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7 Photos Of Celebs Who Marched For Science On Earth Day

ByCaitlin Flynn
In honor of Earth Day, thousands of people all across the country and world participated in the March for Science. The main event took place in D.C. and none other than Bill Nye served as honorary co-chair because, really, who better to lead the…

6 Tips Scientifically Proven To Help You Sleep Better

ByPritom Das
Sleep is a natural process, just like breathing. But as we breathe shallow, we also sleep shallow -- if we do manage to get some sleep. Insomnia is a very frequent issue nowadays, when job tasks and family needs keep us awake. An adult should get at…

I Went 'Sensory Speed Dating' To Learn The Science Behind Attraction

ByManuel Lavalle
I'm sitting in the lounge area at the House of Yes. Everything is red. The lighting is red. The tablecloths are red. My face is red. I'm doing my best to hide my beaming cheeks in the shadows of the lounge area. Soft Cell's, "Tainted Love/ Where Did…

Was Bill Nye The Science Guy A Stoner All Along? (Photos)

ByLauren Martin
With age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes weed, right? Ever notice how, the older you get, the more tainted your childhood memories become? Suddenly, Teletubbies aren't lovable aliens but creepy men in suits giggling about poo, and all those…

Science Says Practice Will Make You A Better Wine Taster, So Drink Up

ByDanielle Valente
I live in a neighborhood where the grocery store closes at 8 and the liquor store stays open until 9. Now that you have a firm grasp our priorities, I'm here to paint a picture of my usual trip to the quaint wine hub on the brownstone-lined Henry…

Beer Makes You A Sex Goddess And A Better Person, According To Science

ByEleanor Harmsworth
Science has confirmed that alcohol, especially beer, makes men and women (but mainly women) more confident about sex. I don't know about you, but I would have never seen that coming. I guess that science really does enable us to explore…

This Is Why We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss, According To Science

ByAnna Menta
Don't worry, you're not ugly. It's just science. Or hey, maybe you are ugly. Science doesn't judge. The point is our good ole friend science can now explain why people close their eyes when they're getting smooched. You might not even notice your…

OK, Let's Be Real, Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work Or Not?

ByTayi Sanusi
It's hard to make it through a single day without coming across some kind of something that promises to amp up your sex life. Whether it's ads singing the praises of the newest pill to boost your sex drive, perfume made from pheromones that…

This Is Everything Science Discovered About Sex & Relationships In 2018, So Throw On Your Lab Coat

ByRebecca Strong
I’ll admit it: I was known to doodle in the back of chem class, and I dipped out of physics whenever I could. Simply put, science has never been my thing — except, however, when it involves the dating realm. With each study that’s released, I…

Ew: Science Says Your Older Sibling's Sex Life May Affect Your Own

ByGillian Fuller
You already know your older siblings influenced a lot of who you are. They've shaped how you deal with your parents, for example, or how you managed your first breakup. But your sex life? Not so much. Except science says they probably had an impact…

Science Says Being Broke Could Actually Cause You Physical Pain

BySean Levinson
Worrying about your income may make you more vulnerable to discomfort. According to Medical Daily, a series of studies conducted at the University of Virginia found people were more likely to experience physical pain in situations involving…

Science Says It Takes 2,500 Licks To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop

ByEmily Arata
Life presents us with quite a few big issues to think about: the meaning of existence, whether or not there's a deity and, of course, how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Your day just got a little less stressful because a…

Science Confirms What You Definitely Already Know About Breakups And Getting Drunk

BySean Abrams
If the love of your life just decided to call it quits, chances are, you're not going to feel very good about yourself. It's common to seek out a way to numb the pain of being rejected (especially if you didn't see it coming). Breakups do suck,…

You Shouldn't Bother Flirting With Hot, Swole Bros At The Gym, Science Says

ByJamie LeeLo
You might think the RAGING, MANLY TESTOSTERONE you normally see at a gym would correlate to a RAGING, MANLY SEX DRIVE, but yet again, science has to come in and ruin everything. According to a new study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,…

Science Proves That It’s Okay If You’re Crazy

ByAlly Batista
Well, maybe not, but according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center, it has been proven that self-described ‘neurotics’ have a lower body mass index and fewer health conditions. The study measured 12…

Science Says Your Dog Wants Affection More Than It Wants Your Snacks

ByRobert Anthony
You think you know what your dog wants, but you have NO idea. While most dog owners typically lean on tasty dog treats and vibrant squeaky toys keep their pups in good spirits, it turns out that your dog might actually just want a hug instead. In a…

Shopping Can Make You Happier, So Go Ahead And Treat Yourself

ByRosey Baker
A good friend of mine recently let me know that she received some horrible news from a doctor. They found two small tumors in her brain, and she was given the option to either have them removed that day or to wait three months and operate then. She…

