The origin of Earth’s water is a bit of a mystery. While water is common in our solar system, it’s much more common in the outer solar system, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus.
We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions
Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful. Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36,
Last year, Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser received permission from his government to use acid in his practice, which he says can help people deal with anxiety and fear of death, among other things. It's
The FDA is taking aim at homeopathic remedies — pills and preparations sold over-the-counter that claim to cure diseases with tiny doses of stuff that makes people sick. Homeopathy, which debuted in Germany
The forest air is sweet and winy with decay. It’s raining hard. I wipe drops of cold water from the tip of my nose, open an umbrella and ready myself for a walk with my old friend Nick, emeritus professor
There's an abandoned subway station at the southern tip of Manhattan, and you have to pass a background check to visit
Even if you use New York's subway system every day, you've probably never walked through the City Hall station. Though it's been closed since 1945, the subway station was never demolished. To this day,
This video demonstrates exactly how well careful vacation planning can go, which is completely unlike most people’s experiences. Generally speaking, layovers are a nightmare, but this guy made them work
An inspiring sneak peek at some of the stunning pictures entered into the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. The natural world never fails to be the perfect subject for the avid photographer. Enjoy a
Some people may think toast is boring, but we know it’s all about how you top it. Toast is one of the most versatile foods, since you can munch on it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Next time
More than a decade after mapping the human genome, and after years of improvements in collecting and sequencing DNA, scientists are figuring out how to get much more use out of these genetic breakthroughs.
Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night. The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few Asia.
fastcoexist.com - About the author Adele Peters is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world's largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. Previously, she worked with GOOD, BioLite, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley. More
Science News Genes from 5,000 years ago show that the Europeans of that crucial historical era were predominantly light-skinned — and mostly lactose-intolerant. The findings, based on a rough analysis
New results of fossil analysis will help scientists to understand why the camels went extinct 13,000 years ago and to re-examine other species Miners in north-western Canada have discovered ice age camel