Science News: 7/2/13

I’ve got some special treats for you this week! From webcams, we’ve got a volcanic eruption and baby snow leopards. From a lady science blogger, a couple of fantastic takedowns of bad science (the sarcasm, it burns, but in a good way). Plus, news that’ll have you reaching for the paper towels instead of the blowers in public restrooms. Read More Science News: 7/2/13

Science News: 6/4/13

We finally have proof that there used to be water on Mars, but we’ve also learned that it may be more dangerous than we thought to send astronauts to actually visit the planet. Dinosaurs turned into birds even earlier than we once thought, and you may have feet like an ape! Intrigued? Let’s go, it’s science news time! Read More Science News: 6/4/13

Do Periods Really Sync Up Among Friends?

You’ve probably all heard about how close friends’ menstrual cycles sync up when they live together, but is there any truth to it or is it simply an urban legend? And can the synchronicity occur with people you only interact with online? There’s plenty of anecdotal data, but let’s see what science has to say about it. Read More Do Periods Really Sync Up Among Friends?

Ask Ms. Vagina Science- Understanding How Menstrual Hormones Influence the Way You Feel

Dear Ms. Vagina Science, 

What causes pregnancy symptoms? What shift in hormones causes the nausea and sore boobs? Is it increased progesterone?  I’m not pregnant, but I’m super tired and run-down, craving weird things, have sore boobs, and my stomach flips out every time I eat. I am nauseous all day. My period isn’t due for a week, but if it weren’t for my period last month, I’d be absolutely convinced I was pregnant. I’m just trying to find some vitamin I might be depleted in, or a hormone that might be going crazy with the full moon? Either way, it’s all so annoying.

Love your articles.  Keep up the good work!!  

 -Stephanie in WA

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