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Designing a Tampon That Can Test for Cervical Cancer

The “smart tampon” would test your blood flow for signs of cancer and other conditions. Read more »

In "Hidden Figures," NASA's African American Mathematicians Will Land On the Big Screen

Based on the lives of real women, the upcoming movie stars Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer Read more »

Bioliteracy Sounds Awesome, But It Needs To Be Inclusive, Too.

 Public hackerspaces dedicated to DIY science are trying to make high-tech tools accessible to all. Read more »

Laws Restricting Abortion Access Don't Improve Health—They Hurt, Say Doctors

The Supreme Court hears from opponents of a controversial Texas law. Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Space Explorers

The modern exploration of space is often seen as macho endeavor. In films, TV, and often in our history books, the astronauts who head into space are the manliest of manly men. It doesn’t matter whether the stories are fictional or based on real-life, many of our pop culture space sagas... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Genitalia 101

In her sex-positive comic strip, Erika Moen explains the basics of human anatomy.  Read more »

Geeking Out: Four writers on nerding while Black

From Scooby-Doo’s Velma to Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, nerd girls have always been white by default. Read more »

Let's Talk About Sex and Depression

Many people who take medication for depression experience sexual side effects. But since both mental health and sexuality are stigmatized topics, many patients are left feeling alone. People have plenty of reasons to not want to talk about their depression and its impact on their sexuality.  Read more »

America Has a Long History of Pitting Politics Against Public Health

It's not just Planned Parenthood—birth control and women’s access to healthcare have been targets of the toxic environment of American political discourse. Read more »

What "The Golden Girls" Taught Me About Bioethics

From HIV stigma to a mansplaining doctor, The Golden Girls discussed it all. 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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