Science

Ebola Is Spreading Way Faster Than Anyone Predicted
September 19, 2014

The current outbreak is off the charts.

The Duck Penis Paradox
Is too much Internet pop science drowning out the serious stuff?
September 18, 2014

Science, science, everywhere! But is it all for real?

How a Bogus Scientific Study Becomes Internet Fact
Clenching your fists helps you remember ... or does it?
September 18, 2014

In 2013, a memory study published in the open access science journal PLOS turned out to be false—but only after it was picked up by many major media outlets. 

Engineers Created This Soft Pink Robot to Save You in a Fire
September 14, 2014

Watch this amazing two-foot-long fleshy-looking robot crawl around. 

Women Don't Stick with the Sciences. Here's Why.
At each stage of their careers, more women than men leave the most prestigious path
September 08, 2014

"I am often insecure about my abilities as a female scientist."

How Scientists Captured the Brains of Amis and McEwan
August 29, 2014

Novels by both authors seems to be creaking under the burden of researched fact and rehearsed message, but there was a time when their impulses flowed in the opposite direction.

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. 

Geneticists' New Obsession with Pregnancy Isn't Bad for Women
How epigenetics can bolster feminism
August 17, 2014

It turns out the life choices men make could have an even greater impact on their children's genes.

Can Science Offer New Answers to Mental Illness?
August 15, 2014

No matter how much progress we make, mental illness is still largely a medical mystery.

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