University of Michigan

Wasps

Wasps Are Capable of Basic Logical Reasoning, Study Finds

Paper wasps are the first known insects to perform a key form of deductive logic called transitive inference.
Becky Ferreira
5.9.19
tarantulas

Watch a Massive Tarantula Drag an Opossum Around Like It's Nothing

“A surprising amount of death of small vertebrates in the Amazon is likely due to arthropods such as big spiders and centipedes."
Becky Ferreira
3.3.19
relationships

Why We Need to Challenge the Culture of Monogamy

Relationship norms are so pervasive that they've led to flawed science.
Allison Tierney
3.30.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Teens Don't Party Like They Used to, Study Says

The number of teenagers using drugs, drinking or smoking is the lowest it's been since 1990.
Lauren Messman
12.19.16
mental health

The Mindful Athlete: Can Preventative Mental Health Improve Performance, Too?

A meditation room could one day be as much a part of an athletic program as the weight room, film study, and the training table.
B. David Zarley
6.24.16
mental health

Athletes Connected: Inside the University of Michigan's New Approach to Mental Health for Athletes

Student-athletes are less likely to seek help for mental health issues than their peers. The University of Michigan's Athletes Connected program is out to change that.
B. David Zarley
5.19.16
Basketball

VICE Sports Q&A: Chris Webber on Broadcasting, Amateurism, and That Timeout

Chris Webber tells us how he has successfully transitioned from being a star NBA player into the thinking fan's announcer. And, yes, he does talk about that famous timeout against North Carolina, too.
Patrick Sauer
5.16.16
Stuff

Did the Ancient Greeks Get Ebola?

A new paper from Dr. Powel Kazanjian theorizes that the famous Plague of Athens was caused by the same virus that has decimated West Africa in recent years.
Mike Pearl
6.19.15