Brain scans do not speak for themselves. The seemingly objective science of neuroimaging can be used to justify a moral argument for or against legal marijuana—to show it as a legitimate medicine, or as a danger to your health.
A long time ago, beds were expensive—but there's more to it than that.
Researchers think early hominids had broad faces and thick bones to better withstand getting hit.
A collection that started as a joke now has a higher purpose.
For a community of runners, never taking a day off becomes a fixture of existence.
What can we learn from people with genetic predispositions to a disease who never end up getting sick?
A small number of surgeons are performing clitoral reconstruction procedures in the United States for victims of female-genital mutilation, offering a chance at physical recovery.
The healthcare system snaps to attention to prolong life, but it doesn't always do the same in making death comfortable.
After having a caesarean section, why few women have a subsequent vaginal birth
Some countries mandate a legal right to leave for women during their periods. Is that reverse sexism or the right thing to do?
Just decreasing calories won't replicate the protective effect of breast milk.
Health advocates are engaging men in sexual assault prevention, challenging the negative aspects of traditional manhood.
If a fraught relationship might be significantly shortening your life, are you better off alone?
Preeminent scientists are warning about serious threats to human life in the not-distant future, including climate change and superintelligent computers. Most people don't care.
How cultural barriers can be more important than income
More 18- and 19-year-old women are having sex, but fewer are getting pregnant.
Why we need more kidney donors, and how to get them
The spread of the vaccine-preventable poliovirus so far in 2014 has been "extraordinary," the agency warned today.
Why did myopia increase by 66 percent between the early 1970s and the early 2000s?
In a consciously alarming report today, the agency said, "Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill."