Science News: 11/13/13

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Lots of good news this week, from asteroids that aren’t going to kill us all to several awesome new species (and babies of everyone’s favorite new species of the year). Also, updates on the supposed global wine shortage and early puberty epidemic. On the terrible end of the spectrum, though, there’s Haiyan.


I’m at High Tide

A few weeks back I finally caved and bought a new turntable. Technically I had a working one, but it’s one of those ones that needs to be part of a room full of hi-fi equipment to work correctly and I haven’t hooked it up in forever. So I got a little cheap number with […]

New Show Recap

New Show Recap: “Parenthood,” Season 4, Episode 13, “Small Victories”

Just when you think Parenthood’s fourth season couldn’t get any heavier than Kristina having breast cancer and Sarah switching boyfriends, it does. This week’s episode’s title is Small Victories, and really, the most notable victory was that Max is now showering on a regular basis.


The Crimson Tide Diaries (Revival!): Menarche Parties

Do you remember your first period?

Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Rachael Booth

I recently had the privilege to speak with Rachael Booth, an activist, speaker, feminist, and the author of Star Light, Star Bright: The Story of a Wish Come True, the incredible story of Rachael’s early life and process of becoming a woman.  Not only is a she an author, but she holds a degree (Cum […]