Consumer goods are increasingly made of synthetic materials and coatings. The carcinogens they give off when they burn could be driving high cancer rates among first responders.
Heather Armstrong’s Dooce once drew millions of readers. Her blog’s semi-retirement speaks to the challenges of earning money as an individual blogger today.
Some people see threats even when none are present. Strangely, it can make them more creative.
Last night on YouTube I saw my first ad for Mixify, the newish initiative by Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and…
Learning to program involves a lot of Googling, logic, and trial-and-error—but almost nothing beyond fourth-grade arithmetic.
A brain-imaging study suggests the hormone might play a role in differences in how men and women speak.
Oxford Dictionaries, the hip, young cousin to the Oxford English Dictionary, announced its newest additions last week. One item in…
The rise of compulsive junk-collection means more people will perish while trapped amid their stuff.
The drug modafinil was recently found to enhance cognition in healthy people. Should you take it to get a raise?
Why is norovirus, which causes most cases of gastroenteritis, so easily spread? Scientists built a vomiting machine to find out.
After heart surgery, a couple gets a $30,000 cardiologist’s invoice. Can others avoid the same fate?
Several new studies suggest starches are an essential human nutrient and can be part of an effective weight-loss plan.
The feature about a school of deaf, teenage gangsters paints a bleak picture of life in Ukraine, but is riveting none the less.
What a scout’s success in the Heartland says about the modeling industry
How offices will change—for better and for worse
About their pace, their pain, and traffic, mostly
When the 105-degree heat becomes too much to handle, a struggle between mind and body commences.
Women who wear makeup earn more and are treated better. This has steep costs, in both money and time.
For physicians who treat sick children, professional “masks,” such as white coats and detached demeanors, can be both a help and a hindrance.
Why a pro-life Twitter hashtag—like the larger campaign to defund Planned Parenthood—is terrible for public health
What our music tastes say about our personalities