Study: Women Are More Empathetic Toward Their Partner Than Men

In terrible, not particularly shocking news for heterosexual women worldwide, Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia just announced research demonstrating that women have more empathy in relationships than men. (By the way, I think we can all agree that every great scientific finding begins… » 12/17/14 5:20pm Wednesday 5:20pm

How to Drink All Night at the Holiday Party and Not Be That Guy

Listen, drinking all night is not healthy. But it's holiday party season, that perfect storm of open bar and all of your colleagues waiting to see who will be this year's obnoxious, puking, passed out and/or dead person at the party. Don't be that guy. » 12/12/14 5:21pm 12/12/14 5:21pm

First off, let's review the science of drunk. In order to survive…

[UPDATED] Why the U.S. Is One of the Cruelest Places in the World for…

The United States prides itself on being a country of animal lovers. But when it comes to the ethical treatment of lab animals, few countries perform worse. Here's how the U.S. practices measure up to the rest of the world. [UPDATE: io9 has editorial concerns with this article.] » 11/26/14 4:38pm 11/26/14 4:38pm

BREAKING: Here's Uncensored Video of Seal-on-Penguin Copulation

Scientists have just returned from studying king penguins and they've learned quite a bit. In fact, they brought you a souvenir video. Please enjoy this lesson about the seals and the penguins. (And how incredibly cruel the animal kingdom can be and also feel inspired to do something different tomorrow; something that… » 11/17/14 9:00pm 11/17/14 9:00pm

Why It May Not Pay To Steal Someone Else's Partner

A surprising number of relationships are the product of "mate poaching", the ethically dubious practice of stealing someone else's partner. Though common, nearly nothing is known about the quality of the ensuing relationships. New research now suggests they suffer both in the short- and long-term. » 10/30/14 12:29pm 10/30/14 12:29pm

10 Murderers Who Changed How We Investigate Murder

Ever since we realized that catching a malefactor wasn't as simple as throwing them in the water to see if they floated, we had to turn to science. And over the years, there have been some homicide cases that really changed things. Here are ten people whose killings paved the way to a new era in crime-solving. » 10/17/14 3:28pm 10/17/14 3:28pm

A Medical First: Woman Successfully Gives Birth With A Donated Womb

For the first time in history, a woman has given birth to a baby after receiving a womb transplant. The mother and child, both of whom are said to be doing well, offer hope to women the world over with missing or non-functional uteruses who desire to carry their own children to term. » 10/05/14 2:10pm 10/05/14 2:10pm