studies

sexual assault

We Need to Acknowledge Male Rape Victims' Trauma, Researchers Say

A new study debunks the theory that women are more likely than men to experience emotional trauma following a sexual assault.
Kimberly Lawson
7.10.17
Sweden

How Having Kids Could Affect Your Lifespan

A Swedish study links having children with living longer in old age.
Sarah Hagi
3.16.17
love is a hoax

Uncovering the Christian Think Tanks Behind the Bogus Studies on Gay Parenting

Conservative evangelicals have been influencing politics for decades, in part by funding anti-gay propaganda and misconstruing legitimate research.
Gabby Bess
2.16.17
Health

Scientists May Finally Have Found What Causes Severe PMS, or PMDD

New research has linked PMDD, often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder, to cellular behavior. Advocates hope this new research will make it easier to properly diagnose PMDD.
Sarah Hagi
1.4.17
Science

How Storytelling Changes the Way You Think About Science

A recent article published in PLOS One found that scientific papers with good storytelling were more widely circulated by scientists and cited more often. We asked neuroscientists why this is and what this means for how we understand science.
Bethy Squires
12.26.16
Sex

People Who Remove Pubic Hair Are More Likely to Get an STI

A new study finds that people who frequently groom their pubic hair are more likely to have contact-based STIs like herpes.
Diana Tourjée
12.6.16
Work

The Effects of Motherhood on Highly Skilled, Highly Paid Women

According to a new study, the negative financial consequences of motherhood can last long after maternity leave—but the impact is different for women of differing socioeconomic status and race.
Diana Tourjée
12.1.16
relationships

Why People Love to Make Out in Public

A new study surveyed men and women to find out their true motivations for engaging in sexual behavior in public.
Sarah Hagi
11.30.16
News

Science Proves Toxic Masculinity Keeps Men from Talking about Mental Health

The study which looked at findings from 78 studies and nearly 20 thousands participants concluded sexist behaviors hurt men too.
Sarah Hagi
11.24.16
Music

Why Songs Get Stuck in Your Head

A new study explains why nothing short of death will make you forget a catchy song—and finds that Lady Gaga is responsible for three of the most pernicious offenders.
Kimberly Lawson
11.4.16
FOOD

What the Foods You Eat Say About Your Personality

According to various studies over the last couple of years, you really are what you eat.
Kimberly Lawson
9.16.16
mental health

What Your Social Media Use Says About Your Depression

Multiple researchers have discovered that the way people use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr correlates to symptoms of depression.
Steven Blum
9.11.16
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