A Pew Research Center survey released this week revealed that despite Americans' optimism about advances in medical technology, a slight majority said they wouldn't want to have their lifespans extended past 120 with such technology.
A recent study showed that people who spend most of their days under some form of artificial light can reset their internal clocks to match the sun's cycle after only a week out in nature.
Singapore's JWT creative agency collaborated with Swiss fragrance company Givaudan to create "smell kits" that, when given to Alzheimer's and dementia patients, help them remember younger, better days.
Microbiology students at Penn State-Erie treated the handles with a silver-based compound and found that they successfully killed bacteria transferred to them from a person's hand.
Partners HealthCare's new system may be one of the first in the nation to wirelessly populate official electronic health records with data collected by an increasing number of remote home monitoring devices.
University of California-San Diego researchers have created a wearable biosensor that measures lactate levels in sweat in real time. Future iterations could transmit data to a smartphone app via Bluetooth.
The sensor knows: Taiwanese researchers have created a prototype of an implantable device that may one day give dentists and others insights on patients' oral habits and hygiene.
Each time it's used, the device communicates with an iPhone app that keeps track and posts the user's progress to a Twitter account named TweetingCiggy.
In this video, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez explains some of the science behind ice cream.
Spreading misinformation about vaccinations can have deadly consequences.
The regenerative abilities of flatworms allow them to regrow their memories.
Long assumed to be a sterile environment, Lake Vostok may very well host a living ecosystem, according to a new study. If life exists there, it may exist on other planets with similar conditions.
This week the country's assembly voted to institute an opt-out policy for people who don't want their organs donated upon their death. The measure was passed in response to an acute organ shortage.
Rich Lee took an online DIY tutorial into the realm of body modification...and not having to worry about losing headphones is just one of the reasons.