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Think You Alone Control Your Body? This Video Will Set You Straight

Think You Alone Control Your Body? This Video Will Set You Straight

Jacqueline Howard  12.11.2014
When you think of yourself, you probably think of a single individual. In reality, you're a collection of human cells plus the community...
Why Are Bees Disappearing?

Why Are Bees Disappearing?

12.11.2014
There is no one chemical to ban or one company to censure or one critter to eradicate. Instead, CCD is the product of several factors whose...
Men Aren't The Only Ones Who Get Turned On By 'Lingerie'

Men Aren't The Only Ones Who Get Turned On By 'Lingerie'

Ed Mazza  12. 9.2014
Turns out male rats have at least one thing in common with their human counterparts: they just love it when the ladies wear lingerie. At...
Disgraced Scientist's Nobel Prize Sells For Record Sum

Disgraced Scientist's Nobel Prize Sells For Record Sum

David Freeman  12. 5.2014
How much is a Nobel prize worth? If you're James Watson, who shared a 1962 Nobel for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA,...
Are Family Fights <em>Good</em> For Kids?

Are Family Fights Good For Kids?

David Freeman  11.30.2014
There's nothing fun about a nasty family argument, especially when everyone has gathered for Thanksgiving or some other festive event....
Lab-Grown Penises: Supersize Mine, Please

Lab-Grown Penises: Supersize Mine, Please

11.21.2014
In case you missed it, last month researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced they are making substantial...
This Hand Dryer Study Will Have You Saying 'Ewwww'

This Hand Dryer Study Will Have You Saying 'Ewwww'

David Freeman  11.21.2014
In the supermarket, it's paper or plastic. In many public restrooms, it's paper towels or electric hand dryers--and a new study from England...
Scientists Spy on Sex Lives of Octopuses

Scientists Spy on Sex Lives of Octopuses

11.19.2014
Finding a human mate is difficult enough. We at least, however, have bars and online dating sites. For the octopus, things can be a little...
Has 'Darwin's Dilemma' Finally Been Solved?

Has 'Darwin's Dilemma' Finally Been Solved?

Macrina Cooper-White  11.19.2014
Though the theory of evolution has long been accepted as scientific fact, scientists have always had trouble reconciling Darwin's notion...
EXPLAINED: Why Other People's Farts Are More Smelly Than Yours

EXPLAINED: Why Other People's Farts Are More Smelly Than Yours

Jacqueline Howard  11.11.2014
So maybe you were too embarrassed to ask, but we're guessing you've been wondering why your flatulence is so much less offensive than that...
Don't Just 'Get Over It'

Don't Just 'Get Over It'

11.10.2014
We often don't feel entitled to our own biological signals, which is on the list of things that piss me off. Because anger is a tool --...
Common Core and the Ebola Virus -- No More Teachable Moments

Common Core and the Ebola Virus -- No More Teachable Moments

11.10.2014
Common Core's extremely narrow focus on skill development and preparation for high-stakes assessments interferes with the ability of teachers...
'Sea Monster' Discovered In Asia Fills Gap In Evolutionary Puzzle

'Sea Monster' Discovered In Asia Fills Gap In Evolutionary Puzzle

David Freeman  11. 6.2014
The first fossil of an amphibious ichthyosaur has been discovered in China, and the scientists who made the discovery say it fills a longstanding...
Bridging the Science Gap

Bridging the Science Gap

11. 5.2014
'The United States is lagging behind the rest of the world in science and mathematics. It is not because of a lack of raw talent. The...