You don’t need a brain to sleep, and we have snoozing jellyfish to prove it

Sleep could be as old as life itself.

Redheads do feel more pain — and they’re tougher than anyone else

Redheads might not have more fun, but they’re definitely more interesting.

Biologists find genetic master switch for the butterfly’s wing color

Only two genes code both the canvas and paintbrush for the intricate butterfly wing patterns.

Bacterial defenders discovered inside cancer cells, breaking down chemo drugs

Tricksy hobbitses!

New AI can detect homosexuality with up to 91% accuracy — but should it?

The backlash was intense. Harsh words were not spared.

How the alcohol industry lies to you

While it’s in no way as bad as Big Tobacco, Big Alcohol also isn’t clean.

What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dementia is a syndrome while Alzheimer’s is a disease. More key differences between the two after the jump.

International drug treaties need an urgent revamp as more countries legalize cannabis

Drug control treaties had their time and place. A scholar now argues these are massively outdated.

Scientists catch human evolution in the making

Gene variants linked to Alzheimer’s or heavy smoking are being gradually weeded out by natural selection.

Game of Thrones inbreeding: odds are stacked against Jon and Dany having a healthy baby

Let’s just say that famous Habsburg jaw isn’t ruled out.

Starting school half an hour later could help students and save $9 billion / year

How is 8AM school time still a thing?

Why am I always cold? Science to the rescue

Feeling cold all the time isn’t necessarily a bad thing but there are things you can do to raise temperature.

CDC: Homeopathic “healing bracelet” dramatically increases lead levels in babies’ blood

You know how you call alternative medicine that works? Medicine.

Nanomachines destroy cancer by drilling holes into it

Zap the cancer away.

Pig organ transplants into humans might be two years away in China

Scientists are now desperately seeking government approval for the 2019 clinical trial.

Trying to resist a yawn makes you more likely to yawn — because your motor cortex is wired that way

It’s ridiculous how many times I’ve yawned writing this.

MDMA is now officially labelled a “breakthrough treatment” for PTSD

Researchers have been suggesting this for decades.

Not art nor Instagram: Food art does not represent reality

Your Instagrams are not original. Painters have been doing it for centuries.

Lonely microbes become resistant against antibiotics more quickly

Being lonely makes you more desperate.

Being married might just save your life — if you suffer from heart diseases

Having a shoulder to lean on can get you through a lot of hard times — medically.