You have them. Scientists want to study them.
A fascinating new “theory of fiction” from Stanford University!
Everything you ever wanted to know about why you feel like crap the next morning, and how to prevent it.
In which I interview Valerie Weiss about her new film, Losing Control, and bringing women in science to the masses.
Lizz’s Team Pick: What if dinosaurs all lived in the water? WHAT IF?!
Honey honey up in the trees/ Fields of flowers deep in his dreams/ Lead them out to sea by the east/ Honey honey food for the bees
“Scientists who have monitored the electrical activity of the brains of test subjects exposed to sarcastic statements have found that brains have to work harder to understand sarcasm.” I think we can all agree this is welcome news.
Carolyn’s Team Pick: Cordelia Fine has condensed Delusions of Gender into about 45 minutes. Watch this video, expand your cultural science literacy.
“Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world.”
Rachel’s Team Pick: “A Persian astronomer, Abou Shimshek, has found an “ice lens” which allowed him to discover a new planet on which live a race of telepathic, furred, electric-wheel-riding aliens.”
A species of deep-sea squid has been found to have a lot of gay sex. But calling it gay to demonstrate progress destroys actual progress! This is more exciting than is sounds.
Because how else are we going to figure this out?
Distorting evidence in homophobic arguments happens more than you think. LOTS more.
Veronica’s Team Pick: Make sure this study on intimacy and relationships includes queer participants!
A new study says sexual orientation and “gender conformity” in women are genetic traits. Could this be the anti- anti-gay evidence we need? And at what cost?
This is a story of what happens when you can’t ask him if he’s gay, because he’s dead.
Watch Watson the supercomputer face off against puny humans on Jeopardy!
The Czech Republic uses a “sexual arousal” test on gay men seeking asylum. And they aren’t the first ones. Time to get depressed about the state of the world/ history.
The week that science was gay. We bring you ALL THE STUDIES. Did you know that lesbians love The L Word, Ani DiFranco, Tegan & Sara and other homosexuals? That’s just one of the many factoids we have to share with you today.
Feel free to be a brilliant scientist and total emotional wrecking ball today as an author debunks all the gender myths about how your brain is too female to function.