Topics :: science

Lab-Made Nostrils and Vaginas Working Well

By Malcom Ritter and Maria Cheng | Friday Apr 11, 2014
Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

Particle Fever

By Monique Rubens Krohn | Friday Mar 28, 2014
An entertaining, thrilling documentary peppered dazzling graphics about the launch of the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson.

Hubble Captures Shattering Asteroid Drama

Saturday Mar 8, 2014
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first pictures of a disintegrating asteroid.

New Study Finds That Your Mother Made You Gay

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
A new study of gay men in the U.S. has found that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes passed on by the mother.

Itineraries, Booty Calls :: Wild Orangutans Plan Travel

By Seth Borenstein | Sunday Sep 15, 2013
It’s the ape equivalent of Google Maps and Facebook. The night before a big trip, Arno the orangutan plots his journey and lets others know where he is going with a long, whooping call.

Ig Noble Awards Honor Weird, Funny Discoveries

By Rodrique Ngowi | Saturday Sep 14, 2013
This is the 23rd year for the award, sponsored by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research and given out to honor weird and humorous scientific discoveries.

Scientists: Space Probe Voyager 1 Has Left the Solar System

By Alicia Chang | Saturday Sep 14, 2013
Thirty-six years after it rocketed away from Earth, Voyager 1 has escaped the sun’s influence and is now cruising 11 1/2 billion miles away in interstellar space.

Scientists: Having Older Brothers Raises Odds of Being Gay

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 5, 2013
Canadian scientists have found a link between having older brothers and being gay.

Can Serotonin Levels Change the Sexual Orientation of Mice?

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 30, 2013
Researchers found that they could change the sexual orientation of mice by altering their serotonin levels.

Scholar Richard Dawkins Talks About Sexual Selection at the University of Miami

By Gideon Grudo | Thursday Mar 21, 2013
While he didn’t intend the statement to be LGBT-centric, Richard Dawkins presented a double entendre when he said, "the rainbow becomes more beautiful when you understand it."