SciAm Apologizes for Deleting Blogger's Post on Being Called a 'Whore'

Danielle N. Lee, Ph.D., has blogged for Scientific American for over two years. Her blog, called "The Urban Scientist," focuses on "sharing science to general audiences, particularly under-served groups, via outdoor programming and social media." When she took to her blog to write about a sexist email she'd… » 10/13/13 3:45pm 10/13/13 3:45pm

Scientific American Welcomes First-Ever Female Editor-In-Chief

Scientific American has named Mariette DiChristina as its first-ever female editor-in-chief, leading us to wonder about the fate of a certain lady-bashing writer. » 12/03/09 3:20pm 12/03/09 3:20pm

Myths About Balls: Why They Dangle, Why They Hurt

Jesse Bering, he of the hilarious penis column fame, is at it again. This time, we learn everything we ever (or perhaps never) wanted to know about testicles. » 11/20/09 12:40pm 11/20/09 12:40pm

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"The 'Bitch' Evolved: Why Girls Are So Cruel to Each Other"

"And I should say, if you're still unconvinced and you've any doubt about acts of social aggression occurring in practice, have a gander at the current topics of ongoing conversation among the girls of" [Scientific American] » 5/27/09 3:20pm 5/27/09 3:20pm

Scientists Create Computer That Can Comprehend "Beauty"

Scientists at Tel Aviv University claim to have created a computer program that can recognize human attractiveness. Here's what they did: they had thirty men and women look at 100 images of young, white women and judge the "beauty" of each image. Then, according to EurekAlert, "Based on human preferences, the machine… » 4/04/08 3:20pm 4/04/08 3:20pm

The Celebrity-Sartorial Complex Is The New Military-Industrial Complex

Apparently "Jezebel" isn't a word associated only with the Bible, Southern whores, "tragic mulattos", contemporary music or, uh, girly celeb/fashion blogs: It's also totally about building bombs! According to a recruitment notice that appeared in Scientific American in 1956, "Jezebel" was the name given to a bare… » 6/21/07 11:00am 6/21/07 11:00am