Cristy Gelling's Articles
- Reviews & PreviewsThe Center for PostNatural History, a museum that opened in 2012, features Freckles and other organisms altered by humans.
- Reviews & Previews
Many parents have questions about how to raise children “naturally.” When is the natural time to wean a baby? Is early toilet training natural? What about suggestions to eat the placenta?
Martin, a primatologist, looks to evolutionary history for clues to how humans have parented through time. He leads a dizzying tour through evolutionary aspects of human reproduction, starting with sperm and egg, winding through pregnancy and parental care, to reach the decidedly unnatural topics of contraception and in vitro fertilization.
- NewsMicrobes caused discomfort in mice by activating nerves, not the immune system.
- NewsRestoring a depleted molecule in obese mice repaired their abnormal response to food.
- FeatureScientists revive search for new rubber sources.
- News in BriefSocial media users swayed by previous ratings, researchers find when they randomly assign positive and negative votes.
- NewsThe genetic sequence is published along with an agreement to protect the privacy of the family of the cells’ provider, Henrietta Lacks.
- NewsTwo large studies reach opposing conclusions about why males stay with females.
- NewsSlumber waxes and wanes along with lunar rhythm, researchers find with people sleeping in windowless lab.
- News in BriefA strange replication method and an unusual genetic sequence are among the mysteries of the outsized Pandoravirus.