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Jack, speaking at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference earlier this year.

Openly gay teen scientist honored by Vatican as positive role model

Sunday, November 17, 2013
CROWNSVILLE, Md. — An openly gay teen scientist has been honored by the Vatican for his work to develop a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer. [ Read more → ]
Chibuihem Amalaha

Nigerian student claims he’s discovered ‘scientific proof’ gay marriage is wrong

Sunday, September 15, 2013
A post-graduate student at the University of Lagos in Nigeria claims he has made a scientific "breakthrough" by proving that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are wrong. [ Read more → ]
Jack Andraka

Meet Jack: Scientist, inventor, kayaking enthusiast, ‘Glee’ fan, likes boys, … and is only 16

Sunday, September 8, 2013
The age of 13 is a time when most American teenagers worry about their freshman year of high school, begin experiencing their first intimate attractions to others, and keep busy playing video games, texting friends, and surfing the internet. But in suburban Baltimore, three years ago -- at age 13 -- one young man decided there had to be a better way to detect cancer. [ Read more → ]
Bryan Fischer

Fischer: New theory suggests homosexuality ‘the result of a birth defect’

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer says that a new theory that epigenetic marks may play a key role in determining why people are gay is proof that homosexuality might be a "birth defect" which could lead prospective parents to choose abortion. [ Read more → ]
Bill Rice of the University of California Santa Barbara (left) and Urban Friberg of Uppsala University (right) collaborated with NIMBioS Associate Director for Scientific Activities Sergey Gavrilets to develop a mathematical model describing the epigenetic conflict that drives the evolution of homosexuality. Photo via NIMBioS.

Scientists claim to have solved the ‘evolutionary riddle of homosexuality’

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A group of scientists say they possibly have solved the question of what makes a human being gay, according to a study published Tuesday by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. [ Read more → ]
pupil

See someone you’re attracted to? Study says pupils reveal sexual orientation

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Researchers at Cornell University believe that sexual orientation can be revealed by pupil dilation when watching persons whom participants found attractive, according to a study published Aug. 3 in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. [ Read more → ]
Frank Kameny

Asteroid named after gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Minor planet 40463, an asteroid that orbits between Mars and Jupiter, has been named after gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny. [ Read more → ]
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