Alex Ponzo

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This Is Probably Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

Research shows it has little to do with your blood type.<p>Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialize in biting …

Biology

'Taxi Porn' Study Shows How Viewing Pornography Changes How Men See Women

For some, 'porn-like sex' is starting to seem normal.<p>It’s safe to say that porn watching is widespread these days, but what we can’t say with …

Why Friends May Be More Important Than Family

Friends become increasingly important to health and happiness as people age, according to new research in the journal <i>Personal Relationships</i>. They're …

Happiness

If you want to save the world, veganism isn’t the answer | Isabella Tree

Our soils were almost dead. Now we have ​19 types of worm, and 23 species of dung beetle in a single cowpat<p>Veganism has rocketed in the UK over the past couple of years – from an estimated half a million people in 2016 to more than 3.5 million – 5% of our population – today. Influential …

Umwelt

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Nobel Prize

All Masculinity Is Toxic

Feminist writer and activist John Stoltenberg believes we need to give up manhood for good if we want to live morally sound and love-filled lives.<p>If you take a cursory look around, it seems like manhood is being redefined. The push could be in response to the abuses revealed by the #MeToo movement, …

What Happens When Geneticists Talk Sloppily About Race

The field widely agrees that race is a social construct, but gets into trouble when it ignores semantics.<p>In a recent op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i>, “How Genetics is Changing Our Understanding of Race,” the geneticist David Reich challenged what he called an “orthodoxy” in genetics. Due to concerns of …

How ‘vomiting’ can help make you a better writer

Author Chloe Higgins finds vomiting really helps the writing process.<p>Fully sick: Author Chloe Higgins prepares for her writing workshop where she …

Why Being Awkward Is Actually Good For You

One night last week, I stumbled home after a long day at work. I’d had meetings, done some interviews for stories, conversed with colleagues, and met …

Middle School

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Social Sciences

The growing conservative conspiracy theory about missing FBI texts, explained

President Trump just called it “one of the biggest stories in a long time.” But the real story isn’t what he thinks.<p>In the conservative world, outrage over “the missing texts” is everywhere.<p>The allegation, which you’re hearing from President Trump, Fox News, and Republicans in Congress alike, is …

Donald Trump

Newly released texts between ex-Mueller team members suggest they knew outcome of Clinton email probe in advance

The Justice Department has given various congressional committees nearly 400 pages of additional text messages between two FBI officials who were removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.<p>One of the newly …

Natalie Portman’s Women’s March Story of Being Sexualized in Hollywood at Age 12 Will Break Your Heart

Today we heard from many powerful women, who were on hand in cities such as LA, New York, and Park City, Utah, to speak to massive crowds of people who turned out for the 2018 Women’s March. Among those who participated were Scarlett Johansson, Viola Davis, Olivia Munn, Sarah Hyland, Eva Longoria, …

Natalie Portman

People Are Screaming After This Guy Mistakenly Thought The Women's March Was Cheering Him

Photo Manipulation

The Aziz Ansari Claims Weren't Just "A Bad Date" & Here's How To Tell The Difference

By now, you’ve likely heard that Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct. In the alleged firsthand account from a 23-year-old photographer — who …

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Scientists Just Recalibrated Our Future Climate Scenarios And We Need to Pay Attention

They've narrowed it down.<p>Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most dire scenarios of what would …

Evolution unleashed

Is evolutionary science due for a major overhaul – or is talk of ‘revolution’ misguided?<i>By Kevin Laland</i>Read at Aeon