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
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
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.
Russia Had a Really Good Reason For Its Gecko Orgy in Space
August 01, 2014
Russian scientists hoping to observe geckos mating in orbit are engaged in serious research, as ridiculous as it might sound.
The Surgeon General's report will have you running for shade.
Science Is Changing What It Means to Be Dead
July 27, 2014
If you could freeze yourself until a future age, are you sure you'd want to?
Brain research shows that fathers who are secondary to a female caregiver are more engaged as thinkers and planners. But men raising a child without a female partner were found to have the same level of emotional response as a mother.
Joep Lange was a leader in efforts to make HIV medications accessible to low-income patients around the world.
Venus the “Chimera" Cat Is Probably Not a Real Chimera
July 17, 2014
A geneticist explains.