Fungalescence Puts the "Fun" Back in Functional Geoengineering

The idea might have come from Von Neumann's famous probes, but the execution is pure Fungalescence. Our company prides itself on creating worlds that aren't just livable, but also beautiful. That's why our terraforming spores will make your colony the envy of everyone in your local volume of space. » 4/21/14 5:00pm Monday 5:00pm

Your Penis Is Getting in the Way of My Science

Earlier today, scientists announced they'd discovered an insect with a new kind of female sex organ. It looks a bit like a penis, and is called a gynosome. But almost every news outlet covered the story by describing the insects as "females with penises." This isn't just painfully wrong — it's bad for science. » 4/17/14 5:06pm Thursday 5:06pm