Design-minded scientists are harnessing the power of bacteria to move toward healthier buildings. We know that buildings can make us sick. Take, for example, cases of lead poisoning, mold exposure, or
The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster? The happiest man in the world
NEPAL URGES FOREIGN RESCUERS TO GO HOME Nepal is urging foreign rescuers to return home or go to rural areas saying most of the rescue work is over and the remaining operation can be handled by local Information
What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates. Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp.
Jonny Cooper looks at the unlikely positives of going for regular jogs, including a boost in your fertility and a decrease in your chances of developing cancer Running is a funny thing. If you give credence
There’s just something about little pieces of chicken that appeal to kids of all ages. Like wings and tenders, they’re crispy, savory and comforting, and their size makes them a perfect vehicle for hot
In his 20 years as a New York City police officer, Steve Osborne made thousands of arrests. He says that when he was in uniform, it wasn't unusual to handle 20 jobs a night. And in plainclothes, in the
Looks like many of us don't have the right stomach for a paleodiet. Literally. Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors' microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human
It's not just about making sure our cell phones last a little longer, though that's a nice side-effect too. Really, what's going on is that the new wave of wearable devices, flying drones, electric cars,
We talk about happiness as if it were a thing to be discovered and acquired. But happiness can never be found externally. It is not a possession to be acquired or a set of conditions, but a state of mind.
"Furious 7" is the fuel-injected fusion of all that is and ever has been good in "The Fast and the Furious" saga that began in 2001 with souped-up cars and a stripped-down story about a tightknit East
Last week the news told us to be scared of our salad. The story came from food journalist Joanna Blythman, who had a lengthy feature article in the Guardian’s weekend magazine that took readers around
Pixar creates films with monsters, toys, and flying houses that make grown men cry. How do the studio’s animators stay so inspired? Sometimes immersing yourself in the creative world of people doing amazing
The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free
Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary.
Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies At the center of any massive galaxy, you’ll most likely find one daunting portion of space-time: a supermassive black
A: Lindsey Vonn made history last month with her 64th World Cup win—the most ever for a female skier—after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but two major