A brown howler monkey on a tree branch
Written by: 
Kathryn Michelle Benavidez Westrich
How do seeds travel if they do not have legs to carry them? We can find one answer in primate poop.
The front of a great white shark, swimming through the water
Written by: 
Chelsea Brzezinski
In Peru, how humans feel and what they know and do about sharks can have big consequences. How do human beliefs impact shark conservation?
Male sex chromosomes, XY
Written by: 
Risa Schnebly
Our biological sex determines a lot about the way our bodies look and function. But what determines our biological sex?
Illustrated image of a uterus
Written by: 
Emily Santora
What happens when a person wants to have a baby, but after years of trying, it just doesn’t happen? A lot of people want to become pregnant, but let’s learn about what may prevent pregnancy.
A clay votive sculpture of a uterus
Written by: 
Emily Santora
A lot of illnesses, like colds, have very visible symptoms, but other conditions are not so obvious. Learn about how people spot and treat a condition called endometriosis.
Someone raising their arm to show off armpit hair
Written by: 
Risa Schnebly
Our biological sex is mainly controlled by our sex chromosomes. But sex hormones also influence what body parts and characteristics we have.
Fingers holding a menstrual cup
Written by: 
Emily Santora
Periods are a natural, normal part of life, and many people around the world experience them. So let’s talk about why and how they happen.
gastrulation and the germ layers
Written by: 
Claudia Nunez-Eddy and Risa Schnebly
Almost all life forms start out as small cells, but how do they grow into entire animals? Read about the first step here: when cells in an embryo form germ layers that give rise to every organ and tissue in the body.
Learn all about cicadas
Written by: 
Tyler Quigley
Every so often, cicadas rise up from their quiet underground burrows to “sing” their best ballads. Aside from their sound, what do you know about the patient, musical lifestyle of these insects?
Does social distancing work?
Written by: 
Kyle Polen and Sarah Weiss
How well does social distancing work to control a global pandemic? With people’s lives turned upside-down due to COVID-19, many have been left to wonder if social distancing is worth it.

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