How a Star Is Born, According to Astronomers

With the release of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's 'A Star is Born' we talked to astronomers about how actual stars form in the cosmos.
Leila Ettachfini

For the First Time in 55 Years, a Woman Wins the Nobel Prize in Physics

Dr. Donna Strickland, a self-described "laser jock," is the third woman to ever win a Nobel Prize in physics, following in the footsteps of Marie Curie.
Sirin Kale

How NASA Stopped 13 Women from Being the First Women in Space

The "Mercury 13" planned to be the first female astronauts to attempt spaceflight, undergoing rigorous training in a private program — until NASA found out about them.
Bedatri Datta Choudhury
Social Media

Narcissists Love Liking Other Narcissists' Selfies on Instagram

New research from Sejong University in South Korea suggests that narcissistic people love selfies—even when they're not in them.
Sirin Kale
science of sex

Why Do Couples Speak to Each Other in Baby Speak?

The reason your boyfriend keeps calling you snugglepuffs? Blame his mom.
Sirin Kale

How Tripping on Ayahuasca Could Help People with Eating Disorders

Could a powerfully hallucinogenic tea hold the key to treating eating disorders? A new study interviews ED sufferers who have experimented with the herbal drug from the Amazon.
Erin Hiatt

The Forgotten Female Codebreaker Who Helped America Defeat the Nazis

Elizebeth Smith Friedman broke Nazi Enigma machines and busted South American spy rings before being written out of history by powerful men. A new biography aims to change all that.
Sirin Kale

The Teen Who Developed a Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra

When worn once a week for 60 minutes, 18-year-old Julian Ríos's Eva Bra can detect everything from a cyst to a tumor.
José Luis Martínez Limón

Meet the First Woman to Fund Her Own Trip to Space

Anousheh Ansari immigrated to the US from Iran and felt that as a teenager who didn't speak English, she had no path to become a NASA astronaut. She tells Broadly about her journey to become the first female private space explorer.
Linda Yang

New Study Links Online Trolling to Men's Narcissism

Researchers explain how narcissistic tendencies may explain why men are more predisposed to engage in internet bullying and other forms of antisocial behavior.
Sirin Kale

Men Outperform Women At Scrabble Because Women Have Better Things To Do

New research attempts to explain why competitive Scrabble is dominated by men—and it's because women recognize it's just a fun, enjoyable game to be played with friends.
Sirin Kale

Humans Could Go Extinct, Thanks to Men

According to research, plummeting sperm counts could result in human annihilation. We asked men how guilty they feel about potentially wiping out the species.
Sirin Kale