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A tomography image in greyscale of snake tissues
Snakes Have Clitorises After All, Study Finds
Researchers visualize the snake clitoris in detail for the first time, finding evidence that the organ may be evolutionarily important for snake sex.
Snakes Have Clitorises After All, Study Finds
Snakes Have Clitorises After All, Study Finds

Researchers visualize the snake clitoris in detail for the first time, finding evidence that the organ may be evolutionarily important for snake sex.

Researchers visualize the snake clitoris in detail for the first time, finding evidence that the organ may be evolutionarily important for snake sex.

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The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
Yao-Hua Law | Jun 1, 2020 | 4 min read
Researchers use advanced imaging techniques to see what happens when a male and a female mate.
a CT scan of lungs
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
Shawna Williams | May 21, 2019 | 2 min read
An artificial intelligence program called a neural network exceeds radiologists’ ability to detect malignancies, but more testing is needed before using the program clinically.
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018 | 4 min read
The function of early hominins’ enlarged brow ridges, and their reduction in size in Homo sapiens, have puzzled paleoanthropologists for decades.
CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Feb 15, 2018 | 1 min read
The chelicerates’ unique anatomical features make them useful analogs to extinct arthropods.
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
The Scientist Staff | Sep 6, 2017 | 1 min read
This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.
Image of the Day: Flying Blood Bag
The Scientist Staff | Aug 22, 2017 | 1 min read
A novel contrast agent capable of staining the finest blood vessels reveals an elaborate, entwined network in this pigeon’s CT scan. 
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