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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
Science

An Astronomer Proposes a New Mathematical Definition for What Counts As a Planet

Pluto still doesn’t count as a planet, but our moon does.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.14.15
Science

The Louder the Monkey, the Smaller Its Balls, Study Finds

Howler monkeys can be well-endowed in the voice box or the family jewels, but not both.
Becky Ferreira
10.22.15
china

These Are the Genetic Modifications We Wish We Could Give Our Dogs

Genetic research out of China has us wondering: how can we improve our dogs?
Nicholas Deleon and Sarah Emerson
10.19.15
nasa

Everything You Need to Know About the First Comprehensive Study on Pluto

A tale of craterless plains and unusually shiny moons.
Becky Ferreira
10.15.15
Science

A New Supermaterial Lets This Artificial Heart Pump Like the Real Thing

Researchers want it to be used as a prosthetic heart in the future.
Emiko Jozuka
10.15.15
News

Robert Gallo's HIV Vaccine Has a Long Way to Go Before We Know If It Works

The man who discovered HIV says he's developed a vaccine. It's still years away, if it works at all.
Jason Koebler
10.14.15
uk

Most of the UK's Recommended Depression Apps Haven't Been Tested

Patients are increasingly turning to online treatments at the suggestion of the NHS, but recommended apps aren't tested.
Kari Paul
10.13.15
mental health

We All Hallucinate! Just Some of Us More Than Others

Understanding the mechanisms that give rise to psychosis could help us find a better cure for it.
Emiko Jozuka
10.12.15
Science

Humans Are More Toxic to Wildlife than Chernobyl

How the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster became a surprisingly abundant wildlife refuge.
Becky Ferreira
10.5.15
News

This Flying HOLODEC Is a 3D Microscope for Clouds

Researchers have invented an airborne holographic 3D imaging device capable of capturing pictures of the microscopic droplets that clouds are made of.
Emiko Jozuka
10.1.15
News

Why the Brightest Galaxies Create 1,000 Times More Stars Than Ours

Submillimeter galaxies are insane star-making dynamos. Why?
Becky Ferreira
9.23.15
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