By: A.M., IANtB Science Editor
“Bad. Sad, bad. Cry. Frown. Sad.”
-Koko the gorilla, after hearing the news of her kitten’s death
It has become clear, over the past few days, that Robin Williams had many colleagues and friends in Hollywood who loved him very dearly. But no celebrity reaction is quite as touching as Koko the gorilla’s.
“Your Health Today” is an educational book which was a sex-ed publication given to 9th graders in Fremont, California, and voted in as part of their curriculum by the school board.
But parents are saying it’s too sexy. (Watch out 50 Shades of Grey…it looks like you have some competition.)
Some of the complaints:
The White House has had its share of bizarre incidents over the years. It was just a few months ago that a naked man tried to scale the White House fence.
But that doesn’t hold a candle to one of the most successful and masterful White House security breech of all time…by a toddler.
The child was small enough to squeeze through the iron fence in front of the White House and set off a full lock … Keep Reading!!!
Many of you may know that Marvel Comics recently announced that they were turning the popular character Thor into a woman in upcoming comics.
Marvel didn’t stop there, more progressive changes shocked fans when they announced that Captain America would be now be Sam Wilson (“The Falcon”), a black character in a genre which many have complained is severely lacking in diversity.
Dorkly decided to continue the trend. They are giving a progressive flair to some old favorites:
If you have a daughter interested in science, then you may want to check out this new LEGO series.
The world famous Danish toy company has created a kit called the Research Institute, which features a female paleontologist, astronomer, and chemist.
Geoscientist Ellen Kooijman is the mastermind behind this LEGO Ideas series. (Ideas series are sets based on fans’ ideas, which are voted upon by the community.)
It is quite a timely release, as it comes just months after … Keep Reading!!!
Are ballerinas athletes?
Allow Misty Copeland to answer that for you in this new Under Armour commercial.
As inspiring as the ad is on its own, it is even more compelling after learning a little bit more about the back story of Copeland.
At 13, she was inspired by watching a Lifetime biopic on gymnast Nadia Comaneci. She took up an introductory dance class at the Boys & Girls Club of America. Three months later, they were calling her a … Keep Reading!!!
I had just finished a ripe summer peach when this popped up in my newsfeed.
These peaches from Yangshan, in Wuxi, an area in China that’s also famous for its lingerie and garment industry, are getting dressed up in sexy undies and being sold as bottoms.
After looking at some of the comments about these peaches, I think I may be the only one who never looked at a peach and thought, “yeah peaches are dead ringers for human butts…” … Keep Reading!!!
TD Canada created a special ATM for some of their long-time customers. When they attempted to withdraw cash from this Automated Thanking Machine, they soon realized that it had a mind of its own and it knew a lot about them. We learn quickly from the video that these special patrons not only have been loyal to TD for quite some time, but they have been giving back to others in … Keep Reading!!!
How much sleep do we need? AsapScience lays it out for us.
It is no surprise that getting enough sleep is important; not enough can cause some serious health problems. However, what you may not know is that studies have shown that too much sleep may actually be worse for you!
Rethink Homelessness is a campaign dedicated to helping the community rethink who the homeless truly are.
The organization asked some people who are homeless to write down a fact about themselves that other people wouldn’t know just by appearances alone.
Are you surprised by their answers?
Meet Kacy Catanzaro. She is being called one of the top athletes in the world.
This former Division 1 Gymnast competed on Monday’s American Ninja Warrior and became the first female to complete the city final course. (I don’t know if you watch the show, but that is a big f-ing deal.)
Kacy stands at 5 feet weighs 100 pounds, but don’t let her size or sex fool you.
“We are seeing one of the greatest competitors — man … Keep Reading!!!