Hollywood is currently suffering from gender-swap fever. It started with Ghostbusters, and then moved on to the Ocean’s 8 franchise. Suddenly, we have not just a lady Dr. Who, but producers and writers scrambling to figure out what classically, dudely productions should get a womanly spin. We’re getting a woman Dorian…
For every elected official who carefully educates themselves on the facts and research prior to making an informed decision, there are a dozen more who have no problem shooting their mouths off on talking points they do not understand. As we learned last night in the second Republican presidential primary debate, many…
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes would have liked to give Matthew and Lady Mary Crawley a happier ending, but wasn't able to because Dan Stevens bailed so unceremoniously.
A 59-year-old woman said she had experienced sharp pain in her abdomen for at least thirty years. Turns out it was the remains of a petrified fetus, which doctors removed when she finally got access to adequate medical care.
A woman, whom the medical journal Current Biology simply calls SM, has a rare from of brain damage, and literally can not feel fear. But researchers sure had a good time trying to scare her!
Today in Lessons We Don't Necessarily Need To Learn: a Kansas State professor shed 26.2 pounds while feeding primarily on Twinkies, Doritos, doughnuts, and other treats high in saturated fats for 10 weeks. Oh, and his cholesterol went down, too.
This print from Modern Toss (click to enlarge) provides a handy guide to British curses. That said, Americans may need a translation for "stink like a piss ceefax" and "acting like a cock snake on plant food."
This article, titled "Beautiful women can be bad for your health," would be better if it read: "Men stressed after being left alone with 'attractive' woman while playing Sudoku." Because that's the real problem here. Seriously.
Score one for Family Values. Or at least another talking point for the rabid, ongoing, totally theoretical kids/no kids! war!
Filmmaker John Hughes passed away today at 59. Though he was responsible for such classics as Vacation, Mr. Mom, and Home Alone, it's probably his teen movies—which continue to resonate with each generation—that he'll really be remembered for.
Scientists have begun mapping the 1,000 species of bacteria living on the human skin in efforts to better understand healthy epidermis. Apparently, the forearm is teeming with an average of 44 different types of bacteria, while the armpit is a "lush rain forest" of microscopic life. [NationalGeographic & ScienceNow]