Don’t mix these up

Published June 6, 2021

You prob­a­bly don’t want to mix these two items up, even if Amazon thinks they’re related.


Good timing

Published June 6, 2021

A side effect of my new med­ica­tion is — no joke — an urge to shop. And today is Prime Day. Yay?…


No periods required

Published June 6, 2021
Today I learned that the Chicago Manual of Style allows using am and pm (no periods) as well as a.m. and p.m. One more way it's better than AP style.

My newest button project

Published June 6, 2021
These proudly display my vaccination status ... in a way that's both juvenile and obscure.

Oh boy

Published June 6, 2021

Why is “uterus” mas­cu­line? Why isn’t it “utera”?…


How I met your mother at the soda bar

Published June 6, 2021
Contrary to what you might believe from the dating scene, drinking alcohol actually reduces your chance of getting pregnant.

Companies are planning to advertise in your dreams — and no, this ain’t The Onion

Published June 6, 2021
Holy bleep: Researchers from companies like Burger King, Coors, and Xbox are researching how to advertise to you WHILE YOU SLEEP.

Pox News

Published June 6, 2021
A human woman was infected with cowpox ... that she got from her cat. But there's more.

The Walgreens technician

Published June 6, 2021
I was surprised that not only was the @Walgreens technician not vaccinated, but that she didn't say anything to the unmasked customers talking to her. So, you're in healthcare?

Shoo, porpoise, shoo!

Published May 5, 2020
Small "pingers" keep porpoises away from fishing nets, and don't seem to bother them at all.

Dueling studies: Coffee

Published May 5, 2020
Too much coffee may be bad for you, but just enough can help lower women's body fat.

A visual ‘prosthetic’ for the blind

Published May 5, 2020
In an early proof of concept, researchers were able to have blind people "see" letters via brain stimulation.

“Shapeshifting vampire demon anchovy”

Published May 5, 2020
A new, freaky looking prehistoric fish was discovered in Pakistan. Emphasis on "freaky looking."

Laughing at penguin poop

Published May 5, 2020
Penguin poop apparently emits a lot of nitrous oxide. Bad for the environment, but funny for researchers.

Saving face

Published May 5, 2020
Beard hair isn't just a fashion thing — it may protect hipsters' faces from inevitable punches.

Convenient result from a cancer study

Published May 5, 2020
Researchers at @USC claim an amazing cancer treatment ... that just happens to involve a product the university has a financial interest in.

Moths are important after all

Published May 5, 2020
Apparently they're pretty big pollinators, just not they way researchers expected.

Cats can get, and transmit, Covid-19

Published May 5, 2020
They don't show symptoms, but they can carry it for a while — and give it to humans.

I’m just gonna let this headline speak for itself

Published May 5, 2020
Shockingly, sex robots are off the table. Sorry, guys.

T. Rex running the long game

Published May 5, 2020
T. Rex's long legs may have been about finding prey rather than chasing it down.

The bad news: psychology and Covid

Published May 5, 2020
As the pandemic continues, psychosis may become more of an issue.

Wiggle up that hill

Published May 5, 2020
Georgia Tech has made a wiggly-wheeled rover than can do well on Mars.

Lois Lane’s next dress

Published May 5, 2020
A new kind of radiation shielding is cheaper to make and much lighter than lead.

Daddy, I want a volcano that erupts diamonds!

Published May 5, 2020
A Russian volcano's lava contained diamonds, which is pretty unusual.

Calcium, mitochondria, and Alzheimer’s

Published May 5, 2020
Targeting plaque in the brain hasn't worked, but there might be a better option: calcium buildup.

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