I’m sorry for not posting much lately. I have, as Gerty-Z joked on Twitter, reached the ‘herding cats’ portion of my graduate education. I’m busy wrapping up loose ends and trying to schedule and prepare for my thesis defense. Also most of my blogging energy is going to other things. I’ve been flexing my sociology muscles since I’m a little burnt out on science at the moment, mi dispiace. I’m sure you understand. But, hey, here’s some stuff you can read! My commentary is a bit cursory today because, again, feeling a little burnt out. It’s all good though, I promise.
Sex on the brain: Orgasms unlock altered consciousness. I was mostly just amused by the woman’s description of being instructed to masturbate while in an fMRI machine.
Burning proteins to save water. Breaking down muscle for energy releases water, and certain long-distance migratory birds are taking advantage of this. I have the paper for this in my reading queue.
Is semen really an antidepressant? Wow, this topic seems to get people blogging like no other! Check out this one in Jezebel which includes a quote by our pal Kate Clancy.
Wildlife in the Star Wars Universe. Gorgeous photos of alien wildlife compared to earthly beings.
Mythbusting Bisexual Men. Apparently people believe that bisexual men are rarer than unicorns.