New device makes it easy to see when water has too much fluoride

This could be very important for developing countries.

DNA testing is becoming more popular — but how does it really work?

DNA testing kits have developed tremendously in recent times, moving out of the lab and onto the real world. After all, who wouldn’t want to trace their genetic heritage? Most of the time, it only takes a few weeks (and a reasonable sum) to find out where your lineage came from. But how does it work, and how accurate is

China’s censorship battle is exporting the “Great Firewall”

China’s new “Great Wall” is virtual, but even more impactful than the first one.

Hookah smoking is becoming more popular, despite health concerns

It’s alluring, interesting — and unhealthy.

What’s Really Affecting Climate Change & How Can We Fix It?

It’s the issue of our generation.

What are the most addictive drugs on Earth?

The answer depends on whom you ask.

An ant colony has memories that its individual members don’t have

The whole is larger than the sum of the parts.

Are near-death experiences just hallucinations?

Seeing a ‘bright light’ was probably just your brain hallucinating.

7 popular medical myths that need to go away

Spoiler alert: sugar doesn’t cause diabetes.

What happens to the brain in zero gravity? Well, it’s not pleasant

The human brain copes poorly with microgravity — and that’s a big problem for space flight.

What is the ‘right’ age to have a child? Here’s what the science says

The science is clear: the “right” age to have a child according to your biological clock is under 35 for women and under 40 for men.

Ancient Egyptian poetry led to a discovery that may explain how the pyramids were built

Ancient quarry workers left messages carved on walls like a 4,500-year-old form of social media.

Why there may be thousands of stink bugs hiding under your sofa

There are unexpected and unappreciated guests sneaking into our homes.

Coronal Mass Ejections from the Sun Pose a Big Threat to Earth

This is some scary stuff.

My thoughts are my password, because my brain reactions are unique

Your brain is an inexhaustible source of secure passwords – but you might not have to remember anything.

Here Is Why You Should Use Disposable Containers Instead of Plastic Ones

Storing food properly is very important because our own health is at stake here.

How supercapacitors could usher in a new age for hybrid vehicles

Supercapacitors, super cars.

Apple donates 1,000 watches for study to monitor binge eating

Every 60 minutes, someone dies in the U.S. because of an eating disorder.

Canada’s Pied Piper Province — How Alberta Became Rat-less

Alberta managed something that few other areas can boast.

The Important Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash could save you a lot of trouble in the future.