By Ben Guarino Ben Guarino Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science Email Bio Follow If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood
Whether you call them gingers, the devil's spawn or just-plain sexy, be sure to call redheads out of the sun because along with their fiery tresses comes a powerful propensity to develop melanoma, a particularly
It involves incredible, super-tiny nanowires. Imagine a battery that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times without ever corroding. A team of researchers at the University of California, Irvine,
According to a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund, eating 50 grams of processed meat or drinking three alcoholic drinks day could lead to stomach cancer. Does anyone dare eat meat nowadays?
Accompanied by even stranger hackbeests Twenty-five years ago, artist Theo Jansen built a new life-form. Made of PVC pipes and zip ties, his strandbeest (Dutch for “beach beast”) walked along a beach wind
Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will
Silly lessons from some silly science Eggs can be un-boiled, at least partially. Mammals all pee for the same length of time. Every language has a word for “huh?” CEOs of risk-taking firms tend to have
Sixty-five grams of added sugar. That's how much you'll find in a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola. But can you picture 65 grams? It's about 16 teaspoons worth of the sweet stuff. The Food and Drug Administration
New research provides direct evidence for an influential model of pain first proposed in 1965. During the 1960s, neuroscientists Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall proposed an influential new theory of pain.
It is generally accepted as one of life’s unfortunate, but inevitable facts: we might be able to disguise the wrinkles for a time, but ageing will get us all in the end. Except scientists are now questioning
The internet might have lost it over Apple’s £13,500 [$17,000] smartwatch on Monday. Wall Street’s reaction so far? Meh. The world’s most valuable company released details of its long-awaited Apple Watch
Starstruck The king of planets swings into view, as destination mission starts. Jupiter's mysterious moon Europa, famed for its role in 2001: A Space Odyssey, may soon host an intense search for life.
PRINCETON, N.J. -- A specter is haunting the world economy -- the specter of job-killing technology. How this challenge is met will determine the fate of the world's market economies and democratic polities,
Unraveling the mysterious electrical currents of the aurora borealis The lights of the aurora borealis are often described as “dancing,” since they fluctuate in shape and brightness. Inside, the charged
Back at the end of 2013 a rather momentous anime release likely slipped under the collective radar of many people. It was a complete collection of arguably one of the greatest and most influential anime
H1Z1, Sony's hardcore zombie survival MMO, will be offering refunds "no questions asked," for the repeated connection problems plaguing the game's Early Access launch. Correction: The original version