science

Jan 25, 2016

11 Reasons You Should Drink More Tequila

It's actually really f*cking good for you.

Jan 13, 2016

A New Study Says That Cheese Can Help Kill Cancer Cells

This is the best news for cheese lovers everywhere.

Dec 20, 2015

10 Everyday Activities That Are Actually Killing You

If you're looking to stress out with reason, you've come to the right place.

Dec 18, 2015

Tequila Can Help You Lose Weight

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila...

Dec 12, 2015

Oversleeping Can Kill You

This is the worst news ever.

Sep 30, 2015

The Position You Sleep In Determines Your Dreams

Good news for stomach sleepers...

Sep 30, 2015

It’s Scientifically Proven That It Was Easier to Be Skinny in The 70s

People today weigh 10% more than those who lived during the last millennium.

Jul 21, 2015

Science Has Given Us A Justification To Loving The Dad Bod

That's right, we now kind of know exactly why we're obsessed with the dad bod.

Dec 20, 2014

Bottoms Up: Monkeys Show Alcohol Helps Prevent Illness

You probably don't need another reason to down a bottle of wine this winter, but here it is.

Jan 31, 2013

I Knew It! Study Shows Sex With A Condom Is As Good As Condomless Sex [Sexy Time]

I love condoms. Sometimes I feel alone in this, because a lot of people who commit to using condoms regularly always seem to do so with reluctance and resignation.

Dec 28, 2012

“Love Is Drugging Your Brain and Making You Cray!” Says Science

Carrie Bradshaw once said, “Maybe all men are a drug. Sometimes they bring you down and sometimes, like now, they get you so high.” Turns out, that's actually a thing, not just clever HBO script writing.

Nov 19, 2012

Is Bad Body Image Contagious? [Body Blog]

Think about it: how would you react if you heard another woman walk into the room and say, "I look fantastic today!" You might admire her confidence, but it's more likely you'd be throwing her some serious side-eye.

Aug 15, 2011

Body Blog: Are Bad Habits Contagious?

Is obesity contagious? What about smoking and drug use? Is it possible to unconsciously pick up the bad habits and health problems of your friends? First introduced in 2007, this idea has sparked a debate among researchers and doctors that is still heating up.

May 1, 2010

Saturday Read: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

If you read my Saturday posts, you know that I love me some non-fiction, specifically from the science section. Yes, it sounds super nerdy, but let me tell you, the science section houses some of the most interesting and relevant books in all the bookstore.

Oct 10, 2009

Drink More, Exercise More. Because That Makes Sense

According to a recently published study in the September/October issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, those who are more likely to drink are also more likely to drag themselves to the gym (hungover or otherwise). Lead author Michael French, Ph. D says that “Alcohol users not only exercised more than abstainers, but the differential actually increased with more drinking."

Aug 8, 2009

Scientific Studies That Make You Say “Duh”

Scientists these days must be bored out of their minds, because many of the health studies that have been cropping up lately are painfully uninteresting. The results are so obvious that they might as well skip the experiment and just use their common sense.

Jul 8, 2009

No More Baby Daddies?

Scientists have, for the first time, successfully created human sperm from stem cells. No, the sperm don’t have the face of Woody Allen and his awkward sense of humor; they have all the characteristics of naturally produced sperm, from the head to the tail.

May 7, 2009

No Girls Allowed in Some College Majors

As a female film/TV major, I've been noticing lately that although we've come a long way for women's rights, there are still some of us who have to fight sexism on a daily basis just because of what we chose to study in college.

Mar 6, 2009

Pessimism Will Kill You.

This morning I ripped my tights, missed my train, got sneezed on, and forgot my wallet, which inevitably forced me...