Archive for the ‘News’ Category
It's important to read the news...some parts of it. Thanks to a miraculous (sense the tone) new study, we learn that the Y chromosome is evolving faster than ever, begging the question, "Are Men More Evolved Than Women?" Study co-author, Dr. David Page (Whitehead Institute of Cambridge) says, "[The Y Chromosome is] like a house that's constantly being rebuilt." [Huffington Post] BBC brings some good news to ladies with junk in the trunk: having extra weight on your hips, bum and thighs is "good for [y]our health, protecting against heart and metabolic problems." Hip and ass fat "mops up" fatty acids and "contains an anti-inflammatory agent that stops arteries clogging." Stomach fat however, says the study, is still useless. [BBC News] New York Times reports that the United Nations is "freeing up" $10 million in emergency relief, plus 100 tonnes of ready-to-eat food from World Food Program to aid the people in Haiti. Are these portions even close to enough? [New York Times] A new article in BPS Research Digest teaches us "How To Brag" scientifically speaking. Thank heavens for this ground-breaking research. [The Awl & BPS Research Digest] The Jersey Shore crew hits the big time: Parties with Lindsay! G.T.L a.k.a Gym Tan Lohan. [E Online]
First it was written in Marie Claire UK, and now the Huffington Post (which might make you wonder where they get their news), so surely it must be true: cat cafes are all the rage in Tokyo. For the equivalent of $9 US, you can be the owner of a cat for an hour, which is the perfect amount of time, really, because they're just not as cute when they get old.