“While I in no way want to distract from the important conversations going on about anti-Black racism in America, I think it’s also pertinent for us to deconstruct some of the tools and techniques being used by the police to maintain control. So today we’re going to talk about tear gas.”
Not everything science has given us has made our lives better.
A new study in the Journal of Family Medicine investigates how stigmatization and discrimination affect the mental health and relationship quality of transgender women and their cisgender male partners.
A new report from the Kinsey Institute shows that lesbians are more likely to have orgasms than straight women, and less likely to be unable to orgasm.
Studies and stories show that women don’t get the freedom to be both the mothers and the workers they want to be.
The cumulative effect of media coverage on pregnancy paints a pretty warped picture: that pregnant people are the number one health threat to their future children.
Lack of information makes it impossible for women and people of color today to make fully informed decisions about their health, and denies them the right to advocate for what happens to their bodies.
While it’s certainly true that one would face numerous logistical difficulties in carrying out murder via poison inside a prison, the rest of the advice in this Orange is the New Black segment is, um, hit or miss.
Make it rain Oobleck.
“The growing “body of evidence” emerging from biological and medical research, according to some commentators, speaks loudly and clearly: transgender people exist, science says. Of course, we already knew that… Any responsible approach to folding science into advocacy efforts should not only understand what scientific research says, but how and why it came to say what it does.”
LGBT folks are fighting discrimination in the workplace, in video games and at Pride, oh my!
What can virtual reality, automotive safety standards, and anatomy textbooks tell us about the way sexism works in 2014?
If you’ve ever thought, “I really wish I knew some super sexy dino facts,” this is definitely the list for you.
VIDEO: Why you should never use silicone lube on a silicone dildo.
At its core, science is a willingness to believe that the universe is knowable. That if we ask the right questions and follow the evidence, we can get to the bottom of how things are, and why.
Today we pause, momentarily, for a half-step sideways into the intersection of two other awesome international spectacles intermittently fraught with weird political controversy: science and the gayest Olympic sport since the IOC dropped wrestling.
A gift guide for city mice who miss the country. Terrariums, adventure kits, stargazing stuff, and more!
“I think the root of the problem is that our society immediately writes off anything perceived as feminine or relating to women. While funneling more women into STEM fields may produce marginal gains, it actually leaves the underlying issue — male privilege — largely untouched.”
Evolution’s Rainbow is both a catalogue of diversity across the natural world in sex, gender, and sexuality, and also an “indictment” of all academic fields for suppressing or ignoring the diversity that we see.
Emily Graslie of The Brain Scoop calls on us to support female content creators in the STEM fields. Let’s do that.