Really simple interventions can greatly reduce indoor temperatures during the summer, particularly in places like the Pacific Northwest.
50% of stars are in Sun-like ‘singlet’ systems. The planetary nebulae we see just don’t line up. Around 7 billion years from now, our Sun’s life will end. As the Sun […]
Astronomers possibly solve the mystery of how the enormous Oort cloud, with over 100 billion comet-like objects, was formed.
The two-year pilot program will be a test of harm reduction strategies.
The very concept of a "problem with no solution" goes against human nature. But we must accept this harsh reality to have peace in our lives.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
Mice will even run on a wheel in nature. Pheromones help inspire that behavior.
Alzheimer's has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.
The Twin Jet nebula, shown here, is a stunning example of a bipolar preplanetary nebula. At the center, a dying star is in the final stages of life where it […]
Drugs that stifle acute inflammation may prevent the body from healing properly.
Satire and an inflated sense of self-importance collide in a series of maps that goes back more than 100 years in American history.
Traditional Chinese medicine and Vietnamese culture are driving the pangolin to extinction.
A new treatment helped frogs regenerate their amputated legs – taking science one step closer to helping people regrow their body parts, too
Scientists looked for ways to trigger the “build whatever normally was here” signal for cells at the site of a wound.
If future studies prove it to be successful, this technique for the early detection of pancreatic cancer could save thousands of lives.
A study says nature's candy can be a valuable supplement to sunblock.
A study finds that older adults who cannot balance on one foot for ten seconds have an 84% higher risk of death than those who can.
Hippocrates overturned conventional wisdom and invented modern medicine.
The bizarre discovery could pave the way for advances in regenerative medicine for humans.
Most cities reeked of death, defecation, and industrial waste. Still, focusing only on stench means turning a blind eye (or nose) to the many other smells that helped shape human history.
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
Frank Lloyd Wright captured serenity in his masterpiece, Fallingwater, but his egotistical tendencies made life for others anything but serene.
For decades people have arranged to freeze their bodies after death, dreaming of resurrection by advanced future medicine. Many met a fate far grislier than death.
Many animals practice what looks like self-medication. A new report suggests that chimps tend wounds with insects, often treating each other.
Who needs steroids when you have the placebo effect?
After mammoth investments and two decades of anti-aging research, what do immortality proponents have to show for it?