And is it already too late?! We've all sucked down a milkshake so quickly that it causes a sudden headache—the dreaded brain freeze. But . . . milkshake. Tasty. Must. Drink. Could chugging the rest of
My book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the Guardian bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it
Herpes, having a blast. Scientists have long theorized that herpes viruses are so stuffed with genetic material that infecting a host cell is as easy as popping a balloon. Or exploding a powder keg. The
Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce. Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat
Yes, orgasms can happen to rape victims. Rape. Most of us don't like to talk about it. We don't like to think about it. But when we do think about it, or at least when I do, it is always violent. I am
You might be getting a gadget made out of cement soon. A team of alchemistsscientists say they've just figured out a process that turns cement into a metal semi-conductor using lasers. Metal sidewalks!
The glove, still in its prototype stage, could prevent serious injuries in workers who handle toxic materials. Think of it as a wearable (and less cruel) canary. Researchers have developed a prototype
Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat. Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this the
Japanese researchers believe they've found an antidote for men's susceptibility to femme fatales. Keri Russell as a Russian spy who leverages her good looks (and considerable fighting skills) on The Americans.
One man's experience with LED grow lights As of 2013, 24 states and Washington, DC, have either legalized marijuana or decriminalized possession of it. One of my friends lives in a state where medical
Chemists have found a new way to halve the fat of chocolate using liquids which does not change the "mouthfeel". Low-fat preparations of chocolate are well known, but their textures tend not to match real
New York judge rules emergency contraception to be available without prescription to all girls of reproductive age. A federal judge has ordered the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make "morning-after"
Which means the movie about cloning legions of dinosaurs from preserved DNA will be unrealistic. There's going to be a Jurassic Park 4, and there's some super-vague details coming out about what it's (Some
Scientists know much more about Tyrannosaurus rex than they did 20 years ago. Part of our weekly "In Focus" series-stepping back, looking closer. No dinosaur is more cherished than Tyrannosaurus rex. Cretaceous