131,000 people in the United States wait for an organ donation every single day. 10% of them will get one – unless we allow organ donations from drug deaths.
Danger is at hand, and you may have voted for it. Science educator Bill Nye weaves a passionate argument for the importance of science literacy in a country's elected leaders.
A new study shows that cerebral blood flow within the left and right hippocampus significantly decreases after just 10 days of without exercise.
The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition seems to indicate that eating regular-fat cheese has no effect on our bad cholesterol (LDL), but does have a positive effect on our good cholesterol (HDL).
A study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that fitness trackers don’t help you lose weight. Instead, they may impede your efforts.
Most of us have heard of the double helix. But quadruple helix DNA?
60% of pain patients find that tolerance buildup significantly impedes their treatment over time.
This discovery could lead to a whole new class of drugs for psychiatric disorders.
Which came first, monogamy or the social contract? Evolutionary psychologists and biologists think the latter.
An expansive new study shows that marijuana use by Americans has increased significantly since 2002.
Seattle has a new plan to reduce HIV, drug overdoses, and stray needles: it wants to let addicts shoot heroin and smoke crack legally in monitored spaces.
1% of all Google searches are health queries. Cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken explains how artificial intelligence diagnostics lead to psychosomatic symptoms, and potentially explain the fourfold increase in iatrogenic death in the US since 1999.
Who are you? Good question. Harvard professor Michael Puett explores the idea of the "self", and how what you believe to be your true nature may actually just be patterns you've fallen into.
Researchers announce a potential breakthrough in using nanotechnology to fight cancer.
Researchers create tiny implants that promise new medical treatments via breakthrough brain-machine interaction.
Researchers find an unlikely source for the next superfood.
Researchers find that a compound within marijuana may potentially protect from the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
A new study raises troubling questions about the use of commonly prescribed opioid painkillers.
Brief bursts of intense exercise give the same health benefits as a long moderate workout.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and others consider whether alien diseases have the potential to wipe out humanity and maybe already have in the past.
My grandfather used to keep all sorts of things in the trunk of his car: Fishing gear, duct tape, aluminum foil, a large chain, a defused WWII hand grenade. When we asked why he squirreled away such a random assortment of items, he would shrug and say, "Just in case." That, in a nutshell, is why we should never destroy the smallpox virus. Just in case we need it someday.