Alice Robb

The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex
They don't do it for the reasons you think
September 18, 2014

How they do it, why they do it, and what else they want from it. 

The Duck Penis Paradox
Internet pop science is killing the serious stuff
September 18, 2014

The studies you love to cite may be made-up garbage.

The Strange Case of An 18th-Century Sex Change Surgery
A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation
September 17, 2014

A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation.

Women Pay More Attention to Politics When Their Senator Is a Woman
And men significantly outperform women on tests of political knowledge
September 15, 2014

So let's get a female president, stat!

Women Who Wear Hijab Can Have a Better Body Image, Study Says
What the hijab tells us about standards of beauty from different parts of the world
September 10, 2014

The veil can be oppressive, but so are beauty standards.

Science Does Not Support the 'Rule of Seven' for Relationships
Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence are fine
August 31, 2014

Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence are A-OK. 

Kids Are Exposed to More Fat Shaming on TV Than Adults
Animated shows are the worst offenders
August 28, 2014

Over 50 percent of the shows studied featured insults about people's weight. 

Short Men Make Better Boyfriends and Husbands
They're less likely to divorce and they do an extra hour of housework each week
August 27, 2014

Thousands upon thousands of men rejoice, feel redeemed. 

Why Does Sad Music Make Us Feel Happy?
August 24, 2014

Here's the reason you crank up sad songs when you're already feeling bad.