An excerpt from “The Exercise Cure.”
The German graphic designer was a pioneer of popular science communication, using familiar objects as metaphors for biological processes.
Unraveling the speech patterns behind tongue twisters and Valley girls. . .and boys.
Steven Brill discusses “Bitter Pill,” his investigation of skyrocketing healthcare costs.
The IgNobel Prizes salute unusual research, such as an investigation of dung beetle navigation.
Did you know that most mammals, from a house cat to an elephant, take roughly the same amount of time to urinate?
Scientists say antifungal bacteria could help fight the fungus causing white-nose syndrome.
People suffering from Cotard’s syndrome believe they are dead or no longer exist.
Neuroscientist James Fallon’s brain scan matched the patterns in the scan of a psychopath.
How do naked mole rats live to 30 years without getting cancer?
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