reproduction

Tech

A Mysterious Ocean ‘Blob’ Might Have Kept Female Whales From Getting Pregnant

Scientists believe the blob gives us a grim look at how climate change could affect whales.
Sarah Emerson
3.20.19
gaia

The Plan to Seed Life on Alien Planets

The 50th anniversary of "Earthrise" is the perfect opportunity to think about sending Earth's life to the stars.
Becky Ferreira
12.21.18
body

We Looked Into Whether Tight Underwear Is a Sperm-Killer

Whether you’re a laid-back boxers-wearer or an uptight fan of briefs, the choice may have an influence on your sperm health.
Kat Eschner
10.15.18
Sex

Psychopaths May Have an Evolutionary Advantage

As uncomfortable as the thought may be, traits that assist in reproduction tend to get passed on.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
5.18.18
Weed

Does Weed Actually Work for Period Cramps?

Menstrual pain could soon be a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana.
Nicole Wetsman
4.18.18
reproductive rights

Latina Women Faced Racial Biases from Forced Sterilization Programs

Latina women’s reproduction continues to be portrayed as a threat.
Natalie Lira
Nicole L. Novak
3.27.18
dolphin sex

Scientists Inflated Dead Dolphin Dicks to Simulate Cetacean Sex

“The degree of coevolution is astounding.”
Kate Lunau
10.10.17
duck sex

Being a Male Duck Is One Big Dick Measuring Contest

Ducks are known for their bizarre corkscrew penises and complex vaginas.
Lisa Cumming
9.20.17
Broadly

Women Are Freezing Their Eggs Due to a 'Deficit' of Educated Men, Study Claims

We talked to the researcher behind the study rebuking the claim that women who participate in IVF typically do so to "preserve" their careers.
Kimberly Lawson
7.5.17
Tech

We Are Programmed to Die Early, and That’s a Good Thing

Complex systems theorists have created a model that overturns longstanding assumptions about the relationship between death and natural selection.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.17
copyleft

The 15 Best Mona Lisa Imitations in History

Electric Object gathers the 15 best copies of the iconic painting from 500 years of reproductions.
Beckett Mufson
6.2.17
Warrior Princesses

Watch War-Painted Female Fruit Flies Fight After Sex

The lady insects have some sick fighting moves, including leg-fencing and headbutts.
Becky Ferreira
5.16.17
0105