The Ig Nobel awards ceremony is a marvelous spectacle encrusted with tradition. But if you really want to know how the winners did their work and why, you need to go to the Ig informal lectures, held at MIT the Saturday after the awards.
Lovers kiss, right? Not everywhere. After combing through data from 168 cultures worldwide, anthropologists from UNLV and the Kinsey Institute could only find evidence that couples engage in romantic or sexual kissing in 46% of them.
I was a few weeks shy of my fifteenth birthday, at a Christmas party thrown by one of the other members of the high school concert choir. The pizza and cake had been consumed, and everyone had tromped down to the rec room to watch the annual broadcast of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
You met in a coffeeshop, you’ve hung out for a few hours, and you seem to be hitting it off. And now at last, you’re alone together. Is it time to lean in for the kiss? Or is this about to turn seriously awkward? How do you know when someone wants to kiss you? Here’s our guide to how to get to First Base.
Valentine's Day is this weekend. And whether or not you believe in spending $5.95 on Hallmark greetings, hopefully, you still believe in love. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, that's what we're celebrating: Love.
Kissing is great! Everyone loves kissing. But when you stop and think about it, the idea of rubbing your face and tongue up against those of another human being is actually a little... weird. This video tries to get to the bottom of the science of kissing.
Yikes. Never kiss anyone again, people. Because while you're politely closing your eyes and giving someone a smooch, your slimy mouth is inhaling another set of lips in what looks like squirmy worm sex on a stained enamel bed. It's gross. So gross. Okay, maaaybe a little bit sexy in a vomit-inducing, I feel weird sort…
Why do you kiss? Because it makes you feel good down there? Because it'll hopefully lead to something that'll make you feel great down there? Probably. But what about the science behind why we kiss? Vsauce, our favorite scientific talking mouth who needs no water during his soliloquies, explains that it's something…
Last week, talk show host Richard Metzger posted a story to Facebook about a "kiss in" held at an English pub that had ejected two men for kissing. Facebook quickly removed the story—apparently because of the above picture.
Quick after-VDay science helper: This quick video explains why you felt the way you did yesterday after smooching her/him/it/them. Whether or not your kissing will blossom into love is up to you and your partner(s). Love != Science.
There's no more magical moment than when young love blooms: eyes meet, a gentle caress. And then comes all the awkward face-sucking and groping. That's the part the Google Street View camera caught recently in Wolverhampton, England.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching—don't let poor hygiene keep you from getting a little action. This compact Kiss-o-Meter alerts you to bad breath 80% better than breathing into cupped hands. Now that's progress.