Science

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.

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.

Skin Cancer Is Skyrocketing in America—and Men Have It Worse
July 30, 2014

The Surgeon General's report will have you running for shade.

Science Is Changing What It Means to Be Dead
If you could freeze yourself until a future age, are you sure you'd want to?
July 27, 2014

If you could freeze yourself until a future age, are you sure you'd want to?

Men Can Be Just as "Maternal" As Women, According to Neuroscience
July 25, 2014

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.

AIDS Researcher Who Died in Malaysia Airlines Crash Was A Scientific Hero
July 18, 2014

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
A geneticist explains the cat's funny fur
July 17, 2014

A geneticist explains.

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