It’s well known that a stress-filled lifestyle can lead to high blood pressure, insomnia and a host of other chronic health issues.
There’s a new tool for researchers in pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease: lab-grown brains. For the first time, neuroscientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have grown functioning human brain cells that develop Alzheimer’s disease in a petri dish.
Lockheed Martin engineer Tom McGuire stands before an early version of their compact nuclear fusion reactor.
For sea otters, a trip to the dentist is no sweat. The protective enamel on their teeth is more than twice as strong as humans’ enamel — but it wasn’t always this way.
Skydiving, winning a sexy sports car or scaling Mt. Everest sure sound like extraordinary experiences that would fill us with boundless joy to last a lifetime.
The poop pills (Courtesy: Hohmann Labs) The healing powers of poop are now available in pill form — and a new study has found that just two days of the treatment can cure a dangerous infection that kills 14,000 Americans per year.
Harvard scientists have announced a breakthrough that could eventually allow millions of diabetics to shed the yoke of daily insulin injections.
The art of disrupting social studies class just went high-tech. A man in Germany has invented the world’s (unofficial) first paper airplane machine gun.
Larry Hester and Paul Hahn, MD, prepare for the first test run with the new bionic eye. (Photo Credit: Shawn Rocco at Duke Medicine) People diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease are seeing a new future thanks to bionic eye technology.
A uterus transplant isn’t a life-saving procedure like, say, a heart transplant, but now doctors have proven it can certainly be life-giving.
Hand stencils. Credit: Kinez Riza Humans are intrinsically artists. Cave paintings and hand-carved figurines found in France, Spain and Italy suggest that Homo sapiens were crafting 35-40 thousand years ago.
If your favorite order at Starbucks is the “red-eye,” you can thank genetics for your ability to slog down all that caffeine without the shakes.
Rhombophryne vaventy. Image courtesy Frank Glaw Forget Six Flags — Madagascar’s Marojejy Massif is the planet’s real Magic Mountain.
Shaggy, hunchbacked bison are the quintessential symbol of the Great Plains, and now Yellowstone National Park is looking to give away 145 of these uniquely American buffaloes under a plan released last week.
Nerelid fly exes have effects on the next generation. Credit: Russell Bonduriansky For flies at least, a sexual fling in their youth can come back to haunt them, even if they’ve found a new mate.
We all know the prototypical signs of aging: slower reaction times, loss of flexibility, balance problems.
A new study may help mankind understand the gravity of climate change. West Antarctica has lost so much ice between 2009 and 2012 that the gravity field over the region dipped, according to an announcement Friday from the European Space Agency (ESA).
A bout of the flu can cause even the biggest foodie to abandon the kitchen and forgo regular meals. This change in diet not only affects the waistline, but also starves the good bacteria dwelling in the gut.
A single sea monkey is an insignificant speck of dust in the vast ocean — or plastic tank. But assemble a swarm of these ocean invertebrates, and they transform into a collective force that generates ocean currents on par with tides and the wind, a new study reports.
A prototype of the Strati, a 3-D printed vehicle. (Credit: Local Motors) Henry Ford’s assembly line famously transformed the automobile industry in the 20th century – and a new company is hoping to bring about a similar revolution in the 21st, with its recently unveiled 3-D printed vehicle.