Why we get dark circles around the eyes

Fatigue is often what causes dark circles around the eyes, but there’s more to it.

Early childhood stunting costs developing countries $177 billion/year

Developing countries stand to lose $177 billion each year or about half a percentage point of GDP due to delays in the physical development of children.

Can this planet survive humans 50 years from now?

Let’s face it — we haven’t taken care of this planet as well as we should.

Caffeine is essentially useless after three sleep-deprived nights

After only three nights of sleeping five hours or less, caffeine stops working.

Vaccines work: only 15 polio cases in 2016. In 2020 it should be eradicated

The wild poliovirus is about to go extinct. In 2015, only 74 new cases were reported or 80 percent less than in 2015. Furthermore, these cases were contained in two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Half of sunscreens might disrupt sperm function

Women who use certain sunscreens might be at risk of infertility, as scientists found 45 percent of the tested products contained chemicals that mess with the function of sperm.

Dogs labeled as ‘pit bull’ wait three times longer to be adopted

Pit bulls have a really bad rap, being thought of as an aggressive and potentially killer dog breed. These accounts are highly exaggerated, but that doesn’t stop many people to discriminate them, as well as those breeds that have the misfortune to marginally resemble pit bulls.