His DNA Solved A Century-Old Jailhouse Rape. The Victim: His Grandmother.
Commercial DNA tests showed that Hiram and Bruce were related. But their link proved to be much deeper — and darker — than either could have imagined.
14 People On How They Were Diagnosed With Endometriosis
“I was on my first date with my now-husband and, because I’m an incredibly awkward human, I couldn’t think of anything to talk about except my bizarre menstrual cycle.”
16 Clueless Things People Have Said About Endometriosis, According To People Who Have It
“You should find a man, settle down now, have a few kids, and then get all your plumbing taken out.”
21 Depressing AF Science And Health Stories From 2018
Just another year of climate change, sexual harassment, scientific fraud, and nuclear radiation!
Google’s App Store Has “Disturbing” Kids Games, Groups Warn
“Google doesn’t really have any incentive to clean up its own app store,” said one child advocate.
Here’s What Happened When I Spent Two Weeks Venting To A Relentlessly Positive Chatbot
Enjo is a cheery, cheesy chatbot built on the questionable science of “positive psychology.” So why did I get something out of it?
Manipulative And Distracting Ads Are Ruining Kids Apps, Researchers Say
Prompted by an alarming new study, advocacy groups want the feds to investigate how apps target preschoolers.
Here’s What Critics Say About That Big New Hoax On Gender Studies
The hoaxers say that gender, race theory, and sexuality studies are corrupting academia. Critics say the experiment was itself a biased sham.
Two Scientists Have Won The Nobel Prize In Medicine For Cancer Therapy
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo discovered different ways to unleash a patient’s immune system against cancer.
Facing Harassment Allegations, Physicist Lawrence Krauss Will No Longer Lead The Prestigious Program He Founded At ASU
The Arizona State University professor has been accused of inappropriate behavior spanning more than a decade.
Where Did The Yanny/Laurel Recording Really Come From?
Did the viral recording actually come from a human voice, or was it all a marketing stunt? Here’s how an audio geek discovered the truth about the “Frankensound.”
A Top New York University Surgeon Has Resigned After Being Investigated For Inappropriate Relationships With Patients
Mark Adelman was chief of vascular surgery at the NYU School of Medicine.
A Serial Killer Was Caught Because Investigators Found His Family's DNA On A Website
Experts say it's likely an unprecedented use of the technology, and worry about privacy implications.
University Puts Physicist Lawrence Krauss On Paid Leave While It Investigates Sexual Harassment Allegations
On Tuesday, Arizona State University said that professor Lawrence Krauss is banned from campus while the school investigates allegations revealed in a BuzzFeed News article. The announcement followed Krauss’s resignation from the elite “Doomsday Clock” group.
He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct.
Lawrence Krauss is a famous atheist and liberal crusader — and, in certain whisper networks, a well-known problem. With women coming forward alleging sexual harassment, will his “skeptic” fanbase believe the evidence?
17 Depressing AF Science And Health Stories From 2017
Sea ice melted, natural disasters were disastrous, US life expectancy dropped, and the Trump administration lent a sympathetic ear to climate and vaccine deniers.
Just 26 Pure Eclipse Jokes
WARNING: Do not stare directly into these jokes.
The Science March Was Political. Its Organizers Should Have Embraced That.
Hundreds of thousands of science supporters showed up on Saturday to protest the Trump administration. What they got was a “nonpartisan” nerd parade.
The Color You See “The Dress” Might Depend On When You Wake Up
Two years after The Dress broke the internet, scientists are converging on an explanation: The dress color you see depends on unconscious assumptions about the light shining on it.
The Absolute Best Roundup Of 2016 Science Roundups
The discoveries, people, and photos that mattered to science this year.