mammals

Motherboard

Scientists Gave Alligators Ketamine and Headphones to Understand Dinosaur Hearing

An experiment involving 40 drugged alligators reveals how dinosaurs might have located sounds in their environment.
Becky Ferreira
3.18.19
Motherboard

This Jumping Spider Makes Milk

An Asian spider was observed nursing its young with a liquid that has four times the protein of cow’s milk.​
Becky Ferreira
11.29.18
Hey Kids

Look, It’s a Dead Mole Inside a Fish’s Mouth

Wow, cool.
Sarah Emerson
6.28.17
Australia

Ancient Humans to Blame for Killing Australia’s 1,000-Pound Kangaroos

Even tens of thousands of years ago, we were messing up the ecosystem.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.21.17
Science

New Research Uncovers Why Humans' Boners Are Boneless

Tons of mammals have penis bones—unless you're a male homo sapiens, that is.
Sirin Kale
12.14.16
Interviews

This Documentarian Wants Us to All Eat Human Placenta

"When I actually tasted it, what I got right away was that it was very tender, like a piece of tenderized beef. It tasted like it, too."
Javier Cabral
11.11.16
WILDLIFE

Pangolins, the World’s Most-Trafficked Mammal, Are Now One of the Most Protected

"The world is standing up for the little guy.”
Kaleigh Rogers
9.28.16
Broadly

How to Bio-Hack Your Brain to Have Sex Without Getting Emotionally Attached

Scientists have isolated the hormones and brain structures that may be responsible for romantic attachment. Is it possible to manipulate them to have sex without all those annoying post-coital feelings?
Sirin Kale
8.25.16
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
Stuff

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.
Seth Ferranti
7.31.16
Sex

Male Mice without the Y Chromosome Can Still Reproduce, So What’s It For?

A new study shows male mice with no y-chromosome genes can still reproduce, with a little help.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.28.16
Hell or Salt Water

The Sneeze That Could Wipe Out Hawaii’s Seals

Scientists are preparing for an outbreak that could cause an apocalypse for a critically endangered species.
John R. Platt
8.12.15
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