Women and sex: the myth-buster | Books | The Guardian
"With primatology, science has refused to see that females are the aggressors, the rulers, the initiators of sex. For so long, almost to a humorous extent, we have looked right past the truth; which is that the females are leaving their young, they're objectifying their mates, they're the agents of desire. The psychologist had to keep getting rid of his male monkeys because the females got bored with them!"
Who Owns Omni? - BoingBoing
But Omni seems in limbo. Even though Frommer has revealed that he physically possesses the magazine's archives, no one seems to know precisely who owns its brand and its copyrights — whatever rights the entity had in the first place. After scanned, incomplete archives of Omni appeared in the Internet Archive a few years ago, and were mentioned again on BoingBoing in April 2013, I asked myself: who owns Omni?
Why I Donated My Stool -- NYTimes.com
Oh, yes, you'll want to read that now, won't you?"I delivered my first donation, in Tupperware, and Gene took it into the privacy of his bathroom. I stayed, just in case I was needed, and after about half an hour, he came out and told me, with a look of wonder, that he was feeling better already. Already? We checked with Dr. Shepard, who told us that, indeed, one can feel the effects that quickly."
The New Bronze Age: We're Entering the Era of Tough Ore
Worries about oil and gas hog the airwaves. But copper is also essential to keep the world running: It threads through your house, your computer, your eco-correct hybrid car. And it’s getting just as difficult, expensive, and environmentally menacing as oil to extract. We have entered the era of tough ore.
Heh my dad used to subscribe to Omni
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There’s no good reason to push pink toys on girls -- The Conversation
At The Conversation, neuroscientist Melissa Hines talks about what little biological basis there is behind the idea of heavily gender-coded toys for children. It's true that male and female fetuses are exposed to different hormones before birth and that might affect what kinds of toys they're interested in later.