An extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region.
It's commonly thought that not sleeping for super-long times is a good way to get yourself dead. Trace tells us where that line is, and how long record-setting humans have stayed up in the past.
Thanks to new research, the appendix can finally show itself in public again. Tara explains why this formerly pointless organ may not be required equipment but still serves a useful function.
Since mankind thoroughly eradicated polio, there hasn't been a single human-infecting disease that's been fully removed from the global population. Tara explains how this can be, when we've otherwise advanced so much with our medical treatments.
The health benefits of marriage range from improved mood to a stronger immune system. Continue reading →
You can run, but you can't hide: We're all getting hit with ultraviolet rays each time we go outdoors -- whether in clouds or sunshine. Trace explains what these killer rays do to our skin.
Some people get hangovers after a night of drinking, while others don't, and the reason may be in their genes, a new study of twins suggests.
The cat's pretty much out of the bag, in this day and age, that prolonged exposure to loud sounds can wreak havoc with our ability to hear, but what's going on in our heads to make it happen? New research thinks it's nailed down the problem.
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