We could stand to learn some lessons from our own immune systems about how we decide when to act and when to lay low
The possible explanations could help us better understand the condition.
It could destroy norovirus, MRSA, virulent strains of E. coli, and coronaviruses—maybe even the novel strain currently causing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is it Tuesday, or Saturday? Who cares.
U.S. counties above 4,000 feet have twice the suicides as counties at 2,000 feet. Is it because there's less oxygen in the air, or is something else going on?
Scientists are looking more closely at how viruses and infections could influence our minds.
Rotting desks, hordes of maggots, and a murderous Oprah— researchers are collecting and analyzing people’s coronavirus dreams.
It may have been sweetened, heated, filtered, and turned into a fraud—and the entire agricultural system is at risk as a result.
As more people become interested in trying psychedelics, spa-like retreats are popping up all over the world. Should people with mental health issues feel safe trying them?
“I knew that I was myself. And that something really bad had happened.”
As long as it took you to read that headline. Or shorter. Or it might not exist at all.
As mental health disorders run rampant, scientists are trying to make an immunization from bacteria that could help.
Scientists are looking into what psychedelics do to inspire people to act pro-environmentally.
The degrowth movement wants to intentionally shrink the economy to address climate change, and create lives with less stuff, less work, and better well-being. But is it a utopian fantasy?
Joel Salinas can literally feel his patients' pain. But as scientists are learning, there's more to empathy than just mirroring someone else.
Kevin Esvelt came up with a way to use gene editing for gene drives, a technology that could change the ecological fate of the whole world. How does one scientist deal with the potential ramifications of his own creation?
An intimate look at seven lesser-known types of OCD that are darker, harder to talk about, and can remain undiagnosed for years.
Clozapine could save the lives of suicidal schizophrenic people who aren't responding to other treatments. So why are so few doctors using it?
The importance of maintaining "face" in Asian cultures goes back thousands of years. In the US, where Asian Americans also grapple with a rampant high-achiever stereotype, people are suffering silently.
The condition was formerly known as “multiple personality disorder,” and the medical field is still in disagreement on whether it is real. But does ‘real’ matter when a diagnosis can help?
What this growing trend reveals about the flaws in mental healthcare.
We measure time in set amounts— seconds, minutes, and hours. But the way time feels is more slippery.
"I just felt shattered. I had a job, a wife, and two beautiful children, and yet I felt that I would never experience joy again.”
That weird feeling can be traced to certain parts of the brain.
"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”
A look into my mother and grandparents' past, and the limits of inheritance.
Could understanding canine compulsions help find new treatments for people with obsessive–compulsive disorders too?
In Finland, people whose sickness is linked to certain buildings fear being labelled as mentally ill, while scientists search for evidence that their condition is ‘real’.
Psychologists have long theorized that Chinese people experience their emotions more physically than other cultures. What does that say about me?
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My mother, my father, the history of x-ray crystallography, and the wonder / fear of growing up with science.
Should fiction tools be used in science writing?
These fungi have grown in two of the most extreme conditions known to man: outer space and the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station.
A flying lemur, a 60-million-year-old viral fossil, and the field of paleovirology.
How one college class is asking pre-med students to confront the realities of death and dying.
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They go to space with perfect vision and come back with a loss of acuity.
Microbes are full of surprises in zero gravity– and space is a terrible place for surprises.
Jimmy Carter wished for the human disease to be wiped out before he died. But to end the infections in people, health officials must end it in dogs, too.
"I have no idea what that is."
Now researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium say they have found DNA evidence to provide some closure to this 82-year-old cold case.
“What you’re doing is, you’re recovering history,” says Albert Jose “Doc” Jones.
Craig Koppie has studied the birds for decades and is still amazed at their gentleness.
The 18th-century horologist John Harrison claimed that he could make the world's most accurate pendulum clock, but his methods were scorned for hundreds of years—until someone proved him right.
Seven decades after graduation, a Crown Heights native seeks to reunite his elementary school class.