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Sex and gender binaries don’t tell the entire story of life
In 'Been There, Done That: A Rousing History of Sex,' PopSci executive editor Rachel Feltman shows why biology doesn't define us.
Before they grow into splendor, flamingos are just awkward floofs
Take a photographic journey through the Yucatán's busiest flamingo nursery.
The fiery end of the dinosaurs kicked off the golden age of mammals
It was a normal day in the Cretaceous—then an asteroid hit the planet. Riley Black's new book explores how the extinction of dinosaurs gave way to new life.
The ‘Love Machine’ really exists. Here’s what it’s taught us about our romantic choices.
Neuroscientist Stephanie Cacioppo built a tool to explore the brain chemistry of love and a lifetime of happiness.
When krill host social gatherings, other ocean animals thrive
Krill love to stick together in swarms. In a new book, Ashley Ward writes about how these massive social bubbles keep ocean life afloat.
Can birds smell? This ornithologist is debunking a long-standing myth.
It comes down to a tradeoff between senses. Or does it? Danielle J. Whittaker seeks out the truth in her new book.
If you love your workout gear, thank the girdles and Flexatards of the past
The new book "Let's Get Physical" traces the evolution—and revolution—of spandex.
Try this if you want healthier screen-use habits that will stick
Much like Dorothy discovers at the end of “The Wizard of Oz,” the key to prioritizing time is something we've had inside along: choice.
Many Indigenous languages lack a word for ‘conservation.’ Here’s why.
In her new book, Indigenous scholar and scientist Jessica Hernandez explains why caring for a landscape is different than conserving it.
Young athletes often feel pressure to under-eat. Here’s what parents can do about it.
We need to redefine what "healthy" means for growing, active kids.