered a form of non-verbal communication.

May 28, 2014 at 2:30pm | 34 comments

While “fake science fans” may be annoying, science deniers are deadly.
wide-hipped women
Wow, I've typed the word "vagina" so many times that it's starting to look a little weird. Vagina vagina vagina.

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

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.

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

Scientists announced the first direct evidence to support the Big Bang. This is a very big deal. Nobel Prize worthy.
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.
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."

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

Somewhere in my brain is the conclusive idea that any illness, whatsoever, perhaps even cancer, can be washed away by simply drinking enough water.
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.

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

Use science to make margaritas that look like eggs and tiny balls made of blue curacao.
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.