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Diane Kelly
dianekelly2
Nov 13 2015
9

They do, but they’re little buttons. That you press. Trying to use a touchscreen without looking at what you’re doing is very very difficult.

Nov 12 2015
2

Well, yeah. Makes perfect sense if you’re using Medieval medicine.

Nov 9 2015
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You’re quite right — that mistake slipped in somewhere in the process of getting it from draft to publication. It’s fixed now.

Nov 9 2015
1

I have no problem with your tinfoil hat. There have been criticisms of the study since it appeared in 2004, and I’m giving it a bit of the side-eye myself. I really want to see someone follow these putative stem cells all the way through development to eggs. Until that work is done, it’s not ironclad.

Nov 6 2015
4

Because plants need to have sex to make seeds. Plus, the results are delicious.

Nov 5 2015
2

They reference a bunch of medical studies on their Kickstarter page.

Nov 5 2015
1

I saw Mimi Koehl give a talk about this back when I was in grad school,and it always stuck with me.

Nov 4 2015
2

She’s playing a teenager, but Rachael Leigh Cook was 20 when that movie was released.

Nov 2 2015
9

Nothing at all. But artificial insemination gives farmers more options.

Oct 29 2015
22

To find one that stayed in focus, didn’t move the camera around too much, and lacked inane conversation in the background? Too many.

Oct 29 2015
14

Frankly, I doubt that’s true because female cats often have litters comprised of kittens with different fathers.

Oct 27 2015
11

They wipe their cloacae together as the male ejaculates, just like most birds do.

Oct 26 2015
38

The kid had a blood type that didn’t make sense, given the parents’ blood types. Since the kid was conceived via IVF, the parents were worried that the clinic had goofed with the sperm.

Oct 26 2015
25

That’s an excellent question. It’s probably somewhat arbitrary, since they’re both part of him now. Since the first DNA test swabbed cheek cells, the assumption was that those were his. And since 90% of his sperm cells matched his cheek cells, that’s probably a good assumption. Read more

Oct 26 2015
5

Welcome to the world of basic research. It’s not like there’s a eureka moment every day.

Oct 26 2015
4

Scott was careful to point out that the females she uses in the lab are very well fed, so they’re unlikely to use the males for a snack. But in the wild, all bets are off.

Oct 23 2015
2

I can only work with the numbers that have been published in the scientific literature: that’s what Throb’s all about! But if you want to take some measurements....I can recommend some journals.