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  1. Sperm Are Perfect and One Day They May Save Your Life, Say Creators of Spermbots

    Sperm brought you into this world, and sperm will keep you here.

    Though we may sometimes curse the speed of sperm (sorry Mom, Dad), tiny bio-bots that mimic the flagellar movement of natures' lil' swimmers and are powered by the contractions of heart cells may be the next step in fighting cancer and other common illnesses. In other words, when our heart and sperm work together as one, we ill be unstoppable.

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  2. Lightning Roaches and Tiny Frogs and Itty-Bitty Violets, Oh My: The Top 10 Species Discovered Last Year

    An international group of taxonomists names the ten coolest species discovered by scientists in the last year.

    New species are being discovered every day, all around the world. Some, like the tiny frog above, are hidden among debris on the forest floor, while others are hiding in plain sight on museum shelves, just waiting to be described by researchers. Since there are so many species being discovered, it's only natural that someone try and determine which among them are the best species. It's in that spirit that we bring you the top ten new species discovered in the last year, as appointed by an international group of taxonomists and presented by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University.

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  3. Department of Duh: Child Beauty Pageants Are About Parents Feeling Good, Not Kids

    Child beauty pageants are pretty much everyone's favorite form of low-grade, civil society approved child abuse, and with the baffling popularity of Honey Boo Boo firmly entrenched, we can expect the pageant scene to enter a renaissance soon. Don't worry, though. A new study shows that parents, not children, get the most emotional benefit from the pageant scene. Which is convenient, because if you're the sort of person who would enter your child into one of these things, chances are you also need external reasons to feel good about the person you are.

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  4. Scientists Suggest Mars Voyage Should be One-Way

    Washington State University astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch and Arizona State University physicist Paul Davies co-wrote an article entitled "To Boldly Go" suggesting that a one-way trip to Mars would be more efficient than a roundtrip, and they believe the one-way explorations could take place in around twenty years.

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