Yuancheng used an army of young, perky salespeople to peddle illegal chemicals to Americans.
Octopi is designed to rapidly detect malaria in poor settings—but its true potential is even greater.
Just a few hours of therapy-like interventions can reduce some people’s anxiety.
Why millions of people are extremely eager to celebrate fake holidays sponsored by corporations
Twenty thousand papers later, researchers are still debating whether the fatty acid is all it’s cracked up to be.
Weight Watchers has a new app for children as young as 8. It might be better for the company than it is for pediatric health.
A story of two births
To understand the virus’s history, a team worked to reconstruct its genome from a time before anyone knew the virus existed.
Hundreds of people say a Michigan doctor falsely diagnosed them with epilepsy. He wouldn’t be the first to lie to patients about how sick they are.
A mundane joy in a season fraught with despair
But new insights are at last accumulating.
“Extreme larks” get up naturally when some people have hardly gone to bed.
As humans drive vulnerable mammals closer to extinction, valuable mutations hidden in their DNA could be bred out of existence.
The correct number of drinks to keep at your desk
When gyms sell themselves as a sense of identity, eventually they have to define what they stand for.
YouTube’s notoriously nonsensical auto-captions are improving. But there’s a deeper problem.
An apple contains about 100 million bacteria—a more diverse range than any dietary supplement.
Sometimes stem cells in the jaw don’t work quite like they’re supposed to.
Social rejection can fuel violence, but only if the perpetrator has access to a deadly weapon.
Five years ago, the doctor Kent Brantly was evacuated back to the U.S. after being infected with Ebola—against the wishes of the man who is now president.
Inflammation plays a critical role in determining how we digest food, and it’s only now starting to reveal itself.