Over the past few months, five fashion schools have been working with the European Space Agency to find out what happens when space-age technologies and materials collide with couture design. The results, shown here, were unveiled at the London Science Museum yesterday.
Last week, researchers at Johns Hopkins released a study that analyzed the relationship between levels of folate and vitamin B12 in a mother’s system and their children’s risk of autism. The study found that women with heightened levels of both folate and vitamin B12 were 17.6 times more likely to have children…
OraLee Branch, a malaria researcher who began work as an assistant professor at NYU in 2008, has sued the university’s School of Medicine for discrimination.
So I was reading this Guardian piece on beatin’ it. (Or, depending on the genitals you possess, um...“opening your ham wallet?” Jesus, that’s a terrible euphemism.) It features statistics on the types of people who beat and don’t beat it, how and when they beat it (if they indeed beat it), how often and for how long…
Scientists at Harvard and M.I.T. have developed something they are calling a “second skin,” which they expect will be used in a variety of ways—to lock in sunscreen, to treat eczema and other skin conditions, and to give users the poreless, unlined skin of a young Ansel Elgort.
Have you ever wondered about science, but no one would answer your question because you’re a woman and they figured you were trying to flirt or make a joke? Same!
When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau schooled a journalist on the basics of quantum computing yesterday, I was initially as charmed and delighted as everyone else. But then a niggling sense of dismay set in. Why should this be such a singular newsworthy event? How come so few of us can do what Trudeau did, when…
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?
After reaping a whirlwind of controversy over the past few days surrounding the screening of a film by anti-vaccination ex-doctor Andrew Wakefield, the Tribeca Film Festival says it will no longer be shown. Robert De Niro, Tribeca’s co-founder, released a statement Saturday afternoon announcing its cancellation.
A new app has developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina for the purposeful of potentially finding genetic clues about postpartum depression. PPD ACT, free and available for iPhone, will be part of Apple’s ResearchKit and will ask users a series of questions about anxiety and sadness after pregnancy…
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.”
Lindsey, the 26-year-old woman who underwent the first uterus transplant in the United States, said today that she will undergo IVF once she has fully recovered. Assuming that the transplant holds, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic who oversaw her transplant, predict that she will be able to become pregnant and give…
Today in juvenile patriarchy news, a boy (ew) ended up winning a tech competition that’s part of a program meant for girls.
Married couples tend to mirror each other’s immune systems, according to new research, confirming that marriage is beautiful.
There’s a WILD JAGUAR hanging out in the mountains of Tucson, Arizona who’s thought to be the only jaguar left in the United States. Rare new video shows the beautiful big cat wandering the forest, wondering if he’ll ever find a friend.
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.
Molecular biologist Jason Lieb has resigned from his professorship at the University of Chicago after the university recommended that he be fired for sexually harassing a number of female graduate students.
Pregnant women in Brazil who are infected with Zika—a virus suspected of causing birth defects—are prohibited from having an abortion. That’s prompting a group of lawyers, activists, and scientists to demand that the country’s supreme court make an exception.