Researchers Tracked A Wild Salamander That Stayed Completely Still For Seven Years

Researchers Tracked A Wild Salamander That Stayed Completely Still For Seven Years

Sometimes you find a tiny patch of rock in an underwater cave that’s so perfect that you just have to sit there for seven years without moving. According to a new study in the Journal of Zoology, a salamander living in a cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina has done just that, after it was observed on the exact same spot for 2,569 days.

Skeletal Studies Show Sex, Like Gender, Exists Along a Spectrum

Skeletal Studies Show Sex, Like Gender, Exists Along a Spectrum

An increasing recognition of this complexity by researchers and the public has affirmed that gender sits on a spectrum: People are more and more willing to acknowledge the reality of nonbinary and transgender identities, and to support those who courageously fight for their rights in everything from all-gender bathrooms to anti-gender-discrimination laws. But underlying all of this is the perception that no matter the gender a person identifies as, they have an underlying sex they were born with. This represents a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of biological sex. Science keeps showing us that sex also doesn’t fit in a binary, whether it be determined by genitals, chromosomes, hormones, or bones…

This scientist is racing to discover how gender transitions alter athletic performance—including her own | Science | AAAS

This scientist is racing to discover how gender transitions alter athletic performance—including her own | Science | AAAS:

Although Harper’s study included only a few transgender women, Eric Vilain of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., a geneticist who specializes in gender-based biology, calls it “groundbreaking.”

NYU researchers identify tool to help transgender women have a more authentic voice | EurekAlert! Science News

NYU researchers identify tool to help transgender women have a more authentic voice | EurekAlert! Science News:

New York University researchers have identified visual-acoustic biofeedback as a new tool to assist in voice modification therapy for transgender women.