Biking has tons of benefits, but, overdoing it on the bike could lead to an unexpected side effect: the growth of a “cyclist’s nodule,” or, in simpler terms, a third testicle. According to a report published in the South African Journal of Sports Medicine, the condition is rare. Simon Schofield of Cycling Weekly describes the […]
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We Heart It Sperm competition is real. Contrary to your first impression, it’s not some sort of he-man battle to the death, but rather the evolutionary urge to beat out potential rivals. It’s the reason women with many male friends have more sex with their partners. A study published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology […]
Sustainable Coastlines Human beings have put over 250,000 tons of plastic into the world’s oceans, a new study has found, an estimate researchers called “highly conservative.” A team from the Five Gyres Institute in Los Angeles made 24 trips between 2007 and 2013, observing or collecting plastic from 1,571 locations, the Washington Post reports. Most […]
Raising a baby who shows signs of autism is a difficult experience, but a new child-rearing method can seemingly reverse autism in children. Potentially autistic children, who often display characteristics of the disorder within their first year, seem to have very little interest in person-to-person interaction and facial recognition. In a University of California Davis study, researchers […]
Paramount Pictures/Mean girls Mean girl groups, like the legendary Plastics, don’t exist because of parenting or wealth. They may be the result of school environments. Researcher Daniel A. McFarland, a Stanford University professor of education, led a team investigating the “network ecology,” or organizational infrastructure, of high school. They found large schools with more classes and diverse students […]
The world-changing miracle that is male birth control has proven successful in baboons and could be available for human use as soon as 2017. It’s called Vasalgel, and unlike female birth control, it is entirely risk-free and requires just a single treatment. First imagined by India’s Dr. Sujoy Guha over 15 years ago, Vasalgel involves […]
Gaze at Alexander Von Humboldt’s 1814 self-portrait and you peer into the eyes of a man who sought to see and understand everything. By this point in his life, at age 45, Humboldt had tutored himself in every branch of science, spent more than five years on a 6,000 mile scientific trek through South America, […]