Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi was charged with obscenity and jailed after she built a kayak modeled on a 3D print of her vulva. It took $10,000 in crowdfunding to build the vagina kayak, but it may cost a lot more: Igarashi is facing a possible sentence of two years in prison and fines up to $25,000.

Dead bodies are so yesterday. Medical students in the past have had to resort to all sorts of hi jinks, to get their hands on a hard body due to chronic shortages of human cadavers. The future of 3D printing may change all that, now that it's grown to include 3D Printing of human bodies. The bodies are made using plastic or a powder that resembles plaster, and of course don't require expensive refrigeration. So if you're thinking of giving your body to science when you're gone, just know a 3D printer might beat you to it

UFanimalScienceHave you been to the Penis Museum in Iceland? Yes, you heard that correctly - there's an entire museum dedicated to one part of male anatomy. The best part? It all started as a guy's personal collection. On a slightly less creepy note, he claims he just wants to educate people about the penis. Animal science majors at the University of Florida are familiar with their school's own phallic sculptures, located outside the Animal/Dairy Science Building. These sculptures, pictured here, represent the penises of different animals. Who knew such a variety of shapes could accomplish the same thing?
lungs2How clean is the air you breathe? If you live in a city, I'm sure you notice the difference as soon as you venture into the suburbs; air becomes easier to breathe and might even have a sweet scent! The American Lung Association's list of U.S. cities with the cleanest air made me realize I don't recognize most of these cities. Does fewer humans mean less pollution? Today Canada celebrates Clean Air Day, but you can join in no matter where you live. How can you (or do you) support cleaner air where you live? Some ideas are to bike more, carpool to work, or live closer to work. While we're on the topic of breathing, what's with this Asthmatic Playpen?! I'm not a child, but I want to sit in there.