Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap and simple test uses a colour-changing fluid to reveal the presence of malignant
Margaret Atwood is working on a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the most popular and influential feminist novel ever written. Her sequel, titled “The Testaments,” opens 15 years after the conclusion “The
The first time Tim Brown saw the Hat Man, he was 14 years old and curled up in his bed in Nashville, Tennessee. He was dozing, with the only light in the room coming from the flicker of late-night television.
“A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic,” the cosmologist Carl Sagan once said. “It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles.
An ancient part of the brain long ignored by the scientific world appears to play a critical role in everything from language and emotions to daily planning. It's the cerebellum, which is found in fish
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is in his element. Pen in hand, wearing his signature wool flat cap, he’s seated in a corner of the cavernous San Jose McEnery Convention Center, site of this year’s Worldcon — the
Hannah Jenkins speaks English in the morning and German in the afternoon. It's not a routine she chose to adopt - but something her brain requires her to do. It all started with a cycling accident. Andrew
On a desolate island, three sisters have been raised in isolation, sequestered from an outbreak that’s causing women to fall ill. To protect themselves from toxins, which men can transmit to women, the
Even organic and low-fat varieties can hide half your daily recommend sugar. Health halos are powerful. They convince us that granola laden with maple syrup is healthy and that anything gluten-free must
Personality type tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality
There’s not a single bookshelf in my apartment. You heard me. On the surface this makes me a Philistine, a traitor to my profession and sexually unviable according to John Waters, who has cautioned against
Aaron Reid is lying in a hospital bed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center when doctors arrive to make sure he's ready for his experimental treatment. "How's your night? Any issues?" asks
Sign up for the CommonHealth newsletter to receive a weekly digest of WBUR's best health, medicine and science coverage. If you flip open a biology textbook or do a quick search on Google, you'll quickly
High-intensity interval training is one of the biggest trends in fitness, but it has always seemed a bit scary to me. To a mere mortal with achy knees and an aging body, even the acronym — H.I.I.T. — intimidating.
Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering. When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go. What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years
lithub.com - Madeline MillerMadeline Miller was born in Boston and attended Brown University where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. She lives in Narbeth, PA with her husband and two children. The Song of Achilles was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into 25 languages.
Target your glutes, hips, and arms with these pre- and postrun moves to make running feel easy and effortless. Good running form happens on the roads, of course. But there are simple exercises you can
... and the movies and TV shows we watch Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember
The TV adaptation of her dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale captured the political moment. Ahead of a new series, Atwood talks bestsellers, bonnets and the backlash against her views on #MeToo “It not
Growing up in a fundamentalist sect, Perry thought women wearing trousers were immoral. Now, calling herself ‘post-religious’, she has written the gothic hit of the summer It was Sarah Perry’s husband