Will outside-the-womb gestation, increasingly viable for animal embryos, lead to a feminist utopia? Or to something like Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World?
In the U.S. and Europe, there's still discomfort around the topic of masturbation. But we’ve come a long way from tying it to mortal sin and insanity.
New progress in stem-cell research raises some thorny ethical questions.
In the 19th century, Europe and the United States saw a "mania for operating."
Some people born in able bodies feel as if they were meant to have disabilities. How should the medical community be responding?
The real problem with useless vitamins and other supplements? A psychological side effect known as "illusory invulnerability."
Fainting—or, more technically, syncope—has a variety of causes.
In recent experiments, scientists brought back cellular functions to the brains of dead pigs, recalling early galvanism.
Human brains take a long time, and a lot of energy, to grow to their mature state. This may well be an evolutionary tradeoff for having such big brains.
A Curious Reader asks: How exactly does exposure to sunlight cause the the human body to synthesize Vitamin D3?