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Former Astronaut Shares What It Is Like Living on Earth After Returning From Space

Former Astronaut Shares What It Is Like Living on Earth After Returning From Space

Quora  01.14.2015
I took off my helmet and it felt like I was holding the anchor of the U.S.S. Nimitz in my hand. Oh great, I thought, how am I ever going...
Scientists Are Buzzing About This Photo

Scientists Are Buzzing About This Photo

Jacqueline Howard  01.14.2015
Biologists are buzzing about a dramatic new photo showing what's being called "the first record of a thresher shark giving birth." Published...
What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun

What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun

Carolyn Gregoire  01. 9.2015
Play and fun, though seemingly purposeless, are fundamental aspects of the human experience. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that we're...
The Little Question That Fueled Actor's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science

The Little Question That Fueled Actor's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science

David Freeman  01. 9.2015
Alan Alda became famous for his film and television roles, including Hawkeye Pierce in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H*. In recent years,...
There's A Reason This Lonely Bird Has Such Freaky Feathers

There's A Reason This Lonely Bird Has Such Freaky Feathers

David Freeman  12.30.2014
You don't have to be an ornithologist to know that red northern cardinals are male and brownish-gray ones are female. But what about...
A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

David Katz, M.D.  12.24.2014
Can we even really imagine a world at peace? Can we even imagine seeing one another past the primitive veil of xenophobia, and perceiving...
'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

Macrina Cooper-White  12.17.2014
Talk about fireworks in the bedroom. When a sperm cell fuses with an egg, it triggers the sudden release of zinc atoms from the egg's...
Here's Why Birds Don't Have Teeth

Here's Why Birds Don't Have Teeth

Jacqueline Howard  12.16.2014
What ever happened to birds' teeth? Ever since a fossil of the ancient bird Archaeopteryx was discovered in 1861, scientists have known...
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?

Quora  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

Tony Phillips  11.21.2014
In case you missed it, last month researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced they are making substantial...