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Scientists Dressed Horses Like Zebras to Figure Out Why They Have Stripes

The experiment aimed to resolve the longstanding debate over the evolutionary purpose of zebra stripes.


LSD and DMT Caused the Brain to Form New Connections in Flies and Rats

The effects of psychedelic drugs on neurite density is a promising sign that they may be useful in treating depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.


You Can Now Get Plan B Out of a Vending Machine in Yolo County

We talked with students on the UC Davis campus where the "Wellness to Go" vending machine is located to find out how they feel about the quick and easy availability of the morning-after pill.


There’s a Huge Unregulated Stem Cell Industry in the US

A new study finds well over 550 clinics in the US are selling unapproved stem cell treatments.


Behold: The World's First 1,000 Processor Chip

Imagine a room full of 1,000 computers, but at nanoscale.


Scientists Have Successfully Created a Half-Pig, Half-Human Embryo

They're not trying to create an army of mutant pig people, though. Don't worry.


This Trippy Augmented Reality Sandbox Lets You Move Mountains and Make it Rain

Relive the thrill of playing God as a child while learning about topography.


This Plant Covers Itself in Insect Corpses as a Grim Defense Mechanism

Unpleasant, sure, but also completely genius.


We Asked a Cat Expert if Your Cat Could Kill You

Frank J. M. Verstraete knows everything there is to know about the teeth and jaws of cats. If anyone can figure this out, it's him.


This Is Why Sugar Is So Damn Addictive

According to new research from UC Davis, the root of our global sugar addiction isn't just an inescapable sweet tooth: Sugar can actually act as a stress reliever.


Could California's New Bullet Coding Law Actually Curb Gun Violence?

Authorities think so, but some experts are skeptical.