Archive for the ‘science’ Category

Higher Voices Win Mates, Lower Voices Win Elections

Tweet Which is your favorite Margaret Thatcher? No surprise to most heterosexual men has been the consistent finding that women with higher-pitched voices attract more male attention. This finding has been observed even at the subtlest levels, such as measured differences in attractiveness between different stages of the menstrual cycle. In hunter-gatherer populations, women with [...]

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Red Wine: An Analysis of Health’s Red Herring

I freak out about the “red wine is good for you” misconception, blame science press releases.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Helium

Helium, the noblest of gases, is fleeing the planet irretrievably. And we can’t stop laughing about it.

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Kombucha, My Lord, Kombucha

Tweet Last night at Five Minutes of Fame, I gave a talk about kombucha. I occasionally give workshops about kombucha, and I’ve spent a lot of time ruminating and researching on it. So I knew there were dozens of different focii to choose from that would fit in 5 minutes or less, and I didn’t [...]

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Do Big Cats Like Catnip?

I found a video that shows what happens when you expose big cats to large amounts of catnip. Adorables! But what is it about catnip that does this?

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