Scientists want to reduce mosquito population. By releasing 20 million mosquitoes

It seems counterintuitive, but it can work.

How to beat anxiety — according to science

Are you particularly critical of yourself and the blunders you make? Here’s to get over it.

Over one third of all dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood

Dementia is not inevitable. Staying healthy is the first step to challenge it.

How hot is a sauna, and other steamy facts

There’s a big difference between wet saunas and dry saunas.

Second gene-silencing mechanism found, could lead to viable clones and safer in vitro

It’s gotta be pretty important if it has a back-up system in place.

A single ‘letter’ difference in their DNA made some whales huge, others sleek and predatory

That’s one really dramatic typo.

Massive simulation of the HIV ‘shell’ reveals new vulnerabilities that we might exploit to eliminate the virus

It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid.

Not all plant-based diets are the same when it comes to heart health

Eating plants doesn’t necessarily make you healthier, but eating the right one certainly does.

Diet soda might actually make you fatter, new study suggests

Thought you’re safe with sugarless drinks? Think again.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but we need to discuss snortable chocolate

The latest snuff craze sweeping through America is not even that worrying; it’s just silly.

Too much hair, or too little? There’s a single mechanism that causes both and we could fix it with meds

And in the future we should be able to control it with a pill.

Science-based birth control app gets EU approval

The app, which is the brainchild of a Higgs Boson physicist, has been certified as a valid birth control in the European Union.

Daily crosswords linked to sharper brain later in life

Your granny is on to something here.

Silicon 3D-printed heart looks and functions much like the real deal

It could transform how heart transplants work.

People aren’t sticking to their prescription, and that’s a big problem

Every year thousands of people mistakenly take or receive the wrong medication and millions more don’t take their medication as prescribed.

What creature plans and understands what’s in store? Quoth the raven, Nevermore

They’ve outsmarted all primates, and even four-year-old children.

Are you living in a lazy or an active country? Study maps how much the world walks

Turns out, activity inequality is a great predictor of obesity rates.

They’re everywhere on facebook, and now scientists have stored a GIF inside a living bacteria with the help of CRISPR

It’s the first time CRISPR was used to store and retrieve media from DNA.

Adolescent girls and boys may experience depression differently

Your gender might have a say in how people experience mental disorders.

One in five bots sharing fake news during France’s presidential election were also involved in the United States’

Oh my, now isn’t this a very strange coincidence?