DNA tests can have a placebo effect.
I could get rid of my recycling in minutes. So why do I let it sit there for weeks?
In California, only a fraction of sexual-harassment complaints filed against doctors lead to any punishment. Did the #MeToo movement miss medicine?
The 2018 spike in acute flaccid myelitis has peaked, but the quest to understand this debilitating illness continues.
President Trump’s interruptions of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are part of a long tradition of men talking over female colleagues.
There’s a scientific reason you want to squeeze a cute animal’s little face.
What Big Pharma knows about people’s hardwired instinct to reciprocate when given a gift
In the 19th century, cold rinses and days-long baths became a way to treat—and control—psychiatric patients.
When other approaches fail, the most effective way to fight a heroin addiction can be heroin itself.
As the fetal brain develops in the womb, factors ranging from air quality to birth timing could have lasting effects.
Meet Beanie. Her viral spiky vest is the latest in a long line of protective gear for pets.
Somehow, a man coughed up an intact blood clot shaped like a lung passage.
A 4,900-year-old skeleton has turned the accepted story of the disease on its head.
Americans are eating too much of the sweet stuff, and a staggering portion of it is coming from drinks like soda.
It’s not healthier for you. It doesn’t technically come from the Himalayas. But pink salt’s appeal has exploded nonetheless.
Can an app lead to better-tasting food by digitally measuring flavor?
The alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders. Here are the 15 most damning details.
For generations, fashion brands were free to set strict standards for feminine appearance. Then social media happened.
There’s a reason men’s body washes and deodorants all seem to have that same, specific scent.
The e-cigarette giant is on an atonement tour. But who is it really for?
Drug overdoses and suicides are causing American life expectancy to drop.