Why is Pop Science Obsessed with 'Gaydar'?

"Gaydar" is instinctual and more accurate for women's faces, according to a recent study, in which psychology grad students at the University of Washington asked undergraduates to determine whether close-up photos of young men and women sans "embellishments" (such as facial hair or piercings; you know, gay stuff) were gay … » 5/17/12 4:30pm 5/17/12 4:30pm

Science Unlocks the Key to Gaydar

Gaydar — the ability to be able to tell who's gay just by looking or talking to them — is a "skill" of debatable merit, but many people like to brag about having finely calibrated systems of working out who's gay and who's not. Of course, when pressed, nobody can ever really put their finger on why exactly they sense… » 1/23/12 11:05am 1/23/12 11:05am

Google Introduces New Celebrity Gaydar Feature

As part of its continuing mission to improve our lives/make money/creep everyone out, Google has rolled out its own version of gaydar. Now when you type a celebrity's name followed with the word "gay" or "straight," Google will suggest their probable sexuality based on statements they've made in interviews. The company… » 9/28/11 9:15pm 9/28/11 9:15pm