Furries Speak Out!

Furnal Equinox 2017 attracted furries from all over to come and enjoy Toronto! There to witness and document this gathering of furs was none other than your friendly furscience team, encouraging people to attend Dr Roberts‘ research talk (held on the Saturday to standing room only crowd of furs and friends of furs) and to film its next promotional piece, The Furry Bunch–a spoof of the 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch. In equally exciting news, Vice Media came calling, brought their cameras, notepads, and rolled their sleeves up to do what furries and Furscience has been advocated for: cover the actual story of furries, not the sensationalist, Hollywood/media version. They came with an open mind to talk to real furries, and published, “Furries Tell Us How They Figured Out They Were...

Vice Q&A with Furscience: Furry is (still) NOT a Fetish.

As the Just Like You* campaign nears its midpoint, Furscience has made the news once again: Dr Roberts was interviewed by Vice (Canada); they ask the questions, and Dr Roberts gives them the science in this really information-packed piece. It’s certainly worth a read, and is another excellent example of a positive news story about furries that actually gets to what fandom is all about. If anyone wants additional context, be sure to read Dr Plante’s article, “Furry is NOT a Fetish.”...

The Boston Globe talks trendy PJs. Dr Gerbasi reminds them that furry is not a fashion trend.

A new article in the Boston Globe covers the trend of footie PJs. Dr. Gerbasi reminds them and their readership that Furry is not a fashion trend, and why a fursona is not like wearing the latest onesie! They didn’t give her much space to make the case for (fur)science, but it’s a small start in a major newspaper, and we should acknowledge the positive inclusive tone.  ...

Dr Roberts Tells CBC: Furries Are Important

As the Just Like You* campaign reaches its second week, the media is paying closer and closer attention, and so far, the coverage has been thorough and positive! Here’s an excellent example of that coverage from an article that was a follow-up from a CBC Radio interview: Read and...

570 News Asks: Do Furries Freak you out? Dr Roberts Answers.

Dr. Roberts was interviewed yesterday on the Eric Drozd Show based on Sunday’s article from The Record. When you click the link for the show (above), you’ll see all of the segments are posted along the side bar. You have to click Tuesday December 16 10:00 a.m. Her interview stars about 21:00 minutes in Note, so far, we can’t pull the audio off, so if you want to listen, hurry because they might only keep the stream up for a couple of days! More interviews to...

Just Like You* Launches. A Paper of Record Notices.

Like the CBC Radio-Canada interview (and post-interview article) with Dr. Roberts, this piece from The Waterloo Record really gets what Furscience and especially this campaign is all about. If we’re going to grumble about the unfair, sensationalist, and misinformed coverage, let’s be sure we congratulate and reward fair and accurate coverage, too! This is how we make change: getting the science out there, one story at a time. Read & Share! “The facts on furries: Waterloo researcher promotes...

Just Like You Has Arrived!

Starting December 1, continuing every Thursday for the month, Furscience will be releasing its evidence-based, anti-stigma, PSA-style, tongue-in-cheek, web series to promote public awareness of furries and their fandom and to encourage people who have questions to seek scientific answers, not turn to Youtube (unless it’s Furscience!) or fictionalized portrayals (CSI, we me you!). It takes the more G-rated versions of what people mistakenly assume furries do “in their fursuits” and plays that out because, behind the fursuit is a person, just like you who goes wine tasting, for example. All of the videos will be released on both Youtube and Vimeo here, so share, like, comment, like, share, and share some more because the more people see, the more people are aware. These videos were a lot of work (more to say on that later), but they were fun to do at the same time. Many people were involved in the creation of these videos (way more people to thank later!), so please do check out the credits at the end of each video. If you want to comment on a video, but don’t want to do so publicly on the various video platforms, or have any suggestions for the type of video series you’d like to see in the future, please contact feel free to contact Dr. Sharon Roberts or the Admin for this page....

Furscience at CanFURence. CBC notices.

Dr. Roberts attended the inaugural CanFURence in Ottawa. She held the science of Furries panel (to standing room only!) and brought some healthy positive coverage from a very curious national media (CBC). Here is the article the CBC published the next day and a link to the full interview with Dr. Roberts and a Furry on CBC Radio-Canada’s All in a Day with host Alan Neal.  ...
New Furbook available for download, and it’s free!

New Furbook available for download, and it’s free!

The boffins at Furscience have been working diligently and have decided to release an ebook that covers the first 5 years of research into the fandom, and it’s available to view and download for free. Click the pic below to view and download PDF (about 3 MB, full of Furry facts and data!). Click the social media icons below to share and spread the...