Here’s why you develop crushes, according to science

NBCUniversal Television Distribution There are characteristics that differentiate a crush from a more serious romance, New York City-based therapist Dr. Bukky Kolawole told INSIDER. Crushes are rooted in fantasy and tend to happen when you don’t know much about a person but idealize what they are like, Kolawole said. Crushes and love do, however, have […]

Jonah Ray Explains Why ‘Mac and Me’ Beat Out ‘The Room’ and ‘Plan 9’ for ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ [Interview]

Over Thanksgiving, we had new Mystery Science Theater 3000 for which to be thankful. Netflix dropped a new season of six episodes, titled The Gauntlet. Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) and the robots were forced to watch six movies back to back and riff on them, although Netflix allowed people to watch them movie by movie. Those […]

Introducing this one simple thing to your relationship could make it stronger, according to science

Shutterstock A new study has found that couples who use pet names for each other are more likely to be satisfied in their relationship. Americans use nicknames for their partners more than Europeans. The study reinforces previous research which suggests using pet names is a sign of a strong relationship. Whether a classic “baby” or […]

When Superhero TV Shows Get Real Science Wrong, Do We Just Accept It?

When committing to a superhero TV show, does the viewer make a pact to accept bad science as well as the inherently weird science? It’s a question that comes up now and again, and one that I often raise via TVLine’s TV Questions column, or sometimes with a real-time tweet. And every time I do […]

It takes about two days for LEGOs to pass through the body. Science!

Enlarge / The horror: it took between 1.14 days to 3.04 days for the swallowed LEGO heads to reappear in subjects’ excrement, for an average of 1.71 days. (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures) Here’s some good news for worried parents whose small children have ingested a LEGO toy part (or two). A new study by pediatric researchers concludes that […]

Could She Close America's Science Education Gap?

In 1998, in a third-grade classroom at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto, California, Michelle Williams watched as her students presented a report on muskrats to Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The students had researched their subject online using seven computers Williams procured for her school through tireless grant writing. Suddenly, it clicked for the […]

This personal jet glider turns science fiction into reality

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video A truly exhilarating experience Continue reading This personal jet glider turns science fiction into reality This personal jet glider turns science fiction into reality originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email […]

See Science Fair even if you’ve never entered one in your life

Enlarge (credit: Rich Bowen / Flickr) Science documentaries face a real challenge when it comes to drawing in an audience that isn’t already committed to caring about science. Finding new ways to say “You should really go see this, it’s not just about science” is often a struggle. Science Fair is a rare entry in […]