With Craig Spencer's release from a New York hospital on Tuesday, the number of domestic cases is back down to zero.
The U.S. government is investing heavily in the creation of sophistcated prosthetic limbs for returning soldiers. Could they someday be used on the battlefield, too?
A new study suggests that some people are neither "owls" nor "larks"
Around 21 Americans die each day waiting for transplants. What's behind the reluctance to posthumously save a life?
Looking at buildings designed for purposes of contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive measurable effects on mental state.
Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.
A new frontier for junk food
Even a five-year age difference makes a couple 18 percent more likely to get divorced, compared to a couple born on or around the same year.
In the 1960s, health authorities capitalized on middle-class fears of urban decay to promote vaccination, redefining measles and polio as illnesses linked to poverty.
In a new study, researchers were able to induce people to feel a presence behind them using a robot, which has implications for understanding schizophrenia and consciousness itself.
Money won't solve the problem, but that won't keep Mark Zuckerberg from trying.
Why quaffing energy-drink cocktails may be riskier than sticking to booze alone
Why personhood measures keep failing
A recent study indicates that success in certain subjects may be a matter of nature, not just nurture.
Goodbye, Viagra tchotchkes, hello digital screens.
Dr. Zeke Emanuel recently announced that he will stop receiving life-prolonging medical care at age 75. James Hamblin tries to understand why. What is the meaning of life?
Talking behind other people's backs may not always be nice, but sometimes it can help promote cooperation and self-improvement.
In the U.S., well-being tends to be highest in a person's earliest and latest years. But elsewhere, new research shows, quality of life follows a very different pattern.
But there's a difference between imagining something and wanting to act on it, a new study says.
Treating friends and family is not recommended, but one survey finds that 83 percent of M.D.s have prescribed medication for relatives.