Ed Cara
edcara
Science writer at Gizmodo and pug aficionado elsewhere
10/10/19
3:37 PM
2

There are many ‘crossover’ drugs and probably more will pop up. I have had to take finasteride for ‘boy issues’. Imagine the smile on my balding head when I found out that finasteride is the main ingredient in Propecia, a male pattern baldness remedy.

10/10/19
11:55 AM
4

There are browser extensions that stop autoplay (but don’t block the ad itself). I find those very helpful.

10/9/19
2:24 PM
2

So this is a cool idea, but I really think he’s overselling the applications here. ECMO is currently in wide use in critical care units to help oxygenate blood of people with severe lung injury. I’m sure that the oxygenator units of these machines can be adapted to do the LED illumination to help dissociate carbon Read more

9/25/19
2:31 PM
16

Clearly she and the groom were lovers. Now he’s forsaken her and pledged to be faithful to another. She went to the wedding hoping that he would stop the ceremony, proclaim his love for her, and resume the wedding with her as the bride. When that didn’t happen, her heart broke, and she used the wasabi as an excuse. Read more

9/25/19
11:20 AM
3

The impact varied depending on avian species. See PNAS November 17, 2015. 112 (46) 14290-14294;  https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas. The authors conclude that WNV has had significant negative effects on survival of 47% of bird species examined. Some recovered, some did not, and some experienced no effect.

9/24/19
4:22 PM
3

I was working for a municipality when the first outbreak hit and I saw a ton of dead crows and dead pigeons from west nile.

9/23/19
3:41 PM
26

To everyone out there in the comments wondering why the hell we needed to research this when everyone already knows that cats bond with humans: Read more

9/12/19
3:56 PM
8

Elbows that don’t bend? Obviously, these were the product of some lab experiment that went horribly wrong.

9/6/19
7:42 AM
1

It’s good that other studies begin quickly after some promising results are found. It can help research from going far off into strange trajectories and wasting limited resources. Real scientists at work are an awe-inspiring sight.

9/4/19
5:05 PM
1

Well, one point’s on one of the body’s meridian, the others aren’t. See? Simple.

9/4/19
2:52 PM
6

In related news, foam rolling has been found to be an effective treatment for diabetes in pigeons.