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Posts by anika torruella

she blinded me with science

Gender Dichotomy is a Fairy Tale We Have Been Telling Ourselves to Sleep at Night

“Sex is the most pervasive method of categorizing people. We are more likely to categorize people based on gender than race.”

These are the first words of a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, “Men and Women Are From Earth: Examining the Latent Structure of Gender,” headed by Bobbi J. Carothers and Harry T. Reis, a couple of lads from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Rochester who aimed to provide empirical evidence that sex and gender are not the same thing.

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It Came From Outer Space

NASA to Build Bouncy Castle in Space

NASA awarded a $17.8 million contract on January 16th to Las Vegas based Bigelow Aerospace to manufacture and test an inflatable International Space Station (ISS) module. This isn’t the first bouncy party gig for the unfortunately named Bigelow Aerospace as they have already produced experimental inflatable stations Genesis I and Genesis II launched in 2006 and 2007, which we hope have nothing to do with Rob Schneider or possible space-borne gigolo services).

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