"Bonk" author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)
From improving vaccines to modifying crops to solving crimes, DNA technology has transformed our world. Now, for the first time in history, anyone can experiment with DNA at home, in their kitchen, using a device smaller than a shoebox.
The future of test tube babies is one step closer to being motherless
"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery -- trees talk, often and over vast distances.
Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.
This time-lapse is one of the most compelling--and unsettling--visualizations of evolution we've ever seen.
Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".
If you're new to marijuana, shopping at a dispensary can be an overwhelming experience.
The bacterium behind the infamous Black Death plague recently resurfaced: Last year, a small outbreak killed several people in Colorado, and a larger pandemic on the island nation of Madagascar claimed the lives of at least 40 people in 2014.
A team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) has found a simple but effective way of encouraging stem cells to regenerate bone tissue.
You've probably heard by now that bees are mysteriously dying.
Biology, as human biologists will confess on bad days, is often just about moving tiny amounts of liquid around.
The "molecular scissors" are helping scientists to edit DNA
Photographer Brian Skerry shoots life above and below the waves -- as he puts it, both the horror and the magic of the ocean. Sharing amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, he shows how powerful images can help make change.
While a real-life Jurassic Park may not be opening any time soon, bringing back more recently-extinct species, like the woolly mammoth or the dodo, is a distinct possibility.
Oxitec CEO: This is the worst-case scenario for unleashing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild
Over the years, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has produced some impressive innovations, from unmanned sub-chasing ships to self-healing paint for armored vehicles. Now, it's turned its attention towards producing new electrical materials, by loo
Neuroscientists have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the body's rapid response in stressful situations. These findings provide evidence for the neural basis of a mind-bo
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Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections.
Findings add support for brain plasticity, says study
HISTORY WILL NOTE that the guy who discovered liquid water on Mars was an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, a 20-year-old who played guitar in a death-metal band and worked in a planetary science lab.
BEES SHOW OFF THEIR PERSONALITIES WITH THEIR WILLINGNESS TO EXPLORE
Learning about the genetic markers stored in your DNA can be an illuminating experience, even a life-altering one.
Antibiotic made by nose microbes kills MRSA, say researchers, amid hopes that more weapons in the fight against drug resistance might be found in the body
Researchers discover band gaps in spider silk
There may be a way to trap bed bugs using their own pheromones
"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery -- trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated
Chances are good that you don't give cilia much thought on a daily basis, but the tiny hairs play a key role in our bodies, doing everything from clearing out unwelcome particles from our airways to helping us reproduce.
A team of scientists including Harvard University geneticist George Church and Jef D. Boeke, the founding director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at New York University's Langone Medical Center, have announced a 10-year plan to create a synt