Scientists find oldest evidence of black plague in 5,000-year-old human remains

The remains of a 20-year-old woman found in Sweden may help scientists retrace the origin of the deadly disease.

There’s actually a neurological basis for the urge to pinch extremely cute babies or puppies — it’s called ‘cute aggression’

‘It’s so cute, I’m gonna die!’

Scientists zoom in on more realistic plant-based meat substitutes

Yay or nay?

Humor and acceptance oust conflict and bickering in long-time marriages

The old that is strong does not wither!

What are carbs? Are they ‘good’ or ‘bad’?

There are many misconceptions surrounding carbohydrates. Let’s have a look!

Smartphone app detects anemia from pictures of your fingernails without drawing blood

It’s almost as good as the state of the art point-of-care diagnosis.

Young drinkers beware: binge drinking is bad for you. Real bad

You might wanna reconsider getting hammered at that party.

Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy don’t — and it can be a problem

The good news, researchers say, is that there’s a simple allergy test you can take.

Worldwide measles cases jump by 31% fueled by Venezuelan outbreak

In other places, such as Europe, measles is resurfacing because parents are refusing to vaccinate their children.

7 popular medical myths that need to go away

Spoiler alert: sugar doesn’t cause diabetes.

Google’s AI algorithm could usher in new age of protein understanding

We’re entering a new age of scientific breakthrough, and this could be absolutely huge.

Scorpion venom protein might be used to ferry drugs to the brain

A brilliant way to use a natural danger to our advantage.

China pulls the plug on rogue scientist who genetically modified twin human babies

The whole odd affair is unprecedented.

One bacteria lives on everybody’s skin — and it’s becoming resistant to antibiotics

Could you… please not, bacteria?

Progress in meningitis lags behind other preventable diseases

The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high.

Meat and dairy are bad for the climate and the environment, researchers urge

The bottom line: eat more plants!

Scientists find first genetic risk factors linked to ADHD

An important study that leads us one step closer to understanding the biology that underpins ADHD.

Get a good night’s sleep if you don’t want to be angry the next day

Personal experience tells me we should pay heed to these findings.

Promising new vaccine technology might finally end HIV-AIDS

Get lost, deadly virus.

Mitochondrial DNA can sometimes come from fathers, too

A discovery that’s set to rewrite textbooks on biology.