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Men Masturbated For Science, And Here's What Came Of It

Men Masturbated For Science, And Here's What Came Of It

David Freeman  08. 4.2015
 They say variety is the spice of life, and provocative new research by scientists in Ohio suggests that that holds true...
Fashion's Biological Future Is Now

Fashion's Biological Future Is Now

Joshua Katcher  07.24.2015
In an industry notorious for transience, flux and experimentation, it's counterintuitive to consider that the fashion system is stuck in...
What Is It Like to Be Bitten by a Shark?

What Is It Like to Be Bitten by a Shark?

Quora  07.14.2015
It hurts. Not by a Great White or a Bull shark, to be clear. That would hurt much more. And I wouldn't have my hand. I do, by the way....
That Tongue Map You Learned In School Is Totally Wrong

That Tongue Map You Learned In School Is Totally Wrong

Jacqueline Howard  07.13.2015
Everything you know about where various taste receptors are on your tongue is probably wrong. It turns out that the beloved tongue map...
Your Body Is Made Up Of Trillions Of Microscopic Machines

Your Body Is Made Up Of Trillions Of Microscopic Machines

The New York Review Of Books  07.12.2015
In 1609 Galileo Galilei turned his gaze, magnified twentyfold by lenses of Dutch design, toward the heavens, touching off a revolution...
Why Were Dinosaurs So Big?

Why Were Dinosaurs So Big?

Quora  07. 7.2015
There is actually no uncontroversial explanation for the as-of-yet unparalleled size of dinosaurs. If you look at the distribution of...
The Biology Of Race, Revisited

The Biology Of Race, Revisited

David Freeman  07. 6.2015
There's no doubt that different groups of people can look very different from one another. But to contemporary anthropologists and sociologists,...
Marriage Equality and Science

Marriage Equality and Science

Matthew Chapman  06.28.2015
It's worth noting that the decision to make same-sex marriage a nationwide right in America owes a big debt of gratitude to science. Without...
The Early Bird Gets the Sperm ... to the Egg

The Early Bird Gets the Sperm ... to the Egg

Rob Brooks  06.11.2015
What gets you out of bed in the morning? Before morning has broken, and some time before blackbird has spoken, songbirds rise for sex....
'When Will I Ever Use This? And Why Am I Even Here?'

'When Will I Ever Use This? And Why Am I Even Here?'

Mauricio Gonzalez  06.11.2015
I believe in CTE because it lifts up underrepresented kids and gives them a chance to rise above the poverty line. It evens out the playing...
Bright City Lights Mean Bad News For Urban Bats

Bright City Lights Mean Bad News For Urban Bats

David Freeman  06. 8.2015
Bats just don't seem to be able to catch a break. The nocturnal creatures are facing all sorts of potentially lethal threats, from climate...
What Is the Science Behind Hypnosis?

What Is the Science Behind Hypnosis?

Quora  06. 3.2015
Hypnosis is a real phenomenon, and even animals can be hypnotized. But what hypnotism is, exactly, remains unclear. In a remarkable experiment...
Can We Clone a Neanderthal?

Can We Clone a Neanderthal?

Quora  05.29.2015
Not with the technology available right now. In the next few years, it may be possible to come close, but there are a number of scientific...
Is It Better to be Tasered or Pepper Sprayed?

Is It Better to be Tasered or Pepper Sprayed?

Quora  05.28.2015
Now, both are awful -- I wouldn't recommend either for a leisurely afternoon. However, the difference is in how they're bad.