You won’t believe these three unexpected discoveries – and neither did the scientists who made them

Researchers at one of the UK’s leading genetics centres tell us about their serendipitous findings.

How happy you are may depend on the type of personality

Your personality matters more than your paycheck or social circle when it comes to being happy.

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when it’s happy or miserable, don’t you?

4 Plant-Based Alternative Medicines That Show Promise in Treating Addiction

Research suggests that some traditional medicine may help curb addiction to substances like alcohol or opioids.

Travels in Geology — Arkansas: A geologic diamond in the rough

Ever wanted to dig your own diamonds? Well, now you have the chance.

Some Surprising Facts Most People Don’t Know About DNA

We’re all composed of DNA, yet few humans have an understanding of what it is and how it impacts our lives. T

Back to Basics: 5 Weight-Loss Diets and How Difficult They Are to Sustain

It does take a lot of willpower — but the results are often worth it.

Deep brain stimulation might one day treat the worst cases of alcohol addiction

Alcohol can ruin lives. But now a novel type of surgery could help some of the most hopeless addicts.

Jury finds Monsanto liable in the first Roundup cancer trial – here’s what could happen next

A jury in San Francisco concluded that exposure to Roundup, Monsanto’s widely used herbicide, caused cancer and ordered the company to pay US$289 million in damages.

Norwegian elders lead in masturbation

Health care systems must recognize the need for sex — older people are not asexual.

Ancient Greek music: now we finally know what it sounded like

Exciting new research finally unravels how the ancient Greeks played music.

How suppliers of everyday devices make you vulnerable to cyber attack – and what to do about it

A simple USB stick can wreak havoc on your business’ IT systems.

In conversation with… Jane Goodall

As Jane Goodall turns 80, Henry Nicholls talks to her about her remarkable career.

The Science and Sourcing Behind CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the dozens of cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant.

The Best Natural Toothpaste vs The Best Store Bought Toothpaste: What’s the Difference?

Walking down the dental care product aisle, you’re faced with all sorts of options. From tartar control to whitening toothpaste, there’s no shortage of items that promise to keep your teeth clean, white, and healthy. Aside from the commercial toothpaste options, there are also various options which use fewer chemicals and processed compounds. Here’s what you need to know about the

It takes just six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car

Never leave a dog in a hot car.

The science of superstition – and why people believe in the unbelievable

Black cats, 13, lucky charms — why do so many people fall for them?

The lesser-known causes of food poisoning that may ruin dessert for you

Be careful with ice cream and watermelon this summer.

When organ donation meets religion

Let’s talk about nasty things that save lives.

On the many mysteries of yawning

What’s behind a yawn, why does it occur?