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Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Disorder

The World Health Organization might finally update its outdated and absurd categorization. It’s about time.

Medical Examiner
July 27 2016 9:15 AMHave Humans Finally Reached Peak Height?People living in developed countries seem to be about as tall as they’re going to get.
Science
July 26 2016 9:15 AMWhy Would a Pirate Ship Want Insurance?The bizarre case of the self-sunk illegal Thunder and recent research show that insurers still cover illegal fishers, to the illegal fishers’ benefit.
Science
July 25 2016 8:03 PMThe Climate Change ElectionHillary needs to realize—soon—that her chances of becoming president hinge on climate voters.
Bad Astronomy
July 25 2016 9:00 AMMore Evidence That Dinosaurs Suffered a One-Two Extinction Punch
Bad Astronomy
July 24 2016 9:00 AMEver Heard of Dry Tortugas National Park? Watch This Time-lapse Video and You’ll Want to See It for Yourself.
Climate Desk
July 22 2016 3:22 PMTrump Didn’t Mention Climate Change in His RNC SpeechHe still managed to get environmental facts wrong, though.
Bad Astronomy
July 22 2016 9:00 AMAmazing NASA Time Lapse Shows a Year on Earth From Space
Bad Astronomy
July 21 2016 9:15 AMThe Antiheroes We Don’t Deserve: Climate Inaction Figures
Science
July 20 2016 2:12 PMTrump’s Wall? Also Terrible for Animals, Conservation, and Scientific Collaboration.There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea.
Science
July 20 2016 9:48 AMBlinded by the HeatOnce again, we’re in the warmest year on record. What would be more surprising is if we weren’t.
Science
July 19 2016 3:36 PMWhat a Time to Be AliveA new robot made of mammal organs and gold reminds us that we don’t really know what being alive even means.
Bad Astronomy
July 19 2016 9:00 AMHubble Took a Spectacular Photo of the Heart of the Crab Nebula
Culturebox
July 18 2016 1:01 PMOut of SlimeIn the 1980s, green goo oozed its way into the American consciousness. What became of all that sludge?
Bad Astronomy
July 18 2016 9:00 AMGreenland Lost a Trillion Tons of Ice in Four Years
Bad Astronomy
July 16 2016 9:30 AMWatch an Intense Time-Lapse Video of Storm Clouds
Bad Astronomy
July 27 2016 9:00 AMWhy Doesn’t Ceres Have Any Really Big Craters?
Bad Astronomy
July 26 2016 9:00 AMAsteroid Collisions Create a Forbidden Crystal
Science
July 25 2016 9:39 AMWas This Study Even Peer-Reviewed?How journalists should write about unpublished scientific research.
Medical Examiner
July 25 2016 7:16 AMThe Vaccination Double StandardDespite years of research, there’s no good way to convince anti-vaxxers of the truth. It’s time to make vaccination mandatory for all kids.
Bad Astronomy
July 23 2016 9:00 AMWhen Rosetta Comes to Rest: Cometary Final Destination Chosen
Medical Examiner
July 22 2016 10:00 AMCan a Nurse Practitioner Replace a Physician?Data and personal experience suggests it’s possible. The current shortage of doctors attending veterans might make it necessary.
Science
July 21 2016 10:00 AMThe White Lion Cub Born in Texas Is Adorable, but Not AlbinoA genetic condition called leucism is what gives these lions their unusual color.
Medical Examiner
July 20 2016 8:31 PMThe RNC Ignores Actual Science, but Embraces PseudoscienceYoungevity, which has a speaker at the RNC Wednesday night, is run by a man who would make anti-vaxxers blush.
Bad Astronomy
July 20 2016 11:30 AMYou Just Lived Through the Hottest June on Record. And May. And April. And March. And February. And January. And December. And ...
Bad Astronomy
July 20 2016 9:00 AMThe GOP Fiddles While America Burns
Science
July 19 2016 1:01 PMHow Sexual Harassment Halts ScienceRecent reports have revealed how rampant sexual harassment is in the astronomy community. What’s to be done?
Climate Desk
July 18 2016 4:32 PMMost Republicans Who Accept Climate Science Are Skipping ClevelandOf course, there aren’t that many of them, but of the few who do, most are sitting the Republican convention out.
Bad Astronomy
July 18 2016 12:00 PMRosetta Sees Its Own Shadow on a Comet, Three More Months of Its Mission Left
Bad Astronomy
July 17 2016 9:30 AMAstrophoto: A Moment of Clarity in the Milky Way
Science
July 15 2016 5:31 PMThe Research Is Only As Good As the DataA new study found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings. But last year, a study came to the opposite conclusion. Why?

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