Sorcha McDonagh

All Stories by Sorcha McDonagh

  1. Earth

    Spawning Trouble: Synthetic estrogen hampers trout fertility

    Exposure to a synthetic estrogen called ethynylestradiol, which is commonly found in birth control pills and enters the waterways through sewage effluent, reduces male trout’s fertility by half.

  2. Lease on Life: Old mice live longer when given young ovaries

    Implanting young ovaries in old mice extends their life expectancy.

  3. Materials Science

    Caught on Tape: Gecko-inspired adhesive is superstrong

    Researchers have emulated a gecko's sticking power to create a superstrong adhesive.