Category Archives: Science

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The Politics of Ebola Porn*: Africa, Race, and the Titillation of Horror

Sayantani DasGupta puts the politics of Ebola under a microscope and finds an American horror story. Continue reading

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The Crystal Ball. John William Waterhouse 1902.

Project Ex: Why I Talk About The Extraordinary and Why I Want You To Do the Same

Bona fide High Frequency Responder Suzanne Clores talks about the extraordinary experiences that bind us all. An extraordinary experience can stop your breathing, advance your heart rate, raise your temperature and even trigger the vagus nerve, leaving you in a heap, she says. And it’s high time we gave the ole amygdala some credit and embraced the weird. Cause really, it’s not so weird at all. It may just be science. Continue reading

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The 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love

For once, internet-fostered shamelessness is a good thing, with “The Top 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love.” Weeklings music editor Robert Burke Warren boldly goes where we’ve all gone before – into the realm of uncool, guilty pleasures; rock, pop, soul, rap, and, of course, disco all get their dork due. You know you love it. Continue reading

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A Better Mother: Notes on Breastfeeding

Swati Khurana’s own grapes of wrath, the breastfeeding-medical-industrial-complex. Or, how to keep a good woman down. Continue reading

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Fifty Days of the Dead

Pathology residents are required to perform 50 autopsies during their four years of residency. John Biemer has 40 to go. Continue reading

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Pediatric associations of most European nations, as well as Australia and Canda, advise against routine infant circumcision.

What We Talk About When We Talk About How We Talk About Circumcision

Tom Gualtieri looks at how opposing sides in the circumcision debate can go from fierce to furious in seconds. Continue reading

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Gender, Genius, Genesis & James Woods

Why is it so much more difficult to make a list of the smartest women than the smartest men? Continue reading

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