What happens to the brain in zero gravity? Well, it’s not pleasant

The human brain copes poorly with microgravity — and that’s a big problem for space flight.

Scientists find new brain region that may be unique to humans

Finding a new region of the brain in this day and age is every neuroscientist’s dream come true.

Alarming number of children and teens suffer from mental health issues, British survey concludes

The results are particularly concerning for one demographic.

Insulin shortage to affect 40 million people by 2030

A huge number of people risks having inadequate access to life-saving treatment.

Norovirus spread in a Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving does not always go as planned especially if you get sick with the flu or gastroenteritis (sometimes called “stomach flu”) or food poisoning.

Cold, dark climates linked to heavy drinking

This explains some things…

Delicious chemistry: the science behind wok tossing

Things don’t get much hotter (and spicier) than this.

World’s first full-body scanner tracks drugs and disease in the human body

In videos that touch the surreal, scientists image not only organs and tissue but also substances as they move through the human body.

Scientists learn how bone grows atom by atom, which could lead to better osteoporosis treatment

Bone growth had previously been somewhat of a mystery.

Lifting weights may be better for the heart than cardio

Static exercises seem to outperform dynamic exercises in terms of improving heart health.

New peanut allergy treatment ready for FDA review. It’s based on peanuts

A peanut a day keeps peanuts away.

What is the ‘right’ age to have a child? Here’s what the science says

The science is clear: the “right” age to have a child according to your biological clock is under 35 for women and under 40 for men.

Sucking on your baby’s pacifier may protect them from allergies

Many parents do this without much thought — but they may be on to something.

Fish oil doesn’t really do anything, new study suggests

Researchers say the chance of getting any meaningful benefit from taking omega-3 is one in 1,000.

Coffee or tea? The answer might lie in your genes

So, which one is your favorite?

Many Americans suffer from “social jet lag”, new social media study shows

Social media is more impactful than you might think.

Orangutans can ‘talk’ about the past and the future, study suggests

We used to believe this is a human-only perk.

New tech transforms human poop into clean biofuel

Sanitation and energy generation in one go.

Rainforest plant may treat pancreatic cancer through ‘antiausterity’ properties

Cool, now we need to find one for the economy, too!

How people use music as a sleeping aid

Music is free and doesn’t have negative side effects, unlike sleeping aid drugs.