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Mary Roach on the Most Interesting Thing She Has Done in the Name of Research

Quora | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

11 Fascinating Books to Help Us Talk About Death and Dying

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

Death. It happens to everyone. Knowledge is power, so we've created a list of books to introduce you to many of the curiosities that the "D" word has to offer.

9 Ways You May Not Realize Dead Bodies Help Make Our Lives Better

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.25.2015 | Science

With Halloween around the corner, you're likely to see many zombies, mummies and ghosts walking around. But the dead don't just serve as costume inspi...

Cunnilingus-assisted Orgasm May Not Be Such Mystery

Rob Brooks | Posted 09.07.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

We biologists tend to forget that talk about sperm competition and cunnilingus-assisted orgasm induces many folks to squirm. It isn't the squirm factor here that gets my goat.

17 Weird Facts About The Human Body

Posted 04.05.2013 | Home

We are all aware that our bodies do really disgusting things. We just don't like to talk about it. Mary Roach goes there in her new book, Gulp: Ad...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 03.31.2013 | Home

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen join forces, loneliness in the digital age, and the deadliest jellie...

More Orgasm Questions

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Rob Brooks

Mary Roach is funny, and very deft at speaking about difficult topics without descending into smut or anaesthetising the audience with euphemism. And yet I came away from this talk feeling quite undernourished.

Why Do We Orgasm At All?

William McKibbin | Posted 04.19.2013 | TED Weekends
William McKibbin

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe jury's still out on female orgasm, but what about males? Much more straightforward, right? Well, yes and no.

Is Achieving Orgasm As Simple As It Sounds?

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Vanessa Pinto

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoOrgasm is something that is so unique to each person, it is a process of trial and error for countless women to figure out exactly how that works for them.

Why Do Women Fake Orgasms?

Erin Cooper | Posted 04.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Erin Cooper

Understanding why some women fake orgasm as a method of avoidance while others fake orgasm to make their sex life more fun is important. These are factors that may have a significant impact on women's self-esteem and romantic relationships.

Shame Has No Place In The Bedroom

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Jill Di Donato

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoTaboos change with the times. And though they might bring excitement, they may come with shame. Shame has no place in the bedroom.

Packing For Mars With Mary Roach

Laura McClure | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco
Laura McClure

I sat down with one of my favorite Bay Area writers for a chat about reality TV in space, NASA's branding problem, and why there are no all-female astronaut crews.

WATCH: Best And Worst Book Trailers

Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

It was an irresistible proposition when Meliville House asked us to be part of the judging panel for the Moby Awards for best and worst book trailers....

Astronauts' Bodily Functions, The Derailment Of A Literary Career

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Did you miss this weekend's big book reviews? Catch up with the buzz on Mary Roach's latest and more with the highlights below. "Packing For Mars," M...

Mary Roach Talks Turds In Space On Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Who's responsible for a turd that escapes from a zero gravity toilet? Bestselling author Mary Roach addresses this question and more in her new book "...

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Bonk: Sex in the Gritty with Mary Roach

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Patricia Zohn

2009-03-26-zpull.jpg The book is a first-person tumble by the funny and incisive Mary Roach down the rabbit hole (not just rabbits, also pigs) of sex research.

The Shelf Talker

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Smokler

Welcome to The Shelf Talker, a weekly rundown of news, gossip and recommendations from and about authors on tour. We debuted last week amid loud thumps and furious whispers of impropriety.