Brittany M. Ralph

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Yoga Pants Defiant: My Crusade Against the Cult of Casual

On a flight home to London from San Diego, I sat next to a well-dressed European woman, who, after several hours, felt comfortable enough to ask me a very pointed question.<p>"Why are so many American women always in yoga pants?"<p>I did a quick mental "street view" of the Grand Boulevards of the …

You Might Actually Start Seeing Models With Curves in Fashion Shows

Hallelujah!<p>Twice a year, the world's top fashion designers converge at fashion week in the four fashion capitals (New York, London, Milan, and Paris) to show their spring and fall collectsion. Typically, the models they cast are size zero, 5' 11", and white. However, the world's top agency, IMG, is …

Device tests blood to watch drugs in real-time - Futurity

A microfluidic device about the size of a jumbo paperclip provides real-time insight into how fast a living body metabolizes drugs.

Medicine

In schizophrenia, gene mutations disrupt key proteins - Futurity

Genetic mutations seen in people with schizophrenia, but not in their parents, disrupt specific sets of proteins that have related functions in the …

Mutations

Where the Swastika Was Found 12,000 Years Before Hitler Made Us Uncomfortable About It

The earliest known swastika was found in 10,000 B.C. in the Ukraine, carved on mammoth ivory.<p>Its meaning has been a good one for thousands of years. …

Ancient Civilization

Supermoon 2014 Dates: Next Supermoon on January 30

One of the supermoon dates in 2014 has already passed, and another is coming up on January 30.<p>January is the only month with two supermoons until …

Supermoon

The Immunity Project hopes to build a better HIV vaccine through crowdfunding and machine learning

The team behind a new HIV vaccine is hoping that a combination of crowdfunding, venture capital, and an innovative new scientific approach will help it to a major breakthrough in fighting the virus. The Immunity Project thinks it has found a new way to fight HIV, and it's using a combination of …

Drinking Water Not Tested For Tens Of Thousands Of Chemicals

The fact that a second contaminant in West Virginia's drinking water eluded detection for nearly two weeks — despite intense testing of the water — reveals an important truth about how companies test drinking water: In most cases, they only find the contaminants they're looking for.<p>Freedom …

The changing face of psychology

After 50 years of stagnation in research practices, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences<p>In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – …

Tiny 'motors' let microtubules navigate nerve cells - Futurity

Tiny protein motors in cells can steer microtubules in the right direction through branching nerve cell structures, report researchers.

Protein

Archaeologists find remains of previously unknown pharaoh in Egypt

Discovery of 3,600-year-old body of King Senebkay confirms existence of forgotten dynasty<p>The 3,600-year-old remains of a forgotten pharaoh unearthed this month in southern Egypt may be the first of several significant discoveries in a previously ignored burial ground that rivals the Valley of the …

Climate Change Could Melt the Winter Olympics

Among the other worries about the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi—terrorism, empty seats, Shaun White’s new haircut—is something even the czar …

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Arrives In Americas

The virus can cause debilitating joint pain that can last for weeks, and sometimes years.<p>A potentially debilitating African virus has now officially made its way to the Americas, and is being spread between people by mosquitoes in the Caribbean. From early December to mid-January, the chikungunya …

Public Health