Blood Of 2 Million Babies Found In Indiana Warehouse

For over 20 years, the state of Indiana hoarded the blood of newborns without their parents' consent. If your child was born in Indiana after 1991, chances are his or her blood sample is one of an estimated 2.5-million specimens currently stored in a warehouse, the location of which state officials have not disclosed. » 7/19/14 6:17pm Saturday 6:17pm

The Scientific Quest to Prove that Bisexuality Exists

Oh, the old chestnut—does bisexuality exist? A couple of months ago, this New York Times article doesn't seek to prove it exists or not (there seems to be some a priori understanding that it does) but rather, it looks at those who are dedicated to proving it within certain fields of research and in turn, to sharing… » 5/14/14 10:07pm 5/14/14 10:07pm

Why There's So Much Confusion Over Health and Nutrition

If you believed the internet, you'd think there's huge debate over whether eggs, coffee, or salt are good or bad for you. In reality, there's significant agreement on diet and health issues among experts, but the general public is conflicted. So why are we so confused when experts agree? Let's clear the air. » 5/07/14 2:59pm 5/07/14 2:59pm

Scientists Find Preventative AIDS Injection That Works in Monkeys

In an amazing breakthrough in AIDS research, scientists at both Rockefeller University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have developed antiretroviral injections that, when given once a month, have been shown to suppress AIDS symptoms and protect against the virus in monkeys. While a human… » 3/05/14 12:00pm 3/05/14 12:00pm

Wait, So Is Porn Addiction Even a Real Thing?

With all this culture hubbub about porn addiction and how free, unhindered access to thousands upon thousands of orgasm-long clips of people mashing their genitals together on the internet will turn us all into masturbating zombies incapable of copulating with a live, human person, we ought to first ask ourselves if… » 2/16/14 12:30pm 2/16/14 12:30pm

Beards Are Nothing. Beards Are Everything. Beards Contain Multitudes.

Blame the cold winter, but men in politics are loving beards right now. From Secretary of State John Kerry to White House speech writer Cody Keenan to Press Secretary Jay Carney, those white male democrats are loving that hair on their face. But what does this all mean for the state of the union? » 2/06/14 11:40am 2/06/14 11:40am

Master of Sex: The Anxious Day of a Real Life Sex Scientist

On Friday, The Atlantic published the essay Donating Orgasms to Science: A Day in the Life of a Real Life Sex Researcher. In it, sex therapist and cognitive neuroscientist Nan Wise details the anxieties and intricacies of doing research that requires people to engage in sex acts while being observed by a team of… » 1/20/14 11:20am 1/20/14 11:20am

Pregnant Women Who Smoke and Drink Turn Kids Gay, Says Science Troll

A neurobiologist from Amsterdam University who has discovered a gross new way to troll people has made two claims, one more surprising than the other: a) women's lifestyle choices during pregnancy can affect the development of their children, specifically b) that smoking during pregnancy may increase the likelihood… » 1/19/14 3:00pm 1/19/14 3:00pm

Clickety-Clacking and Other Such Nonsense May Trigger Cat Seizures

According to some new feline research from the UK, your cat may soon have yet another very good reason to flash you that glare of utter contempt. All your sharp, staccato noises — pen clicking, fingernail biting, cutlery dropping, and mouse clicking — may trigger cat seizures, a condition researchers are somehow… » 12/01/13 2:00pm 12/01/13 2:00pm

The Income Gap Has Made Rich People More Efficient Porn Viewers

Despite all of its many and varied uses for acquiring and sharing knowledge or engaging in real, empathetic dialogue with strangers, the internet is, in the words of the inimitable Trekkie Monster, for porn. Also, the internet is for arguments about the sexuality of Harry Styles, which just serves as further proof… » 12/01/13 1:00pm 12/01/13 1:00pm

Everyone Calm the Eff Down: Birth Control Won't Make You Go Blind

Yesterday, researchers released findings that showed what was reported as a link between long term use of birth control and glaucoma, an incurable, progressive condition that leads to blindness. If you trusted the way it was reported by several outlets, even so much as thinking about whore pills was likely to cause… » 11/19/13 1:20pm 11/19/13 1:20pm

Dinner Tab Chivalry Is One Dating Convention That Might Stick Around

Some conventions of patriarchal culture are easier to conceptually dismantle than others. Sure, women are still being paid less than men for the same exact work, but most reasonable people (and hopefully this isn’t too optimistic a generalization) who aren’t dripping with troll goo and are too young to have ever… » 8/11/13 2:00pm 8/11/13 2:00pm

Another Day, Another Gender Normative Study About Hetero Couples

When heterosexual couples cooperate well, so a new study suggests, men act like responsive marionettes and women act like emotional puppeteers. That is, men tend to mimic their partner’s mood, while women try to regulate their partner’s emotions because we’re all just trying to appease each other and keep from… » 6/30/13 3:30pm 6/30/13 3:30pm