Out of Context Science

May 09

“the field is intellectually hobbled by a blind assumption that male genitalia indulge in all sorts of evolutionary shenanigans” — Why Do Scientists Ignore Female Genitalia?

May 08

“But it’s quite a leap from introducing cannabinoids to rat brains and knowing the effects of smoking pot on humans.” — Two New Studies Show Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on the Brain

May 07

“nearly every microbe they tested demonstrated fairly substantial spore-eating powers” — Frog-Killing Fungus Meets Its Match in Hidden World of Tiny Predators

May 06

“The control group simply sat calmly in a room without video.” — A Little Laughter Could Improve Seniors’ Memory

May 05

“those who pulled two years ago still preferred pulling” — A Marmoset Never Forgets

Apr 23

“being eaten was the leading cause of death for rural squirrels” — The uncertain life of a squirrel

Apr 22

“Since they happened to have some skulls lying around, they filled it with 1400 grams of ground beef” — Maggots Bring the Heat

Apr 21

“The study is limited by the fact that it only focused on video game players.” — Over the Hill? Cognitive Speeds Peak at Age 24

Apr 20

“certain members operated in up to 14 different subgroups, some of which had the specific task of committing murders” — How to Detect Criminal Gangs Using Mobile Phone Data

Apr 13

“There are many explanations for such a finding other than the hypothesis that kids make us miserable.” — Is your biological clock ticking? Maybe you should ignore it

Apr 12

“If she likes what she smells, she signals the male that she’s ready by lowering her head and unlocking her genitals.” — An oral pheromone makes male wasps unattractive to females

Apr 11

“they may have been considered individuals to be feared such as witches and at death were isolated from the rest of the deceased” — Re-Analysis and Death in Iron Age Britain

Apr 10

“early research by Freund suggests that men cannot increase their ‘daily sperm output’ even with a substantial increase in the frequency of intercourse” — The man with 1000 children: the limit of male fertility

Apr 09

“To become a fossil, first you have to die without being eaten and scattered across the plains.” — Reconstructing an Ancient Fin and Watching it Paddle to Fame

Apr 08

“those that huffed the so-called moral molecule lied more and more quickly” — Trust the “trust hormone”? Oxytocin can increase deceit