biology

wellness

This Is What Happens to Your Body if You Don't Eat For Three Days

I took a look at the good, bad, and smelly effects a 72-hour fast has on the body.
Grant Stoddard
10.19.18
anxiety

The Gendering of Emotions Could Be Linked to Rates of Anxiety

30 percent of American women will develop an anxiety disorder over their lifetime compared to 19 percent of men.
Nick Keppler
10.2.18
parenting

We Looked Into Whether 'Baby Fever' Is a Real Thing

Psychology can tell us a lot about why some people suddenly become obsessed with having a baby.
Julie Stewart
10.2.18
It's Science

This Biohacker Is Trying to Help People Make Their Own Estrogen

Hormone anarchy, in a quest for more body autonomy for cis and trans women.
Mark Hay
3.22.18
octopus

Octopuses’ Crazy DNA Can Tell Us Some Valuable Stuff About Biology Overall

"They’re ‘the road not traveled’ to intelligence."
Shayla Love
3.16.18
battle of the sexes

Men Don't Survive Harsh Conditions As Well As Women Do

Even as babies, females survived more during famine and epidemics than males.
Shayla Love
1.17.18
Asking for a friend

Do I Really Need to Bother Washing My Produce?

Millions of Americans acquire foodborne illnesses each year.
Michelle Malia
8.28.17
Fighting Words

There's a Reason Some Men Take Up So Much Space When They Sit

In defense of manspreading.
Lou Schuler
7.18.17
How Not to Die

People Who Work Out Are Biologically Younger

But if you want that edge, you're really going to have to work for it.
Jesse Hicks
5.11.17
It's Science

Does the Full Moon Actually Fuck With You?

It's blamed for everything from traffic accidents to sleep walking.
Kristen Dold
5.11.17
The Human Race

Evolution Isn't Through With You Just Yet

Just because we're in a period of genetic stability doesn't mean we're not still changing.
Cindy Kuzma
5.4.17
mental health

Your Tendency to Be Self-Critical Is Actually Evolution at Work

Dwelling on dumb mistakes is part of what's kept us alive.
Kristen Dold
4.24.17