Posts in: Life Science

Get in Touch With Your Inner Fish

Get in Touch With Your Inner Fish

Neil Shubin’s new book explores the intersection of developmental biology, paleontology and genetics.

By | Posted June 4, 2008

Why are over 250 million sperm cells released from the penis during sex?

Why are over 250 million sperm cells released from the penis during sex?

Asks Nessa from London

By | Posted June 2, 2008

Survival of the Fittest Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

Survival of the Fittest Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

A lizard family tree offers clues to the balance between reproduction and survival.

By | Posted May 23, 2008

Is it true that sperm whales stun giant squid with sonar?

Is it true that sperm whales stun giant squid with sonar?

– Asks Clara in New York

By | Posted May 12, 2008

Is it true I am more likely to get a concussion after already having one?

Is it true I am more likely to get a concussion after already having one?

– Asks Bailey from New York

By | Posted April 28, 2008

Note to Science: Philosophy is Your Friend

Note to Science: Philosophy is Your Friend

Philosopher Robert Delfino offers science an alternative approach to evaluating evidence.

By | Posted April 23, 2008

Is it really true that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human mouth?

Is it really true that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human mouth?

– Asks Debbie from Medford, NJ

By | Posted April 21, 2008

Art on the Brain

Art on the Brain

At Exit Art’s “Brainwave: Common Senses” exhibit, artists interpret the latest neuroscience research in inventive ways.

By | Posted April 16, 2008

Why do I see stars sometimes when I sneeze?

Why do I see stars sometimes when I sneeze?

– Asks Sarah from Brooklyn

By | Posted April 14, 2008

Why doesn’t peanut butter go bad?

Why doesn’t peanut butter go bad?

– Asks Eric from Baltimore

By | Posted April 7, 2008