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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: 99% of women don’t regret their abortion…

    Quickies: 99% of women don’t regret their abortion…

    It’s the first week of classes for me, which means I’m basically brain dead by this point and I have no actual idea what’s going on in the world. But I’ll try anyway… First long term study of women’s feelings about abortion say that five years after the procedure, 99% of women still say it was the right decision, and…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Food Lies, Gender Science, “Hurt” Thor…

    Quickies: Food Lies, Gender Science, “Hurt” Thor…

    Happy Friday, y’all! Before I get into the Friday Quickies, I wanted to remind you that Mad Art Lab has re-launched! I’m a huge fangirl of that site and the writers because they take the blend of science and creativity to new heights. Want to read about werewolf telepathy? The physics of paint pouring? Getting your ass kicked in-game? Messing…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Amazon fights quackery, Jupiter’s storm shrinks, you can help kids this summer…

    Quickies: Amazon fights quackery, Jupiter’s storm shrinks, you can help kids this summer…

    Welcome to the “Nicole is slightly tipsy and on work-cation in Puerto Rico” edition of the Friday Quickies! I am here for fun and vacation AND to visit the world famous Arecibo Observatory for the very first time. First up, our featured pet above is Captain Cassian James, fur-son of Mad Art Labber Seelix. Look at his face. LOOK AT…

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  • Study: Why CuteOverload is Critical to Your Work

    In my favorite Ig Nobel-worthy study of the year (thus far), researchers at University of Virginia have completed a study suggesting that viewing or interacting with something adorable may improve your physical performance on certain tasks(PDF). Sweet! Here’s the breakdown: In Experiment 1, 40 women individually played a game of Operation in which they had one chance to remove each…

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  • Cat Child Found in Cave!

    Or, maybe not? Vikki Thomas, intrepid journalist for The Sun, reports that “A CAT-BOY has stunned medics with his ability to SEE in pitch black with eyes that GLOW in the dark.” All the preceding CAPITAL LETTERS are THE SUN’S, possibly designed to FREAK YOU THE HELL OUT because OMG CAT-BOY WILL DESTROY US ALL! Young Nong Youhui was supposedly…

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