Science

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.

Right-Wing Xenophobes Are Spreading Lies About Migrant Diseases
Welcome to the latest chapter in America's long, ugly history of nativism
July 15, 2014

Welcome to the latest chapter in America's long, ugly history of nativism.

Science Is Not About Certainty
The separation of science and the humanities is relatively new—and detrimental to both
July 11, 2014

The separation of science and the humanities is relatively new—and detrimental to both.

Cleaning Your House Could Make You a More Moral Person
Go wild with the Windex
July 02, 2014

Go wild with the Windex. 

Facebook Did Screw With You, and It Wasn’t Even Worth It
June 30, 2014

The worst part about Facebook's studying your data without your consent is that they didn't find anything interesting.

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