Yay! Here's this year's long list of amazing popular science books, just in time for summer, thanks to the Royal Society's Winton Prize for science books! My favourite time of the year has finally arrived!
Wherever conquerors go, they leave a little bit of their genetics. Gene analyses of modern people are able to reveal those influences. Spread of Mongol Empire. Astrokey44 on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA
Every so often — and it isn't often, because while I'm always looking, always hoping, it's so rare to find — but this week it happened. A friend sent me an email that said, "You've got to check out this
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18 Merry
The Food and Drug Administration wants soap companies to prove that products labeled "antibacterial" prevent infection better than ordinary soap and water. Citing new data about the potential health risks
Scientists have a new idea for beating HIV: Target the virus with guided missiles called monoclonal antibodies. At least in monkeys infected with an experimental virus similar to the human AIDS virus,
Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you. In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results been
There are few illnesses as terrifying in the public consciousness as cancer. With up to a third of us getting cancer at some stage in our lives, it is almost impossible to remain untouched by the disease.
Memories are just about the most precious piece of intangible property that we have — they contain a person's history, personality, and most deeply held beliefs — but there's an inevitable decline in ability
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in
It might sound rather frightening to have your arm move involuntarily, controlled by some unseen puppet master — but for researchers at the University of Washington, it represented a major breakthrough
A Slate investigation finds no merit in one writer's claim that she's allergic to genetically modified corn. Genetically modified food has all the ingredients to scare the pants off us: Chemicals! Technology!