This Video Proves That Girls Love Science As Much As Boys Do

ByChris Riotta
Microsoft recently released a touching new video, which aims to break the cultural barrier that stops many girls from pursuing their love of science. In it, young girls, who are all genius in their own way, describe their successes…

Science Says You Don't Have To Avoid Eating Butter Anymore

ByTalia Koren
I've never loved butter. I've always thought it was terrible for you. As it turns out, science is proving me (and everyone else who thought the same) wrong, once again. Ever since we were given options like coconut oil and extra virgin olive…

This Animal Makes A Way Better Pet Than Dogs And Cats, According To Science

ByRobert Anthony
Have you ever just sat around and pondered what the best pet to own might be? Well, believe it or not, there's a full list and guess what? Cats and dogs aren't included! As bizarre as it may seem to learn that awesome animals like dogs and cats…

Single People Are More Creative, So You Can Pity Your Friends In Relationships

ByAlexa Mellardo
The feeling of being in an amazing relationship with that special someone is an unparalleled high. But single life really feels just as awesome. You truly reap the benefits. I like to think of single life as “me time.” It's a refreshing and…

Here's The Fastest Way To Learn A New Skill, According To Science

BySean Levinson
Repetition might not be the best way to learn something new. According to Motto, a study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found adding variety to a training exercise significantly increases the speed at which one masters a…

15 Science-Backed Self-Help Books You Need To Read

ByDean Bokhari
I was at an all-time low in my life when I first got into self-help material. I was getting ready to graduate with a BA in political communication and preparing to launch straight into law school shortly thereafter. The only problem, however, was…

Here's Why Your Family Hates Your Significant Other, According To Science

ByKate Ryan
If you've ever broken out in hives at the thought of introducing your family to your new SO, you're so very far from alone. Now science is here to prove you may be justified in having that reaction. In a new study published in Evolutionary…

5 Weird, Gross Beauty Tricks And The Science Behind Why They Work

ByGillian Fuller
Not long ago, we shared a story detailing the increasingly trendy use of urine as a skincare ingredient among those daring enough to try it. Though the trend isn’t new — urine has been used as a “cure-all” throughout history to address a number of…

These Are All The Things You Should Never Do While Kissing, According To Science

ByJamie Kravitz
Kissing is fascinating. If you were anything like me as a tween, you read every magazine article you could get your hands on about the dos and don'ts of kissing — even though you didn't have much of a chance to actually apply this knowledge IRL.…

420 Science: Why Smoking Weed Makes You Lazy (Video)

ByJulian Sonny
We've all been there before. The munchies. The couch-lock. The need to smoke more. There's no denying that one of the key side effects to smoking weed is laziness, but the question is why? While some buds can keep you up and active, we've all smoked…

Science Explains How Steph Curry Makes Those Ridiculously Long Shots

ByJoseph Milord
There was only one question to ask after Stephen Curry's insane, 32-foot game winner on Saturday night: How? How does one have the gall to take and the skill to make this type of shot under those circumstances? The answer is a complicated one, but…

Science Says Your Ability To Make Random Choices Peaks At Age 25

ByRosey Baker
Apparently, our ability to make random choices is tied to our ability to creatively problem solve in life, and it peaks when we turn 25. A recent study published by "PLOS Computational Biology" revealed that people's ability to make random choices…

Your Feelings Of Loneliness Can Actually Be Genetic, Science Says

BySheena Sharma
I've dealt with loneliness throughout my life, even in times when everything seemed fine or in place (like, I had a good social circle, a supportive family and a great job). In those lonely times, I tried to make sense of what was worth fixing so I…

The Science Of Shark Week: How Humans Are Endangering The Species

ByClare Gallagher
What’s one thing Shark Week needs more than anything else? Well, sharks. There cannot be a Shark Week if humans continue to kill sharks and destroy their marine habitats. Considering one in four of every shark and ray species is threatened with…

Science Will Grow Your Next 'Leather' Purse Out Of Mushrooms And Zippers

ByEmily Arata
I have a confession to make: Meat makes me feel kind of queasy. As a longtime vegetarian, it's been years since a single bit of rare steak passed my lips. But, while trading in chicken for tofu never caused me any distress, the issue I continue to…

Good News, Dog Lovers! Science Says Puppy Dog Eyes Make Us Happier

ByGillian Fuller
Drumroll, please…. Science officially proved the power of the puppy dog eyes. According to studies conducted by researchers from three Japanese universities, maintaining eye contact with your beloved pooch actually boosts the production of a hormone…

Science Has Finally Explained Why You Get So Wasted At Office Parties

ByAlec MacDonald
Haven't you ever wondered why when you have three drinks at a bar you feel as sober as the chaperon of a middle school dance, but when you have three drinks at an office party you find yourself, out of nowhere, suddenly drunk enough to start…

