"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?
New research recommends recruiting a wingman/woman with a complementary face.
This simulation gives an eerily omniscient vantage on the world as it fills.
Unsolicited neighborhood judgment is not how childhood obesity is best addressed.
A new Tumblr compiles self-portraits taken at funerals and shared with the world. Here are a few, interspersed with more traditional efforts at celebrating life and publicly reflecting on mortality.
What not to say when purporting not to be racist
Illustrating the science
Young, healthy people must buy insurance for the healthcare law to succeed. Pro and anti-Obamacare groups are trying piteously to bro down.
Doctors at the University of Mississippi dissected two chicken nuggets, looked at them under a microscope, and were "astounded."
New fitness-themed postage stamps were put on hold due to government concerns over the safety of headstands and cannonballs.
Research made national news this week that the cookies are more addictive than psychoactive drugs. That claim may be exaggerated, but the neuroscience of junk food addiction is nonetheless fascinating and relevant—mentally, physically, and socially.
A chat about impolite tweets and Jimmy Kimmel