Jam Out With Your Cat to These Rocking Tunes 

Have you ever tried to grind to a sick beat at the club, but it's hard to have a good time because your bored cat is rolling his eyes and texting in the corner? Or have you ever tried to play the new D'Angelo album during a cozy date night at home, but the evening is totally ruined because you can tell your cat just… » 3/06/15 5:30pm 3/06/15 5:30pm

Male Serial Killers Are 'Hunters,' Female Serial Killers Are 'Gatherers'

A recent study from Penn State has put together a definitive profile of the average American female serial killer, combing through the 64 "FSKs" who committed their crimes in the US between 1821 and 2008. » 3/06/15 3:10pm 3/06/15 3:10pm

What's Your Sexual Orientation: Promiscuous or Monogamous?

For a long time, the construction of gendered sexual behavior went like this: Men aren't hardwired for monogamy, but women, being more invested in emotional bonds and offspring resources, are. But it's becoming increasingly clear that women aren't exactly thrilled with the same old every night either. Research shows… » 2/19/15 12:15pm 2/19/15 12:15pm

You Only Think He's Hot Because Your Friends Do

What is more troubling, the fact that your idea of hot is actually just based on what other people think, or the fact that the site Hot or Not? still exists and has furthermore been moderately useful to academic research? Either way, hotness remains eternally up for debate, and this is probably the most troubling fact… » 2/16/15 1:50pm 2/16/15 1:50pm

Study: Emoji Users Have More Sex, Better Orgasms

Emoji: You either love them or hate them. But it's a little bit better if you love them, a new study has found. That's because single people who use emoji allegedly have more sex and women who use certain emoji report that they reach orgasm faster. But what comes first — the orgasm or the emoji? » 2/05/15 10:50am 2/05/15 10:50am

Godless Parents Are Doing a Better Job

Hate to break it to you, Bible thumpers: Parents who raise their kids without religion are doing just fine, studies say, possibly even better. Overall, not believing in God seems to make people and their offspring more tolerant. Less racist. Less sexist. Enviro-friendly. And their kids care less about what's cool,… » 2/03/15 3:30pm 2/03/15 3:30pm

Doctors Right, Politicians Wrong on Prescribing Abortion Drugs

Hey, wow, who could've predicted this: a new study on mifepristone and misoprostol, the two drugs taken together to induce an abortion, shows that it's perfectly safe to use a lower dosage of the drugs than the FDA recommends. Doctors have been saying that since at least 2001. It's almost as though their medical… » 1/26/15 9:35pm 1/26/15 9:35pm

Study: Women Are More Empathetic Toward Their Partner Than Men

In terrible, not particularly shocking news for heterosexual women worldwide, Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia just announced research demonstrating that women have more empathy in relationships than men. (By the way, I think we can all agree that every great scientific finding begins… » 12/17/14 5:20pm 12/17/14 5:20pm

Students Give Male Instructors Better Evaluations, Says Science

New research suggests that when it comes to evaluating a teacher's skills, college students are naturally biased against women instructors. » 12/09/14 6:10pm 12/09/14 6:10pm

Face: Women With Kids More Productive Than Literally Everyone

In news you have always intuitively understood to be indisputable but knew was routinely dismissed, ignored, or downplayed because of raging sexism, it turns out that women who have kids — at least two — are more productive than literally everyone who has ever existed. In other news: FACE. » 11/09/14 2:00pm 11/09/14 2:00pm

Study Says Climate Change Could Be Detrimental to Male Fetuses

A Japanese researcher has taken a look at how temperature fluctuations attributed to climate change affect the sex ratio of infants, and has found that male fetuses are more vulnerable to extreme weather events, resulting in an increased female-to-male ratio. » 10/01/14 10:40am 10/01/14 10:40am

Dealbreakers Don't Mean Shit

Everybody has dealbreakers, right? You won't date a vegetarian who doesn't drink, a Republican who likes active rock, anyone seriously into SUP yoga. But then you find yourself falling for someone in spite of these egregious errors of existence, wondering where your cherished list went. Guess what? Apparently everyone… » 9/29/14 1:40pm 9/29/14 1:40pm

CDC Study: 1 in 5 Women in the United States Have Been Raped

A comprehensive study recently released by the Center for Disease Control has found that nearly 1 in 5 women in America report that they were raped. Not just during their time in college, which is a statistic we're all depressingly familiar with — the CDC found that 19.3 percent of women in the United States have been… » 9/05/14 7:45pm 9/05/14 7:45pm

Studies Show Peer Pressure Helps Combat Sexual Violence

According to a number of studies, individuals may have significant power in either perpetuating or combating rape culture. Although that logic seems kind of obvious, it can be harnessed to implement more effective — and underutilized — sexual violence prevention methods. » 8/18/14 7:00pm 8/18/14 7:00pm

Study: Everyone's Sexting On Tuesday Mornings

According to a new study, every Tuesday at 10 a.m., the gates of carnal desire open up and spew out a torrid stream of sexual text messages for approximately 2 hours. On Tuesdays, whispers everyone on the planet in unison, we send people digital photos of our erogenous zones. » 8/07/14 10:00am 8/07/14 10:00am

​You're Probably Thinking About Soul Mates All Wrong

Did you know that if love is a motivational poster — and obviously it is — then how you imagine that poster is pretty key, whether it's a cat hanging in there or soul mate scrawled in cursive on a scroll of destiny-weathered papyrus? And that if you believe in the latter, you're probably kinda screwed? Because maybe. » 8/05/14 2:40pm 8/05/14 2:40pm

Here's How to Never Lose An Argument Again

Are you ready to win an argument every time? Whether you're debating world peace, civil rights issues or who should have taken out the garbage on Monday night because it was their turn and no one should have to remind them because we are adults, Mark, and we do not live like animals, there's now a better way to argue.… » 7/28/14 6:30pm 7/28/14 6:30pm

Saying 'Uh,' 'Um,' And 'Like' Means You're Literally An Awesome Person

If you've ever been accused of not being eloquent because you use words such as "I mean" and "you know" while talking, you may now rejoice! A new study suggests that employing these verbal tics means that you're a thoughtful and conscientious person who cares about the honesty of your speech. » 7/22/14 6:30pm 7/22/14 6:30pm

Study: Women See Women in Red as a Sexual Menace

Apparently you can't wear a red cocktail dress without getting labeled a man-poaching Jezebel. Apologies to all the autumns out there. » 7/11/14 10:40am 7/11/14 10:40am

Study: Being Cool in High School Is Bad For You

Just like your parents told you after that kid in homeroom made fun of your Yu-Gi-Oh binder, being cool in high school is very meaningless in the scheme of things — because we are all just insignificant specks in a vast and indifferent universe, but also because the "cool" kids tend to peak early. And now, at long… » 6/13/14 5:10pm 6/13/14 5:10pm