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 that … » 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 falling… » 6/30/13 3:30pm 6/30/13 3:30pm

Hey, People -- Just Wash Your Fucking Hands, Okay?

It seems silly that we’re about to have this conversation, but people really need to start washing their hands. Like, right the fuck now. Oh, what’s that? You already wash your hands thoroughly after each bathroom visit, scrubbing with soap until you create a nice lather, and then rinsing under warm water? LIAR! » 6/22/13 2:30pm 6/22/13 2:30pm

Baby Mammals Twitch in Their Sleep Because They’re Learning Cute Moves

Okay, so this research into the phenomenon of twitching baby mammals (in the words of University of Iowa psychology professor Mark Blumberg, “literally every mammal that has ever been looked at” twitches) is really interesting, but I’m not going to dress this post up in futuristic scientific regalia (I was thinking a… » 6/22/13 2:00pm 6/22/13 2:00pm

Research Suggests That Left-Pawed Dogs Are Just Slightly Evil

You probably already assumed that left-pawed dogs — and yes, some dogs do have forepaw and even hindquarter preferences — are ever so slightly evil, but now there’s a scientific study in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior to confirm your suspicions that left-pawed dogs are scheming to bark at you and make you seem… » 6/02/13 12:00pm 6/02/13 12:00pm