Meat producers showed dominance over scientists this week, preventing discussion of sustainability.
A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly.
To lose weight, just eat small amounts, says a comprehensive new review. And get rid of your flying-saucer dishware.
For some women, the psychological toll of childbirth leads to a form of PTSD—distinct from postpartum depression—that follows them into new motherhood.
Olga’s latest piece examines “why it was easier to be skinny in the 1980s.” Researchers found that Americans in…
Is donating milk an act of altruism, like organ donation? Or are donors providing a good that they should be compensated for?
For many new physicians, residency brings fatigue, emotional stress, and self-doubt, affecting their ability to take care of themselves and their patients. Is there a way to fix it?
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A new program is building online resources to help get men mental-health treatment, using humor and language tailored to address potentially harmful ideas about masculinity.
Last week, I wrote about the lives of professional guinea pigs, people who support themselves mostly or entirely with money…
Another stutterer among our readers, Roisin McManus, emails hello@: This is in response to the…
For the Liberian health workers tasked with safely removing the bodies of Ebola victims at the height of the epidemic, avoiding infection was only part of the challenge.
Evolution has sculpted the human genome to cope with Earth’s toughest climates, inadvertently pointing geneticists towards medically important genes.
While sex robots do reflect troubling gender dynamics, they hardly doom humanity to a future of exploitation and empty relationships.
A new study finds that people today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still fatter.
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Jarring photos of children enveloped in smoke—and a system that can’t stop them
At the end of third grade, my class gathered to meet our fourth-grade teacher. We were supposed to go around…
An engineer offers a way to convince your insurance company you’re exercising when you’re really just sitting around.
Why do we eat what we eat? Three experts attempt to answer.