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Researchers Create Perfect Blood Vessels in a Petri Dish for the First Time

The researchers also demonstrated that it is possible to grow functioning human blood vessels in another species.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.16.19
Sex

Many Teen Girls Don’t Know They Can Get an STI from Other Girls

A new University of British Columbia study looks at high schoolers’ understanding of safe lesbian sex.
Sarah Berman
1.11.18
running man

Watch a Computer Program Teach Itself to Run for Dear Life

We’ve come a long way since QWOP.
Jacob Dubé
8.1.17
Human After All

Film Directors Are Bringing Actors Back From the Dead With Creepily Real CGI Skin

Will life-like skin movement rescue digital characters from the uncanny valley once and for all?
Frederick Blichert
7.5.17
Baseball

Knuckleball-Tossing Claire Eccles Makes History in West Coast League Debut

The 19-year-old Canadian became the first woman to play in the summer collegiate league when she pitched two innings for the Victoria HarbourCats on Wednesday.
Kyle Cantlon
6.8.17
Open Wide

A Fin Whale's Weird 'Stretchy Nerves' Mean It Could Eat a Schoolbus For Lunch

In order to feed, these whales need to open their mouths really, really wide.
Farnia Fekri
2.16.17
Canada

Climate Change Might Be Messing Up Volcanoes’ Planet-Cooling Powers

Volcanoes spew ash into the stratosphere that reflects back some sunlight.
Bryson Masse
11.17.16
vancouver

Prehistoric Trees Could ‘Future-Proof’ Forests Against Climate Change

A tiny island on Canada’s West coast is planting trees that thrived millions of years ago, when temperatures were much warmer than they are today. It could save their forests from climate change.
Daniel J. Pierce
10.24.16
chile

The silent rise of HIV in Chile

Around the world the number of new HIV cases is steadily dropping — but in Chile, the virus is on the rise.
VICE News
7.11.16
Health

Researchers Say That Smartphones Are Causing ADHD-Like Symptoms in Adults

It's not good enough to just put your phone away in your bag.
Jake Kivanc
5.25.16
Stuff

College Students Tell Us What Their Dorm Sex Lives Are Like

Thin walls, rumors, shitty roommates, and the ability of a nasty STI to wipe out an entire floor all make quick dorm hookups a bit of a minefield.
Jake Kivanc
5.24.16
News

Why a Trans Woman Burned a Rainbow Pride Flag

Facing mischief charges in a British Columbia court today, Brooklyn Fink shares her side of the story.
Sarah Berman
5.17.16
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