If you’re ever in southern Canada and witness shimmering strands of transfixing purple light strung about the night sky, there’s a name for what you’re experiencing, and it’s “Steve.”
On Tuesday, the world at large learned that Barbra Streisand cloned her beloved dog Sammie, resulting in two genetic duplicates, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett. Today, Streisand has revealed the rationale behind this decision.
Now is a very popular time for historically important women to be made the subjects of biopics, with every studio head worth their salt digging back deep into the annals of elementary school in search of untapped resources. But just because a movie about the physicist and chemist Marie Curie already exists doesn’t…
A 30-year-old transgender woman was able to breastfeed her baby in what is “the first formal report in the medical literature of induced lactation in a transgender woman,” according to the case report in journal Transgender Health.
I don’t know about you, but I personally haven’t really gotten my fill of alarming news in the last several days/months/year. To be honest, I’m starting to find the barrage of uplifting stories a little tedious, you know? “U.S. Welcomes Record Number Of Refugees,” “Polar Ice Caps Restoring,” “Life Expectancy Soars…
I was hoping to start 2018 off with a positive blog, like some of my colleagues, but then I glanced at my feeds and saw ‘chocolate extinction’ all over them.
A woman has given birth to an embryo frozen 24 years ago.
There are many reasons to be grateful that we don’t live in the 1700s (Reign of Terror, lack of indoor plumbing), but the most important is probably the fact that wine glasses were extremely tiny. Like, little thimbles. According to a study from the University of Cambridge, wine glasses have ballooned in size over…
It wasn’t until I was walking to the clinic, wasting an hour of my day to get a test I shouldn’t have needed to get, that I went from annoyed to pissed. It wasn’t until I saw my blood filling a syringe, and willed it to not be infected, that I went from concerned to chest-clenched freaked out, realizing what I’d…
During sex, female praying mantises have a tendency to kill their partners with a decapitating cutting blow that would make a samurai proud. But as this shocking new video shows, just because a male doesn’t have a head doesn’t mean he still can’t get it on.
“It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,” reads the Fourth National Climate Assessment, released on Friday by 13 federal agencies and approved by the White House. “For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing…
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Using a small robotic sub, scientists from Columbia University have captured rare video of arctic jellyfish slithering along the bottom of the Chukchi Sea near Utqiaġvik, Alaska. The footage came as a complete surprise to the researchers, who weren’t expecting to see jellyfish during the Arctic winter.
A new study from Brigham Young University has concluded that there’s really only one good way to tell someone horrible news: just spill it, directly.
As the work week winds to a close, I think we can confidently conclude that the last few days have been a special blend of bullshit. Where can a person even go anymore to seek respite from untimely death, retrograde policy, mass shootings and of course, long-time systemic fuckery by men in power? Not Antarctica!
Climate change is existentially terrifying and also frustratingly abstract—a combination that makes it really hard for many people to connect with in a personal way, as one does with say, a work of art.
Unsettling news: not only have scientists spent decades trying to confirm the existence of giant tree rats, now they’ve actually achieved that objective.
As we plunge deeper into the 21st century and the digital worlds we’ve built, a group of scientists is weighing a decision that could rewrite the very history of the physical world we inhabit. These researchers are trying to discern whether humanity has become a literal force of nature, one so powerful its traces will…