Today the U.S. Senate will hear a bill to change the way many laws regard people with a chronic, treatable illness. Do laws that categorically criminalize HIV exposure, however unlikely the risk of transmission, actually increase its spread?
This crowd-sourced project in Indiana is seeing an outpouring of support.
Recreate real scientific scenarios. Stimulate two minds. The little ones are fascinating.
New neuroscience research says that Toxo—the cysts in our brains from cats—can improve our self-control. For the 30 percent of people who have this infection, it's about more than promiscuity, schizophrenia, and car crashes.
This is going to be the best Thanksgiving ever. Prepare your body and mind accordingly.
Cleopatra delivering herself to Caesar rolled in a carpet may have been the original selfie.
Focusing on getting quality sleep, specifically through cognitive behavioral therapy, is the talk of the moment in depression treatment.
Video of Cranston and Paul drinking beers and learning their characters' fates has surfaced. It's casually intense and clarifying. If you trust it.
Over the next two decades, the number of Americans with oropharyngeal cancer is projected to roughly double. Most of the cases, doctors have realized in recent years, are caused by a preventable infection.
Bumping fists has a negative bro-stigma, but it's better than shaking hands—in that it transmits significantly fewer bacteria. At a time of global concern that our antibiotics are becoming obsolete, new research shows how fist bumping could save lives.
People who eat a handful of nuts seven times per week are less likely to die young, says a large Harvard study today.
"Remember when human bodies could 'run'?" -Person of the Future
We have a vaccine that can prevent cancer, and most people don't get it. Misinformation is undermining the health of thousands of kids.
You can eat the whole apple. Americans could be throwing away $13.2 billion.
Only one in three American girls is vaccinated against HPV. That will mean thousands of gratuitous cancer deaths. Young people in the South are especially unlikely to get the vaccine, according to a new study. Why?
The long history of humanity's favorite psychoactive substance, briefly
A perspective on chaos
One of history's most powerful storms has devastated the central Philippines, priming it for a public-health crisis. For many survivors, awaiting aid, the scene is perilous.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has repeatedly demonstrated bigotry and incompetence. Outrage over a powerful white man using crack cocaine, though, says more about society's fixation with the drug than it says about him.
This video of kids watching same-sex marriage proposals has already been viewed 2 million times in the 48 hours since it was posted. What does that say?