science

BBC announced the next star of ‘Doctor Who.’ Is it a sign sci-fi is finally more diverse?

‘Science fiction is definitely not white men’

A ‘Star Wars’ actor sparked a conversation about gender fluidity. Women have been using sci-fi to explore gender and sexuality for centuries.

From ‘Frankenstein’ to ‘Star Trek’ fan fiction, women have long expressed gender and sexuality through the medium

It can be hard to keep track of new breast cancer research. Here are the 3 advancements you should know.

Experts told us about progress and challenges on the road to a cure

The ‘Jane Goodall of giraffes’ lived most of her life in relative obscurity. At 86, Anne Innis Dagg is getting her moment in the spotlight.

‘The Woman Who Loves Giraffes’ documents Innis Dagg’s lifelong work

There’s not a ‘gay gene,’ but genetics are linked to same-sex sexual behavior, according to a new study

Five genetic variants were associated with same-sex sexual behaviors, but none could itself predict same-sex behaviors

Most of us are hypocrites on climate change. Maybe that’s not as bad as you might think.

Hypocrisy in well-meaning people may be the lag time between belief and action

A new, implanted drug could someday prevent HIV infection

The approach uses a small implant the size of a matchstick that is inserted in the upper arm

15 podcasts worth a listen

From stories about science to money to, yes, true crime, here are recommendations from Lily staffers and our colleagues

‘We were mesmerized’: 10 women remember the moon landing

July 20, 1969, left an indelible mark on the world — and on these women’s memories