Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
The justified attack on Green Coffee Extract
Taking a look at the disease in greenery
The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.
And, according to this new mouse study, the common diet supplement might make you more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Scientists find a double health punch in two of our favorite legalized substances
The findings may be no-brainers (yes, you do get sick in winter), but these studies uncover hidden truths in conventional wisdom
Will too many hot chili peppers kill you? Is the moon on the verge of erupting? PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Studies heralding the health benefits of our most sinful indulgences are a dime a dozen. But are they ever for real?
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Fermenting bacteria could help prevent food spoilage
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
A lawsuit over the death of a 14-year-old girl raises new questions about how much caffeine is too much--and what other nefarious factors might come into play.
How a virus seems to help fight off HIV and Ebola
Want to keep pace with the competition? Forget coffeeâ€”a new class of FDA-approved stimulants will keep you working harder, better, faster and stronger
From arsenic to Prozac to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?