reproduction

A Brief History Of The Pregnancy Test

I was commenting on how packaged pregnancy tests resemble fruit roll ups when my mother told me scientists once injected bunnies with a woman’s urine to determine whether or not…

Susan Finch |

Female Orgasms: Not Evolutionarily Necessary But Definitely Awesome

Both men and women like the pleasure that orgasms bring–but only male orgasms are actually “necessary.” At least that’s what science says–because only male orgasms are needed to make a…

Julie Gerstein |

Late-Night TV: India’s Latest Weapon Against Overpopulation

India has a rather novel idea to curb overpopulation — late-night TV! Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad wants the country to increase efforts to bring electricity to…

Annika Harris |

Sperm Are Smart Little Guys

As we learned earlier today, sperm have minds of their own. If you want to get pregnant, you might want to have sex with a specimen who is on the…

Catherine Strawn |

Super Sperm

I love the scene in “Look Who’s Talking” where the basic rule of human reproduction plays out on screen: the fastest sperm wins the race to the egg. But in…

Justine Fields |

The Chemistry Of Kissing

Kissing might just seem like a way of passing time with the man in your life, but it really triggers a chemical response that promotes mating and reproduction. Helen Fisher,…

Annika Harris |

First Live Birth After Ovary Transplant Could Mean Older Women Having Babies Without In Vitro

Doctors in St. Louis successfully transplanted an ovary from one twin to another who had gone into early menopause at age 15. The transplanted ovary restored the woman’s full fertility…

Catherine Strawn |

Men: The Weaker Sex?

According to a new study, men are fast becoming the weaker sex. In recent years, some 100,000 chemicals have entered the atmosphere and are wreaking havoc upon masculinity. Apparently, “gender…

Susannah Breslin |

Male Wasps Think Orchids Are Sexy

Orchids that look like female wasps make life confusing for male wasps. The men think the flowers are female wasps, therefore, they try to copulate with them, which doesn’t work…

Catherine Strawn |