A joint study from U.S. and U.K. universities shows promising results in reducing the rate of cognitive decline.
Do you wear hats? Or own a lamp? Well, say goodbye (or perhaps more accurately: 再见) to them, as in late September there will be a 25% increase in prices thanks to President Trump's peculiar fixation on tariffs.
Couples who had fish more than 8 times a menstrual cycle had a 47% shorter time getting pregnant than those who didn't, and had 22% more sex than those that didn't.
It's no small secret that we are addicted to our phones. This so-called 'dumb watch' can help you check it less... and looks great, too.
Thanks to work programs and medication, a study conducted by the University of Oslo is seeing big changes in participants lives.
A 10-year, 1,000 person study, has linked eating cured meats like beef jerky, hot dogs, and pepperoni to hospitalization for a specific mental illness: bipolar mania.
Because what the world needs now is love, sweet love... and perhaps a whole lot of stamps and stationery.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Prison isn't just terrible for the prisoners. Increasingly, the employees are suffering, too.
NASA recorded an interplanetary exchange. And it sounds not entirely unlike the beginning to a certain Daft Punk song.
A phrase buried deep in the Declaration of Independence set off alarms in Silicon Valley, and outrage in Texas.
This is a remarkably rare case of non-human primate tool use in the wild. We're witnessing another species dawn of their Stone Age.
A new study shows that photographing something doesn't help you remember it. Looks like the ol' "Take a picture, it'll last longer" insult doesn't actually hold any water.
It looks like a medieval torture device when sprung open. But it might prevent any more smashed screens.
The Humboldt marten, a (much cuter) cousin of the weasel, has been placed on the endangered species list thanks to marijuana croppers.
Sports teams have yet to pour a celebratory cooler of chocolate milk over their coach after winning the big game.
This piece of music was beamed into back hole 1A 0620-00, about 3,457 light years away. You can listen to the six-minute song, with spoken word by Stephen Hawking, right here.
Let kids be kids. Watching over your children's every move is a bad idea, and the long-term effects of helicopter parenting are far worse than thought.
The idea of a "healthy gut flora" might have gotten you laughed out of the room just five years ago, but they've slowly been more accepted over the years and are now firmly in the mainstream.
His words are being beamed by satellite into a black hole about 3,457 light years away.
On June 7th, the Canadian Senate will vote on Bill C-45. It is expected to pass, making Canada the first of the G7 nations to legalize recreational marijuana.
The popular sleep drug Ambien, which Rosanne Barr appears to have taken recreationally, can dredge up what you already have in your brain.
China has been spotted trading with North Korea by a Japanese patrol plane. If true, the actions would violate international sanctions against North Korea.
It might not be a great idea to chug a whole box of Arm and Hammer, but a small daily dose could do wonders for keeping your autoimmune system in check.
Cyberloafing — or, absent-mindedly browsing the internet — actually has a place in the workday according to this recently published study.
'Enter the room' is a rare case of an augmented reality app that could genuinely make the world a better place. Read our review here.
An asteroid about the size of a New York City block is flying between the Earth and the Moon today. How close, though?
The unpredictable groove of jazz music actually makes jazz the perfect music for sharks because it mimics the unpredictable flop of prey.
Depending on how you look at it, Google wants to jump on the hot new trend in tech or is trying to appease future robot-brain overlords
Being creative gives you a natural predisposition to schizophrenia, according to a massive new study by the British Journal of Psychiatry.
What do guns, roses, and Guns N' Roses have in common? They're all awesome. And all of them are in our weekly random fact roundup.
This gives credence to the 5–2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.
The mathematician and codebreaker invented a water filter that only just got build recently. Could it make the ocean's drinkable?
A Scottish inventor has created a water bottle that could save ocean life the world over. But will the plastic industry let it happen?
Is Mark Zuckerberg's libertarian data policy responsible for the single worst financial decision in the history of the United Kingdom? Parliament wants to know.
What do hockey, movies, and cardboard boxes have in common? They're incredibly interesting, and featured in our weekly random fact roundup.
The part of your brain responsible for ASMR catalogs music, and appears to be a stronghold against Alzheimer's and dementia.
Hey. Remember former Speaker of the House John Boehner? The guy who famously said that he was "unalterably opposed" to legalizing marijuana? Well, now he's a huge pothead.
Which is better? Paper towels or electronic hand dryers? Click through to find out. Plus, we give you the best handwashing tips so that you'll get the cleanest hands.
In the middle of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting controversy, the Facebook founder has been erasing his private chats from Facebook servers. So why isn't this an option for anyone else?
Artificial intelligence threatens to take over our entire world. And that's only the 2nd most scary aspect about this documentary shared by Elon Musk.
What do puppies, world monarchies, and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Why, they're all part of our awesome series (drumroll, please) Random Fact Roundup!
Mosquitos kill about 725,000 people a year... making them the deadliest animal in the world. Our own blood could kill them, thanks to a new study of an old drug.
Ned Dymoke was born in Oxford, England, in 1984. He has written for Esquire, Playboy, and Interview magazine, and has appeared on-camera for a National Geographic TV special. He lives in Texas with his wife and dog.