Scientists borrowed the latching ability of the spiny-headed worm to create a microneedle device that is over three times stronger than staples and easier to remove, making it ideal for delicate skin grafts.
Two scientists conducted a "thought experiment" using the popular computer science law and came up with some interesting and controversial possibilities on the true origins of species.
We clever humans have figured out how to artificially activate our pleasure circuits.
War is just not something that you see when you go back into human evolution. And culture, in fact, can also help us overcome this very destructive behavior.
There is a way for parents to prepare themselves for the differences their children will manifest, and ultimately develop empathy, which is "the cornerstone of being a good parent."
We’re beginning to find evidence that epigenetics can, in fact, influence the next generation in a way that’s at least partially Lamarckian.
In Brian Sykes's 2004 book Adam’s Curse: A Future Without Men, he described how male fertility could be decline to the point where men will no longer be able to reproduce naturally. In our recent interview with Dr. Sykes, we asked him what kinds of interventions he would endorse to save the Y ...
When you are trying to decide on what kind of doctor that you need for a particular problem first you have to think what kind of problem you have. So if you're looking for a primary care doctor who is going to take care of you in general you want to look for a doctor that is well educated. So you ...
It is hard to imagine a topic in science that Mary Roach won't touch. After all, as Carl Zimmer put it, the acclaimed science writer "put her head in a cow's stomach for you, dear reader. If you don't read [Roach's new book] Gulp, then that was all for naught. Plus, you'll miss out on the funniest ...
Is the overconsumption of sugar the cause of chronic metabolic disease?
In September of 1965, Life magazine ran a piece on medicine’s “astonishing” and “audacious experiments” that might even promise a “kind of immortality.” The first article dealt with reproduction. The article predicted IVF technology not so much as an infertility treatment but as a means to ...
Evolution is by definition a difficult concept to grasp since you can't observe it happening in front of you. Nevertheless, some unlikely converts are coming over to Bill Nye's point of view.
Why do women find it so hard to resist ruthless, deceitful narcissists?
We have made enormous advances beyond the nasty, brutish and short 20 years or so of life that our Neolithic ancestors endured. So what will it take for all of us to live to 100?
The barrier for autistic people is not about intelligence but the ability to communicate. Technology has opened that door today and helped reframe our perception.