Bill Gates and other philantropists invest $30 million to boost early Alzheimer’s detection

A much needed boost in the research of early-stage Alzheimer’s.

Why smoking weed gives you the munchies — blame your hormones

Scientists figure out why weed gives you the munchies.

New melanoma blood test could be a game changer for early detection

Next up — clinical trials.

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

Never leave a dog in a hot car.

Color X-Ray imaging is just around the corner — and we have the photos to prove it

It will make X-rays invaluable in fields it had no place in previously.

3 out of 4 black adults have cardiovascular problems by the age of 55

The best thing to do is to stick to a healthy diet and be physically active.

Cannabis makes the brain ‘noisy’ when it’s at rest

It’s almost like the brain is ‘wired’ all the time while high on cannabis.

Roman fish salting workshops reveal two whale species lost from the Mediterranean

The discovery stands to change our understanding of the Roman fishing industry and the history of two endangered whale species.

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?

Couples who eat more seafood really do have more sex

Bon Appétit!

Anticipating stress makes you function worse throughout the day, even if nothing stressful happens

Waking up on the wrong side of the bead is a real thing.

Your car’s vibrations are making you a lousier driver — by lulling you to sleep


Robots might soon be sanitizing hospital rooms, killing far more bacteria than humans

Robots do a much better job at sanitizing than humans ever could.

Here’s why you should never stare into a laser pointer

Your mom was right.

New U.S. Center to research how viruses can help us overcome drug resistance

If you can’t beat them — infect them!

Mongolian herders were the first horse dentists, 3,000 years ago

Horses continue to be central to Mongolian daily life even thousands of years later.

Air pollution seems to promote diabetes — even at officially ‘safe’ pollution levels

Don’t breathe too hard.

We’re still far away from finding a limit to human lifespan

The study suggests that people who might reach the maximum human lifespan haven’t been born yet.