10:00 AM

Jason Bittel is obsessed with what breasts can do, and he’s not ashamed to let everyone know it. Writing in Slate, he raves about the amazing flexibility of milk-making in humans, the so-high-fat-it’s-practically-cheese milk of marine mammals, and all sorts of nipples. Check it out!

6:53 PM

Placentas are amazing organs, and we’re learning that they do so much more than simply manage the movement of nutrients and wastes between mother and fetus. In this month’s issue of The Scientist, placenta expert Christopher Coe explains its other roles, including hormonal regulation, iron storage, and immune system