Why mosquitoes bite me more than others

In short: mosquitoes like you more because you’re easier to find on their ‘radar’.

Bee sting vaccine successfully passes human trials in Australia

If you’re allergic to bee venom, this vaccine is for you.

Menstrual cups are cheap, effective, and just as reliable as tampons, large-scale study shows

Have you considered trying menstrual cups?

HIV sequencing from archived tissue suggests the virus crossed to humans in early 1900s

Scientists are getting closer to revealing the timeline of HIV evolution.

Women are just as aroused by pornography as men, largest study of its kind shows

Myth: busted.

Study reveals true scale of one of the world’s deadliest plagues

“We now have a pathogen whose molecular history we can follow for thousands of years,” says paper co-author McCormick. “The jury’s out, evidence is accumulating, and we’re all going to learn as we go forward.”

Grasshoppers, silkworms, giant cicadas are a good source of antioxidants — if you eat them

“In the future, we might also adapt dietary regimens for insect rearing in order to increase their antioxidant content for animal or human consumption,” say the authors.

Healthy lifestyles can offset the genetic risk of dementia by 32%

Healthy body, healthy mind.

Research is getting to the root of climate change with bigger, deeper plant roots

“We are incredibly excited about this first discovery on the road to realizing the goals of the Harnessing Plants Initiative,” the authors say.

The hunger hormone is involved in episodic memory in rats, new research finds

Rats with artificially-reduced ghrelin signaling showed impaired performance in an episodic memory task.

French scientists develop new class of promising antibiotics (so far, only in mice)

It’s still early days, but the results are exciting.

France to stop reimbursing homeopathic treatments

The reason is pretty simple: there’s no evidence that it works.

HPV vaccine will also be administered to boys in the UK, preventing thousands of cancers

It’s an important step towards eliminating some types of cancer.

Ignoring distractions or temptation is harder when you’re tired, stressed, or trying to remember something

The best course of action in such situations is simply to avoid places that could make you ‘sin’.

Climate change poised to expose millions to malaria, new study reports

Uh-oh.

Testosterone protects against inflammation

A new use found for testosterone.

Chinese researchers breed smarter monkeys after inserting human brain gene

The international scientific community is shocked by yet another ethical scandal sparked by Chinese researchers.

‘Pre-bunking’ is an effective tool against fake news, browser game shows

This is Good News!

“Farm air” can protect children from asthma

Farm microbes could help reduce asthma risk.

How science can help you sleep better at home

Sleep is a weird thing, but science is trying to help us make sense of it.