SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS

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10 Scientists Who Were Their Own Guinea Pigs

People donate their bodies to science all the time, usually after death. Here, we highlight 10 scientists who experimented on themselves while they were still alive. Not always such a good idea, eh Dr. Jekyll?

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  • 10 Things We Thought Were True Before the Scientific Method

    10 Things We Thought Were True Before the Scientific Method

    Before the scientific method came along, science dabbled in some pretty far-out ideas in its youth. Remember miasmas? And spontaneous generation? And the four elements? See more »

  • 2011's 10 Biggest Moments in Science

    2011's 10 Biggest Moments in Science

    OK, so we humans didn't cure death in 2011, but we did develop a tiny, working microbrain and clock some subatomic particles racing around at unbelievable speeds. What other amazing feats made our scientific highlight reel? See more »

  • 5 Female Scientists You Should Know

    5 Female Scientists You Should Know

    From a centenarian brain expert to a mistress of Voltaire, each of these female scientists has an incredible story. Do you want to meet them? See more »

  • Are lab animals really calmer around women?

    Are lab animals really calmer around women?

    The plot of "The Scent of a Woman" has nothing to do with mice. But in a research lab, some say that very scent is like rodent Valium. Mouse myth or reality? See more »

  • Are lab rats bred just for the lab?

    Are lab rats bred just for the lab?

    Scientists like rats a lot more than the general population. But when they need a good bunch of them to test some hypotheses, they don't lurk in alleyways or around trashcans with a burlap sack. See more »

  • Are lab rats really prone to cancer?

    Are lab rats really prone to cancer?

    Few would argue that lab rats lead an easy life. Add to it the assertion that they are prone to cancer just by being lab rats, and we've found a whole new level of depressing. But is it true? See more »

  • How Biohacking Works

    How Biohacking Works

    These days, we're busy hacking everything from our lives to our brains. Why should our bodies or our biological information be any different? See more »

  • How can petri dish studies apply to humans?

    How can petri dish studies apply to humans?

    The human body has around 100 trillion cells. What can you learn from studying these tiny organisms that you can't learn from studying the entire person? See more »

  • How can studies on mice apply to humans?

    How can studies on mice apply to humans?

    From the looks of it, we don't have much in common with our mouse friends. But at a genetic level, we're closer than you might think. Close enough to make a difference in our health? See more »

  • How can studies on rats apply to humans?

    How can studies on rats apply to humans?

    Rats! They're just like family. Evolutionarily, anyway. So when it comes to research and biomedical study, what can they do for us? See more »

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