The answer might actually help us treat some neurological diseases.
A new book explores why our bodies do the things they do
Susceptibility seems to decrease with age.
What do ghosts and yawns have in common? They remain scientific enigmas.
And the sensitivity to contagious yawns develops as they mature, as it does in humans.
Dogs catch yawns from humans, but not if they're too young. To perform this study, scientists cuddled with puppies all day.
5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich
New research uncovers unusual benefits of vitamin D
The genetically engineered rice has had a long journey to from lab to bowl.
The church ran an immunization drive afterward, but still put out some dubious claims.
A global YouTube outage is traced to a single country's censoring attempt
From the archives: things you're afraid to ask about digestion.
Your Ampakine-enhanced future is at least a few years off. For now, these "smart drugs" may be your best bet
Parents were told the rice contained beta carotene, but weren't informed that it was thanks to genetic engineering.
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
A mounting body of evidence suggests that Alzheimer's is a metabolic disease, prompting some doctors to refer to it as "type 3 diabetes."
Designing a way to extend shelf life of beverages by removing riboflavin
PopSci learns, over the decades, that cocaine anesthesia, radioactive drinking water, and cryogenic cancer treatments are actually not good for your health
A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.
Thought to be an anglerfish, its two forward-facing eyes are a first for the fish world
PopSci is attending the 40th annual National Symposium on Bat Research
The rice would help those who suffer from mineral deficiencies in developing countries, but the agency hopes U.S. shoppers will bite, too.
Thanks to biotechnology and widespread genetic modification, the meal you'll enjoy tomorrow certainly isn't your grandma's feast