Cervical cancer could be a thing of the past by 2100

The challenge is greater in the world’s poorest countries.

The ‘forager gene’ of humans and fruit flies works in practically the same way

No time like mealtime.

Scientists move closer to a pacemaker powered by heartbeats

Pacemakers in the future might never require battery replacement.

Neanderthal diet revolved around meat, new study finds

Caveburgers, anyone?

Activating one gene in the brains of male mice helps reverse depression

Sorry ladies.

Great white shark genome might teach us how to heal faster or stave off cancer

Scientists sink their teeth in the great white’s genome

Setting attainable goals makes us happier, even if we fail

Sometimes less really is more.

Natural compound found to increase longevity in yeast, worms, and cultured human cells

It’s only a preliminary study, but the results are promising.

Daily household tasks like cooking and cleaning are a hidden source of air pollution, researchers say

One-day household pollution may be given as much attention as transportation emissions.

Australia says ‘bye bye’ to rubella. Cervical cancer is next

Vaccines work, definitely!

Just a few drinks can change the way memories form, eventually leading to cravings

Alcohol has very subtle effects on the brain which we’re only beginning to recognize.

Estrogen may cause sex differences in methamphetamine addiction

Treatment for the highly addictive substance might have to be approached differently if you’re male or female.

Two or more diet sodas a day may increase risk of stroke

More and more evidence suggests that zero-calorie drinks may be just as bad as sugary ones.

New drug reverses memory loss related to depression and aging

The implications could also be huge for people with Alzheimer’s.

Orangutans don’t use tools instinctively — they actually think about what they’re doing

Give an orangutan a banana and you’ll feed him for a day. Give him a stick and he’ll poke bananas for a lifetime.

Unexpected notes make music more enjoyable

Surprise is the spice of life.

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

This could be very important for developing countries.

Ultra-processed food linked to dying prematurely

Almost 60% of a typical American’s diet is comprised of ultra-processed foods.

Seven traits are seen as moral by the whole world, study finds

It’s good to be good.

Genetics may be more important for perfect pitch than musical training

Mozart’s talent for spotting a tone without a reference may be more influenced by genetics than previously thought.