fertilization

Motherboard

Healthy Monkey Born From Frozen Testicular Tissue

The success could offer new hope for young men facing infertility due to childhood cancer.
Sarah Emerson
3.22.19
Seeds of Life

VR Porn Is Helping Men Jerk Off Into Cups at Fertility Clinics

Producing a sperm sample doesn’t have to be stressful.
Louise Matsakis
7.26.17
reproductive rights

Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued by Her Own Embryos

The lawsuit, which was filed in Louisiana yesterday, lists female embryos "Emma'' and "Isabella" as plaintiffs. The suit is the latest move by Vergara's ex-fiance to gain custody of the embryos—and could also have huge implications for abortion rights.
Kimberly Lawson
12.7.16
female orgasm

People Can't Stop Getting Off On the Science of the Female Orgasm

A new evolutionary study says female orgasms were for baby making, not fun.
Sarah Emerson
8.1.16
nature

Watch These Adorable Chicks Hatch Sans Eggshell

These high schoolers have a front row seat to embryonic development, from fertilization to hatching.
Becky Ferreira
6.7.16
Contraception

'Sticky Beads' That Trap Sperm Could Be a New Form of Birth Control

The “sperm traps” could also help with infertility.
Amy Thompson
4.27.16
Impact

What Would Happen If an Entire Nation Stopped Eating Meat?

We asked leading experts what the landscape and people of Britain would look like if they became vegetarian en masse.
VICE Staff
2.4.16
News

The First Test Tube Puppies Have Been Born

After decades of research and attempted trials, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) had been carried out successfully in a dog for the first time.
Matthew Braga
12.9.15
Reptiles

Zookeepers Jedi Mind Tricked This Adorable Baby Tortoise to Get It to Hatch

Spider tortoise eggs are laid in a developmental stasis, so they need to be triggered into growing.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.26.15
Motherboard Blog

Sperm-Powered Micro-Robots Could Offer a New Method of Fertilization

Mix robots and sperm, and what do you get? Spermbots.
Victoria Turk
12.13.13
videos

Libya In Vitro: Recovering from War (And Getting Pregnant, Too)

If you're in the market for getting pregnant, it turns out there are few better times for medical tourism than after your dictator of thirty years is removed through a violent uprising.
Matt Yoka
1.9.13