"Earlier motion-capture research by the Portsmouth scientists established that unsupported female breasts — that is, those not contained within a bra — oscillate as much as eight inches in space when a woman runs, and not just up and down, but also side to side, forward and backward."
An epidemiologist reaches out to her dad, on the subject of his anti-vax Facebook posts:
I know how crazy it drives you when Republican politicians (and friends and relatives) post pictures and stories that are flat-out wrong, about the deficit, the economy, “Obamacare,” and more. It makes you nuts how uncritically they quote Fox News. They don’t examine their own biases; they don’t stop and think why they accept that Obama is the anti-Christ and that everything associated with him is evil, even if the facts clearly contradict their belief. Sure, they may know a lot, but it’s all from the same sources and it reinforces their pre-existing belief [...]
"But new research suggests that some of the benefits of olive oil might be contained in its aroma."
WHAT. Right when you think you're beginning to understand.
There's this study that starts to suggest that exercising when you don't want to might undo some of its benefits, but then it comes back around again at the end to exercise's side. Someday. SOMEDAY.
Every so often, you'll hear a reference to some really disturbing studies that demonstrate a sharp decline in sperm density AND quality since tests began over fifty years ago. And then, because, well, who pays that much attention to what happens to the world once we're gone, you may hastily flip past it to something about the merits of dark chocolate. But then the Utne Reader (the piece originally appeared in Tomorrow Magazine) decided to talk about it for seven pages, and also that it's happening in animals, and may have resulted in behavioral changes in boys:
In 2000, American researchers not only confirmed results from the original [...]
“I don’t always know when an infatuation has gone too far, but when I do, it’s with a sneeze.” I’d be interested to see an ad campaign involving The World’s Most Interesting Woman, especially if she had some sort of bizarre tic that helped her navigate her torrid love life. I’m not as interesting as she'd be, but I could relate: I think my mind-body circuits got so backed up with toxic, unrequited affections over the years that some higher, unconscious version of myself decided to strongarm my psyche into giving up the ghost.
It was the winter of 2009 when I started sneezing with conviction. I was getting [...]
In case you missed Coachella, or some version of this exact video yesterday, here's R. Kelly performing "Ignition (Remix)" with French band Phoenix (whose new album, Bankrupt!, is out April 22 and streaming now on iTunes). Nice for a morning.
Also: Kids who eat fish seem to have fewer allergies. But why?
And here's one good way to leave the house.
"The findings suggest that the biggest bang-for-your-buck is for going from no intake to modest intake, or about two servings of fatty fish per week." —If you can believe it.