The future of science may rest in the hands of women. In each of the three age groups at Google's first science fair, three girls were the chosen winners among 7,500 entrees from 91 countries.  And not only were these projects scientifically impressive--they also may be used to benefit public health. Lauren Hodge, winner of the youngest group of 13-14 year olds looked at carcinogenic levels in various marinades for grilled chicken. Winner among ... Read More
I'm usually not a fan of covers (just listen to the originals people!), but Karmin has won a special place in my heart. By covering everyone's favorite Top 40 rap, pop, rock, and R&B songs, editing out curse words, and highlighting the songs' musicality, Karmin has been getting a lot of attention from the ol' interwebz lately. The musical pair don’t take themselves too seriously, and they are able to simultaneously honor and poke fun at the songs ... Read More
As I've learned recently, New York City mosquitoes in the summertime are no joke. Between picnics on the grass and apartments with windows that can't close, my roommate and I have spent a lot of time contending with the little bugs and even more time slapping and scratching our bites.  That's why we were both relieved when Jade & Pearl sent us their new all natural insect repellant, BEAT IT! The thing I love about BEAT IT! is that the ingredient list is ... Read More
I've recently discovered the Found Footage Fest's Youtube channel. And man, is it filled with an enormous amount of bizarre, low quality video clips. Most of the footage featured is extremely strange. I'm not sure if it's the early-nineties aesthetics or, the creepy synth music, but they're all transfixing. The channel features video footage that you would probably find at a yard sale, or a garbage dump somewhere if they weren't rescued by FFF, and so lovingly ... Read More
This just in... During World War II, German soldiers were getting STDs in droves because of all their activity with French prostitutes. As any concerned commander would do, Hitler ordered blow-up dolls that would fit into the troops’ backpacks. According to The Sun, records reveal that Nazi scientists developed "synthetic comforters" for German soldiers stationed in Paris. The project began in 1940 after SS chief Heinrich Himmler wrote: "The greatest danger ... Read More