Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is one of the most exquisite pieces of science writing I’ve ever read. As a researcher and professor of geobiology for the past 20 years, Jahren has earned accolades for her work. Here, she shares her passion.
For the first time in recorded history, wild female gorillas were observed engaging in a series of lesbian sex acts including but not limited to “genital rubbing,” “mating calls” and the classic “making out for male attention.”
Bacteria paintings, bravery vs. perfection, and drag depictions of famous scientists singing that song from Wicked that they did on Glee.
Working for four and a half years in the quality department at a kitchen gadget company has left me with some strong opinions about proper cooking prep.
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How do we learn from this and prevent it from happening again?
I’ve been reading quite a few fan theories and Poe/Finn pairings recently, but I won’t subject you to that (unless you want to talk in out in the comments, in which case, hello). Instead, I wanted to share with you some top notch nerd speculation on the science of Star Wars.
You have no idea how long it took me to figure out that this was the only definitive takeaway from this particular data analysis.
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NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan on her career. How 3D holograms work. What happens when you get your period in space. And more!
“To fully plumb the depths of my heart requires more than a single bar graph.”
I’ve developed a real soft place in my heart for soft foods. So for today’s topic, I thought we’d talk about how to soften up other tough muscles! With science! Get pumped.
In the early oughts, Dr. Orly Lacham-Kaplan got pretty close to figuring out how to turn two human eggs into a baby — something a lot of lesbians want to see happen very soon. What happened?
“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.