hormones

Whale Poop

The Scientists Who Study Whale 'Defecation Events'

Whale poops fertilize ocean ecosystems, and also contain a wealth of information for marine scientists.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
long live the new flesh

Biotyranny and its Resistance: Who Owns Your Body?

Inspired by Foucault, Chelsea Manning and techniques like gene editing, artists and activists are taking back power over our bodies from governments and corporations.
Andrew Smart
3.11.17
Health

The Trans Community Isn’t Sure What to Do Under President Trump

Fearing new policies, trans people scramble to secure hormones.
Breena Kerr
1.31.17
Australia

The Future of Diabetes Treatment Could Come From Platypus Venom

Australian scientists have discovered platypus venom contains a hormone that is also found in humans, and which triggers the release of insulin.
Grennan Milliken
12.1.16
Sports

Why Are Sports Researchers So Scared of Menstruation?

We don't know how menstruation affects female athletes' performance, because studies don’t tend to track women throughout their cycles.
Victoria Turk
6.6.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

The Story Behind f.lux, the Night Owl's Color-Shifting Sleep App of Choice

Why the creators of the colour-shifting app f.lux have spent the last seven years trying to help you get a good night's sleep.
Matthew Braga
1.21.16
DIY

Queer Artist Launches DIY Gender Hormone Biohacking Project

This artist wants queer and trans people to be able to grow their own hormones at home.
Kari Paul
11.30.15
Science

Report: the Economy Is Driven by Hormones

High cortisol and testosterone levels could affect risk-assessment and market stability.
John Ambrosio
7.2.15
News

If You Are Missing This Gene, You Don't Go Through Puberty

And identifying it might help us find genetic causes for other rare conditions.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.18.15
Motherboard Blog

Dude Sweat Makes Other Dudes Nicer, Bro

Pheromones are the weirdest.
Michael Byrne
6.2.13
Motherboard Blog

Oxytocin May Keep You from Cheating

It’s basically the opposite of Love Potion #9. Rather than transform a guy who can’t find romance into a full-blown Lothario, oxytocin might actually curb a man’s desire to pursue anything but a monogamous relationship.
Gregory Thomas
11.16.12
Motherboard Blog

Because All Pills are Not Equal, Here's a Quick Birth Control Primer

All pills are not equal.
Kelly Bourdet
2.13.12
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