A new study from The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine takes a look at the noted alarmist old-people concept "hookup culture," which seems to mean "non-romantic sexual encounters" and which is obviously eroding the very foundation of America. The study surveyed 483 first-year female college students and found that old America's feverish imagination of wild college days is pretty much unfounded--"romantic sex with a boyfriend or relationship partner was found to be twice as common as hookup sex," says the study. For more chilly scientific descriptions of Girls Gone Not Very Wild At All, Really, click here.
McSweeney's, purveyor of pretty books, magazines, and short-form web comedy, teamed up with the Stanford MRI Lab for a short film, featured in McSweeney's newest Wholphin DVD quarterly, and it is appropriately themed for a certain pink-hued February day. Seven contestants face off in a "love competition," in which they cram into an MRI machine and "love" as hard as they can for five minutes while being neurochemically examined. It is adorable. More info here, or you can watch the video below.
You can’t buy love, but can you engineer it? A project at the National University of Singapore with all kinds of somewhat unsettling implications is trying to create the means for human-robot love by giving robots all the emotional and biological tools that human have.
By Lorene Di LeoPosted 02.10.2009 at 5:51 pm 6 Comments
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While the holiday is a source of contention for many, it’s better than Christmas for others. It all depends on what’s going on in your love life on February 14th during any given year. Experts have all kinds of relationship advice to help you find eternal bliss with that special someone. But this Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at relationship compatibility according to …… birth order. Bring it, baby.