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evolution

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.
Becky Ferreira
2.20.19
When the Drugs Hit

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.12.18
FDA

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.2.16
machines

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

Imagine a room full of 1,000 computers, but at nanoscale.
Michael Byrne
6.18.16
video

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.
Adam Owen
7.29.15
earth

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

Unpleasant, sure, but also completely genius.
Michael Byrne
7.25.15
California

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

Authorities think so, but some experts are skeptical.
Greg Thomas
5.25.13
Motherboard Blog

Pepper Spray Is a Brutal Weapon of War, Wielded By Dunce Cops or Whoever

This past Wednesday a University of California "investigatory report":http://documents.latimes.com/uc-davis-pepper-spray-incident-task-report/ concluded some very predictable things: the November 18th incident on the UC-Davis campus, in which a number...
Michael Arria
4.15.12