The attitude we take to Will Smith's slap will mirror our attitudes to violence, masculinity, and protecting others more generally.
While Y chromosome loss was first observed in 1963, it was not until 2014 that researchers found the link to a shorter life span.
The most feared sexually transmitted disease (STD) of the last half-millennium was usually named after foreigners, often the French.
This is especially true for three key groups.
The new treatment targets the underlying genetic cause of the disease.
For the clarity of a “beginner’s mind” and a path to true and lasting wisdom, one must fully embrace "not-knowing."
If you gave me $400 and I gave you $3.15, would you consider yourself wealthier? That's a financial analogy for the supposed fusion power "breakthrough."
More than 90% of human faces are home to mites that live in our skin pores. These friendly guests might be merging with us.
What if you could just grow your own blood?
Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
A series of recent studies found that people with healthy levels of vitamin D were less likely to contract COVID-19 and suffer severe complications from it.
Despite Boseman's young age, this cancer is increasingly common in people under 50.
Rare and costly paints have shaped art history in unforeseen ways. Mummy brown caused one artist to bury his paint.
The mad dog’s bite caused a hideous metamorphosis, which transformed its human victim into a nefarious monster.
Bloodcurdling war cries, shrieking elephants, and whistling arrows all made soldiers flee in terror.
A group of at least 20 kids in Spain gets a rare illness with historical roots.
Surrounding Earth is a powerful magnetic field created by swirling liquid iron in the planet’s core. Earth’s magnetic field may be nearly as old as the Earth itself – and […]
Awe-inspiring moments can be found in our daily lives, and they have surprising benefits for our health and sense of well-being.
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
Humans are particularly prone to shiver when a group does or thinks the same thing at the same time.