|Via Wikimedia Commons. This is a picture of a whole lot of sugar.|
Women and men and science
- Vocal fry: I (Emily) am a biologist. This phrase makes me think of tiny, loudmouthed fish. But it's really about a vocal tic. Do you do this when you speak? It’s all the rage among young XXers these days.
- Decaying hoods, premature birth: living in among dilapidated buildings linked to higher risk of premature childbirth.
- Do you know when you want it? Yes, that It.
- Women can do math. Yep, as well as men. Or maybe we should write that as, Men can do math. Yep, as well as women.
- Male circumcision: the controversy continues. Does it or doesn't it stem the transmission of AIDS?
Cool, cute, crazy sci stuff
Baby sloths.Cuuuute baby sloths.
- More evidence of water on Mars: mineral deposits that only water could have made
- minerals deposited by water on Mars
- In his own hand, his own, awesome genius hand: Newton's Principia available for virtual viewing.
Science and health
- How much federal money are we wasting on investigations of alternative health and medicine. Example: Coffee enemas for pancreatic cancer (!).
- Cereal offenders: How do we get the sugar out of breakfast cereal? We’re thinking it’ll take a shovel.
- No raw cookie dough! Can we say it enough? No. Raw. Cookie. Dough.
- Vit D not miracle preventative for heart attacks or cancer. Evidently, there are some things that vitamin D cannot do.