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  • Film

    July 25, 2013

    How Friends Illustrates the Depressing Insularity of Our Lives

    I'll be there for you . . . and others in our census bracket

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Prop 37, Food-Labeling Measure, Fails

    Proposition 37, the ballot initiative that would have made California the first in the nation to require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on processed foods, has failed, receiving 46 percent of the vote with 82 percent of precincts reporting.The news is seen as a blow to many in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Yogurt May Give You Giant Testicles (If You're A Mouse)

    Now we know Mighty Mouse's snack of choice.  While testing the effects of yogurt on obesity, scientists at MIT made a pretty awesome discovery. Male lab mice that were fed yogurt had bigger testicles than non-yogurt-eating mice.According to Scientific American, the mice were divided into two gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Rand Study On Medical Pot Among Year's Worst, Scientific American Says

    ​Remember that Rand Corporation study from earlier this year that claimed crime actually increased in L.A. neighborhoods where cops closed medical marijuana dispensaries? The one that forgot to include crime statistics compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department?? The one that Rand had to retrac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Gout Increasing in the United States As Americans Getting Fatter than Ever

    ​Gout was historically known as the disease of kings blah blah blah--you know, because they ate so much and did so little (although it must be said the only reason Henry VIII became husky was because of an injury he suffered--for a truly chubby, shiftless bon vivant, you have to look to the French ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Nobel Laureate: Pathogen in Beef May Cause Colon Cancer

    ​Harald zur Hausen is a towering figure in the world of cancer research, being that he was the first scientist to link cervical cancer to the human papilloma virus (HPV) and has produced other groundbreaking research on the subject. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2008, so whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Can Raising Cane Rats Solve Africa's Hunger Problems?

    Wikimedia Commons​Ever seen cane rats? Look at the picture above--they're huge! Bigger than a chicken,  almost the size of a suckling pig. They also might be the solution to Africa's persistent hunger problems, according to an international organization committed to protecting endangered spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Scientists Finally Figure Out the Reasoning Behind Seedless Fruits

    Flickr user​Ever wonder why the banana's seeds are non-existent? And why some fruits, like grapes, are also seedless? Amazingly, so have scientists for decades--and one researcher from UC Davis has finally cracked the code

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Meet the Scientists Trying to Grow Meat in a Petri Dish

    ​News has bubbled into the mainstream over the past decade about scientists trying to grow meat in a petri dish for mass human consumption, to save us from our reliance on methane-releasing, grain-devouring, water-wasting livestock. But no one has quite presented the characters behind the movement ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales In the Immigration Debate

    Anti-immigrant think tanks are aiming their dubious statistics at the 14th Amendment

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Study: Restaurant Noise Can Make Your Food Taste Bad

    Flickr User JohnBurkeThought your meal at that last restaurant tasted off? Blame the screaming baby over in the next booth. Found that the burger at the bar last night wasn't as flavorful as usual? Maybe the jukebox was too loud. According to an article (and podcast) by Scientific American, ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Meet the Star Men

    Thanks in part to Orange County Astronomers and its desert clubhouse, Southern California is amateur-stargazer heaven

  • Music

    February 16, 2006
  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Groovin With Tuvans

    These throat singers are deep

  • Food

    April 11, 2002

    Of Meat and Men

    Calvin Free spreads the gospel of beef

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Y2K Ready, Set, Doh!

    Microsofts home remedy for the millennial bug: Download more products