Mary Roach is the kind of journalist who gets excited about the details of embalming, court cases involving ghosts and the mechanics of how exactly one uses the bathroom in space. So we are excitedly awaiting the release of her new book, Gulp, in which she explores the eccentricities of the digestive system. We have […]
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Journalist Mary Roach has investigated the nitty gritty of space travel, cadaver research and the afterlife. But at TED2009, she shared some of her most fascinating research yet … into the orgasm. In her talk “10 things you didn’t know about orgasm,” Roach digs deep into scientific research in sexuality — much of it recent, […]
Whether influenced by Mary Roach and the infamous “pig video” or Yves Behar and Forrest North’s easy banter, there was a definite cheeky lilt to the comments this week. Here’s a quick look at the fun: On Dan Ariely’s talk: Are we in control of our own decisions?: So where’s that slightly uglier version of […]
Yesterday, the TEDBlog caught up with author Mary Roach to discuss her brand new TEDTalk and her latest book, Bonk, that captures the most interesting tidbits on the science of sex throughout history. With amazing ease, Mary frankly addressed lack of orgasms among women, her sex life, and participating in clinical sex research with her […]
Bonk author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised … beware the pig video!). (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 16:43.) Watch […]
Ethan Zuckerman is blogging TED2009, as the conference unfolds. He chose to highlight a few of the boldest participants in yesterday’s last session “Dare.” Here’s a look at what he had to say about aerialist Ueli Gegenschatz: Ueli Gegenscatz at TED2009 Photo: TED/Asa Mathat “They’re followed on stage by Ueli Gegenschatz, who is crazy, as […]