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"Homeless city" in tunnels beneath Kansas City

Police leveling a homeless campsite outside of Kansas City discovered a "hidden community" of transients living in an elaborate series of tunnels, …

Read this before you read another story on epigenetics

At Download the Universe, i09 editor Annalee Newitz critiques a new e-book about epigenetics — the science of how environmental factors can influence …

Three important takeaways from the "ladies like big penises" study

First: When shown images like the one above and asked to choose which men they found more attractive, women cared significantly more about <i>body shape</i> …

Hints of Human Language Heard in Lip-Smacking Monkey Talk

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.08.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:09 pm. 2:09 pm<p>Sounds made by a little-known monkey …

Michael Hanlon on science writing: 'You need a bullshit detector'

<b>What makes a good science story?</b><p>Something that is new, and interesting. Same as with any other subject. Who decides what's interesting? That's your …

Dying star blows off ghostly green bubble in space

Toward the end of its life, our own sun will go through a phase very much like the one pictured here.<p>The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large …

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Get the Perfect Penis

Just in: Science says women prefer large penises. Penises larger than the 95th penile percentile. But women care much more about other things, and this discussion is fraught.<p>dcist/flickr<p>The most popular story on <i>The Telegraph</i> yesterday was "Size Does Matter, Study Finds." Reporting on the same …

E.O. Wilson Is Wrong About Math and Science

E.O. Wilson is an eminent Harvard biologist and best-selling author. I salute him for his accomplishments. But he couldn’t be more wrong in his …