A new book explores the vagina and the researchers who are finally making breakthroughs in our understanding of how they work. Plus, a blind scientist uses his own experience to design new and accessible technologies. And piping plovers face a myriad of threats, but volunteers are intervening to help them survive.
Mind-boggling photos of the universe, taken by the JWST, were released this week. Astronomers share their thoughts. Plus, what does the current COVID wave mean for reinfections? And our new SciFri Book Club pick explores a fictional world where gene editing is easy—and also a crime.
Although gender-affirming care is safe and effective, there is more to learn about how to best care for trans people over the course of their entire lives. Plus, HIPAA is often cited when it’s not applicable. What’s covered and what’s not? And a new book dives into amazing animal sensory abilities.
Some state laws to ban or restrict abortion may also interfere with common IVF treatments—we’ll analyze the effects. Plus, a long-awaited COVID vaccine approval for kids nears release. And Ira and undersea experts tackle audience questions at a Cephalopod Week celebration.
Cephalopod Week is back! We explore the newest science about the fancy tricks and ineffable weirdness of these animals. Plus, race is often conflated with biology in medicine. A more nuanced approach is emerging: using culturally competent care in treatment. And a new book explores the surprising roots of facial reconstruction surgery.
A new book will make you question what you thought you knew about sex. Plus, A vast majority of medical school students graduate with no education on medical marijuana. As more states legalize it, that’s a problem. And how discovering thousands of new viruses in the ocean sheds new light on underwater ecosystems.