Educational Video Remix Makes Fertilization Look Like a Video Game

If more of the educational videos kids watched about a sperm's magical luge ride through the Fallopian tubes looked and sounded like this, you can bet someone would have made a "Journey of the Sperm" video game by now. It could still be a great game, but only if it were an ongoing MMO tournament that restarted every… » 12/29/13 5:00pm 12/29/13 5:00pm

Have Scientists Finally Figured Out How to Turn Off Our Biological…

If your first period signals the official "start" of your usefulness as a baby vessel, then menopause is the long, slow death wail of your fertility. No matter how much money you throw at your uterus, if your ovaries go menopausal it's all systems no on mission pregnancy. Or, at least, it used to be. Everything might… » 7/05/12 11:30am 7/05/12 11:30am

Science Discovers That Sperm Aren't So Much Swimmers As They Are…

We've long been fed the image that sperm make their way to our eggs by wiggling their little tails and magically swimming up our reproductive tract to find the treasure at the end of the line. Well, new research is painting a decidedly less appealing picture of what actually happens when the little sperm get released… » 5/07/12 10:00pm 5/07/12 10:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled Because Parents Can't Be Trusted to Act Like…

A popular Eastertide event in Colorado has been cancelled this year after the event's organizers say it's gotten dangerous for participants. The rough-and-tumble, no-holds-barred, collarbone-snapping competition was a neighborhood egg hunt, and the parties to blame for turning it from a sweet holiday tradition… » 3/26/12 3:30pm 3/26/12 3:30pm

What If Your Ovaries Could Live Forever?

The world, and especially our mother, never tires of telling us that our biological clocks are ticking. We'd better have those babies sooner rather than later because we're running out of eggs, they say relentlessly. And there's a pretty good reason: Unlike our male counterparts, who produce sperm until they're old… » 2/27/12 6:45pm 2/27/12 6:45pm

The Incredible, Inedible Egg

The process of ovulation has been for the first time — if you can believe that — caught on film. Jacques Donnez of the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels was about to perform a partial hysterectomy on a patient and captured her ovulation on film, a process that took approximately 15 minutes. Scientists used to… » 6/12/08 10:45am 6/12/08 10:45am