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Stuff

There’s No Reason Not to Drink Urine

Incest. Patricide. Cannibalism. Necrophilia. There are certain cross-cultural taboos that we don’t necessarily question. And then there’s the matter of human effluence. For thousands of years, Hindu practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have sipped their...
Rose Lichter-Marck
2.3.14
Stuff

Point-and-Shoot Memory: How Does Photographing Things Affect Our Brains?

Although I’ve always assumed that the act of photographing improved my memory for places, events, faces, and moments, it turns out that my tendency to whip out the camera may actually be sabotaging my ability to remember my life.
Rose Lichter-Marck
1.7.14
Stuff

Does a Gay Guy's Face Reveal if He Is a Top or a Bottom?

Dr. Nicholas O. Rule and Konstantin Tskhay asked 23 people to guess the sexual inclinations of 200 gay men based on photographs of their faces. Even when the faces were taken completely out of context, the study participants were able to guess the men...
Rose Lichter-Marck
12.14.13
Stuff

Did Mammals Evolve Snake Eyes?

Our cross-cultural aversion to slithering, bastard snakes isn't just hard-wired into our brains, it could also be the very reason our pre-primate ancestors developed such sophisticated vision. A new study helps confirm what some scientists call the...
Rose Lichter-Marck
11.26.13
Stuff

Why Do Insects Have Gay Sex?

A new study suggests that the reason same-sex copulation is so prevalent among insects—up to 85 percent of male bugs bone other males—might just be that they are super horny and can't be bothered to spend the time or energy to discern the sex of their...
Rose Lichter-Marck
11.13.13
Stuff

Eight Legs, Six Eyes, and an Aggressive Personality

Spiders: they are creepy as fuck. Widespread aversion to spiders is highly irrational. But there’s something about them—the excess of legs, the double fangs, and the calculated spinning of intricate webs—that makes them seem inherently sinister. A...
Rose Lichter-Marck
10.29.13
Film

Teenage Evangelical Skaters in California's Desolate Exurbs Shred with Jesus

Lanky, lovable goofs Garrison and Kevin love Crass, skateboarding, changing their haircut and color, and Jesus. 'Only the Young,' a new documentary, follows the sweetest kids you'll ever meet.
Rose Lichter-Marck
12.9.12
News

Leah-Lynn Plante and Portland's Anarchist Grand Jury Resistors

The federal government has never accused the Portland anarchists of committing a crime—in fact, Leah-Lynn was not even in Seattle at the time of the May Day protests. Instead, each of the subpoenaed activists was granted immunity from criminal charges...
Rose Lichter-Marck
11.3.12