People become vegans for all sorts of reasons, but they can probably stop saying they are because it’s the best thing for the earth. In the many variables of dairy/meat/vegetable diets, when it comes to sustainability, veganism is only around the middle of the pack.
At the end of every season of The Biggest Loser, there is an unspoken, collective bracing by the contestants and the public. Sixteen contestants have made impressive progress in transforming their bodies, often losing hundreds of pounds and building new muscle. On the show’s ranch, diet and exercise are everything—but…
In an extraordinary article entitled “The Voyeur’s Motel,” published in the April 11, 2016 issue of The New Yorker, Gay Talese told the story of how he became involved with a serial voyeur named Gerald Foos. Foos, in the late 1960s, had purchased the 21-room Manor House Motel in Aurora, Colorado with the express…
Manspreading deservedly continues to earn a bad rep among the masses, particularly subway riders, but a new study suggests that it’s actually appealing. Word?
The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) thought it might be swell to ask the public to vote on a name for its new research vessel. And swell it is, as the vessel may be baptized “Boaty McBoatface.”
Literally, who are all of you? A survey released on Monday at SXSW revealed some of the answers to this question.
Resting bitch face (better known as RBF) has threatened mankind for ages, with women especially being accused of wearing this default don’t-fuck-with-me facial expression. Researchers recently dug into the origins of RBF and found that perhaps it’s not just a lady thing.
Once upon a time—midcentury America, to be precise—you couldn’t turn to the Google search bar with all your most deeply personal and/or random questions. Instead, there was the New York Public Library and its very patient librarians.
Here’s a lesson in self-love: Monkeys love themselves so much that they perk up when watching programming featuring monkeys, according to a new study.
All this time you were worried about the water, but the sand is the real problem.
It’s Father’s Day, so let this be the year we all finally recognize that dads and their goofy dad stuff—monster faces, silliness, mockery; perhaps even dad jokes, if the judges are feeling lenient—could be as essential to childrearing as any of that mom stuff. Or, at least, that a Platonic ideal of “mom” is not the…
Dogs are truly loyal creatures. A Japanese study revealed that dogs know if someone is mean to their owners and will even refuse food that person offers to them. Kazuo Fujita, a professor of comparative cognition at Kyoto University, led the research project which consisted of three groups and 18 dogs. They used a…
Starting this Monday off with an absolute bang, a career advice column in the journal Science Careers — a column penned by a female scientist with a long and illustrious career — takes on a question from a postgraduate who’s just begun working in a new lab, where her adviser won’t stop staring down her shirt. The…
Well, hold on to your...ugh, whatever. New research reveals that 30% of Tinder users are married, not single, as they are expected to be if they’re surfing a dating site. But you already knew that.
Stop whatever you’re doing because: incoming codpiece news. Hot codpiece scoop. Fresh codpiece facts.
New research coming from Canada (the land of delicious maple candy and also freedom of sexual expression) suggests that during ovulation, women prefer penetration to oral sex. And while their self-reported answers may not have suggested this, the study found that their genitals told a different story.
In a stunning example of the kind of mass hysteria Americans are known for (I see you with the devil, Goody Cyrus), a Harvard poll has found that one fourth of Americans believe that Ebola is alive and well and coming for them as you read this. In fact, you'd better lock your doors, because many believe it can fly…
Are you a bitch before your period? Do you notice? Or care? Or like it? Or secretly hope it's for a really good reason, like eliminating subpar dudes who aren't good fertility matches? Well grab a soft pillow, a cucumber facemask and a Merchant-Ivory production, because you're in luck!
Guess which states are the most inclined to rigid socially enforced morality. Just guess. You'll probably get it right, you smug coastal latte sipping marriage-threatening organic composting religion ignoring bike riding "I'm Okay, You're Okay" hippie elites.