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We Talked to the Scientist Who Discovered the Perfect Penis

Dr. Nicole Prause is the head of the research team that used 3D printed phalluses to find women's ideal penis size. We spoke to her about her findings and her plans for the future.
Monica Heisey
2.12.19
LIES WE'VE BEEN TOLD BY RHYMES

That 'Beer Before Wine, Wine Before Beer' Rhyme Is a Lie

Science says so.
Joel Golby
2.9.19
Getting Out of Bed

Why People Can't Stop Talking About Their Extremely Boring Dreams

"You were in my dream last night."
Kimberly Lawson
2.3.19
Culture

Why Does the Sun Make Some People Sneeze?

A little girl's drawing on Reddit sheds light on why some people react to sunlight with an "ACHOO!"
Beckett Mufson
1.24.19
antarctica

Dead Tardigrade Found Buried 3,200 feet-Deep in Antarctica Lake

Scientists found a carcass of the extremophile, microbial tardigrade a kilometer underground near an Antarctic lake.
Caroline Haskins
1.21.19
Eels

Are London's Eels Really High On Cocaine? Sort of Yes, Kind of No

There's cocaine in the Thames, and there are eels in the Thames, and eels are sensitive to cocaine. These are the facts.
Joel Golby
1.21.19
Science

This Tiny Patch Could Give You a Month's Birth Control in Seconds

Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have invented a microneedle patch that only needs to be briefly pressed against the skin to deliver a contraceptive drug.
Zing Tsjeng
1.20.19
Science

The Strange Story of the Lab Mouse Bred to Die

The "Oncomouse" was developed to help scientists cure cancer. The catch is that it develops breast cancer six months into its existence.
Gavin Haynes
1.10.19
Culture

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Canceled (for Now) Amid His #MeToo Reckoning

Nat Geo is doing the right thing by investigating, but it's coming pretty late.
Kara Weisenstein
1.5.19
Atmospheric science

Chinese and Russian Scientists Teamed Up to Manipulate the Earth’s Atmosphere

The two countries were responsible for disrupting the planet’s ionosphere in a series of experiments this June.
Sarah Emerson
12.20.18
video

These Invincible 'Super Rats' Are Genetically Resistant to Poison

VICE Japan met up with a handful of experts studying super rats—genetically mutated rodents humans can't seem to kill.
VICE Staff
12.10.18
monk seal

Everything You Wanted to Know About This Monk Seal With an Eel in Its Nose

“This is the third or fourth case of an eel in the nose that we have observed.”
Sarah Emerson
12.7.18
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