Mysterious 16th-century Mexican Megadeath pathogen discovered

Scientists believe Salmonella enterica is to blame.

British surfers are more prone to be antibiotic resistant bacteria carriers

A new study shows that surfers are three times more likely to harbor very resistant types of E. coli. 

Rainbow-feathered bird-like dinosaur discovered in China

Its feathers resemble the ones of hummingbirds.

This IKEA ad might change your life — if you pee on it

Embedded inside the magazine is a redesigned ELISA pregnancy test.

Bullfinches mate for life, researchers confirm

A new study confirms what was long-time assumed about bullfinches — they keep the same partner throughout their lives. 

Almost 2 out of 3 people who try smoking develop a daily habit

A global study suggests that 69% of the people who tried smoking became daily smokers, even if temporary.

Ibuprofen long-term use linked to infertility in men

The most common painkiller in the world can cause trouble in men when taken for more than two weeks.

Sleep deprivation and irregular sleep patterns are linked to anxiety and depression

Researchers discovered a consistent link between sleep irregularity and repetitive negative thinking.

Researchers fit Italian woman with futuristic, bionic hand

The hand prosthesis can sense if objects are soft or hard.

Alcohol byproduct causes DNA mutations that might lead to cancer

An alcohol metabolite, acetaldehyde, caused significant DNA  alterations in mice stem cells.

Infant skeleton sheds new light on early Native American populations

Genome sequencing of infant found in Alaska reveals new Native American Population

Supermassive black holes eventually stop star formation

Supermassive black holes slowly eject cold gas.

A type 2 diabetes drug might treat Alzheimer’s

A three-agent drug used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus shows significant results in memory and learning skills in aging mice suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Male contraceptive rub-on gel trial starts in 2018

The rub-on gel contains two hormones: progestin and synthetic testosterone.

You can now play God with NASA’s new climate change simulator

You can make cool science.

Family from Italy can’t feel physical pain because of genetic mutation

This discovery might lead to a new type of painkillers.

Women undoubtedly prefer strong, muscular men, study shows

Science confirms the obvious. But this study is still important.

Heat-not-burn tobacco is not as bad as cigarettes, but still poses risks

The results aren’t clear-cut.

Child’s brain rewires following double hand transplant 

This is the incredible story of Zion, the first quadruple amputee child in whom researchers observed massive brain reorganization before and after the hand transplant.