Hidden in This Beautiful Jewelry is a Secret Drug-Science Reference

Much as we love the present trend of sticking drug-molecules on everything from coffee mugs to t-shirts, we crave something new. Fortunately, science-themed artist Delftia has a novel take on subtle drug jewelry: pendants that replicate spider webs spun under the influence of psychoactive drugs. » 4/19/14 2:38pm Yesterday 2:38pm

Vaginas Engineered From Scratch Are Actually a Thing

With what could have major implications on sex reassignment surgery for transgender women, four young cisgender women have been successfully implanted with vaginas made from their own cells. Follow up tests have shown that the engineered vaginas are not distinguishable from the rest of the young women's bodies. » 4/10/14 8:55pm 4/10/14 8:55pm

'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Is the Real Deal, According to Science

A fragment of papyrus that refers to Jesus's wife—that was immediately shot down as a fake by the Vatican in 2012—has been tested by scientists at Columbia University, Harvard University and MIT, who all conclude that the ink and papyrus are very likely ancient and not a modern a forgery. » 4/10/14 10:50am 4/10/14 10:50am

Dude Wears Jared Leto Wig for a Week, Discovers He Isn't Jared Leto

Honestly, I don't totally get the current pop-cultural obsession with Jared Leto's center-part ombre—he just looks like the same ridiculous doe-eyed Elven king he's always been, but with fractionally longer hair that is blonder in some places. Have we not seen a man with long hair before? Is this really that different… » 3/21/14 7:50pm 3/21/14 7:50pm

Women Drop Out of STEM Fields Because They Fear Failure

A couple of new studies suggest that women might be "self-selecting" out of STEM fields because we're trained to fear mediocrity and failure. It makes sense—when you're told all your life that you have to be "twice as good" to compete "in a man's world," it's tough to feel like you have the luxury of taking chances. » 3/19/14 1:20pm 3/19/14 1:20pm

How Good Was That Lay? The Factors That Affect Sexual Satisfaction

Most people consider a satisfying sex life to be one of life's key pleasures and often an indicator of a good relationship. Yet defining sexual satisfaction is no easy task. To better understand this elusive concept, scientists have devoted numerous studies to gauge the factors that play a role in how gratified we are… » 3/15/14 3:20pm 3/15/14 3:20pm

Stop Pretending You Enjoy Bad Sex

A newly published study on people's perceptions of sexual satisfaction in committed, heterosexual relationships reveals that men and women are both surprisingly good at estimating their partners' contentment (or lack thereof) with their sex life. » 3/13/14 4:00pm 3/13/14 4:00pm

Touching Boxer Shorts Makes Ladies Act as Sex-Crazed as Men

Anyone who has ever watched patrons of a strip club or seen Magic Mike (or completely overwhelmed their sensory receptors by seeing Magic Mike at a strip club) knows that sex — and the desire to have it — makes people do stupid things. Just how stupid, though, depends on a person's gender and their proximity to things… » 3/04/14 5:45pm 3/04/14 5:45pm