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The Physics of Melanin: Science and the Chaotic Social Construct of Race

There is much to be learned from studying melanin, including how racism can derail our capacity to nurture discovery. Read more »

Risk/Reward: What if Sex-Ed Taught Teens About the Positive Parts of Sex, Too?

How different would sex-ed be if it talked about pleasure? A new psychology study shows that many teens benefit from having sex. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Vestibulodynia

An informative, intimate comic about an often misunderstood condition of vulva pain. Read more »

Finally, a Book Tells the Story of Black Female Math Whizzes Who Worked at NASA

“Hidden Figures” explores a history that’s long been overlooked. Read more »

A Binary is a Wonderful Thing to Break: New Study Rejects the Idea of "Male" and "Female" Brains

Despite what rom-coms tell you, an important study shows that gender is not hardwired into our brains. Read more »

How the "Stereotype Effect" Hurts Women Athletes

When women are told they’re worse athletes, they perform worse. And our society tells them they’re not as good as men in all kinds of ways. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: What to Expect at a Pelvic Exam

A pap smear can be intimidating. Here’s a guide to help you feel prepared!  Read more »

Film "Hidden Figures" Explores the Untold Stories of Women in the Space Race

The trailer for the film just debuted—and it looks amazing.  Read more »

The Science of Using Yoga to Heal from Trauma

I was skeptical that yoga would help me deal with past trauma. But what I learned changed my life.  Read more »

Here’s a Radical Idea: Easy In-Home STD Tests

You'll be able to screen for cervical cancer and STDs without having to go to a doctor.  Read more »

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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