BY Amy Bucknam in Artsy on Oct 22, 2012 |
If you could have your bodily aromas handed to you in a vial, or even in the form of a scented candle, would you want it? Martynka Wawrzyniak, a mixed-media and performance artist known for her unique use of unusual substances in her art, decided to discover her “essence,” and cultivated it into tangible objects, as well as an art installation.
Wawrzyniak spent a year working on a project in which she acted as both an investigator ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in General on Oct 09, 2012 |
Living in close quarters with your lady friends has many benefits, but studies show that menstrual synchrony—synced-up periods triggered by pheromones—may not be one of them.
In her seminal 1971 study, psychologist Martha McClintock concluded that synced cycles are related to the exchange of pheromones between women in close social contact.
However, a whole crop of studies have popped up since then that contradict the ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in General on Oct 08, 2012 |
Vanderbilt psychologists have recently found that women are better than men at recognizing living things, and men are better than women at recognizing vehicles.
The psychologists didn’t set out to study sex differences: the discovery was the surprising result of an analysis of a series of visual recognition tasks collected in the process of developing a new standard test for expertise in object recognition.
Researchers had 227 subjects ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Artsy on Oct 02, 2012 |
We’re loving these minimalist posters created by Hydrogene, posted on Flavorwire, dedicated to famous female scientists!
First up is Jane Goodall, the British primatologist, anthropologist, and ethologist who’s known for her 45-year-long in-depth studies of chimps and her work with animal welfare and environmental conservation.
There’s also Grace Hopper, a famous computer scientist who worked on some of the world’s first ... Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan in General on Oct 01, 2012 |
Like the author of this article, I’m not really for testing on animals in the name of science. However, some new testing from Washington State University and the University of California-Davis has determined some pretty scary stuff about Bisphenol A (or BPA), by feeding primates with it. The study found that by giving doses of BPA that are the equivalent to what humans ingest, the reproductive systems of the primates were harmed, “causing ... Read More