A simple phone-line change is poised to put millions more people in touch with sympathetic strangers. Suicide hotlines are based on the simple idea that a conversation with a sympathetic stranger can a
Kids hate gym class. That truism transcends generations. The reasons, though, are starting to come into focus—and they make a convincing case for the restructuring, if not complete elimination, of physical-education
A new, billion-dollar pharmaceutical to treat peanut allergies is up for approval. It’s simply peanut flour. Peanuts are a uniquely dangerous legume. A small fragment of one can kill an allergic person.
There’s a reason the return of retro trends bothers so many people. Two years ago at New York Fashion Week, I saw the future flash before my eyes. I was sitting inside a pink-walled storefront in Manhattan’s
Last week, the local police department in Portland, Maine, delivered a reminder to its community via Twitter: There are, in fact, laws when you’re drinking Claws. A few days later, cops in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
More than a third of adults in the United States are obese. This statistic is often attributed to a confluence of unhealthy dietary practices, sedentary lifestyles, and genetics. But we may be missing
By analyzing blood samples 120 times faster than a traditional microscope, Octopi can lighten the load of overworked lab technicians. In the rural parts of Uganda, lab technicians spend hours each day