For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism. “If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between
What do icy cherry popsicles, sweet grape sodas and sticky banana taffy have in common? For one, we don’t expect them to taste much like the real fruits they’re meant to mimic — but their artificial flavors
They used to keep you alive, but now they just give you a sweet tooth. What makes candy taste sweet and coffee taste bitter, and not the other way around? In a study published this week in Nature, researchers
Giving birth can be a long and painful process. It can also be deadly. The World Health Organization estimates that about 830 women die every day because of complications during pregnancy and childbirth
Scattered across a taupe-coloured slab of rock that emerges from the bed of a dried-up river in northern Tanzania are perhaps some of the most evocative relics of our evolutionary past. Pressed into the
This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat Think about the times you've been able to sense your heart -- the puttering, lub-dub after an exhaustive workout or an adrenaline-fueled moment.
Over the next few months we’ll be breaking down scientific concepts into six-second vines at #guardianscienceinsix. This week we look at photovoltaic cells. But can you do better? Solar panels have long