Cuddlers, Rejoice! Science Proves Sleeping With Someone Else Is Good For Your Health

ByLaura Argintar
It turns out there really is some science as to why your sorry, single self is going to bed at night alone and waking up miserable. We’re probably not the first people to tell you this -- and don’t get all offended when we do -- but you need to find…

Why We Need To Stop Pushing Science At The Expense Of Liberal Arts

ByRachel Han
As a society, we desperately need to invest more into the arts. Our culture has come to exalt the ability to calculate and analyze at the expense of developing an understanding of ourselves and our own emotions. We pride scientific achievements…

Science Finally Reveals Why Women Are Constantly Cold At The Workplace

ByTaylor Ortega
There is a new misogynist in town. His name is the “thermal comfort model,” and he is making the workplace even MORE difficult for women. Nature published a report on Monday explaining why the temperatures in many offices have female employees…

You're Probably A Psychopath If You Like Drinking This Type Of Beer, Says Science

ByKate Ryan
According to a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, you're more likely to exhibit "malevolent personality traits" if you're a fan of bitter drinks like IPAs. AKA you're a beer snob and a psychopath. They came…

The Science Behind Why People See 'The Dress' In Different Colors

ByJohn Haltiwanger
If you haven't already heard, the Internet recently became engulfed in a heated debated over the color of a poorly photographed $77 dress. Is it black and blue or gold and white?! It's a question for the ages. some people see black and blue, I see…

Dating A Happy Person Can Boost Your Own Health, Science Says

ByCandice Jalili
If you find yourself feeling down and out, maybe it's time to take a little look at your relationship. Anyone who's ever dated the textbook "bad boy" (otherwise known as the chronically negative, unmotivated loser who somehow knows exactly how to…

Science Explains Why You Only Like To Smoke Cigarettes When You Drink

ByAlexandra Strickler
If you ask people today how they feel about smoking cigarettes, most will tell you it just isn't cool anymore. So, despite our society taking several steps backward in recent years (re: that orange creature who lives in the White House), we've at…

Students Go Crazy When Science Teacher Proposes To Math Teacher In Front Of Class

ByCandice Jalili
How was your Valentine's Day? Did you spend the night watching rom-coms and wallowing in your singleness? Did you go to a cute dinner with your BF? Well, whatever you did, I guarantee it FAILS in comparison to what this class of students in Ohio…

There's A Scientific Reason Some People Aren't Meant To Be With One Person Forever

ByJamie LeeLo
Feel like you're not really the monogamous type? Worried being with one person forever and ever isn't your cup of tea? Not really concerned with finding "the one" like everyone else seems to be? It COULD be that you're a player, promiscuous and not…

5 Hacks To Fall Asleep Instantly That Are All Backed By Science

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Life is pretty hard in general, but I find sleep to be one of the most difficult things to do. Personally, it's really not the staying asleep I find to be the main issue; it's the falling asleep part that usually causes me grief, because more often…

A New Study Suggests Your On-Again, Off-Again Relationship Might Be Ruining Your Mental Health

ByCandice Jalili
Unfortunately for many of us, breaking up with our exes isn't always enough to cut them out of our lives forever. Many of us like to sign ourselves up for the never-ending rollercoaster ride that is the on-again, off-again relationship. But despite…

You'll Be Shocked To Find Out Not A Single Female Student Took The AP Computer Science Test In Two States

ByKatie Gonzalez
Although the computer science field has expanded in recent years to include a number of exciting opportunities and lucrative jobs, a new analysis of testing data indicates that women are way behind the learning curve. In the 48 states where AP…

Scientists Finally Figured Out How To Heal Wounds Without Leaving Scars

ByTim McGovern
If there's anything I hate, it's the fact every time I have a wound I get one of these: Ugh, no. I'm not talking about that type of Scar, although he sucks quite a lot too... I'm talking about scars caused from scar tissue. Well, scars might be a…

According To Science, It Only Takes 3 Months To Cure Your Broken Heart

ByLaura Argintar
The length of time it takes to get over a breakup has been a classic topic up for debate. If you’re part of the “Sex and the City” camp, you follow that it takes about half the amount of time as the relationship. Others ascertain that you can’t put…

Science Breaks Down Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap To Some People (Video)

ByMadeline Concannon
Apparently, some people think cilantro tastes like soap. In fact, around four to 14 percent of people hate the taste of cilantro for that very reason. In a study observing the genomes of nearly 30,000 people, participants were asked whether or not…

Science Says You Can Buy Your Happiness, But There's Just One Catch

BySean Levinson
Material gifts have been found to produce more prolonged happiness than joyous experiences. According to Daily Mail, researchers at the University of British Columbia gave one group of participants $20 to spend on either a material gift or an…