R Herriott

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Welcome to The Galapagos

“The natural history of these islands is eminentlycurious, and well deserves attention.” So wrote Charles Darwin of the Galapagos in the first edition of his Journal of Researches.<p>I love this sentence. I love its modest, quintessentially Victorian style. I love its central observation (for the …

Mice without ‘fat gene’ stay lean

Scientists have identified a gene, IRX3, that appears to regulate body mass in mice. There’s evidence the gene may play a similar role in …

Neuroscience

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement May Be Linked

This advance is so meta. Theoretical physicists have forged a connection between the concept of entanglement—itself a mysterious quantum mechanical …

If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk

Young women are often the targets of aggression when they're out in bars, but the problem isn't that guys are too drunk to know better.<p>Instead, men are preying on women who have had too much to drink.<p>When researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington observed young …

What the Jennifer Lawrence backlash tells young women

After Jennifer Lawrence’s surprise win over Lupita Nyong’o at this month’s BAFTA awards, the chatter on Twitter reignited the alleged Jennifer …

Feminism

The Yale SWUG (Senior Washed Up Girl) Wars

The Yale students who first deemed themselves SWUGs — Senior Washed Up Girls — say they were making fun of the stereotypical sexist bullshit women …

Sweden Introduces New Gender-Neutral Pronoun, Makes Being a Man ILLEGAL

No, JK, JK. Everyone's manhood and womanhood and non-binaryhood is still intact, no matter what the conservative gender-apocalypse-mongers are sure …

Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21

At this age, saying “no” may be part of the play, so they need to have one word that will stop all activity. Maybe it’s a silly one like “Peanut …